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.

wednesday night Summer schedule

5 pm - Game room/basketball/Elevate Cafe open
6:30 pm - Combined worship for middle and high school

Upcoming events 

Middle School Jam in the Gym | July 13 | 3 pm - 5 pm
High School Jam in the Gym | July 13 | 6 pm - 8 pm

Escape the outdoor heat and come show off your soccer skills! On July 13, we are going to be taking over the gym at the church and playing some indoor soccer. Students are encouraged to wear tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water. High school will have dinner (pizza and drinks). $5 for pizza and drinks.

Middle School Father/Son Nerf War | July 20 | 6 pm - 8 pm | $5

Middle School guys and dads, get ready for a fun night of strategy, laughs and lots of flying foam as we host our first Father Son Nerf War. This is going to be a fun event that will feature multiple nerf battles, pizza, and a some practical wisdom on being a man of God for students and dads. The cost is $5 per person and everyone needs to bring their own nerf gun, ammo and eye protection. Even if your dad cannot make it, you can still come and have some fun! Please register below so we know how many to expect.

Register for Nerf War

High School Girls Night of Worship | July 26 | 7 pm - 9 pm | $5

High School Ladies, join us for a Night of Worship! You can sip on delicious coffee and nibble on yummy dessert, while going through several stations that will encourage you as you worship. Bring your Bible, journal, blanket and pillow as you get comfortable and listen to our Senior Panel. To wrap up the night, we will have community worship. You do not want to miss this fun evening! The cost is $5. Please register below so we know how many to expect

Register for Night of Worship

Middle School Girls Day | July 27 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | $5

Middle School girls and moms, join us for a fun pool party as we dive into pizza, laughter and scripture! Even if your mom can't make it, you can still come and have some fun. Please wear a one-piece and don't forget a towel. Cost is $5. Please register below so we know how many to expect!

Register for Girls Day

Beach Day | July 30 | $15

As the summer comes to a close, we are helping students get one trip to the beach. Each summer the Sherwood Student Ministry goes to Panama City for a relaxing day at the beach and then heads over to Pier Park for dinner and shopping. This trip is open to all middle and high school students.

The cost of the trip is $15, but students will also need money for dinner at Pier Park and bring a sack lunch for the beach. We will have a cooler with cold water in it.

Students need to be ready to leave the church at 7am. We will arrive home around 9:30pm.

If you have any questions or concerns about this trip please contact the Student Ministry Office at or call (229) 883-1910 ext. 1220.

Register for Beach Trip

Pay using a credit card


5th Grade Handoff | August 5 | noon - 1:30 pm in Student Building | $5 per person

Each year the Sherwood Children's Ministry and Student Ministry host a joint event called the 5th Grade Handoff. At this event you will have an opportunity to hear from our children's ministry staff as they handoff your student into the Student Ministry. At the handoff, you and your family will have an opportunity to hear from our Student Ministry Team and learn about our middle school ministry.

Register for 5th Grade Handoff


Promotion Sunday | August 12

On August 12, all students will be promoting to the next grade level Bible study class. We will still offer Bible Study classes during both the 9:30 am and 11 am Bible Study hours for 6th - 12th grade. A list of our new Bible Study teachers and classroom locations will be released soon.

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. 

Pay Elevate Camp Deposit

Pay Elevate camp Full Amount

Participation Form



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 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:

2019 Uganda Mission Trip | March 29 - April 6

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. Click the link below for more information.

Uganda Mission Trip

Update me

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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