5th - 8th Grade

LIVING WATER CONFIRMATION. One of the largest programs at Shepherd of the Lake. We have about 600 kids and 100+ adults singing contemporary Christian music, engaging in messages and games, followed by participating in small group breakout sessions where kids learn about following in the way of Jesus. There are grade specific retreats and events. At this age youth start practicing being leaders on Sunday mornings.


Living Water Confirmation

Confirmation that kids love! High energy and with Biblical messages that connect. Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm with pizza dinner before.

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Living Water Guide Sheets

Guide Sheets are tools to assist LW leaders in navigating faith conversations and lessons to their small group.

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Affirmation of Baptism Registration

Each child of God has the opportunity to affirm the promises made for them at their baptism.  Through the Living Water program, your child has been learning about God and is now ready to make these promises for themselves.   

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Worship Notes

Worship Notes are an effective tool to help LW kids engage with the worship experience. 

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Sunday Leaders

Youth 5th-8th grade begin practicing their faith by leading in Sunday Worship roles (ushers, greets, etc.) and as Sunday School helpers. 

Boy Scout Troop 316

The best boy scout troop in the area. Many of the boys go on to be an Eagle Scout. Hosted by Shepherd we share in ministry.


A high energy band leaders contemporary Christian music to begin our Wednesday nights. Youth are invited to practice with and play.

5th & 6th Grade Retreat

Experience joy and fun while getting to know your small groups. This is a fun night to build relationships and go a little crazy.

7th Grade - Service Retreat

Actively learn through hands on projects and service in Minneapolis. Learn how poverty affects real people and what we can do.

8th Grade - Who Am I? Retreat

The intersection between faith and sexuality can be blurry. An active and faithful time to engage this part of life.