Desperation Conference


Each year, thousands of students gather at New Life Church in Colorado Springs for a weekend devoted to worship, prayer, and going deep with God. Desperation is a conference that calls young people to live in desperate pursuit of God.

Questions? Email Austin Dykeman at

WHEN: June 20-22
WHERE: New Life Church in Colorado Springs
COST: $175 ($50 non-refundable deposit due April 19, full payment due June 14)
SIGN UP: Please let us know you’re coming. Sign up HERE.

Blizzard 2017


Blizzard is our high school student ministry winter camp and it’s coming January 13-15, 2017. This amazing weekend is time to gather to pursue relationship with leaders, each other, and most importantly, God. This happens through worship, prayer and teaching and definitely some fun and games. Make sure the high schooler in your life gets signed up!

WHEN: January 13-15, 2017
WHERE: Covenant Heights, Estes Park
WHO: High School Students
COST: $135, due January 11

Sign up HERE.

Desperation 2015


Each year, thousands of students gather at New Life Church in Colorado Springs for a weekend devoted to worship, prayer, and going deep with God. Desperation is a conference that calls young people to live in desperate pursuit of God.

The Desperation Conference is July 8-11 at New Life Church in Colorado Spring. Our group will be leaving at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8 and will be back around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11. We will be staying at the Howard-Johnson in Colorado Springs.

Cost: $175

  • A $65 non-refundable deposit is DUE May 13th. 
  • A final payment of $110 is due July 8.
  • Students will also need to bring $40-50 for meals.

If you have any questions, email Pastor Bryan at You can also call or text him at (970) 203-5359.


Limo Scavenger Hunt


We’ve reserved a fleet of the longest, coolest party limos for you and your friends. As you cruise through Loveland in style, you will be competing against other limos to complete fun challenges and score the most points.

High School Limo Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, April 1 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Middle School Limo Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, April 1 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The scavenger hunt begins and ends at Good Shepherd Church. The church is located at 3429 N Monroe Avenue 80538. This is a great event to invite friends. Students will be supervised by our amazing team of adult leaders. If you have any questions, email Pastor Bryan at You can also call or text him at (970) 203-5359.

Blizzard Winter Camp | 2015


All high schoolers are invited to this year’s Blizzard Winter Camp held January 16-18 at Covenant Heights in Estes Park, CO.

What is Blizzard?

Blizzard is a fun weekend for your high schooler to make friends and pursue a deeper relationship with God. Our theme this year is “We are Young.” Being young is about having fun, but it’s so much more than that. These are not years to be wasted in trivial pursuits, but precious years for loving and serving God. God’s Word encourages young people to “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth.” This camp will challenge our students to leverage these years of strength and passion for the greater glory of God.

Sign up by January 7th

The cost is $135 and each student will need a current 2014-2015 medical release. Can’t afford? A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available. Please sign up online or with Cheri in the office.


School of Worship


Unite School of worship is back! This amazing summer music program is available to middle and high school students. Whether you are beginner or intermediate, we can help take your skills to the next level. Our goal is to raise students to play, sing and lead others in powerful moments of worship.


BASIC PROGRAM: $75/month*

Lessons & Jam Sessions


Lessons, Jam Sessions & One Elective


Adds secondary lessons to either program

Three monthly payments due on June 1, July 1, and August 1. 

*GSC students get a $25 scholarship towards tuition each month.

Register HERE by May 4



Beginner and intermediate, take your skills to the next level.

  • Voice
  • Electric Bass
  • Keyboard
  • Drums
  • Guitar (Acoustic/Electric)

Lesson times will be assigned on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays throughout the summer. They are 45 or 60 minutes each and will be held at Good Shepherd or Joyful Noise Musical Arts Studio.

Worship Jam Sessions

Explore worship in a “hands-on” band experience, including teaching and breakout sessions to focus on the spiritual and technical aspects of worship.

Saturdays, 10-11:30 am // 11:30-1 pm

June 20,27 // July 18,25 // August 1

One Day Workshop

This six hour session will prepare students for the final Night of Worship.

Saturday, August 8 // 9 am -3 pm

Night of Worship

Family and friends, join us for a special time of worship led by our School of Worship students.

Friday, August 14, 7-8:30 pm

Enrichment Electives

NEW for intermediate musicians! Classes will be tailored to suit the students enrolled, and will meet six to eight times over the course of the summer.


Do you aspire to be a worship leader? Learn the various aspects of leading worship, including spiritual leadership, administration and leading a band.


Learn the production side of worship including: sound board basics, media tech, and stage set up.




Bryan is the Pastor of Unite Student Ministries at Good Shepherd Church. He will be using his experience as a pastor and worship leader to help students develop a heart of worship and Christ-like character.


Christine has trained many musicians that currently lead and play in worship bands all over Northern Colorado. Ms. Schumann has taught private lessons and classes for over 25 years and specializes in voice, keyboard, and bass guitar. She currently serves in the worship ministry at Citipointe Church in Loveland.


Katie currently leads worship for middle schoolers and high schoolers every week at Unite. She also serves as the Creative Director and worship leader at Citipointe Church in Loveland. Katie is a talented singer and musician who loves working with students.


Adam is currently the drummer for Pandas and People and drums for various churches in Northern Colorado. He has played with Jared Anderson (Desperation Band) and Tom Ewing (Tom Ewing Ministries). Adam has been drumming for thirteen years.


Cheri is the administrative assistant for Unite Student Ministries. She’s also our program contact if you have any questions. You can contact her at 970.669.3675 or

School of Worship

Interest Meeting

Students & parents, come join us for music, dessert, information & inspiration! Learn about Unite’s new adventure… our School of Worship! We will answer your questions, take early sign-ups, and give you a sneak peek at what this innovative program is all about.

Friday, May 17, 7-8 p.m. // 3rd Floor, Good Shepherd Church

Private Lessons

Learn to play, or improve your skills!

  • Voice
  • Keyboard
  • Guitar (Acoustic/Electric)
  • Electric Bass
  • Drums

Lessons will be arranged with each student and will be held at Good Shepherd Church and Joyful Noise Musical Arts Studio.

Worship Band & Jam Sessions

Explore worship in a weekly “hands-on” band experience, including teaching and break-out sessions to focus on spiritual and technical aspects of worship.

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 3rd Floor, Good Shepherd Church

June 8,15,22 // July 13,27 // August 3


This special five hour session will focus on preparing students for their final performance at the Night of Worship.

Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m.-3 pm. // 3rd Floor, Good Shepherd Church

Night Of Worship

Friends and parents, come join us as the students of the Unite School of Worship have their first experience together in leading worship!

Friday, August 16, 7-8:30 p.m. // Good Shepherd Church


Three payments of $75 each, due on June 1, July 1, August 1 OR one full payment of $225 due on June 1.

GSC Student (discounted rate): Three payments of $50 each, due on the first day of each month OR one fully payment of $150 due on June 1.

Program Dates

INTEREST MEETING: Friday, May 17, 7-8 PM

WORSHIP JAM SESSIONS: Saturdays, 10 AM – 12 PM

June 8,15,22 // July 13,27 // August 3

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Saturday, August 10, 10 AM-3 PM

NIGHT OF WORSHIP: Friday, August 16, 7-8:30 PM

Register Online: Application due May 23

Student Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Parent Name

Grade Entering


Phone Number

Home Church

Private Lesson Focus (instrument of choice)

Do you have your own instrument?

List any music lessons/experience, please specify instruments:


Teacher's Name


I understand that I am registering my child for a complete program, with classes and private lessons to be held June-August 2013. It is understood that minimal lessons or jam sessions may be missed due to family vacations, camps, etc. Please let teachers know in advance. Any missed classes or lessons are not to be expected refund or make-up times.

Parent Signature

Parent Orientation

This fall, join our Kids and Student Ministry teams as we share how we are ministering to your family, where we are headed in the future, ways you can get involved, and connect with the leaders who are impacting your child’s life. Because this orientation is so important, we are asking all our GSC families to attend one parent orientation.

Sunday, September 9 from 7-8 p.m. or

Monday, September 10 from 7-8 p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Cheri Wadham, cheriw[at] or 970.669.3675 x 229.