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 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:  Butterfly or Bee?  How to Study the Bible (meets in the Upper Room each Sunday morning at 9:15)

Bookman & Burritos

Saturday, August 24, we will welcome Dr. Doug Bookman back to SMCC!  Dr. Bookman will be teaching us that evening beginning at 7pm in the Jones House Basement.  We will have a taco truck on site – bring money for food and be sure to invite a friend!

Community Weekend

Mark your calendar for our biggest event of the fall – Community Weekend, September 20-21!  The price is $40 per student; you can sign up by clicking on the button below.  Make sure to sign up by September 6 to get a Community Weekend t-shirt!


Christmas Party

Our Christmas Party will be Wednesday, December 18.  Details regarding this event will be updated on this page as the holidays approach!

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 17-19, 2020).  Watch this page for registration regarding our 2020 retreat!

Ascend Camp:

Ascend Camp is a Christian based camp in Carlinville, IL that we attend each year in late June.  Watch this page for information on Ascend Camp  2020!