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.


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

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.  Please note that Life Groups are currently meeting in person and via Zoom calls.  If you would like information on joining a Life Group, please contact Matt McGrew.

Ascend Camp:

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL that we attend each year at the end of June.  This year’s dates are June 26-30!  Registration is now closed for this event; final payments can be made using the button below.

Final Payment

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!