Family and Children’s Ministries


At Good Shepherd, we respect and nurture each child’s innate spirituality and understanding of God’s profound love for them. Experiences in worship, education, and fellowship are tailored to the developmental needs of the individual child. Since formation of the child begins before birth and continues throughout a child’s life, we commit as their faith community to walk with them and their families along this journey.


Children’s programs are designed for children in preschool through fifth grade.


Children’s Chapel:  Offered each Sunday, the children leave the worship service to attend their own service in the Children’s Chapel.  They pray and sing together, listen to the same gospel story that their parents are hearing, “wonder” about the story, and respond to it through arts, drama, or other creative means. The children then return to the service in the sanctuary.

Community Vacation Bible School:  Several churches in Rocky Mount pool their resources to offer summer Vacation Bible School.  Good Shepherd is well represented with participating youth and adult volunteers.

Mini VBS (Vacation Bible School):  On six Saturdays throughout the program year, children ages preschool to 5th grade gather from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to explore a biblical story or topic through storytelling, music, crafts, and games.

Christmas Pageant:  Children from baby to high school students participate in this “holy chaos” event, offering a different way to experience the story of Christ’s birth.


Young Families Ministries
reach out to families with young children ages birth through fifth grade

The goal of Young Families Ministries is to create a network of emotional, spiritual, and practical support. During monthly Parent’s Breakfasts, we make time to share with each other the joys and struggles of parenting, and to remind ourselves of God’s love and grace in the middle of the chaos of our lives. Social events give us the opportunity to get to know each other better. Meal chains and other hands-on assistance is provided in times of need.

Good Shepherd Day School

Our state accredited day school for children from 6 weeks to PreK is an integral part of the life at Good Shepherd. The children attend chapel once a week and enjoy weekly music lessons with choir director and organist Lawrence Goering. The families at Good Shepherd Day School are invited to participate in all aspects of the life of the church.
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