The Pilgrim's Way

The Pilgrim’s Way is an integrated and comprehensive attempt to give our students the “sticky” faith that comes from relationship with and through Jesus Christ.

Learn more about our efforts to offer Lifelong Christian Formation

In structuring the Pilgrim's Way, we used 5 foundations on which to build what we teach and when.

Small Group Programs

SUNDAY

Didache

A Greek word for teaching, referring specifically to a catechetical manual from the first century known as The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles. At Didache, we present the church’s foundational beliefs and understanding about God and life. 

Sunday mornings at 10am at Setze Cottage.
Starts August 14.

Praxis

Activities and events specifically designed to give students an experience of the lessons we teach on Sunday mornings while preparing them to enter the world as leaders and team players. 

Sunday evenings at 4:30pm-6:00 (6-8 grade) and 5:30pm-7:00pm (9-12 grade) at Setze Cottage. Dinner is offered at 5:30.

TUESDAY

Middle School Prayer Breakfast

We play, we pray, we hear scripture, and we eat.

Every Tuesday at 7am from mid-September to May, in the Small Parish Hall. Starts September 13.

WEDNESDAY

Lectio

Students gather to spend time in Holy Reading (Lectio Divina) and to discuss how Christian writing affects their lives.

Wednesdays when supper is served. 6:30pm in the DSM Office. Starts September 7.

SEASONAL

Church League Basketball

Good Shepherd participates in the annual Augusta Christian Basketball Association League, with co-ed teams from under 9 years old to under 19 years old. Teams are contingent upon having enough players and coaches for each age division. Practices in the EDS Gym. Click here for game schedule

Confirmation

Open to students who profess readiness for public affirmation of faith. Learn more.

Student Ministry team

Built of volunteers managing programs, meets 4 times a year. SMT Manual

Service Opportunities

Altar Servers

Students join other adults in the humbling privilege of leading worship services. For 6th grade and older – Leads must be in High School. Meets Sundays in the Acolyte Room. CLICK HERE FOR SERVER SCHEDULE

Leads

Altar servers who have discerned a specific call on retreat are trained to lead teams of other altar servers in public worship.

Hometown Missions

In partnership with the Diocese of Georgia, Student Ministry coordinates a weekend of service in the Augusta area, inviting youth from all local Episcopal congregations.

Mission Trips

Annual experiences to places we have never been to serve and learn from those we meet along the way.

VBS Crew Leaders

Students learn to lead and minister to the children of vacation bible school

2022-2023 Summiting Events

August

8/7: Back to School Sunday with School Supply drive

8/12-14: Happening (Honey Creek, 9-12 Grades)

September

9/11: Didache and Praxis Starts

Confirmation Registration

9/13: Prayer Breakfast Starts

9/14: Wednesdays at Good Shepherd starts

Sept 30 - Oct 2: Kanuga Parish Retreat

October

10/16: Confirmation Retreat, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

10/26: Parish Halloween Party, Students run games

10/30: Confirmation Sunday

Church League basketball Opens

November

11/6: Annual parish meeting student activities

11/9: Kristallnacht, students encouraged to attend

11/13: Praxis outing

11/27: 10:00am Wreath Making

6:00pm Tree Lighting

December

12/4: Didache: St. Nicholas

Praxis: St. Nick's Gift Exchange 

12/11: Didache: St. Lucy

Praxis: Lessons & Carols, 6:30pm

12/18: Didache: The Christmas Story

Advent Pageant & Reception

12/24: Christmas Eve Services: 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 10:00pm

January

1/13-16: COGS Ski Trip

February

2/21: Student Led Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

2/22: Ash Wednesday

March

3/26: Final Praxis of program year

April

4/2-9: Palm Sunday, Master's, Easter

May

5/21: Apostoloi Sunday

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Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Volunteering

Safeguard God's Children

The safety and security of our children and youth is our highest priority. All volunteers must pass a background check, and take an online course detailing safety procedures and appropriate behavior when serving with young people. To complete this course, please email the Parish Administrator for links and information.