6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grades 6-12


IKON gatherings have been temporarily suspended due to the growing number of cases in Sacramento county. Some programs will transition to virtual and online platforms, and we will continue to strategize new ways to keep our youth spiritually engaged and encouraged. Also, stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebooks pages for videos and other content. 

IKON is a casual youth group where Middle School and High School students from all different backgrounds come together to worship God, learn the Bible, ask questions, and share their experiences. We believe that no matter where you are in your faith you should be able to come to IKON and feel comfortable. We have engaging worship, play fun games, and talk about themes that relate the Bible to teenage life.


High School Winter Retreat

Middle School Winter Retreat

Spring Service Project

High School Summer Retreat

Middle School Summer Retreat

Sunday Lunch & Faith Talks

Sway Phal, Director of STUDENT MINISTRY

Sway loves hanging out with teens, engaging in activities and games, and connecting with them about life and Jesus. He believes that Jesus is the answer and hope that today's generation and culture need for a positive and purposeful life. Sway enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, sports, working on house projects, and tinkering with technology.

Sway grew up in Oakland, CA and moved north to the Sacramento area in 2005 to attend William Jessup University. After graduating in 2009 with a double major in Bible & Theology and Worship & Music, he came to work with the Teen Ministry at Good Shepherd in 2010.

In the summer of 2011, Sway left to pursue overseas missions and other ministry opportunities. He returned to the Sacramento area in the summer of 2013 with his then fiance Sara. The two married in 2014 and now have a son named Elijah. Sway has been serving at Good Shepherd since he returned and is actively involved in both Teen Ministry and Outreach. Alongside his wife Sara, the two have a passion for overseas missions and anti-trafficking.

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