Here at Shades, the Preteen ministry exists within Shades Kids to provide an environment where preteens can grow in knowledge, develop community, and take ownership of their faith to become transformed teens who influence their world for Christ. This takes place in three primary ways: Sunday School, Wednesday nights and special opportunities.
PRETEEN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Sunday School is our "bread and butter" here at Shades, and it is no different for preteens! Preteen Sunday School (grades 5 & 6) takes place on the second floor of the Worship Center (W201). Preteens meet during both the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday School hours.
Preteens begin Sunday morning with the opportunity to work on Scripture memorization, play games, and spend time in fellowship with one another. They then transition to a large group lesson that lays the biblical foundation for small group application. Small groups are divided by grade and gender and deal with the implications of the Scripture passage taught.
For more information on Preteen Sunday School, please email our Minister to Children & Preteens, Stephanie Hartsell.
ELEVATE WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
6:00-7:30 p.m. in WC200
Elevate is Shades' 5th and 6th grade Wednesday night worship time. Come and join us for some fun and fellowship, and some brief teaching that engages preteens in their walk with Jesus. The goal of Elevate is to help preteens take ownership of their faith by providing a place where they can ask hard questions and deal with difficult topics from a biblical perspective.
For more information on Elevate, contact our Minister to Children & Preteens, Stephanie Hartsell.
6th Grade DGroups
Discipleship groups are an integral part of our church's culture and identity. In fact, one of our core values as a church is for every disciple to be growing in their walk with Jesus. This is fostered primarily through what we call DGroups.
6th graders at Shades have the unique opportunity to experience this small group discipleship as they prepare to enter student ministry. Groups are made up of peers who learn the basic principles of Christian living and how young men and women can walk with Jesus every day. They will also be introduced to accountability and it's importance for disciples of Christ.
For more information on DGroups and how to get your sixth grader involved contact our Children & Preteen Minister Stephanie Hartsell.