Youth ministry at Shallowford is a fun-loving community where teens in grades 6-12 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 youth ministry 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. We create a space where kids can use their gifts and talents and feel a sense of ownership and belonging in this part of the Body of Christ. Through Sunday morning Bible study, Sunday night fellowship and small groups, Chapel Choir and retreats, the goal is simple: Youth IN Ministry. We would love to have you join us!
Frequently Asked Questions
When do you typically meet?
- Youth Sunday School is 9:30-10:30 am, Each Sunday morning we gather together to dig a little deeper into Scripture using a variety of studies, curriculum, and styles. We offer a Jr. High class for grades 6-8 and a Sr. High class for grades 9-12.
- Chapel Choir, our 6 -12 grade choir, meets each Sunday night from 4:30-6 pm. The choir consists of 80+ youth and is an energetic ministry here at Shallowford.
- Youth Fellowship is every Sunday night throughout the school year, from 6-7:30 pm. We share a meal together and then break out discussion and fun group activities.
What are the costs associated with being a part of the youth group?
It’s free! We love to offer a welcoming place for all middle and high school kids to relax and feel like a part of the family. We do depend on monetary donations and payments for many of our trips and retreats. We also ask for $50 each semester to cover the cost of Sunday night meals should you choose to participate.
Who runs the Youth Group?
Bradley was born and raised in midtown Atlanta. Following graduation from Woodward Academy, she attended the University of Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior. During college, she spent time working at First Presbyterian Church of Athens as their High School Intern and spent her final semester of college living in an HIV/AIDS orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa. Post-graduation, Bradley began working as the Associate Director of Youth and Family Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, where her love of ministry continued to grow. Wanting to explore her passions at the intersection of faith and health, Bradley enrolled at Emory University and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health and Master of Divinity, hoping to graduate in May 2017. Bradley joined the Shallowford staff in August 2015 as the Youth Intern and Seminary Intern, and now serves enthusiastically as our Director of Youth and Program Ministries. She loves building relationships with the youth, finding ways to engage their faith in new ways, and creating fun programming for our Shallowford community!
If you have any further questions, please email Bradley Kibler at [email protected]
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Join us this Sunday night as we travel to Laser Quest for Laser Tag. Since it is a 3-day weekend, we will extend youth group and entire hour. Can you imagine all of the extra fun we are going to have together? Please be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring $20.
All High School Youth (9th-12th grade) are invited to join us on our annual High School Retreat. This year we're kickin' it old school at Whitewater Express in Ducktown, TN, We look forward to an opportunity to unplug, have meaningful conversation, and play, play, play!
During January 2019, Shallowford members of all ages are encouraged to bring food donations to the church office in support of Souper Bowl of Caring on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017 and is regarded as being the worst natural disaster on record to affect Dominica and Puerto Rico. This Spring Break, Shallowford High School students have an incredible opportunity to mobilize and help our neighbors in a time of great need through Experience Mission. Leave your electronics at home and share your Spring Break to pour out God's love!
As your youth enters one of the poorest parts in the United States, they will see not much has changed in the 50 years. They will invest in outreach projects and tackle home repair projects for families in need. Many of the homes leftover from the coal industry era are in desperate need of repairs families cannot afford. With such positive reviews from last year, we will be unplugging and disconnecting electronically for the week!
Join us this summer on our annual trip to the Montreat Youth Conference. Throughout the week, we will hear great speakers and preachers, participate in energizers and recreation, and have fellowship in small groups and fellowship. Montreat Youth Conference clears space for encountering God, discovering and deepening a vibrant and durable faith in Jesus Christ, and hearing an invitation to make a personal commitment to embody the love, justice and righteousness of Christ.