Youth ministry

Our d3 Youth Ministry program provides a creative and safe place where students get to experience Christ, the Bible, worship, and friendship in personal and meaningful ways. 

D3 at its core is all about making disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples. Meaning that what we are doing in youth ministry doesn’t just affect the lives of our students. In fact, the hope is that while we are helping each of our students to grow in their faith, we are equipping them to impact the people God puts in their lives.

Our Youth Ministry groups meet on Wednesday Nights from 6:30 – 8 PM and Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM on campus! If you and your family are interested in learning more, we invite you to contact our Director of Christian Education, Seth Illich. 

Meet our director of christian education - seth illich

Hello and welcome! I am so glad you’re here! My name is Seth Illich and I serve at Good Shepherd as the Director of Christian Education. I love the mission and ministry of the church. My passions and skills lend themselves to the educational and experiential side of church ministries, so I chased after a vocation that allows me to serve in that way.


Our fall d3 Wednesday Night classes

Middle School

Leaders: Benjamin Arldt & Jason Hufford 

Meeting Time: 6:30 – 8 PM on Wednesday Evenings 

Class Overview: Join D3 Middle School  for a time of fun games and activities, fellowship, and studying about G.R.I.T We will look at how God responses in troubled times, and how students can help each other navigate through the challenges they are facing in life.

High School

Leader: Seth Illich

Meeting Time: 6:30 – 8 PM on Wednesday Evenings 

Class Overview: Join D3 High School on Wednesday evenings as we focus on our identity asking and answering the question ‘Who even am I?’ Join us for discussion, activities, and worship that digs into the ideas surrounding identity.

Our fall d3 Sunday Morning Classes

Middle School

Leaders: Benjamin Arldt & Travis Mutscher

Meeting Time: 9:15 – 10:15 AM on Sunday Morning

Class Overview: Join D3 Middle School on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM, as we dive into an 18 week journey of No-So-Nice Bible Studies: Master Criminals. When sin entered the world, so did master criminals, which our students see in various media outlets and conversations they have today. We will approach the crime scenes of the Bible to investigate how God uses these acts and what we can learn from them to apply to our lives.

High School

Leader: Seth Illich

Meeting Time: 9:15 – 10:15 AM on Sunday Mornings

Class Overview: Many of us have people in our lives that we could be having spiritual conversations with. However, many things pull us away from starting those conversations. Join High School d3 Sunday morning as we dig into some of the tools we have at our fingertips to strengthen our own faith and build the skills to become Eager Conversationalists and discuss faith in our own contexts and in our lives.