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 9:00-10:15 and every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00.  Life Groups meet each Sunday night at 6:00.


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

Upcoming Events:

Ascend Camp:

Ascend Camp 2018 will take place June 27 – July 1 in Carlinville, Illinois at the Lake Williamson Conference Center.  This camp is open to incoming 9th grade through outgoing 12th grade students.  You can register for camp NOW by clicking the button below.  Registration is $370 per student, which includes travel, meals, lodging and camp activities.  We will be having fundraisers to offset the cost of camp for the students – more information will be coming soon regarding these fundraisers.  You won’t want to miss the great teaching, worship and fun activities!  You can learn more about Ascend Camp by visiting their website.  If you have questions, please contact Matt McGrew.


Winter Retreat:

Winter Retreat is on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. day each year (January 18-20, 2019).  Please mark your calendars for one of our biggest events of the year!