Shadow Youth High School Ministry is for students in 9th-12th grade. Our mission is to make disciples by partnering with parents to build up the next generation of leaders who seek, serve, and share Christ. We accomplish this mission through small groups, ministry events, student leadership, camps, activities, and more. We want your student to be connected and growing in their faith.
Join us for fellowship, worship, and a message on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the High School Ministry Room. Please note we only have ONE Sunday morning service for high school students. We have a reserved section in the Worship Center for any students who want to sit with us. Students are also welcome to sit with their families.
Small groups are designed to provide a welcoming, safe, and Christ-centered environment for young people to seek Biblical answers, receive prayer support, connect with fellow believers, and have the chance to develop a personal relationship with Christ. We begin our evening with worship, a message, and some fun before we split up into our individual small groups. Groups are divided by grade and gender, and each group is led by a trained adult who has gone through our detailed interview and background check process. We know that every student can find a place in one of our small groups!
YTH SRV is our unique opportunity for students to use their gifts, talents, and abilities to serve in ministry. YTH SRV exists to provide connections, opportunities, and environments that will help you seek, serve, and share Christ. As a Shadow Youth Student Leader, you have the opportunity to work alongside our staff to help make Shadow Youth fun, welcoming, and excellent in every way. You will be challenged to grow in your leadership ability by serving at least once a month on one of our service teams: First Impressions Team, Tech Team, or Worship Band. We also hold monthly YTH SRV meetings where students can bond as a team and learn more about leadership (plus… free pizza!). Oh yeah, and did we mention it's a ton of fun? If you want to get involved in Shadow Youth and serve at a higher level, come check out this unique opportunity.
First Impressions Team: If you love being friendly and talking to people, this team is for you! F.I.T. is our "welcome" team that helps make Shadow Youth a warm, friendly environment. We seek out new students and help them feel welcome. You will help with check-in, signs-ups, giving directions, and prepping and decorating for events.
Tech Team: If you like to help with lights, sound, stage design, and tech of any kind, this team is for you! We get to run the soundboard, light board, computers, and setup the stage.
Worship Team: For those who love to use their musical gifts to praise God, we invite you to audition for the Worship Team! You get to serve by helping lead worship - playing instruments and/or singing along with the band. You will attend worship band practices and get to learn from experienced worship leaders. An audition is required before joining this team.
Shadow Youth Choir is a worship ministry for students in grades 9-12 where students interested in singing, dancing, playing instruments, and production can grow in their knowledge of music and worship leadership as well as use their passions and gifts to glorify God and serve others. Students in the Shadow Youth Choir will have the opportunity to lead and gain experience through serving at the various campuses and ministries of Shadow Mountain.
AWANA, which stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed", offers a curriculum that reaches children, youth, and families with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our proven and adaptable curriculum will have you developing leaders and discipling kids to walk with Christ for life. The programs start at age 2 and continue through age 18. AWANA meetings are structured and feature various activities like game time, worship, age-appropriate Bible lessons, and individual or group Scripture memorization. By using a combination of fun and educational elements, AWANA aims to create an exciting environment where children and youth can learn about the Christian faith while building strong moral character and personal discipline.
To register for the 2023-24 AWANA year, click here.
For more information about AWANA, click here.
Each Small Group consists of 5-15 students of the same grade and same sex with 2-4 adult leaders. They are also grouped by existing friendship clusters.
If this is your student's first time or they have not been assigned to a small group, they will need to stop by the check in table to be placed in a group. The program will begin at 6:30pm in the High School Ministry room where students will have game time, worship, and a Biblical message. After this, students will meet in their small groups in their individual locations to discuss the message and pray together. All of our groups will return to the High School Ministry room at 8:15pm for dismissal.
To get connected to one of our small groups, stop by our info table any Wednesday night. One of our staff will be there to collect your information and connect you to a small group.