Student Ministry

Our Vision

The Sherwood Student Ministry strives to partner with parents/guardians to develop fully devoted and equipped followers of Jesus Christ. Students are challenged to be biblically literate in a biblically illiterate world. Our desire is that students come to know, seek and obey Christ in daily surrender to His Lordship and become passionate about loving God and loving others.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Time

Every Tuesday morning before school, students gather in Albany and Lee County for a time of prayer and Bible study. We meet at 6:45 am at the Lee County Chick-Fil-a and at 7 am at Panera Bread in Albany.

Upcoming events 

Senior Recognition

Ready or not, graduation is right around the corner. The Sherwood Student Ministry Staff is so excited for our seniors who will be graduating this year, and we want to honor and recognize this special achievement. As a student ministry, we have multiple ways that we want to celebrate with you and your family.

More Information

Click above for more information on Senior Recognition Sunday, our graduation dinner and how to submit your student’s photo for our worship folder.

2018 Elevate Camp

Elevate Camp is a fun, inspiring and life-changing Christian camp for middle and high school youth groups. This camp isn't just another event, it provides individual programming for middle and high school students, intentional small groups and individual church group times. Students also have a great opportunity to make deeper connections with each other and develop new friendships. Parents can also feel a part of the experience through live simulcasting and social media updates. 

Elevate Camp Registration

Pay Elevate Camp Deposit

Pay Elevate camp Full Amount



Student Leadership University, better known as SLU, equips students with the rules and tools of leadership and provides students a 20-year head start in the ability to think, dream and lead. To qualify for these trips students need to be involved in leadership activities in our Student Ministry. Detailed information packets are available at the student welcome desk! If you have any other questions, please contact the Student Office at (229)883-1910 x 1220.

SLU 101 | Orlando, FL | July 2-5, 2018 | Cost: $675 (Deposit: $100)
Shape your students' future through the ultimate experience at SLU 101! Your students will begin their leadership journey by understanding that Leadership Begins at the Feet of Jesus. From behind the scenes at SeaWorld to world-class speakers in exclusive learning environments, SLU 101 teaches your students the practical, relational, and life skills to change the way they think, dream, and lead! For more information please visit:

SLU 101 Registration

SLU 201 | Washington D.C. | July 16-20, 2018 | Cost $1050 + fight (Deposit: $100)
Building on the foundation of personal leadership learned at SLU 101, SLU 201 will put you in the heart of our Washington, D.C. and equip you to lead as a citizen and catalyst for change. Experience the Nation's Capital in a way most never will. Tour the monuments by twilight, walk the hall of Congress, learn from national leaders and witness the legacy of the Founding Fathers as you discover your own role in society's future. For more information please visit:

SLU 201 Registration


Uganda Mission Trip | March 29 - April 6th

Sherwood Baptist Church and Sherwood Christian Academy are partnering With Open Eyes, a Christian missions organization that trains and equips pastors in Africa to plant churches and share the Gospel. On this trip, students will be working with leaders from With Open Eyes to minister to pastors and their congregations, and also working with families living in refugee camps.

More information

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Life is busy, but we want to make it easy to keep up with what's going on in our student ministry. Here are several ways you can stay informed with what's happening!

Elevate News
Each month we send out several informational emails about upcoming events, links to registration pages and much more. Click the link below to subscribe to our Elevate News email.

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Text Message Updates
Inbox flooded and afraid you will miss something? Sign up for text message reminders. We send these out only for major events and general reminders. Our Elevate News email is the best way to stay informed and get the details. Click the link below to sign up for text message reminders!

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Social Media
Another great way to stay informed on what's happening is through our social media pages. Our primary method of communication is through Instagram, but we also have a Facebook page and Twitter account that we update regularly. Be sure to follow us on each of these platforms!

Instagram: @SherwoodStudents
Twitter: @SherwoodTeens


Elevate Student Ministries Services // Wednesday Nights in Hope 204

Elevate is our Wednesday night worship service for middle and high school students. Each week students get the opportunity to engage with God in worship, led by one of our student worship teams, and be challenged to hear from God's Word. The worship service for middle school begins at 6:15 pm and high school begins at 7:30 pm in the student worship area. 

Before the services students have an opportunity to grab a coffee, soda, pizza or hotdog from the Elevate Café which opens at 5 pm on Wednesday. We also open up our outdoor basketball area at 5 pm as well. Elevate is a great place to come on a Wednesday night. Hope to see you soon!

STUDENT Bible study

Parents and students can choose which Bible study hour they will attend. Students’ Bible study options are at 9:30 am and 11 am. These will be age-, grade- and gender-specific classes. 
Hope 109 - 6th grade boys
Hope 108 - 6th grade girls
Hope 107 - 7th grade boys
Hope 105 - 7th grade girls
Hope 104 - 8th grade boys
Hope 103 - 8th grade girls
Hope 202 - 9th grade boys
Hope 102 - 9th grade girls
Hope 106 - 10th grade boys
Hope 205 - 10th grade girls
Hope 208 - 11th grade boys
Hope 207 - 11th grade girls
Hope 209 - 12th grade boys
Hope 210 - 12th grade girls

Hope 1st Floor



Hope 2nd Floor

Contact Info

For more information about Student Ministry, please contact the Student Office at 229.883.1910.


Student Ministry Team

Garrett Grubbs | Student Pastor |
Tim Johnson | Student Worship Associate Pastor |  

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