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 Ministy is under the direction of Bradley Kibler, Associate Director of Youth & Programs. If you would like more information, email Bradley Kibler at [email protected]

Youth Fellowship

Sunday evenings during the school year, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm youth gather and share a meal together then break out 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.

Confirmation

Sundays, January through April from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Each spring, our 8th Grade students explore their faith and ultimately decide if they want to make a commitment to Jesus Christ. Shallowford excitedly awaits confirmands who are willing to put their faith, trust, and love in Jesus Christ. At that time, these students are given the opportunity to become members of the church.

Through Confirmation Sunday, confirmands will learn a Books of the Bible song to improve their ability to locate the various chapters. Class topics include Church Policy, Spiritual Practices, Sacraments, Visiting Other Churches, and Confirmation Study.

Trips

Throughout the year, Shallowford offers/provides a variety of trips for all the different age groups of our youth. In the spring, Rev. Bradley Kibler, Associate Pastor for Youth & Programs, spends time caring for our middle and high school students through two separate retreats. Each summer, youth have the option to attend a week-long trip to the Montreat Worship Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, and an annual mission trip to held out a community in need.

Cost

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 $50 each semester to cover the cost of Sunday night meals.