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 6:00 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:  Road Trip to Truth
  • Sunday School:  Encountering the Old Testament (meets in the Jones House Sunday mornings at 9:00)

Life Groups

Sunday night Life Groups meet each week at 6pm in the Jones House.   We will kick off our 2021-2022 Life Groups on Sunday, August 22.

Fall Kick-Off

We will officially kick-off for the 2021-2022 school year on August 18 – be sure to join us that night at 6:30 in the Jones House basement!

Community Weekend

Community Weekend is a mini-retreat that takes place in Birmingham.  Over the course of the weekend, students will take part in teaching sessions, a service project in our community, and tons of fun!  Dates for this year’s Community Weekend are September 10-12; more details and sign-up information will be coming soon!

Winter Retreat

Our Winter Retreat takes place each year on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  This will be January 14-17, 2022 – save the date for next year!

Ascend Camp

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL that we attend each year at the end of June.  We will send out information on Ascend Camp 2022 as it becomes available to us.  In the meantime, you can learn more by visiting their website or following Ascend Camp on Facebook.