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.
In structuring the Pilgrim's Way, we used 5 foundations on which to build what we teach and when.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Altar servers who have discerned a specific call on retreat are trained to lead teams of other altar servers in public worship. For more info, order the book.
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.
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
8/7: Back to School Sunday with School Supply drive
8/12-14: Happening (Honey Creek, 9-12 Grades)
9/11: Didache and Praxis Starts
9/13: Prayer Breakfast Starts
9/14: Wednesdays at Good Shepherd starts
Sept 30 - Oct 2: Kanuga Parish Retreat
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
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
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
1/13-16: COGS Ski Trip
2/21: Student Led Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
2/22: Ash Wednesday
3/26: Final Praxis of program year
4/2-9: Palm Sunday, Master's, Easter
5/21: Apostoloi Sunday
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.