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 Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8 pm, now in person at North Oak (9555 N Oak Trafficway)! Please wear a mask and bring a water bottle, as our water fountains are out of service. 

Please reach out if you need anything at all! This is a time to take care of each other. Contact Becca Boren, bboren@goodshepherdkc.com.
Click the link above to get weekly info on the latest here at gsYouth, including details on new events and trip signups!
Download the 2020-2021 gsYouth calendar above! Please note: all events are subject to change due to Coronavirus. Contact Becca: bboren@goodshepherdkc.com. 

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 20-25, 2021 in Alamosa, Colorado! This is a smaller town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where the youth will learn about systemic poverty and work in one of the most food insecure areas of the state. While learning about the struggles unique to living in a rural community, students will come alongside existing organizations to meet on-going needs, including working in gardens to meet food needs, doing home repair projects, and running a kids club in a rural community in the San Luis Valley.There will be an informational meeting on Oct. 22 at 7 pm

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.