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Shepherd’s Student Ministry is a place where students can belong, grow in their faith, and learn to lead others.  Our goal is to creatively equip the next generation to know God, find community, and change the world.

BELONG    •    GROW    •    LEAD

Vibrant Worship

Relevant Teaching

Service Opportunities

Spiritual Growth

A Place to Belong

Grades 6-8

9:30 am

The middle school years can be a unique and challenging phase of life, and at Shepherd’s we desire to reach students right where they are to encourage, develop and inspire them in their walk with God. Students gather Sunday morning for large-group worship, followed by teaching and small-group breakouts that are grade- and gender-specific.

Grades 9-12

9:30 am

The high school years often pull students in so many directions. It’s no wonder that kids today are leaving the church. We strive to create an environment for students to be students…That means having a blast and making memories that will last a lifetime! Students gather Sunday mornings for large-group worship, followed by teaching.

Grades 6-12

9:30 am

We offer an adaptive class for special-needs students called “Mosaic.”  In addition, our Sports Ministry offers several special-needs opportunities throughout the year for students through age 13.


Sunday Nights

5:00 pm
(Seasonal, Sept.–May)


Our Sunday night student programming includes engaging small groups for middle school and high school, and offers a fun time to hangout with friends afterwards! Sunday nights will officially be the best night of the week!


Student Choir

Our Student Ministry Choir is for students in Grades 6-12. No special talent is required. Currently, this group is not meeting due to COVID-19. We’re hoping to get back in action soon.  Stay tuned!

Homeschool Group

Shepherd’s Homeschoolers is a support group for Christian homeschoolers that offers a range of activities from small groups to science co-ops, field trips and group testing. Members also have the ability to plan new events and opportunities.


A Christian adventure, character, and leadership program (K-12) for young men. that centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers.

Shepherd's Girls

A scout-like ministry that focuses on servant leadership, faith development and discipleship, outdoor skills, and life skills.  We serve girls ages 5-18 and are dedicated to the mission of “Growing Godly character in women of virtue.”

annual events

Grades 6-12

Every summer, our middle and high school students have their own week of camp.  Strategically scheduled at the end of the summer, it’s the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to start the school year strong for Jesus.


2021 Summer Camp  – July 12-16
Location: Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Early-Bird Cost: $330 (before March 14) 

Grades 9-12

Every winter, our middle and high school students take a break from the busyness of life for a wintery weekend of fun with friends and encouragement from the Word.

Grades 9-12

Every fall, our high school girls and guys each have their own weekend retreat at the beach! It’s a time for them to get away and refocus their eyes on Jesus.


NEXT is a weekend of dynamic preaching, practical workshops, and fun activities for students and their parents right here in Cary, NC. It’s a conference designed to better equip the next generation of servant leaders.

Rising 6th Graders

Level Up is a weekend orientation at New Life Camp (Raleigh) for rising 6th grade students. This event takes place each May and allows students (and parents) to get to know our staff and see just how much fun they’re going to have!

student staff

Caleb Cruse

Caleb Cruse

Student Pastor

Devin Gallagher

Devin Gallagher

Ministry Assistant

Corinne Higdon

Corinne Higdon

Administrative Assistant

upcoming events

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