Thank you for visiting the Shades Crest Baptist Church Student Ministries page. We are a community of faith formed in Christ for the glory of God and the sake of others. We gather together because of Christ and in all we do we want to bring him glory so we can make a difference in the lives of others as we go. May you be open and eager to be led by God, through His son Jesus Christ. May you know His presence and His voice as you journey through life.
We seek to minister not just with and to students, but also to families, volunteers who work with students, our community, and the world. Shades Crest believes in the importance of being a part of the church and not separate from the adults. We are an intergenerational church. We take this seriously and yet know that we will have fun as we go through life’s journey together.
Look around the site and find out more about how you can be involved in what God is doing at Shades Crest and through this ministry.
Ephesians 5:1 “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.”
Associate Pastor: Student & Adult Ministries
Denis Tanner has been at Shades Crest since 1994. He serves as the Associate Pastor: Spiritual Formation & Students. He has 30 years of ministry experience serving in the local church. Denis has served as student pastor and minister of education at churches in Alabama, Georgia and Texas. He has a heart to make disciples. Denis has been blessed with a beautiful and supportive wife, Patti, and four wonderful children; three sons and one daughter. They have a spectacular granddaughter as well. Denis was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and holds degrees from Mobile College (University of Mobile) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his Masters in Religious Education. Denis enjoys time with his family, volunteering, the outdoors, playing tennis, working out, running, and spending time with friends.
Students Get Connected
Connect Groups, 9:15 am-10:15 am
This is our Bible study on Sunday mornings. We also have 9:00 am doughnuts in R. 223 on the first Sunday of every month.
Youth Choir, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Students wishing to sing in the Youth Choir can join us on Sunday afternoons in the Music Hall during the academic school year. (Does not meet during the summer)
Magnificent Mondays- Summers
During the summer students meet in homes for age graded Discipleship groups- See Newsletter for meeting times and locations.
CROSStRAINING (CT), 6:00 pm-7:15 pm
This is a Bible study/worship time for students led by students in room 229 (2nd floor). CT is a great time to grow in your walk with the Lord and make new friends. Bring your Bible and invite your friends.
CROSStRAINING Band – Students interested in being a part of the CT band should fill out an interest form and submit it to Denis Tanner. There is no deadline for turning in the form or a special date for tryouts. This will be an ongoing opportunity to get connected!
S.A.L.T. is a committee of students (7th-12th grade) and adults. SALT evaluates the Student Ministry events and programs and takes responsibility for activities. Each grade has a representative of their peers on this committee along with the student minister and advisory committee. Students seek to share not only their view of things, but also the opinions of their peers. This committee is the pulse of our youth group. We will meet 6 times during the year. It is a commitment for each person to be present at the meetings and to find a sub if they must miss. SALT members need to encourage other students to grow in their faith by participating with other students in Bible study, worship, fellowship and ministry.
Parents Get Connected
Parents are the backbone of our student ministry. Let us know where you would like to plug in!
Click on the link below!
Parent Meeting: What you missed.
Biblical Virtues to Pray over Students, from First Priority
All students need have notarized form to participate in activities and events.