Teens at Good Shepherd are a vital and important group of 14-18 year old members (Youth Group) who join in fellowship to study Scripture, worship their Savior, and serve God’s people.
Each Sunday, the Youth Group holds its Bible study at 9:20-10:30 am, often including videos as study topics. The group annually plans a mission trip to help one or more other WELS congregations with outreach programs such as VBS (vacation Bible school) or soccer camps. The group also sends a large representation (20 or more members) to the WELS International Youth Rallies, with the 2012 Rally trip being planned for Knoxville, Tennessee.
To fund their mission trips, various activities are conducted as fundraisers: hosting/serving Lent and Advent Wednesdays suppers for the congregation (with help from the OWLS group), community service of bagging groceries for donations at local grocery stores, helping Good Shepherd members with lawn cleanup and other household tasks, and babysitting nights for church families with young children.
The group also helps with Good Shepherd’s outreach efforts through post-card drops, Trunk or Treat staff, and Christmas and Easter for Kids volunteering.