Shallowford is a fun-loving community where teens in grades 6 through 12 from all around Atlanta can come to let loose, be accepted, and hear God’s truth from the Bible and how it applies to their everyday lives. Our leaders provide a safe place for kids to grow in their faith, ask hard questions, and learn what it means to live as a disciple of Christ. Through Sunday morning Bible study, Sunday night fellowship and small groups, Chapel Choir and retreats, the goal is simple: Youth IN Ministry. Shallowford’s Youth Ministry is under the direction of Bradley Kibler, Associate Pastor of Youth & Programs. While Pastor Bradley is away on sabbatical, you may reach out to Maggie Johnson, Interim Director of Youth & Young Adults, at [email protected]
Sunday evenings during the school year, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., youth gather and share a meal together, then break out for discussion and fun group activities. Shallowford offers a welcoming place for all middle and high school kids to relax and feel like a part of the family, as well as deepen your faith and build new relationships.
Leadership in Worship
Each fall, Shallowford youth lead worship during Youth Sunday. This is an opportunity for our youth to step into worship leadership where they prepare their own liturgy, write their own sermons, and lead the congregation in prayer and through song.
Sundays, January through April from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Each spring, our 8th grade students explore their faith in community as they journey toward membership at Shallowford Presbyterian Church. Throughout the Confirmation process, confirmands will learn about the books of Bible, church policy, spiritual practices, and the sacraments. Shallowford excitedly awaits confirmands who are willing to put their faith, trust, and love in Jesus Christ.
Throughout the year, Shallowford offers a variety of trips for all the different age groups of our youth. The Reverend Bradley Kibler, Associate Pastor for Youth & Programs, offers both a middle and high school students through the year. Each summer, youth have the option to attend a week-long trip to the Montreat Youth Conference in Montreat, North Carolina, as well as a mission trip to serve in another community.
Youth group is free, although we do rely on monetary donations and payments for many of our trips and retreats (all of which are optional). If our youth regularly attend, and we ask for $60 each semester to cover the cost of Sunday night meals.