Ministry with Middle School Youth

Confirmation for 7th and 8th Graders on Sunday Morning

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

Confirmation

Confirmation provides an opportunity for students to dive deeper into faith and grow in relationship with God, with their peers, and with adults of Shepherd of the Hills. Through this ministry students experience God and are grounded in the foundations of faith. The confirmation experience helps students understand what faith means to them, grow in it, and live it out the rest of their lives. Classes meet two times a month for two hours which consist of fellowship & fun, community building, teaching in a large group, with small group conversations. Guardian angels are assigned to each student in the confirmation program. Guardian angels pray for students and sometimes gift students at special times of the year. Their identities are revealed to students on confirmation Sunday when students affirm their baptisms during worship at the conclusion of 8th grade.

Downloads for Confirmation Students

Faith Friends

“Faith Friends” are formed through confirmation. This ministry intentionally connects an adult member of the church with two students of the same gender. Faith Friends gather regularly to get to know one another and be in faith conversations. There are also opportunities for families to gather together.

Special Events

 

Youth Activities

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

K.F.C. – 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 pastordarcy@sothva.org

Volunteer Ministry Opportunities

SOTH loves and encourages children and youth involvement and leadership in all its ministries, including helping with worship and sharing special gifts like singing and playing instruments. Contact the church office or Pastor Darcy for ways to get connected to service and ministry opportunities.

7th and 8th Graders – Confirmation Students serve as acolytes as part of their Confirmation Experience.