Shadow Mountain Kid's purpose is to proclaim the truth of God, to inspire love for God, and to empower life with God. We strive to be a place where kids love to learn and grow in Christ, where parents love to bring their kids, and where church members love to lead and serve. We provide a safe and caring environment for kids where we can teach them about God in an age-appropriate way. We recognize that children learn best through play, which means learning about God should be enjoyable. How do you get kids to love coming to church? Make it fun! We create a dynamic, multi-faceted ministry program each weekend featuring small group (classrooms) and large group experiences to maximize impact. Children learn in different ways, so we provide options for what works best for them.
Saturday at 5:00pm
Sunday at 9:00am and 10:45am (Kids Blast/Kids Blast Jr.)
An all-new kids church experience every Sunday at 10:45am.
We have taken Shadow Mountain Kids to new heights and bursting out of this world with new programming! Live band, crazy fun games and activities, and of course inspiring truth from the Bible. It’s like Summer Blast, only every weekend! Come see for yourself all that’s happening at Shadow Mountain Kids!
Kids Blast: 1st-5th grade in the Event Center
Kids Blast Jr.: Preschool/Kinder in the Kids Building Basement
You can expect engaging and age-appropriate environments, safe and secure experiences, and friendly and relational care for your child, all while they learn about Jesus! Our babies (birth-23 months) are cared for by gentle and loving volunteers as they dance to music, listen to Bible stories, make age-appropriate crafts, and play together. We invite you, as parents of an infant or toddler, to visit the Nursery at any time! We are located on the first floor of the Generations Building.
The goal of our ministry is to partner with parents and our church body to build strong, spiritual foundations in the lives of children in our church and community, which will lead them to a personal relationship with Jesus.
Beginning at age 3, we strive for our children to know that God created them and loves them. We continue to teach Biblical truths so that by the time they enter the elementary ministry they will understand who Jesus is, what He did for them, and have built a foundation toward a life-long relationship with Him.
Shadow Mountain Kid’s is EXCITED to meet you and your family! Our staff and volunteers are committed to a cutting edge approach to ministry that connects Truth to where kids live and breathe: at home, on the playground with their friends, at school, and everywhere in between. When your child leaves here each weekend, it is our goal that they will know that nothing can separate them from God’s love (Rom. 8:39), that they are created with a purpose, and that WE love them too!
ELEVATE, our class for kids with special needs, meets during the 10:45 a.m. service in the Kid's Building.
For the comfort of your children, we highly encourage parents to attend one service in Elevate with their children before dropping them off.
If you want your child to be part of this ministry, please complete the Elevate Form.
(The form can also be picked up at Guest Services in the lobby of the Kid’s Building).
Getting baptized is the next step in our faith. We love to see kids come to know Jesus as their Savior and then choose to get baptized!
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.
Your child will learn to sing faith based songs, participate in rhythm and movement games, learn drama, make meaningful crafts, establish performance skills, and most importantly, they will have a great time learning new things about our Lord!
Registration is closed until January.
Children's Choir is designed for kids in 1st - 5th grade who love singing about Jesus. We rehearse every Sunday night from 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. in the Choir Room which can be found on the second floor of the Generations Building.
Registration is closed until January.
SPARC Youth Rec Basketball is a developmental basketball league designed to teach young athletes the fundamentals of basketball through practice and organized games. This league is open to boys and girls in grades K-8 of any skill level.
We're about the WIN. For us, the WIN is being a WITNESS for Jesus Christ to the community, INTEGRATING people into the SMCC family and NOURISHING the quality of our programs and leaders. We'd love to have you or your child participate!
All grades are now full. Please click below to add your child to the waitlist.
At Shadow Mountain Community Church, we know that children are precious in God’s eyes, so we take children and ministering to them very seriously. Children’s volunteers are the heart of this ministry. No matter what your role is, you are an integral part of the team. Best of all, Children's Ministry is a vibrant community that allows you to serve while also helping you get connected with others while having some fun too! Come by the Kids Building Lobby during any of our weekend services to hear about the many opportunities to get involved in our ministry.
It is our desire to minister to all children and to offer them a safe and healthy environment. We do not allow children to be dropped off in our care if, within the last 24 hours, they have been vomiting, had a persistent cough, had a runny nose that isn’t clear, or have had a fever. We appreciate your help with keeping our children healthy. If your child becomes ill while in our care, we will notify you immediately.
When you first arrive at the Shadow Mountain Kids building, stop at the Lobby where our friendly staff will assist you in filling out a brief Family Registration Form. From there, you will be given name tags for each of your children, and a matching security tag for you. On your next visit, you can use one of our iPads to check in. The child(ren) will only be released to the person with the corresponding security tag. Only adults 18 yrs. or older are authorized to check-out a child. Parents are welcome and encouraged to remain with their child until they are comfortable. Parents are also welcome to check back in on their child at any time. We will send a text update if requested, so you don’t have to leave service.
Safety is our highest priority in Shadow Mountain Kids. Outside, our building is protected by our trained security guards. Inside, we are protected by ensuring that every leader has been through our application process and training, and that every adult completes a background check. Our number one policy is to never be alone, one-on-one with a child for any reason! This is for everyone’s safety and must be followed at all times.