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

Recurring 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.

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 (6-8 grade) and 5:30pm (9-12 grade) at Setze Cottage

The Table: Family Game Night

For all ages! Bring a snack, bring a game, and unplug from technology.

Fourth Sunday of every month, from 4:30 – 7:00pm, at Small Parish Hall

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

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 at the DSM Office

Wednesday Adventures

Using tabletop role-playing games, we explore real life scenarios of hope, challenge, distress, love, and purpose. 

Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm at the DSM Office.

SEASONAL

Second Sundays

We join with Episcopal churches across Augusta for a fun outing.

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.

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. For more info, order the book.

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

Special upcoming Events

Volunteer with Youth Ministry

Middle and high school is a crucial and formative time – often when students build foundations, good or bad, that will endure throughout their lives. Good Shepherd believes strongly in the vision of our church to raise up students to be transformed and to transform culture.

Good Shepherd’s youth ministry will only ever be as strong as its community support. If you feel led to serve, or have gifts or skills you want to share, please get in touch.

Specific areas where volunteers are needed:

  • Youth Group leaders
  • Sunday School leaders
  • setup for meetings + events
  • hospitality
  • coordinating food
  • chaperoning for trips throughout the year
  • organizing databases and information

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.

Complete the online course

Church of the Good Shepherd Youth Volunteering