Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church

Our mission is to invite all people to know Jesus, grow through the power of the Holy Spirit,
and go forward to serve all God's children.

Confirmation and Youth Ministry


Shepherd of the Lakes Church provides youth ministries for children in grades 7 through 12.

Sunday Night Youth Group & Confirmation. Our 7th-12th graders meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm.

We get to know each other and Jesus better! We have worship, teaching, and small groups. Come join us!

Upcoming Youth Events


HIGH SCHOOL FALL RETREAT

Baraboo, WI - October 21st - 23rd

Cost $125

JUNIOR HIGH FALL RETREAT

Oregon, IL - November 11th - 13th

Cost $150

Youth Ministry Fund Raisers


All financial help is appreciated as our enthusiastic and talented youth earn money to spread God's Good News in our communty and beyond!

2016 Mission Trips


Grayslake Area Mission Experience - June 13th to 16th

Ages: Youth who have completed 6th through 12th grade.
Join us this summer for a different kind of mission experience. We will stay close to home and serve our own neighbors! I know God will show up in amazing ways as we come together and reach out to those right here in Grayslake and Lake County. We will also have tons of fun together!

Summer Family Mission Trip - July 10th to 13th

All ages and families are welcome.
The Youth Group is planning a Family Mission Trip to Madison Wisconsin this summer. July 10th - 13th all families are welcome. We will serve together as families and also enjoy fellowship, worship and fun!

Leadership Quest - August 6th to 13th

Ages: High school age students.
This leadership camp is open to high school youth by invitation of Anne and the Youth Ministry Team. LQ Camp is in northern Minnesota near Lake Superior. It is an amazing week of experiencing God and being stretched as a leader.

For more details regarding these trips or how your child can get involved, contact our Youth Ministry Director,
Anne Sopiarz at asopiarz@shepherdofthelakes.org

Past Mission Trips and Other Youth Activities


  • 2015 Leadership Quest
  • 2015 Leadership Quest
  • 2015 Leadership Quest
  • 2015 Leadership Quest
  • 2015 Leadership Quest
  • 2015 VBS
  • 2015 VBS
  • 2015 VBS
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Anne Sopiarz - Youth Ministries Director

To view Anne's youth ministries Google docs click the link below
Anne's Profile
Youth Group Photos