Grow at Sherwood

Beginning January 9, 2023

For questions about any of the following activities, please call the church office at (229) 883-1910.

Select from the options below for more detailed information.


Sundays

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Saturdays

SUNDAYS


Connect Groups meet weekly on Sunday mornings!

Sunday Schedule:
7:45 am | Sunday Morning Prayer Time
8:15 am | Adult Connect Groups
9:30 am | Worship Service
11 am | Connect Groups for All Ages
5:30 pm | House of Prayer
6 pm | Worship Service

CONNECT GROUPS

Connect Group classes are offered at 8:15 am and 11 am every Sunday. Preschoolers, children, students, and college students will meet at 11 am.

8:15 am Connect Groups

SENIOR ADULTS

Ruth's Shining Light
FELLOWSHIP 102 | Pippin, Powell + Wilson | Women 65+

Men Under Construction
FELLOWSHIP 103/104 | Weaver | Men 70-80+

Fishers of Men
FELLOWSHIP 101 | Collier | Men 70+

Encouragers

WORSHIP 108 | Hatcher | Couples 60+

MEDIAN ADULTS

Life Application

FAITH 203 | Frantz | Couples 50-60s

11 am Connect Groups


Adult Connect Groups

SENIOR ADULTS

Faith Seekers
ABCC 101 | Douglas | Couples 60-70s

Living Word 
JOY 122 | Mathis | Couples 60+

Logos
WORSHIP 101 | Cain + Logan | Couples 50+

Agape 
WORSHIP 109 | Beall + Majors | Women 60+

Barnabas 
FELLOWSHIP 101 | Harrison + Johnson | Couples 60s

Abigail 
FELLOWSHIP 105/106 | Davis, Martin + Wari | Women 50+

MEDIAN ADULTS

The Journey 
FELLOWSHIP 103/104 | McDaniel + Smith | Couples 50s

Cornerstone 
GYM | Butler, Howell + Spalinger | Couples 40-50s

Disciple Makers 
FAITH 202 | Davis + Perry | Couples 40-50s

Harvest 
FELLOWSHIP 109 | Fallin + Proctor | Couples 40-50s

Heart + Hands
FAITH 208 | Broome + Varnadoe | Couples 40-50s

Fitness 
FAITH 203 | Orr + Sheets | Couples 40-50s

Abide
WORSHIP 103 | Casey + Mingo | Adults 20+

SINGLE ADULTS

N’Fuzion 
FELLOWSHIP 108 | Maddox | 40+

Doulos 
FELLOWSHIP 107 | Bland + Mallery | Singles 28-39

YOUNG ADULTS

Legacy Builders 
FAITH 210 | NeSmith | Couples 30-40s

His Will
FAITH 206 | Blackburn | Couples 30-40s

New Beginnings
 
FAITH 207 | Dziuban | Couples 30s

Going Deeper 
WORSHIP 107 | Dapper + Briseno | Couples 30-40s

Blue Print 
FELLOWSHIP 102 | Ofodile + Oxendine | Couples 30-40s

Fellowship
WORSHIP 108 | Flynt + Miller | Couples 30s

Foundations  
FAITH 201 | Flowers + Weaver | Couples 20s

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS/COLLEGE

Young Adults

FAITH 211 | Gotthardt, Janson, Kelley + Richardson | Singles 18-30

SPANISH

Reconciliation 
FELLOWSHIP 202 | Trochez | Spanish

Children + Student Groups

Wee Care will be available during the 9:30 am Worship service and 11 am Connect Group.

PRESCHOOL

Newborns | JOY 103
Crawlers | JOY 104
Walkers | JOY 106
Toddlers | JOY 107
2-Year-Olds A | JOY 109
2-Year-Olds B | JOY 110
3-Year-Olds A | JOY 112
3-Year-Olds B | JOY 113
4-Year-Olds A | JOY 114
4-Year-Olds B | JOY 115
Kindergarten A | JOY 117
Kindergarten B | JOY 118

CHILDREN

1st Grade A-K | JOY 201
1st Grade L-Z | JOY 203
2nd Grade A-K | JOY 205
2nd Grade L-Z | JOY 204
3rd Grade A-K | JOY 206
3rd Grade L-Z | JOY 207
4th Grade A-K | JOY 210
4th Grade L-Z | JOY 208
5th Grade | JOY 211

BUDDY MINISTRY
JOY 215
The Buddy Ministry seeks to provide individualized care in a safe and compassionate environment during normal worship services for children with special needs, both physical and mental, and their families. Our ministry is equipped to minister to children ages preschool through elementary.

FIRST STEP
JOY 209 +213
Meets the first Sunday of the month.
The First Steps Class is designed to partner with parents as they walk their children through the most important decision their child will ever make: salvation. We believe it is our responsibility, as the church, to equip parents to be the chief disciple-makers in their own home, and preparing and helping them walk this time in the life of their child is one
of the best ways to do it.


STUDENTS

MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th Grade Girls | HOPE 108
6th Grade Boys | HOPE 109
7th Grade Girls | HOPE 104
7th Grade Boys | HOPE 102
8th Grade Girls | HOPE 103
8th Grade Boys | HOPE 102

HIGH SCHOOL
9th Grade Girls | HOPE 110
9th Grade Boys | HOPE 208
10th Grade Girls | HOPE 206
10th Grade Boys | HOPE 202
11th Grade Girls | HOPE 209
11th Grade Boys | HOPE 207
12th Grade Boys + Girls | HOPE 201

MONDAYS


Young Adults Weekly Discipleship Group (Career)
6:30 pm | Begins January 9
OFF SITE* | Kelleys + Richardsons 
Uniting with believers is a foundational aspect of discipleship. It is so important for young adults to be involved in a biblical community of believers who are walking in a similar season of life! Our Young Adult Ministry hosts discipleship groups that meet in homes throughout the week to provide an opportunity for singles 18-30 to join with other believers in building community together. The goal of these groups is to encourage one another, be accountable to each other, and walk through life together in community.

* Speak with Connect Group leaders for discipleship group locations.

TUESDAYS


 

GriefShare
9:30 am | Begins January 10
ABCC 102 | Lois Wilson + Lindsey Fricks
Grieving and growing is messy because life is messy. Join the journey with others that are grieving and experience the biblical reality that it's normal to hurt and necessary to grieve. Grief Share is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.  GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

WOMEN BIBLE STUDIES

Precept: Joshua*
9:30 am | Begins January 10
FELLOWSHIP CENTER | Stephanie Bennett
Where are the people not dismayed by the faces, the opinions, the opposition of others? Those who do not want to be dismayed—shaken by the storms and conflicts of life, but strong enough in character to stand for what God says is right and true? In this study of Joshua, learn what it means to know God, believe God, and get a grip on God and everything He has for you in this life so that you may not be ashamed in the life to come.

All Things New by Kelly Minter*
9:30 am | Begins January 10
FELLOWSHIP 102 +107 | Faye Sharber
In this study of 2 Corinthians, explore the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meet Christ through a pressing thorn, open wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and learn what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

Gideon by Priscilla Shirer*
9:30 am | Begins March 7
FELLOWSHIP 102 +107 | Faye Sharber
IThis study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you've ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.

* Childcare is provided. Workbook for purchase in the Source Bookstore. Homework is encouraged.

COLLEGE 

Young Adults Weekly Discipleship Group (College)
7:30 pm | Begins January 10
OFF SITE* | Gotthardts + Jansens 
Uniting with believers is a foundational aspect of discipleship. It is so important for young adults to be involved in a biblical community of believers who are walking in a similar season of life! Our Young Adult Ministry hosts discipleship groups that meet in homes throughout the week to provide an opportunity for singles 18-30 to join with other believers in building community together. The goal of these groups is to encourage one another, be accountable to each other, and walk through life together in community.

* Speak with Connect Group leaders for discipleship group locations.

WEDNESDAYS

Mid-Week Activities + Classes

Mid-week Bible studies, classes and activities are available on campus for spiritual growth in addition to Sunday morning Connect Groups. These Bible studies equip our members with evangelism opportunities and provide the tools needed to thrive as believers. The majority of our classes take place on Wednesday nights. This section should guide you through areas in which you could use your spiritual gifts in service to others, attend classes to grow your personal walk with Christ, and build community with other Christians. Look around...we have a lot to offer!



Adult CLasses

Most classes and activities begin at 6:30 pm. 

Choir + Orchestra 
Choir | WORSHIP 107
Orchestra | WORSHIP CENTER
Choir rehearsal for Sunday Worship Services and special events.

Explore the Word
FAITH 211 | Curtis Driver
Pray and study the Bible with old and young; single and married. Curtis Driver is currently leading an in-depth look at Ephesians.

Grace Walk by Steve McVey
FAITH 201 | Matt Casey + Patrick Sebesta
Trying to live the Christian Life in our own strength is exhausting. Living by the Law is impossible. Come and learn how to abide in Christ and walk in His Grace on a daily basis. Find the freedom He offers and see how much more effective your walk will be for His Kingdom!

Kingdom Marriage
FAITH 202 | Van Weaver
For any and every couple who wants to make their marriage even better. Dr. Evans is a gifted Biblical teacher and powerful storyteller. In this study he uses his gifts to lead couples to discover the hope, challenge and guidance God’s Word has for every marriage. Come join us as we continue to invest in our most important earthly relationship.

Financial Peace University
FAITH 203 | Dustin Walker
Financial Peace helps you learn to pay off debt and order your finances around a budget. It helps you see your money as a tool and not a master. Designed around biblical principles, this course can help you find financial freedom.

Discover Sherwood
FAITH 206
Come and learn what it means to be part of Sherwood and how you can plug in. This four-session introduction to the church will teach you about the mission and vision of our church as well as show you around our facility.

When Heaven is Silent
ABCC 101 | Gary Hadden
Who doesn't have challenges in life? Who doesn't ask “why?" When life comes crashing down around you, easy answers and quick fixes can't ease your pain. Come and examine how God ministers to us through the challenges of life. This study encourages Christians through those tough times when it is hard to live by faith and not by sight. Journey to discover how God works through the most difficult experiences in life.

GriefShare
ABCC 102 | Tom + Brenda Pollock
Grieving and growing is messy because life is messy. Join the journey with others that are grieving and experience the biblical reality that it's normal to hurt and necessary to grieve. Grief Share is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend.  GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

DivorceCare
ABCC 103 | Kathy Andrews, Phillip Shirey + Jessica Tabarrok
Two are better than one, but what does one do when life throws a curve ball, and you find yourself alone? This can be a painful and lonely place to be. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.  Find help for your hurts, discover hope for the future and experience God’s healing. This group study has a heart for people in separation and divorce and a desire that people will come to know the hope, help and healing found in a relationship with the Lord.



MEN'S CLASSES

Liking Jesus by Craig Groeschel
FAITH 209 | Billy Guin
January 11—February 8
It's time for us to put God and others first in our ever-growing selfie-centered world. In this 5-session Liking Jesus video study, author Craig Groeschel taps into some of the most up-to-date studies on social media to help us understand how it affects our emotions, relationships, attitudes, and beliefs. Offering real-life examples and up-to-date studies on social media, he helps us rediscover authenticity, compassion, contentment, rest, and other biblical values that bring us closer to Jesus. It's time to "like" Jesus.

Redeemed—Turning Brokenness into Something Beautiful by Craig Groeschel
February 15—March 22
FAITH 209 | Billy Guin
The Redeemed CORE five-session video study features real-life stories of men who have faced real-life challenges and discovered transformation, redemption, restoration, purpose, and identity. These stories serve as a catalyst for men to start being real about their own stories and realize they are not alone in the struggle.

Transformed— Embracing Our True Identity and Purpose by Craig Groeschel
March 29—May 3
FAITH 209 | Billy Guin
The Transformed CORE five-session video study features real-life stories of men who have faced real-life challenges and discovered transformation, redemption, restoration, purpose, and identity. These stories serve as a catalyst for men to start being real about their own stories and realize they are not alone in the struggle.



WOMEN'S CLASSES

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin*
Begins January 11
FELLOWSHIP 103 + 104 | Lindsay Sebesta
We all know it's important to study God's Word. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start. What's more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. This book will equip you to engage God's Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.
 
A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George*
Begins January 11
FELLOWSHIP 101, 102, 107 + 108 | Virginia LaGrange
This book shares God's Word and woman-to-woman practical wisdom on how you can pursue God's priorities by putting God first in your day, your heart, and your life, and in your relationship with your husband, children, and others. As you embrace God's plans for you, you will find real purpose in a life of prayer and practicing God's priorities.
 
Precept: Romans, Parts 2 + 3*
Begins January 11
FELLOWSHIP 105 + 106 | Kim Bland
Free from the guilt and power of sin, but what about the flesh? Discover how justification by faith relates to day-by-day living through the Holy Spirit's power. Chapters 9-11: God doesn't go back on His promises. He can always be trusted. These chapters are an extended discussion of God's sovereignty—election, predestination, and responsibility—focusing on His choice of Israel and His faithfulness to His covenant.

* Childcare is provided for all studies, and workbooks are available in The Source Bookstore.

ELEVATE STUDENTS

Elevate Student Ministry
6th-12 Grade | HOPE BUILDING

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
6:00 pm-6:45 pm | Game Room/Cafe/Basketball
6:45 pm-8:00 pm | Middle School (HOPE 105) + High School (HOPE 204) Elevate Worship

PRESCHOOL + CHILDREN'S CLASSES

Awana Cubbies 
PRESCHOOL MINISTRY AREA
3 and 4-year-olds will spend time memorizing and studying God's Word, as well as learning songs and missions.

Newborns | JOY 103
Crawlers | JOY 104
Walkers | JOY 106
Toddlers | JOY 107
2-Year-Olds | JOY 110
Cubbies | JOY 112, JOY 114 + JOY 115

Xploration Station
Children in kindergarten-5th grade rotate between three different activities every evening: Sherwood Kids Praise, recreation, and small group. Each rotation is Christ-centered with a central Word for the Month and Scripture for the Month as the focus.

Kindergarten | JOY 201
1st Grade (A-K) | JOY 204
1st Grade (L-Z) | JOY 205
2nd Grade | JOY 207
3rd Grade | JOY 208
4th Grade (A-K) | JOY 210
4th Grade (L-Z) | JOY 206
5th Grade | JOY 211/Coke Room

THURSDAYS

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

Life Coach
9 am | HOPE CENTER (925 Pine Avenue) | Upstairs Conference Room | Ken Bevel
During this class, men will learn how to spend time with God and His Word each day with a "learn and return" mindset.  Men will learn and grow not just for themselves, but they are also learning for the person they will someday disciple in following Jesus.

Childcare is not provided.

SATURDAYS

Visitation
Meet in the atrium by the Welcome Desk
Visitation is one of the ways Sherwood keeps in close contact with a growing congregation. Visitation encompasses visiting first-time guests who live in the community, guests who are new to the community or new members of the congregation.
If you would like to join the visitation team, please email Pastor Ken Bevel at [email protected] or call the church at 229.883.1910.

Serve Days

At Sherwood, the statement “Prayer leads us to love God, grow together, serve others and change the world” is something we live out. As we look for more ways to put this into practice, we are serving our community once a month through Serve Days. Bring your families and serve with your church as we impact Albany for Christ. For more information, visit SherwoodBaptist.net/servedays or call 229.883.1910.

We have launched a new site for serving opportunities on a platform called VOMO. VOMO is a volunteer management software designed to help improve communication with you and simplify the sign-in process. Feel free to sign in to the system and sign-up for a serving area. For more information visit SherwoodBaptist.net/servedays.

Please contact Ken Bevel at [email protected] if you have questions or problems signing in.

register for serve days with vomo

Life Skills Classes
Classes on auto skills, work ethics, basic plumbing, haircutting, sewing, math tutoring, wilderness essentials and carpentry are offered. For more information or to register, visit SherwoodBaptist.net/lifeskills.

register for life skills classes

To volunteer to serve the community through these life skills classes, contact the church front office at 229.883.1910.


See a copy of the Grow at Sherwood Schedule Booklet below:

Grow at Sherwood Booklet