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 9:15-10:15 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.


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

Upcoming Events:


  • Wednesday Youth Group (6:30pm):  Ephesians  *Please note that we will not meet on Wednesday May 25 and June 1; Wednesday night meetings will resume on June 8*
  • Sunday School (9:00am):  Core Class

Life Groups

Sunday night Life Groups meet each week at 5:30pm in the Jones House.   Our 2021 – 2022 Life Groups kicked off on Sunday, September 12; if you would like to get involved, please contact Andrew Spigner.

Community Weekend

Community Weekend is a mini-retreat that takes place in Birmingham in mid-September.  Watch this page for our 2022 Community Weekend plans!

Winter Retreat

Our Winter Retreat takes place each year on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 13-16, 2023).  Watch this page for info on our 2023 retreat plans!

Ascend Camp

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL that we attend each year at the end of June; Ascend Camp 2022 will take place June 25-29.  We are currently accepting registration for camp – just use the button below to get started!  A $50 deposit is required to register.  **Please note that early registration has ended; cost for Ascend Camp has now increased by $50. If you still want to register, please contact Andrew Spigner.   You can learn more about Ascend Camp by visiting their website or following Ascend Camp on Facebook.