What is AMPED?
AMPED is a three year confirmation program for 6th—8th graders. It is designed to foster faith development and exploration through biblical lessons and catechism, relationship-building, service to others, worship, and hands-on activities to encourage their faith to be a part of their daily rhythms.
AMPED recognizes that students are on a continual faith journey throughout their lives. This program is not designed to be a culmination of their religious education. Rather, the program attempts to meet students where they are at and then challenge them, encourage them, and support them as they continue to grow towards spiritual maturity.
The 2020-2021 program will run late September through April. During Phase 1 & 2 of our Reopening Plans at Good Shepherd, Amped will meet online using zoom: 6th graders at 6:15-7:15pm on Tuesday nights, 7th graders from 6:00-7:00 on Wednesday nights, and 8th graders from 7:30-8:30pm on Wednesday nights. A “home school” version, consisting of video instruction for youth + their parent(s) together, is an option for families who know they cannot commit to consistent attendance. However, knowing that peer and other adult relationships are critical at this age in faith formation, this option should be considered a last resort.
Another point of connection that may suit your middle schooler in addition to Amped is Middle School Music. Learn more here!