We exist to glorify God by loving our community through proclaiming the Word of God.

Equipped High School Ministry

The vision and goal of the High School Ministry at Shades Mountain Community Church is to see every student develop as a disciple that makes disciples for the glory of God.

We hope to accomplish this goal by instructing and involving students in holistic discipleship for their whole lives.  In doing so, we first want to learn how to praise God for relating the gospel to us through his Son.  It is because of the gospel that we also want to grow in relating the gospel to ourselves through the various spiritual disciplines, relating the gospel to one another through community, and, finally, relating the gospel to the world through missional living.

When we meet:

The High School Ministry meets in the Jones House Basement every Sunday morning from 9:00-10:15 and every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00.  Life Groups meet each Sunday night at 6:00 during the school year.  This semester, Life Groups are using the book Respectable Sins, by Jerry Bridges.


If you’d like more information about getting connected with the High School Ministry, please contact Matt McGrew.

Upcoming Events:


  • Wednesday Youth Group:  The Superiority of Christ in the Book of Hebrews
  • Sunday School:  True Stories of the Old Testament

Ascend Camp:

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL.  This will be our third year to attend as a group!  You can find out more information about Ascend here.  Registration is now open for Ascend Camp 2019; camp dates are June 26-30!  Registration requires a $75 deposit; you can sign up using the button below. If you have already registered & need to make a final payment, please email Leanne Rainwater.

Register – Ascend

Back to School Bash

Join us Saturday, August 10 as we kick off for the school year!

Winter Retreat:

Our annual Winter Retreat takes place each year in mid to late January, during the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 17-19, 2020).  Watch this page for details regarding our 2020 retreat!