Welcome to YTH, here at Shepherd of the Desert.

We strive to create an upbeat environment where you’ll feel comfortable inviting your friends, experiencing the Bible in a relevant way, and building meaningful relationships.  Each week we’ll spend time worshiping with our band, watching videos, and playing creative games.

Don’t feel like you have to participate! Just make yourself at home and enjoy.

If you’re looking to become more involved in our ministry, or you just have question, come find me or another adult in the room and ask. We’re not scary…promise! I think we have a great group and I promise that if you just give us a shot, you’ll fit right in.

Every month we go out and do something fun as a group. This could be a movie, a concert, a meal, or something crazy like making the world’s largest slip ‘n slide.  There are also options to volunteer at events like Vacation Bible School and we encourage you to attend our special 5pm Sunday Worship Sunday (before High School / after Junior High Youth Group).

~Hillary Mackowski, Youth Director

Special Summer Events / Changes

June 16 – Father’s Day – No Youth Programming

June 23 – Youth Group BBQ & Water Slide Fun – 6pm-8pm following 5pm worship

June 30 – Youth Group Cracker Jax – 6:15-8pm following 5pm worship

July 7 – NYG Participants and Leaders Commissioning at 5pm Worship Service – Cake and Sparklers after worship 

July 14 – No Youth Group – 28 of us at National Youth Gathering

July 21 – Youth Group Jade Palace & Glow Put 6pm-8pm following 5pm worship

July 28 – Youth Group Camping Opportunity – More Details To Come;)

August 4 – Youth Group Kick off to the School Year – Kick Ball Tourney & Pizza in the Fellowship Hall 6pm-8pm

Standard Schedule

JUNIOR HIGH (6TH, 7TH and 8TH Grade)
Held in Building A Shea Campus

Sundays: 3:30 pm – 5 pm

HIGH SCHOOL (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade)
Held in Building A Shea Campus

Sundays: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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