Youth Formation

Life at GSL: Winter-Spring 2022 Guide of Worship, Christian Formation, Connecting & More


Maxie And Amzie

It is our last week of youth spring formation here at GSL! Be sure to help us ring in the summer with our last HS Coffee Hours, Biscuits & Bible, Sunday Formation, and EYC. For our last EYC, we will be going out with a bang with a water slide, water balloons, and favorite camp games. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes / swim suit, towel, and sun screen as we ring in the summer together.
HS Coffee Hours. Wednesday at Ugly Mug from 7-7:30 a.m. Open to all youth in grades 9-12. Please note: This meeting will be 10 minutes shorter than normal, as Amzie will be leading chapel at the school this week.
MS Biscuits & Bible. Thursday in the Red Room at GSL from 7-7:40 a.m. Open to all youth in grades 6-8.
Sunday Formation. Join Amzie and Maxie in the Red Room for our closing study on the Book of Acts. Open to all youth grades 6-12 in the Red Room from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
EYC. HS: 4-5 p.m. | MS 5-6 p.m. Meet on the green turf off Lemaster.
901 in the Big Easy, June 6-9. This summer our high school youth are invited to take part in a community engagement trip to New Orleans June 6-9. We plan to work with local churches, explore the culture and museums, and of course eat some amazing food. Follow this link for further details.
Metamorphic Memphis, June 22-24. This summer our middle school youth are invited to retreat in our own backyard of Memphis June 22-24. We will partner with local nonprofits to help us better get to know our community, and explore the rich history of Memphis through art, museums, and food. Follow this link for further details.

For more information and to be added to the Youth Formation email list, please contact Director of Youth Formation Amzie Williams.

Mary Gara Nix

Mary Gara is a Luker for life, and we are thrilled she has stuck around to help with our Youth Ministry team helping with Sunday Formation and EYC. Mary Gara is a freshman at Rhodes and has a passion for all things Memphis, dogs, and Camp Bratton Green.



Sign up to donate or bring a meal for the EYC on Sunday evenings . Meals can be given either as a donation to the EYC program for that Sunday OR meals can also be prepared and dropped off Sunday evenings at 4:45 PM, and offers a great chance for you to get to see our EYC in action. To sign up, follow the link below!


An opportunity for fellowship, relaxing, and fun! EYC offers a more laidback atmosphere for youth to build meaningful and lasting friendships. This time is less focused on structured learning and more devoted to community building, self-expression, impactful service, and seeking to understand the ever-changing and messy world around us. Please note that locations and times may change depending on the nature of our activities, look out for monthly emails from to keep updated on all things EYC. In addition, the what and where of EYC is subject to change concerning conditions of COVID 19, but know we always plan to have something offered at this time for you and your family!