Student Ministry

The Circuit

Every Wednesday night, students join old friends and make new ones, engage in powerful worship led by an incredible band (seriously…they’re fantastic) and connect with a small group to ask big questions about faith. Small groups are just that, small.  We want you to be yourself. Our groups are led by amazing adult volunteers who are passionate about connecting students to Christ (these folks are the secret sauce at Circuit).

Outside of Wednesday nights, you’ll have a chance to join student leadership teams, put your talents to work at all kinds of Shepherd ministries, jump onto life-changing retreats and mission trips or just smack a broomball down the ice (and if broomball is not your thing, we’ve got other super fun options). Come and check out why so many students call Circuit home on Wednesdays! And by the way, did we mention we LOVE guests?  

September

13 | Launch of Circuit, grade 6 joins Circuit

October

11 | Jr Circuit parents join Circuit
11 | Parent Confirmation Q & A w/Gabby, 7:15-7:45pm
15 | Student Leadership Meeting, 12:00-2:00pm
18 | All Fall Festival @ Circuit
27-29 | Sr. Circuit Retreat @ Trout Lake Camp

November

22 | No Circuit; Thanksgiving Worship at 12:00 & 7:00pm

December

3 | Student Leadership Meeting, 12:00-2:00pm
20 | Classy Christmas @ Circuit
27 | No Circuit, Merry Christmas!

January

10 | Circuit returns
14 | Mission Trip & Camp Fundraiser w/sovKids
15 | Sr. High Hang Day (no school)

February

11 | Student Leadership Meeting, 12:00-2:00pm
14 | Ash Bash
21 | Parent Q&A Night, 6:30-7:30pm
28 | Confirmation Night #1

March

1-2 | Jr. Circuit Retreat @ Shepherd
27 | No Circuit (Holy Week)

April

24 | Circuit House Parties
28 | Student Leadership Meeting, 12:00-2:00pm

May

1 | Circuit’s Got Talent
5 | Students lead Sunday worship
8 | Confirmation Night #2; Grade 5 visits Circuit
15 | Last night of Circuit, Seniors lead

June

9-15 | Jr. Circuit Mission Trip
17-20 | FCA Sports Camp

July

14-19| Trout Lake Bible Camp
20-28 | Sr. Circuit Mission Trip

August

Sr. Life Circuits

Wednesdays

Circuit

Jr Circuit | Grades 6–8
6:30–7:45pm
Sr Circuit | Grades 9–12
7:30–9:00pm

Grades 6–8

Jr Circuit

Wednesdays | 6:30–7:45pm
Large group 6:30-7:15, Small group 7:15-7:45

Jr Circuit is a whole lot of awesome. Hang out with your friends and get your Ms Pacman or table tennis game on. Pick up a not-necessarily-healthy-snack, compete in Kahoot trivia or take the Amazing Shot (you gotta’ see it to believe it). You’ll have the chance to ask a few questions about your own faith when you meet with your small group.

Grades 9–12

Sr Circuit

Wednesdays | 7:30–9:00 pm
Large group 7:30-8:30, Small group 8:30-9:00

Everyone belongs here (well, okay…everyone in Grades 9–12). Sr Circuit is a place where high school students participate in next level worship services, hear messages that are relevant to the high school experience and talk about big and small stuff during small group time. Expect to grow in your faith, get to know some seriously excellent people, and have a great time.

Plug In

Even More Circuit

Circuit is not just for Wednesdays! Go deeper with some of these great opportunities.

Confirmation is that moment when a student affirms their baptism & begins their faith walk toward an adult life of following Jesus. At Shepherd, we welcome all our students to make this public declaration of faith and we want to celebrate it with you! Click here for more information.

Small Groups meet Wednesday nights, but Life Circuit small groups are available throughout the week. Have a look at all the groups available!

Get outside your comfort zone and join us on a Circuit Mission Trip! Summer mission trips shift the focus from ourselves and grow us in faith as we serve others. Experience new surroundings, engage in powerful worship and make new friends during a life-changing week.

Registration is open for:

June 9 - 15 | Jr Circuit Mission Trip

June 17 - 21 | FCA Sports Camp (Grades 6 - 8)

July 14 - 19 | Trout Lake Camp (Grades 6 - 8)

July 20 - 28 | Sr Circuit Mission Trip

Jr Circuit retreats in the spring on Mar 1-2, 2024, and Sr Circuit adventures in the fall on Oct 27-29, 2023.

Leading all students into a growing relationship with Christ that lasts a lifetime.

Others First

Serving Opportunities

Ready to put others first? Here are awesome opportunities for students and adults to serve at Circuit and with sovKids.

Grade 6–12 student volunteers play an important role at Shepherd! Click to find out how you can use your gifts to help!

Student volunteers are a big part of our sovKids fun on Sunday mornings and summer VBS! Click to find out more!

We have an incredible team of adult volunteers in student ministry. Click to find out how you can become a part of the team!

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2024 Pledge

In 2024, I intend to give