Teens need to have a place to belong. To grow in their faith, build relationships, and connect with God.
We designed our Students program for Junior High & High School Students (7th-12th grade) to do just that. Check out the ways you can keep your Students connected.

student Night

Select Wednesdays | 7-9p (doors open at 6:30p)

School’s out for Summer—let’s have some fun! All students are invited to Student Night on select Wednesday nights. Teens will engage in youth-led worship, relevant teaching, and have time to hang out with friends.
August Dates
8/10 – Worship Night
8/17 – ‘The League’*
* ‘The League’ are nights that are super active so be sure to come ready to move and play some awesome games.

Student Night FAQs

What happens at Student Night?

We start our time together hanging out and playing games, then we move into the worship center for student-led worship and a message. After that, we break off into age-appropriate small groups where students can connect with one another and discuss the topic of the week.

Can my student bring a friend?

Absolutely! We love to see students bring their friends and we encourage it.

What if my student doesn't know anyone?

If you don’t know any other student then that is all the more reason to come. You can also have your student bring a friend if that makes them feel more comfortable.

What are small groups like?

Small groups are mostly separated by age and gender. In these groups, students will be able to build relationships with other students and leaders while sharing about themselves and discuss the lesson from that night.

first communion & confirmation program

Your Student’s Next Faith Steps

First Communion and Confirmation (FCC) are two important stepping stones in your Student’s faith walk. During this two-year program, your student will expand their connection with God and learn to own their faith.

We’re excited to partner with you and your student as they grow in their faith! The First Communion/Confirmation program begins with our Junior High Retreat in October and ends with training in March 2023.

Get all the details below. Deadline to Register: August 29, 2022

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First Communion/Confirmation Details

Student/Parent Requirements

Students are required to attend the following:
–The Junior High Retreat | October 7-9, 2022 at Camp Arcadia
–Three seminars at SG | November 12, 2022, January 21, 2023 & March 4, 2023 (9:30a-12p)
–First Communion Training | Sunday, February 5, 2023 (12-2p). Lunch will be provided.

Parent Requirements:
At Shepherd’s Gate, we encourage and equip you—the parents—to be the primary faith developer in your student’s life. Therefore, parents are required to attend the seminars/training with their students so they can partner together to help their student’s faith grow.


FCC including Junior High Retreat: $175
Junior High Retreat Only: $136

The program kicks off with our overnight Junior High Retreat on October 7-9 to Camp Arcadia.  While there, students will have the opportunity to make new friendships and strengthen old ones through group activities, games, and worship.

If you want to have your Student attend the Junior High Retreat, but not the FCC program, you can. Friends are always welcome.

Important Dates

First Communion Service | February 26, 2023 (time TBD)
Confirmation Dinner-Testimony/Blessing | Saturday October 28, 2023 (6p-8p)
Confirmation Service Sunday | October 29, 2023 (10:45a)

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To sign up and make payment for the FCC program, simply click the button below.

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Questions? Email our Student Director, Ben Marsh.

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