Youth Ministry

Read on to learn more about the programs we offer for 7th-12th graders. And be sure to check us out on Facebook at Good Shepherd Youth-Ministry!

Confirmation (Middle School):
The Confirmation program at Good Shepherd is for students in 7th and 8th grade. Confirmation classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:00am during the school year. Sunday worship attendance and monthly student gatherings round out our program. Students are confirmed in the fall of their freshman year. For more information, click on the Confirmation page of our website.

Youth Group (High School):
The Youth Group Ministry nurtures our high school-age youth in their relationships with Christ and each other. Opportunities include:

* Youth Connections on Sunday mornings - join us at 9:15 for bagels, donuts, coffee and great discussion on topics you care about!

* Youth Lunch - monthly gatherings with Deaconess Debbie for lunch and conversation; we typically meet at church and walk over to George's in Oak Park

* Late Start "Brake for Breakfast" - Oak Park/River Forest High School students can stop by Good Shepherd on late start Wednesdays for some coffee (or other breakfast drinks) and a bite to eat. Friends welcome!

* Other service opportunities, retreats, summer trips and fun events!

For more information about Confirmation or Youth Ministry, contact Deaconess Debbie Speer, Director of Christian Education at or call 708-848-4741.