Although our church may seem big, we strive to make it feel smaller and more personal for Middle School students through small groups, ministry events, student leadership, camps, activities, and more. We want your student to feel at home in our Middle School Ministry!
Join us for fellowship, worship, and a message on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Middle 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.
Once a month, we have "Saturday Night Fun," an event where we go to church together at 5:00 pm and do a fun event afterwards. We will do things such as: Nerf Wars, Handels ice cream, kick ball tournaments, and so much more. This is a great opportunity to have fellowship and invite new friends!
MSM Small Groups are designed to provide a welcoming, safe, and Christ-centered environment for young people to seek Biblical answers, receive prayer support, and have an opportunity to develop a personal relationship with Christ. The primary goal of small groups is to offer a sense of belonging and acceptance for every student. Through these groups, quiet students are encouraged to share, and absent students are missed and valued. The groups work with existing friendship clusters rather than against them, promoting positive peer friendships, and providing a support structure for new Christians to grow spiritually. The program begins with game time, followed by worship and a Biblical message. Afterward, students gather in their respective small groups to discuss the message and pray together. This allows for deeper engagement with the content and encourages spiritual growth among the students. Groups are divided by gender and grade.
Middle School Leadership (MSL) is our unique opportunity for students to use their gifts, talents, and abilities to serve in ministry. MSL exists to provide connections, opportunities, and environments that will help you seek, serve, and share Christ. As a Middle School Student Leader, you have the opportunity to work alongside our staff to help make Middle School Ministry fun, welcoming, and excellent in every way. You will be challenged to grow in your leadership ability by serving at least once a month in one of our service areas: First Impressions Team, Production (Tech), or Worship Band. In addition, we have the opportunity to partner with Shadow Mountain Kids Ministry to serve as leaders during weekend services. We hold monthly MSL 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 MSL and serve at a higher level, come check out this unique opportunity.
Resound is Shadow Mountain’s worship choir for Middle School students in grades 6 through 8. This energetic, life-changing music ministry will challenge students in their musical gifts through voice, instruments and movement to impact the Kingdom of God. Resound will have the opportunity to participate in leading worship as well as various outreach and performance events. It is our passion that students will experience what it means to be servant leaders and to reach the world around them with the good news of Jesus Christ. Bring your desire to serve Him and join us in an outreach ministry that will grow your faith and music abilities!
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.
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. Click below to add your child to the waitlist.
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.
Doors open 6:15pm for drop off. 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 Middle School 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. Small groups will end at 8:15pm and parents can pick up their students between 8:15pm — 8:30pm.
If you are new and want to join a small group, arrive at 6:15 pm and come to the check in table. We will assign you to a group! You can also sign up here https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Form/cb5d54fe-9302-491e-8ddf-5d05c5b1e7d4
Middle School Ministry is a no phone zone. All cell phones will be silenced and put away during the message and small group time. Students will be allowed to use their phones when small groups has ended at 8:15pm. If you need to contact your student in the event of an emergency, please call or text (619) 569-4885.