Ministry with the Youngest
The nursery is provided by a professional childcare giver. Children ages 5 and younger are welcome each Sunday, throughout the morning starting at 8:00 AM.

Ministry with Elementary Aged Youth

Sunday School 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Children are grouped by school grade into our Sunday School classes:

Grades 1 & 2

Grades 3 & 4

Grades 5 & 6

Youth Choir
All young people are invited to sing in the Youth Choir which sings once a month during worship services. Choir practice is coordinated around family and church schedules. Contact Pastor Darcy for more information. A wonderful way for young people to share their gifts.

P.R.A.Y. Program
Affiliated with Girl and Boy Scouts of America, P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) is a Bible-based religious emblems program designed to bring children, youth, and families to Christ. The P.R.A.Y. program meets the requirements for religious awards in Scouting programs for those of the Protestant or Independent Christian faith.
Classes are normally held in the winter for the various age groups of the award. For more information please contact Brian Behlke at

Service & Leadership Opportunities
Young people are always invited to join in the ministries of Shepherd of the Hills. Contact the church office to sign up, training is provided.

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

Acolyte – Young people who are in the 5th grade and older 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.

Ushering – 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.

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