Grow at Sherwood

We desire to partner with families and individuals to help each person grow into a deeper relationship with Christ. We invite you to join a Connect Group and mid-week Bible study this spring. We have activities and classes for preschoolers, children, youth, college students and adults. Connect Groups and weekly classes are provided so every member of the family can invest in spiritual growth and experience community life in a small group setting.

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.







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

Discover Sherwood
6 pm | Joy 122 | August 14
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. 


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


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

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

Fishers of Men
FELLOWSHIP 101 | Collier | Men 70+


WORSHIP 108 | Hatcher | Couples 60+


Life Application

FAITH 203 | Frantz | Couples 50-60s

11 am Connect Groups

Adult Connect Groups


This is the Gospel
WORSHIP 101 | John LaGrange | October 16-November 13


Faith Seekers

Living Word 
JOY 122 | Mathis | Couples 60+

WORSHIP 109 | Beall + Majors | Women 60+

FELLOWSHIP 101 | Harrison + Johnson | Couples 60s

FELLOWSHIP 106 | Davis, Martin + Wari | Women 50+


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

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

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

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

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

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

WORSHIP 103 | Casey | Adults


FELLOWSHIP 108 | Maddox | 40+

FELLOWSHIP 107 | Bland + Mallery | Singles 28-39


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

His Will
WORSHIP 108 | Blackburn | Couples 30-40s

New Beginnings
FAITH 207 | Dziuban | Couples 30s

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

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

FAITH 206 | Miller + Flynt | Couples 20-30s

FAITH 201 | Weaver | Couples 20+



FAITH 209 | Kelley + Richardson | Singles 20-28

FAITH 211 | Bennett | Singles 18-22


FELLOWSHIP 202 | Trochez | Spanish

Children + Student Groups

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


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


1st Grade A-K | JOY 201
1st Grade L-Z | JOY 203
2nd Grade | JOY 205
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

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.

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.


6th Grade Boys | HOPE 109
6th Grade Girls | HOPE 108
7th Grade Boys | HOPE 102
7th Grade Girls | HOPE 104
8th Grade Boys | HOPE 106
8th Grade Girls | HOPE 103

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



Sermon on the Mount
9:30 am | August 16–October 
FELLOWSHIP 101+102 | Faye Sharber 
A study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, and a meditation on lilies of the field. This 9-week study led by Jen Wilkin does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King.

Precept: The Gospel of Mark
9 am | August 16–October 
FELLOWSHIP CENTER | Stephanie Bennett
The most important question you will ever answer is this: Who do you believe Jesus Christ is? As you learn to carefully observe Mark's report, you’ll discover that Jesus left no doubt about who He claimed to be.

It's Not Too Late: How God Uses Imperfect People
9:30 am | October 18–November 29
FELLOWSHIP 101+102 | Faye Sharber
God frequently uses broken people to accomplish His purposes on earth. This six-session study looks at three men and three women of the Bible who were used mightily by God despite their previous mistakes. You too can learn to focus on the potential of your future, not the missteps of your past.

Precept: Ruth
9 am | October 24–November 15
FELLOWSHIP CENTER | Stephanie Bennett
If you were a slave, who would buy your freedom? If you had an enemy, who would come to your defense? In the Old Testament, this buyer-defender known as a "kinsman-redeemer" was usually a close relative. If you're a believer, you already have one - Jesus Christ!


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
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.

Experiencing God
FAITH 208 | Scot Hemmings
Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. This is a truly life-changing study.

Winning the War in Your Mind
FAITH 201 | Gary Hadden
How we think shapes who we are. As believers in Christ, we need to learn to think Biblically to win the war for our minds. Second Corinthians 10:5 says we are to take every thought captive. The Word of God will help us do that. Changing your thinking can change your life. Come join us for a 12-week study as we learn to think God's Truth.

Grace Walk by Steve McVey
FAITH 203 | 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!

Love and Respect 
FAITH 202 | Van Weaver
Marriages are always a work in progress. How do I communicate with my spouse in a way that better helps them understand how important they are and how loved? Build a marriage that honors the Lord and is a true picture of Christ and the Church.

ABCC 103 | Andrews, Shirey + Tabarrok
Don't go through separation or divorce alone. DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.

ABCC 102 | Pollock
GriefShare 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.

Lasting Love
ABCC 101 | Smith
How a couple deals with conflict is a factor leading to a marriage that is healthy or lacks intimacy. Married couples will gain valuable tools on helping their marriage stand the test of time and prayerfully with God's grace, build an even greater union than was ever imagined.

Discover Sherwood
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.


Romans 8
FAITH 209 | Billy Guin
August 10–September 28 
In this Bible study, Noe Garcia takes us on a journey through Romans 8. Through Romans 8, he'll help you understand Christ's transformative power to repurpose hurt and brokenness for your good and His glory.

Kingdom Men Rising
October 5–November 30 
FAITH 209 | Billy Guin
Our culture is seeing confusion about what it means to be a man. Even notions of masculinity have, in many corners, become toxic. Kingdom Men Rising has been created to speak truth into a poorly defined and disoriented culture about the purpose and future of masculinity from a biblical perspective. In this Bible study, men will wrestle honestly with the unique questions and circumstances they face today. It invites men deep into their own stories to reveal the true expression of masculinity—God’s intent.


*All Wednesday classes will meet for a joint kick-off on Wednesday, August 10, in Fellowship 101-108 – “How and why we study the Word.”

August 17–October 12
FELLOWSHIP 101+102 | Susan Sanders
We live in a broken, sad, scary place. But true peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. Learn how we can practically take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our communities of faith.
Heaven, Hell, and Life After Death
October 12–December 7
FELLOWSHIP 101+102 | Susan Sanders
In this eye-opening study you’ll examine the Bible’s answers about death and what comes next. As you confront the inevitability of death in the context of the promise of heaven and the reality of hell, you will be challenged to examine your heart and find that, in grabbing hold of the hope of eternal life, the sting of death is replaced with peace.
Precept: Romans, Part 1
August 17–November 16
FELLOWSHIP 105+106 | Kim Bland
All have sinned. There is none righteous. We are declared righteous by God only by faith in the blood of His Son. Romans 1-5 explains the foundational doctrines of our faith—original sin, justification, redemption, and propitiation. Gain an excellent grasp of the doctrine of salvation!
Women of the Word
August 17–October 19
FELLOWSHIP 103+104 | Lindsay Sebesta
How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? This study provides a clear and concise plan you can use every time you open your Bible and equip you to engage God's Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

Wait: A Walk Through Psalms 31-60
Single Women | Ages 18-30
August 17–September 28
FELLOWSHIP 203 | Shana Gotthardt
How do we trust God through seasons of waiting and suffering? What do we do when it seems that we have been forgotten in our waiting? It is at these times and at every other time that we must run to the Lord knowing He is a refuge for our souls.

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


Elevate Student Ministry
6th-12 Grade | HOPE BUILDING

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


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

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 203
1st Grade | JOY 201
2nd Grade | JOY 205
3rd Grade | JOY 207
4th + 5th Grade | JOY 211 A/B


The House | Young Adult Ministry
6:45 pm-8:45 pm | FELLOWSHIP 101/102
Meets on Thursday nights for Bible study and relaxed discussion. For single and married adults ages 18-28. Refreshments are provided. Enter through the main fountain entrance. 

One-to-One Discipleship
August 11–October 6
Course for one believer to help another believer learn the nine foundational stones upon which to build the rest of their lives.
How Do You Walk the Walk You Talk
October 13–November 17
You are surrounded by a world that’s watching you, waiting to see if what you say is true--if you really believe what you say and “walk the walk you talk." This study of vital passages from Ephesians will help you discover what God says about the lifestyle of a true believer, and it will equip you to live in a manner worthy of your calling.

Childcare is not provided.


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 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

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

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