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Equipped High School Ministry


Use the button below to register for Ascend Camp; more details on Ascend are available at the bottom of this page!


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 9:15-10:15 and every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00. Life Groups meet each Sunday night at 5:30 during the school year, and on the first and third Sundays of the summer months.  Please note that on March 5, 12 & 19, high school will attend the “Biblical View of Sexuality” Core Class at 9:00 each Sunday morning.


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

Upcoming Events:

Please note that an SMCC Consent Form is required for students to participate in off-campus activities.  You can download the form below; once complete, please return to Leanne Rainwater at the church.

SMCC Parental Consent Form 2023-2024


  • Wednesday Youth Group (6:30pm):  Ephesians
  • Sunday School (9:00am):  I Peter

Life Groups

Sunday night Life Groups meet each week at 5:30pm in the Jones House during the school year.   If you would like information on Life Groups, please contact Andrew Spigner.

Community Weekend

Community Weekend is a mini-retreat that takes place in Birmingham in September of each year.  This weekend is filled with food, fun, and an opportunity for students to serve in our community.  Watch this page for details on Community Weekend 2023!

Winter Retreat

Our Winter Retreat takes place each year on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 12-15, 2024).  We will be heading to Gulf Shores again this year for a weekend full of food, fun and great teaching!  Registration for this event will begin in late 2023.

Ascend Camp

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL that we attend each year at the end of June (dates for 2023 are June 24-28).  You can learn more about Ascend Camp by visiting their website or following Ascend Camp on Facebook.  Registration is now open for Ascend Camp 2023!  You can register by clicking the button below; total cost of camp will be determined after fundraisers, but $50 is required at the time of registration.  Please register by April 15 – total cost will increase by $50 after that date.  Registration closes on May 15.