"Connecting students in our community to a meaningful relationship with Jesus"


Wednesdays 6:45-8:00PM in the Main Gym

The Wednesday midweek gathering is designed to put students at ease, focus them on Jesus and engage them in discussion.  We play fun games, have a short talk from the Youth Pastor and break up into "Engage Groups" to discuss.  No matter what your background, all Middle School and High School students are welcome!  


Sundays 6:30-7:30pm in the Main Gym & Youth Rooms

SNL is a regularly occurring small group experience for 6th-12th graders looking for a deeper more intimate group experience.  SNL is organized into 10-week small group experiences seasonally in the Fall, Winter and Spring.  When we go through Rooted with the rest of the church, this is when and where we do it as a student ministry.  Speaking of Rooted... you can sign up for the SPRING ROOTED & STORY groups HERE!


Sundays during the 9:30AM service in the Youth Room

Each Sunday morning we host classes for 6th-12th graders covering a wide range of topics designed to help students grow in their faith. We call it “Scion University”.   All Middle School and High School students are welcome to join us. We encourage students attending Scion University to take advantage of all-church worship opportunities before or after this class.


In addition to our weekly gatherings, we offer LOTS of other stuff happening including four large seasonal events each year!  Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram to get the most up to date special event info.

Oh, and you can sign up for up-to-the-minute text message youth group announcements by:

Text: @scions

To the Number:  81010

Also, make sure to join the various groups on "The Loop" to ensure you get our student ministries email blasts.

Feel free to email our Youth Pastor, Jason States with any and all student ministry questions.

Online Special Event Registration

Our next large special event is  Dodgeball Tournament between various Gahanna youth groups - 6th-12th graders - Sunday, April 22nd here at Shepherd Church...  REGISTRATION COMING SOON! CHECK BACK

Donate To The Youth Scholarship Fund

Occasionally we have students in our group and in the community who would like to attend an event with us but are financially restricted from doing so.  If you would like to donate money to help one  of these students participate, please CLICK HERE

Scion Apparel Store

Are you interested in purchasing some awesome student ministries apparel?  CLICK HERE