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If you're new with us or have been visiting and want to learn more about Shades, click the button below to complete our online connection card, and one of our ministers will follow up with you.

Connection Card

Your faithful generosity allows us to continue advancing the Gospel here at home and around the world. You can give online, by text message, or at the baskets in the back of the Worship Center.

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Coming Up

Global Impact Celebration 2021 

Next week is one of our favorite weeks of the year! We'll welcome more than 30 mission partners on campus to celebrate all God is doing across the globe and encourage those on the field. See the schedule below to participate in this transformative week. 

GIC Schedule

College Worship

We're studying the Psalms this semester. Shades College meets weekly on Wednesday nights to see and savor Jesus, so make plans to be with us at 8:15 p.m. in the Student Building.

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Online Prayer Gathering

We're gathering virtually for a time of worship and prayer on Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. We'll pray for Global Impact Celebration and the missionaries joining us. We'll also spend some time praying for our ongoing search for a new pastor. Join us!

Join the Call

The Great Race

On April 7, Shades Kids is taking a trip around the world to learn more about its Global Impact Celebration missionaries! Kids will be placed in teams and compete in several challenges against one another. These challenges will help them learn about the men and women who will be with us for GIC 2021. Space is limited, so sign-up now!


Discover Shades

Discover introduces you to who we are and connects you to what we do. Our first in-person Discover class is this Sunday, April 11. Sign up below for an opportunity to hear from staff about our church.

Register for Discover Shades

How You Can Get Involved

Bible Reading in 2021

We're reading the Bible together! We've got a Chronological plan, in addition to host of other resources to encourage your time in Scripture. Take a look!

Reading Plans

Weekly Forecast

Join the First Impressions Team

Serve as a greeter, host, on our Welcome Desk or Guest Parking teams! This is a great way to meet people and set the environment as members and guests arrive on Sundays. Hit the button below to email Tommy DeRamus for details.

Email Tommy

Sunday School

We have a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages and stages. In our directory, you can find the class for you at either 9 or 10:30 a.m., in addition to which classes are taking place on-campus and which are still online!

View the Directory

Praying for our Senior Pastor Search

Tim Wheat is leading a nine-member prayer team to build ways to engage us with meaningful prayer during these months of our search for a new senior pastor. There are currently three ways you can begin praying. Head over to the search page for more information!

Senior Pastor Search