Youth at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd is committed to growing a Christ-centered community for youth in North Raleigh. We acknowledge the present ministry of youth and support them as active members of the church. Now is a great time to become involved as we re-vision our ministry to and with youth. 

Middle School

Middle School Ministry

Every Sunday morning, from September to May, 6th-8th grade students gather for an hour of fun and faith formation. A typical hour includes games, large group teaching, and time in small groups (4-7 students of the same grade and both a high school-age and adult co-leader). Friends and guests are always welcome. For students seeking their Rite of Confirmation, three years of participation in Middle School Ministry is the primary expectation. Join us Sundays, 10:00 - 10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall. 

New students are encouraged to fill out the MSM Student Registration form. 

High School

High school students are a vital part of Good Shepherd and are often found leading and serving in ministries throughout the congregation. 

Youth Group

Youth Group for 9th-12th grade students will resume, fall 2021. 

Teens Encounter Christ

Held at Camp Agape every Labor Day and Martin Luther King Jr Day weekend, sophomores – college freshmen from all over eastern North Carolina dive deep into what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Music is an important part of both worship and faith formation, as it can deeply connect us to God and each other. Our middle and high school choir, HeartSong, rehearses weekly, sings regularly in worship and even serves together. If you share the love of music, we invite you to join us!

Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America)

For over 25 years, Good Shepherd has been a Chartered Organization for Scouts BSA (Boy Scouts of America), with a mission to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Boys and girls from Kindergarten through age 18 have the opportunity to participate in the trail to Eagle Scout in one of Good Shepherd’s Scouts BSA programs. Learn more here about the Pack and Troops, or from Scouts BSA main website; or if you have specific questions, please contact

Girl Scouts

Good Shepherd has hosted multiple Girl Scout Troops over the years. Currently, there are three troops who meet at Good Shepherd: Cadettes (middle school), Seniors and Ambassadors (high school). The troops enjoy camping, hiking, engineering, ziplines and other adventures. The girls volunteer in various ways, including serving at the Memory Cafe, donating toothbrushes to Mnene Parish, and participating in Yam Jam and food drives. Learn more here.

Want more information about Youth Ministry at Good Shepherd?

Contact Andrew Buck, Director of Cross-Generation Ministry,

Check out upcoming events for Youth at Good Shepherd.