Youth  Events

New Junior High Program 
 
Sundays,  4- 5:30 PM    Youth Room     Ages 5th-8th Grade 
Starting  Sunday, October 20th
 
4 – 4:30 PM  Games
4:30 – 5 PM   Dinner
5 – 5:30 PM   Lesson 
 
Using Be Bold Fearless Curriculum which has 4 major points:
     You are accepted just as you are
     We respcet each other’s thoughts and struggles.
     We are all in this together.
     God is here, ready to be your friend because you matter!
 
Examples of topics often asked by youth include:
  Is is okay that I sometimes doubt God?
  If God loves the world, why does he let bad stuff happen?
  Is what the Bible says about me true?
  If people wrote the Bible, why do we call it God’s word?
  What is the point of going to church?
  Why is the Bible so hard to understand?
  What’s so bad about Ouija boards, magic, and fortunetellers?
  Who is the Holy Spirit and what does the Holy Spirit do?
 
   Hope you will join us!
 
Mick McGrath
Youth Director
mick@sothaz.com 
 
 
Senior High Youth Group for Grades 9-12
 
Sunday Nights     6  – 8  PM     Youth Room 
 
Join us for music, games, Bible study with dinner.
No charge for these events.
 
Resuming Sunday, October 20  
 
 
 
BLAST Class for Babysitting
 
BLAST is for Youth 12 and older to prepare them for babysitting.  
Class includes training in pediatric first aid, household safety,
and the fundamentals of child care.  
 
Class is taught by Nancy Spahr, Ed.D, MS, RN.  
 
This Saturday class will be offered in October or November.  
To pre-register or more information contact Julia@sothaz.com.  
 
 
Youth Director
Mick McGrath
and his wife, Andrea
Mick grew up in Bismarck, ND. As a result, he is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan but also enjoys reading, playing guitar, restoring classic cars, and water/snow skiing. Mick was blessed with a strong youth group program in high school. While attending the University of Mary, Mick felt a calling to assist in youth ministry and began volunteering with the group, along with hosting weekly worship nights at the university. After completing his undergraduate degree in 2013, Mick moved to Arizona to attend A.T. Still University’s physical therapy school. He met his wife Andrea in 2014 and made Arizona his permanent home after graduating in 2016. During graduate school, Mick continued in his passion for volunteering with youth ministry, assisting with the Ignite high school youth group here at Shepherd of the Hills, and returned in fall 2018 as Youth Director for the junior high and high school ministries.
 
(No youth from Shepherd of the Hills are pictured on our website for privacy reasons.)