Youth Ministry at Shady Grove

In Shady Grove Youth Ministries, we have fun while we grow, learn and serve together. We are dedicated to creating a safe space for teens and pre-teens, grades 6-12, to encounter the radical love of Jesus Christ and learn what it means to be a disciple. All are welcome. Our ministry offers a range of ministries with youth, as well as ways to connect within the life of the congregation. Whether it’s youth group, youth choir, the praise band, a small group, a retreat, or a mission trip, we strive to offer opportunities that give youth a chance to use their passions and gifts to serve Christ and others, and to grow deeper in their relationship with God.

If you are interested in getting involved with Youth Ministries at Shady Grove as a youth or volunteer, please contact Mary Elder using the button below.

Upcoming Youth Events (click on an event block to register in Realm)

Busch Gardens Trip- July 26th, 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Rising 6th Graders Putt Putt- August 5th, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Flying Squirrels Faith Night- August 8th, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Burkwood Pool Party- August 12th, 3:30-8:00 p.m.

Block Party- August 25th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.




Shady Grove Youth Scholarship

Shady Grove Scholarship applications are due in the church office by April 30th. The scholarship is open for all current high school seniors or young adults enrolled in college or further education. Please click the button to find the form or contact with questions.

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Weekly Face-to-Face Small Groups for Youth.

Youth Sunday Morning Small Group is a small group for middle and high schoolers which meets in the Youth Center at 9:45 a.m. Youth Group meets every Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m. and is a chance for teens to connect with Christ and each other. Shady Grove invites youth, grades 6-12, to come join for small group sessions, discussion, service, and games.

Youth Small Group


9:45 AM

Youth Group


4:00 PM

Youth Missions
Youth Missions

Youth Missions opportunities range from mini projects during the youth group hour, church-wide events, summer trips, and more! We focus on growing our faith through missions to better serve ourselves and our community.


Cappella Youth Choir

Cappella, open to singers in grades 6 – 12, focuses on teaching growing and changing voices to sing skillfully and in harmony. They participate in worship regularly, are an important component in the Christmas and Spring concerts, and have the opportunity to participate in Youth Jam (a regional festival for church youth choirs).
For more information about music at Shady Grove, please contact Bryan Greer at (804) 746-9073.

4G - Youth Praise Band

4G is an opportunity for young musicians (grades 6-12) to praise God with contemporary Christian music while learning to play in a group. 4G provides the musical portion of worship leadership for Youth Group on Sunday evenings. There are also opportunities to lead portions of Sunday morning worship about once per quarter, and other special events such as Youth Sunday, the yearly block party, and other opportunities. Rehearsals take place in the Youth Room (G217) on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Contact Mary Elder below for more information about 4G.