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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.


Vibrant Worship

Fun Activities

Relevant Teaching

Service Opportunities

Spiritual Growth

A Place to Belong

Grades 6-12

9:30 am

Sunday mornings in SSM (August-May) include an opening assembly time of worship at 9:30 followed by students being split into four classes:

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th-8th Grade
  • 9th-10th Grade
  • 11th-12th Grade 

During class time, students hear relevant Bible teaching that focuses on foundational biblical truths to having an identity in Christ to developing a biblical worldview and more! (Check-in is between 9-9:30; Assembly is from 9:30-9:50; and Classes are from 9:55-10:30)

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)


Sunday nights in SSM will be a little more informal. They’ll include an abbreviated teaching time led by our Student Ministry staff followed by a time for fun activities, snacks and hanging out. We meet from 5-6:30 pm in the Student Center.


6:30-8:00 PM

Wednesday nights in SSM will include a time for students to have deeper discussion about the Sunday morning lesson in a more relaxed setting. Students will be split by grade and gender and placed in small groups. Middle school will meet on campus and high school will meet in homes throughout our area.

Email Mollie Andersen to find out more.

Other Student Community Groups/Clubs Offered Seasonally at Shepherd's Include:

TrailLife                   –  Shepherd’s Girls                – Shepherd’s Homeschoolers

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.

July 28-August 1, 2024: Ocoee Ridge Camp, TN — Now Registering!
Cost: $450; Payment plan available. VIEW PARENT GUIDE

Grades 6-12 

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


Rising 6th Graders

Level Up is an orientation event for rising 6th grade students and their parents to get to know our Student Ministry staff and see just how much fun they’re going to have!


student staff

Caleb Cruse

Caleb Cruse

Student Pastor

Devin Gallagher

Devin Gallagher

Student Pastor

Mollie Andersen

Mollie Andersen

Administrative Assistant

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