gsYouth

Growing together.

GsYouth is a place where students know they are loved by God as we worship, serve, and belong while following Christ together.

gsYouth is held on Sunday nights from 6:30 - 8 pm at North Oak, 9555 N Oak, KCMO 64155.

Creating a Safe Gathering
At Good Shepherd, safety and protection of our children is of utmost importance, and we take this very seriously. All volunteers working with children, youth or disabled adults will have a background check completed and attend a Safe Gatherings training once every three years.  Check out our Safe Gatherings policies and training materials.

Please reach out if you need anything at all! Contact Becca Boren, [email protected].
Click the link above to get weekly info on the latest here at gsYouth, including details on new events and trip signups!
Download the 2021-2022 gsYouth calendar above! Please note: all events are subject to change due to Coronavirus. Contact Becca: [email protected] 

gsYouth High School

Mission trips
As followers of Christ, we believe that we are to serve others. Mission work is at the heart of serving Christ, but mission work is not just going on a trip, it’s a way of living every day.  We deeply value relationships, and living missional lives means that God sends us out into relationship with others. We don’t serve with the intent to help but to truly serve through connecting with others. This is at the heart of gsYouth missions.
Registration is determined by Youthworks.

The next mission trip is scheduled for June 19-25, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee! Nashville is a large urban town and is a hub for music, art and good food. Due to the high population density, there is a housing scarcity, and many people find themselves houseless. While learning about the struggles of fighting a housing crisis in the middle of a large urban area, students will work alongside food pantries, elderly, summer children's programs and community gardens to meet the needs of the area. To sign up for this event, a $50 deposit will need to be given to Becca Boren by Nov. 6th.

gsYouth Middle School

Middle School Camp
When summertime comes its time for fun. We open up the oppurtunity for any and all middle schoolers to spend a week at Youthfront Camps (West or LaCygne). At these camps, they will spend the week sleeping in cabins, worhsipping, hearing powerful messages, and having more fun than any one middle schooler can handle! Paintball, ATVs, The Blob, Swimming Pools, you name it.
Registration is determined by Youthfront Camps

Small Groups For Youth

Get Connected. Go Deeper.

Everything in the universe is in relationship; one does not exist without the other. gsYouth small groups hope to provide an atmosphere where the following guidelines apply:
• We acknowledge one another as equals.
• We try to stay curious about each other by asking questions and being good listeners.
• We recognize that we need the support and encouragement of one another.
• We slow down so we have time to think & reflect.
• We expect it to be messy at times.

Confirmation

The journey of faith is a life-long process. It’s not something we graduate from or complete. Throughout that journey are milestones where we recognize & respond to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit that equips us for the journey. Confirmation is one of those significant milestones. When youth are confirmed, they profess their faith in Jesus Christ and commit to continuing to grow in that faith for the rest of their lives.
Youth in 8th–12th grade are eligible for confirmation. To prepare, youth meet in weekly groups for several months. We seek to provide an atmosphere of listening, support and encouragement. We want youth to know that their faith journey and their story are truly unique. Both have tremendous importance. We try to keep class sizes small to encourage relationship-building & learning.

Email Becca Boren, [email protected] for any questions.