Fifth & Sixth Grade Youth


Please check in with Mr. Westphal at the TRACKS door on the Lower Level of the school across from the fellowship hall for drop off. We must have your phone number on file in case of emergency.

Upcoming Activities

Youth Nights Are Back!




Youth Nights - Youth Nights at Good Shepherd are our primary meeting nights to study God's Word, eat food, and do activities together that help grow a sense of community and fun.  Food and beverages are always provided at no cost to those attending.  Come out and join us!



In the face of fear, of chaos, anxiety, and uncertainty, you remain a child of God‚ÄĒloved, fought for, protected, covered by God‚Äôs mercies.


As the events of the world seem to threaten our security and inner peace, you remain his. Loved. Fought for. Protected. Covered.


God's love is not conditional, not subject to change. His promises are not empty, and his words are not void. He does not give himself in pieces, but wholly, completely, fully, in the midst of our greatest hardships and worry, he remains ever close and ever-present.


He is your Protector. He is fighting for you. He has conquered death for you. He has broken bows and ended wars for you, and you remain his. And yet he still promises himself to us. Near. Close. Present. In his sovereignty and in his grace, he says to us, It is mine to fight, to conquer, to defeat darkness and to reign victorious. It is yours to see and to know that this is all for you. I have pledged myself to you. I am with you. I will be exalted.


We may not have reason, explanation, or certainty of why, but what we do know is God is still good, no matter our circumstances. He remains near with no oversight of our struggles or anxiety. He remains close to the brokenhearted, and you remain his child. Loved. Fought for. Protected.


We're all in this together


Psalm 46 

God is our refuge and strength,

   a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

   though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

3 though its waters roar and foam,

   though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

   the holy habitation of the Most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

   God will help her when morning dawns.

6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;

   he utters his voice, the earth melts.

7 The Lord of hosts is with us;

   the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,

   how he has brought desolations on the earth.

9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

   he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

   he burns the chariots with fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.

   I will be exalted among the nations,

¬† ¬†I will be exalted in the earth!‚ÄĚ

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;

   the God of Jacob is our fortress.


Philipians 4

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8¬†Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable‚ÄĒif anything is excellent or praiseworthy‚ÄĒthink about such things. 9¬†Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me‚ÄĒput it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

At 5th and 6th grade Youth Group events, a pizza dinner is provided. We have a Bible Study, time for prayer, and sports and games like dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, kickball, board games, and scavenger hunts!

5th and 6th grade is open to church families, school families, and any other 5th and 6th graders who would like to join us!

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