Ministry with High School Youth

ELCA Gathering in Houston Senior High group with tiger

Sunday School 9th through 12th Grade

Sunday school is held between worship services, from 9:15am – 10:15am. Studies focus on equipping teens to grow, learn, and serve as disciples of Jesus. Students are challenged with an engaging Bible study that helps them understand God, and the Holy Spirit working through the study of his Word to bring about students’ ownership of their faith in Jesus Christ.
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.

Music Ministry Opportunities

Kids for Christ (Youth Choir)

“Kids for Christ” is the youth choir at SOTH that sings about once a month during one or two worship services on Sunday mornings.  All students are welcome.  Rehearsals take place about three times each month following the 10:30 AM worship service – 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM.  A schedule is provided regularly.  Contact Pastor Darcy for the schedule and with questions at

Salt – Praise & Worship BandSalt Praise and Worship Band logo

Salt leads worship about once a month and practices most Thursday evenings 7 PM – 8:30 PM. In addition to adults we invite high school students with gifts in music to contact Pastor Darcy about joining Salt. We are still new and evolving as a band, experimenting, rehearsing, and growing together. If you have a passion for music, we would love to hear from you contact Pastor Darcy at

Lay Leadership on Sunday Mornings

All are invited to share their gifts of hospitality on Sunday mornings.  Welcoming people, handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, reading Scripture, serving as an assisting minister, helping with fellowship, setting up and cleaning up communion and more; all these are important ways to welcome guests and members and enhance worship.  Contact Karen, Church Administrator, in the church office to sign up or with questions at