University Ministry



About UMIN

We value the Church and realize that UMIN is just one piece of the larger body of Shades. We love college students and offer multiple ways for you to serve with our church family. Whether it's playing in the orchestra, rocking babies in the nursery, discipling a group of high schoolers, or working in an after-school program, we want you to invest yourself here!


Sunday School

Our goal each Sunday is to take the big and make it smaller by offering you a place to come and study God's Word in an intentional setting. We meet every week throughout the summer in the Student Building Loft. Our hope is that you walk away understanding the Gospel better and feeling prepared to live a life for Christ. We meet in the Student Building at 11:00 AM immediately following Worship every Sunday.

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Small Groups

We want to help you find intentional, Gospel-motivated community during your summer break. You can join a Small Groups with us if that's something you're hoping to find while you're in town. Small Groups are led by folks out of college who love Jesus and want to help you love him more too. You'll meet in the home of your leader, read through Scripture, discuss and dig in, all in the context of community. Groups meet once a week on various nights in June and July.

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Directions from Samford

  • Drive toward I-65
  • Turn left onto Columbiana Rd. at the Columbiana/Greensprings intersection before you reach I-65
  • Shades UMIN is at the second stoplight on your left on Columbiana Rd. in the Student Building

If you want to volunteer in this ministry but aren't sure where to begin, current volunteer opportunities are one button away.