Middle School
(6–8 Grade)

“The longer you wait to pursue influence, the more difficult it is to counteract the influences of other parties that have been imprinting their values upon your child.” George Barna

Romans 12:12  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Middle School Bible Study

Meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am to study God’s words in relation to today’s culture.  Meet in lower level Conference Room B - Come anytime!

Middle School Fellowship

Opportunities are provided for socialization and spiritual growth, and preparation for Senior High Youth.  These activities vary.  Watch here for updates.

Summer Stretch 2018


  • To-Be-Determined

Who is it for? Summer Stretch is about all ages: it invites middle school/junior high age youth (grades 6, 7, and 8 in school year 2016-17) to come together for worship, to serve the community at a variety of service sites, to have fun together, and to make a difference in Jesus’ name.  It’s also an opportunity for high school and college youth to mentor small groups and to lead by example while receiving training and excellent ministry experience, and it welcomes adults to help make it happen by dividing up the work (organizing, driving, preparing projects, etc.)

Confirmation (6-8 Grade)

Good Shepherd’s Confirmation program is designed to prepare God’s children to reaffirm the faith that was given to them in their Baptism. We believe that in order to equip children to become "Fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ," parent/guardian involvement is necessary. This is a crucial time in the spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and social development of your child.

Classes meet Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm beginning in September and ending in April.

Confirmation Schedule 2017-2018 (to be determined)

Faith Affirmation 

  • May 2, 2018 -  6:00 pm
  • Confirmation pictures will be taken this night at 5:30 pm

Confirmation Sunday

  • May 6, 2018 at the 10:30 worship service. Communion will be served.


It is essential for you, as parents or guardians, to be involved in your child’s growth because your participation is key to the learning process. A child’s faith walk needs to be supported in the home and community, as well as in the church. Our Wednesday night programming creates opportunities for personal spiritual growth as well as increased development of family relationships.

A strength of Good Shepherd’s programming is that you, as a parent/grandparent/guardian attend Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 pm along with your child. Our commitment allows you to refresh your knowledge and understanding of your faith, as well as discuss the topics with your child at home. Faith discussions open doors which support family communication.

Wednesday Night Programming Schedule:

  • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Confirmation (pastor-led lesson)
  • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – parenting application time
  • 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm –student/parent small group time

If you have questions please contact Pastor Ted Diedrick at 763-784-8417 ext. 103 or pastorted@goodshepherdlink.org.

2017-2018 Programming Enrollment

Puppet Ministry

Do you want to share God's love with others? Do you struggle doing it in person? Puppets are a great way to share God's love while being behind-the-scenes.

  • Ages 4th grade and older
  • If you are intersted in finding more about Good Shepherd's Puppet Ministry please contact Lissa Marcello at 763-783-3790 or tlmarcello@msn.com.


One Shepherd Court
Circle Pines, MN 55014

Sunday Worship

9 a.m. — Traditional
10:30 a.m. — Contemporary

Office hours: Mon-Thurs 7:30am-3pm