Christian Education

'We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ'

Colossians 1:28

Shepherds Theological Seminary

We are excited to partner with Shepherds Theological Seminary to open a local cluster campus here at Shades Mountain Community Church. This allows our members and surrounding community to take seminary classes for credit or audit here at SMCC. Students will benefit from the world-class academics that Shepherds has to offer while staying close to home. We invite all individuals to join in these classes as they are major resources for growing in your knowledge of the Word. We pray this partnership assists in the effort to present everyone mature in Christ just as Paul wrote in his letter to the Colossians.

Biblical Counseling Training

We offer a curriculum for those interested in participating in our biblical counseling ministry. This is a 28 week training session that is open to anyone desiring to minister to themselves and others or to become a biblical counselor at SMCC. This training includes curriculum from the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC), the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD). SMCC is a certified Biblical Counseling Training Center, and certification as a Biblical Counselor through IABC is available through this class with additional requirements.


Based on the exhortation of Deuteronomy 6:6-9, SMIC Academy (SMICA) is a church-based, family-centered, discipleship ministry that assists homeschool parents in fulfilling their calling to educate their children according to the Christ-centered, biblical worldview.