Shadow Mountain Cares provides spiritual and physical assistance to victims of natural disasters, disease, hunger and poverty in San Diego County with the purpose of sharing the good news that Jesus is the way to eternal life.
Registration for SM Cares Food Ministry is now closed due to being at capacity. We hope to have registration open again in the near future. Thank you for your interest!
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’… your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.” -Matthew 6:31-32 NLT
SM Cares Food Distribution is located in the Lower Campus Chapel (LCC). If you have already been approved to pick up a box, you may come by our campus on:
Signs will direct you from the front gate right to our door for pick up.
The Prison Ministry, since its inception in July 2003, ministers to all those impacted by incarceration: inmates, parolees and ex-offenders, spouses, family members, children of inmates (Angel Tree kids), and first responders such as correctional officers, prison staff, and police officers. The “P” in “prison” stands for “people”, and the vision of the SMCC Prison Ministry is to touch as many as possible with the love of Christ and His saving grace. The Prison Ministry is open to both men and women. It is an opportunity to stretch your faith and be a source of real blessing and encouragement to men, women, and children who have been affected by crime. This is also a ministry which touches close to home, as there our many families within our own fellowship who have loved ones that are incarcerated. All ministry members undergo appropriate orientation, training, and background checks as mandated by the State Prison System. Additional training is given in areas that affect ministry outside the Prison System.
Monday evening meetings in Room 210, Generations Building, 2nd Floor
On the 1st Monday night of the month from 6-7p, join us for our monthly prayer meeting to help encourage and minister to all those impacted by incarceration. Prayer is the key to the ministry being blessed by God and Moving Forward with Him. Family Dessert fellowship is from 7-8:30p. This meeting is for anyone who is struggling with a loved one incarcerated or who has been incarcerated. To come alongside those who need encouragement and to answer any questions they might have with dealing with loved ones behind the walls.
The 3rd Monday night of the month from 7-8:30p is our Team & New Volunteer Orientation Meeting. We urge all those who are currently involved as a “Team Member” with the SMCC Prison Ministry to attend this vital meeting to help stay connected with what God is doing and meeting new volunteers who want to know how they can get involved. If you are a person who is interested in becoming a part of the SMCC Prison Ministry, or just want to find out more about the Ministry, this is the meeting to attend. You will get a chance to interact with many current Team Members who can share with you all that is taking place and listen in as they plan future outreaches to those impacted by incarceration. This will help you greatly to decide if this is where God wants you to serve.
DivorceCare is designed to help you recover from the pain of separation and divorce. It is a weekly support group and seminar conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. Most importantly, you'll learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. You'll meet others who understand what you are feeling and who will be able to offer you encouragement. You'll also have a chance to talk about the information presented during the DivorceCare video seminar. The leadership team for DivorceCare consists of people who understand how you feel and have a real concern for individuals who are experiencing separation and divorce. DivorceCare features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation.
You are welcome to begin attending the DivorceCare group on any week. Each session is "self-contained," and you can continue through the next cycle to view any of the topics you have not seen.
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion. A GriefShare workbook assists you with note-taking, journaling and grief study. The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours. During the small group discussion time, you'll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own. GriefShare features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is "self-contained," so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.
Counseling at Shadow Mountain Community Church embraces the Word of God which provides thorough instruction and solutions regarding the challenges of life. It is a no-fee, short term, biblically based, counseling ministry available to members and regular attenders of the church. Please contact us if you would like more information or to schedule an appointment.
Marriage Preparation is a mentoring program designed to help you lay the foundation for a strong biblical marriage. We welcome the opportunity study with you as you prepare for your upcoming marriage or decision to become engaged. This program is offered to members and regular attenders of Shadow Mountain Community Church who are marrying for the first time. (Due to the unique dynamics of second marriages we recommend couples in this situation meet with a Christian counselor. Names are available upon request).
If you would like to be married at Shadow Mountain Community Church, or desire a Shadow Mountain pastor to officiate your wedding ceremony, successful completion of a marriage preparation program is required and will be verified by the pastor. Please register at least 4-6 months prior to your wedding.
To Register: Please complete a Pre-Marriage Questionnaire for each of you (one for the bride and one for the groom). After we receive your questionnaires we will contact you to schedule an interview.
The purpose of the Watchman on the Wall Ministry is to enlist and support prayer warriors who will commit to dedicate one hour each week to pray for the Shadow Mountain Ministries. Our prayer ministry is divided into four "Walls" (North, East, South, and West). Each wall consists of 168 positions, one for each hour of the day, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Each participant is assigned a position that corresponds with a one-hour time slot on one of the walls that fits with their schedule and agrees to pray for the Shadow Mountain Ministries during that hour. At the conclusion of his or her prayer time, each participant calls the prayer warrior assigned to the next hour and "hands off the watch". A person's hour on the "Wall" is spent in the privacy of their home, office, or wherever they choose. There are no meetings or other commitments other than spending one hour weekly praying for the Shadow Mountain Ministries.
Each month the Watchman Alert is sent to each participant by email or by US Mail. This prayer letter lists current prayer and praise items for the different ministries of the church. Ample information is provided to fill one hour on the "Wall".
If you would like to join the Watchman on the Wall program or to change your existing preferences, please review the available times by clicking on Watchman Wall Chart. Note your desired time, return to this page and click on Watchman on the Wall Registration. Enter the required information and click on submit at the bottom of the form.
The Toy Soldier Ministry provides hand-crafted wooden toys to children in need, and presents these gifts in the name of Jesus Christ, who gave us the gift of salvation. This ministry facilitates wonderful fellowship, and opportunities for Bible study and devotions, as well as mentoring and teaching the young men and women of the church. The Toy Soldier Ministry also serves as a support to other ministries within our local church body, specifically, Prison Ministry Fellowship, AWANA, and Christian Education.
Shadow Mountain provides weekly interpreting for the Deaf during our 9:00 a.m. Sunday service. Interpreting may also be available upon request for other SMCC- related events.