SOP Youth

 "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:8-10

SOP Youth is Shepherd of Peace's teen ministry. This lay led ministry focuses on creating an environment where young believers can grow with confidence in Christ through the Word, in Bible discussion, and in fellowship with one another. Our youth value their role's as leaders and value the gifts God has given them to serve others. We believe in having fun with a purpose-- "[we] do not conform to the pattern of this world, but [are continually] transformed by the renewing of [our] minds," so that "[we] will be able to test and approve what God's will is--His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

What's Going on in SOP Youth?

 

Study...

  • SOP Youth meets in the Youth Room of Shepherd of Peace (That would be the room painted blue and yellow with pink and black furniture.), every Sunday morning at 8:00am for Bible Study and Discussion, and every 2nd and 4th Sunday, and 1st and 3rd Thursday evening 6:30pm-7:30pm for Mid-Week Teens.  Our studies are in depth explorations of the Word that encourage growth and application.

 

 

Fellowship...

  • Once a month, SOP Youth get together for Fellowship and Fun! This is a chance to get out and just get silly! Past events include: Bowling, Skating, Paintball, Concerts, and Coffee and a Movie. Check the Shepherd of Peace Calendar for monthly events.

 

 

Volunteering...

  • SOP Youth lend a hand whenever they can, whether it is participating in worship services as ushers, lectors, and choir members,  helping with various kids events such as toddler classes, VBS, and babysitting, or doing activities in the community like supporting local charities or participating in Relay for Life. SOP Youth know that the heart of a Christian is showing the love of Christ by helping others.

 

 

LCMS National Youth Gatherings...

  • Every 3 years, SOP Youth and LCMS Youth Groups (over 25,000 teens and leaders) from all over the US gather together to learn, grow, volunteer, and grow at the National Youth Gathering. The NYG is in a different city each time it is held. Past NYG's have been in: Orlando, New Orleans, and San Antonio.

 

 

Fundraising...

  • Yes, we do  fundraise for our youth events (particularlly the NYG), but our leadership doesn't believe in selling stuff to raise money (we all have plenty of calendars). Instead the SOP Youth fundraise through events which allow them to do the work. Whether it is through spaghetti dinners, car washes, or our Rent-A-Youth fundraiser, the youth get their hands dirty, learn new skills, laugh at each other, give each other grace, and bond through their efforts. (The youth members have raised nearly all of the money for the past two youth trips, which takes a lot of strain off mom and dad.)

 

 

 

"You don't have to be crazy to be part of our group, we'll train you!" ~SOP Youth

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