Ministry with High School Youth

ELCA Gathering in Houston Senior High group with tiger

Sunday School

Sunday school is held between worship services, from 9:15am – 10:15am.
Sunday School Registration Form

ELCA Youth Gathering Summer 2018

Youth and adults from Shepherd of the Hills attended this event in Houston, Texas from June 27, 2018 to July 1, 2018, they joined 31,231 youth and adults from across the nation! An experience of a lifetime it was chock full of amazing worship opportunities, speakers, music, a day of service, learning, community building, exploring the city, and more! Gifts at the Gathering included 437 hair donations to children with Hair Loss. Blood donations of 1,248 units from 987 donors. Blast Off for Books received 40,000 book donations. Two hundred grace bags and 100 kindness project rocks were made by tAble participants. Seven hundred individuals attended MYLE and visited 13 service sites. In addition, over $260,000 was raised for ELCA’s Global Farm Challenge. A few pictures from the incredible Gathering experience…

Information for the ELCA Youth Gathering Summer 2021 Coming!

Youth Activities

Special events are planned throughout the year. These often include gatherings together with other youth to participate in service projects at a local animal shelter, packing food for students in need for ministry with Crossroads-Connections and holiday parties.

Youth Choir

All high school youth are invited to sing in the Youth Choir which sings once a month during worship service. At this time, practices are coordinated around family and church schedules. Contact Pastor Darcy for more information. A great way for young people to share their gifts!

Service and Leadership Opportunities

Young people are always invited to join in the ministries of Shepherd of the Hills. Contact the church office with questions and to sign up, training is provided.

Altar Care

Work with an adult to help with preparation and clean up of communion after worship.


Young people are invited to serve as acolytes during worship. Responsibilities include lighting the altar candles before worship, assisting with the offering, extinguishing altar candles after worship and other duties as needed.


Serve with others Sunday mornings handing out bulletins, collecting offering and assisting with hospitality.

Scripture Reader

Read Scripture during worship.

Special Music

Sharing of musical gifts during worship.


Help others with setting up and cleaning up food and drinks for fellowship on Sunday mornings and for special events.