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Equipped High School Ministry

**Please note that our High School Ministry meetings on Sunday morning & evening, and Wednesday night have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 virus.  Watch this page for information on when our meetings will resume!

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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 6:00 during the school year.


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:  The Walk & Talk of Evangelism (meets in the Jones House Sunday mornings at 9:15)

Life Groups:

Sunday night Life Groups meet each week at 6pm in the Jones House.

Ascend Camp:

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL that we attend each year; dates for camp for Summer 2020 are June 24 – 28 and the theme for this year is “All In”.  Registration is open now!  You can register by clicking the button below; please note that a $100 deposit is required at the time of registration and all registration forms must be received by April 10 to avoid an extra $50 charge (per Ascend Camp rules).  Check out the video below to tell you more about Ascend 2020!


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 15-17, 2021).  More details will be coming as this date gets closer!