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Shades Mountain Middle School

Middle School Website


The Middle School years are such a fast-changing and transformative time in the life of your middle schooler, and we want to partner with you to walk alongside them and help them as they grow. We see our Middle School ministry as a time of beginning to establish Godly habits in the lives of our students. Habits like spending time daily in God’s Word, worshiping God weekly as well as week-long, and learning the importance of being part of a Christian community. Each of our programs are design to help using that effort.

We’ve got a full calendar of activities and programs to make this year one your student will not want to miss.

Sunday Mornings:

9:15am – Sunday School Join us as we go through the Bible chronologically over the course of three years. We’ll walk through the passage as a group and then break up into small groups, called Life Groups, to discuss how it applies to our life.

Wednesday Nights:

6:15pm – Life Groups   In the middle of your crazy week, we have Life Groups that meet to help check in on our students and encourage them in their walk with Christ.  This is a time of discipleship and encouragement and we take the lessons we are learning and apply them to our life.  Life Groups meet each Wednesday night during the school year.

6:45pm – BLAST   BLAST stands for Building Lives Around Scriptural Truth.  It’s a fun night of worship, games and engaging Bible study.  We finish at 8:00.  BLAST meets each Wednesday night during the school year.

Upcoming Events

Please note that an SMCC Consent Form is required for students to participate in off-campus activities.  You can download the form below; once complete, please return to Anna Tanner at the church.

SMCC Parental Consent Form 2023-2024

Rafting Trip

We’ll travel to Phenix City, AL on July 14-15 for a fun weekend of white water rafting on the Chattahoochee River!  The cost is $75 per student; sign up using the button below.


In-Town Retreat:

This mini-retreat takes place each year around mid-September.  Watch this page for details on our 2023 retreat!

Winter Retreat:

Middle School’s Winter Retreat takes place each year on the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 12-15, 2024).  It’s our biggest event of the year as we head down to Destin, FL for a full weekend at the beach.  This trip is an engaging and impactful time together that’s also a blast.  Registration for this event will begin in late 2023.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter:

Subscribe to our Middle School parent newsletter. We’ll fill you in on upcoming events, as well as let you know what we’ve been going over in our services so you can engage with your student.

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