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 Middle & High School Students (6th-12th grade) to do just that. Check out the ways you can keep your Students connected.

student Night

Select Dates This Summer

All students are invited to join us on select Wednesday nights this summer for engaging, youth-led worship, relevant teaching, and time to hang out with friends.
➡️ Check out our Summer Schedule below for dates/times.

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.

Does my student have to wear a mask?

Masks are optional.

Do what is most comfortable for you—whether it’s masks on or off you are welcome at Shepherd’s Gate. Safety & sanitizing protocols are in place to keep you safe.

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.

What about the weeks there is no Student Night?

Each of our small groups also meets on the weeks when we do not have a Student Night. Our hope is that every one of our students and their friends have a safe place to build relationships in our small groups.

first communion & confirmation program

Your Student’s Next Faith Steps

First Communion and Confirmation are two important stepping stones in a Student’s faith walk. Students start the program with First Communion where they receive instruction on what communion is and how it relates to their faith life. Confirmation is the second step students take where they learn to own their faith.
This two-year program typically takes place in 7th & 8th grade.
To learn more or sign your Student up for the program, email our Student Director, Ben Marsh.
Email Ben