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 fall. 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:
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 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 | Flynt + Frantz | Couples 50-60s

11 am Connect Groups

Adult Connect Groups


Faith Seekers

Living Word 
JOY 122 | Mathis | Couples 60-70s

WORSHIP 109 | Beall + Majors | Women 60+

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


The Journey 
FELLOWSHIP 103/104 | McDaniel + Smith | Couples 50s-60s

FELLOWSHIP 101 | Harrison + Johnson | Couples 50s

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

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

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

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

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


FELLOWSHIP 108 | Maddox | 40+

FELLOWSHIP 201 | Bland | 27-39

Single Moms
FAITH 206 | Andrea Dozier + Kim Bland


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

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

New Beginnings
FAITH 207 | Dziuban | Couples 30+

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

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

FAITH 201 | Weaver | Couples 20+


Young Professionals 
FAITH 209 | Mallery | 23-26

FAITH 211 | Bennett | 18-22


FELLOWSHIP 202 | Trochez | Spanish


ABIDE (Topical Class) 
WORSHIP 103 (Chapel) | Casey | Adults
September 12 – October 31
Detours by Tony Evans
God has a plan for our lives. He often uses detours to take us places outside of our comfort zone. He does this for our own good so we may become more like Jesus.

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 109
3-Year-Olds A | JOY 112
3-Year-Olds B | JOY 113
4-Year-Olds | JOY 115
Kindergarten A | JOY 117
Kindergarten B | JOY 118


1st Grade A | JOY 201
1st Grade B | JOY 203
2nd Grade | JOY 205
3rd Grade A | JOY 206
3rd Grade B | JOY 207
4th Grade A | JOY 210
4th Grade B | 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 107
7th Grade Girls | HOPE 105
8th Grade Boys | HOPE 104
8th Grade Girls | HOPE 103

9th Grade Boys | HOPE 208
9th Grade Girls | HOPE 102
10th Grade Boys | HOPE 202
10th Grade Girls | HOPE 206
11th Grade Boys | HOPE 207
11th Grade Girls | HOPE 209
12th Grade Boys + Girls | HOPE 201


7:00 am–7:45 am | Elevate Café
Every Tuesday morning we have students from across our community gather together to pray over our church, each other, and the lost. Our vision is to see our students become world changers; we believe that prayer is foundational to their impact in this world.

9:30 am | August 10–October 26
FELLOWSHIP CENTER | Stephanie Bennett
Precept: Hebrews Part 1
In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus’ superiority to all in this exciting study of Hebrews 1-4 that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy. *Childcare provided, workbook for purchase in The Source, Bookstore, homework will be assigned

HOPE 204
6:30 pm | FREE dinner
7:15 pm | ECM Service starts
ECM mid-week service is our Tuesday night worship service for college students. Each week students get the opportunity to engage with God in worship and be challenged to hear from God’s Word.


Mid-Week Activities + Classes – Kick Off is August 11!

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 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!

5:00 pm–6:00 pm | FELLOWSHIP CENTER
Weekly menu and cost details:

Supper Menu

Adult CLasses

Most classes and activities begin at 6:30 pm. 

Choir + Orchestra 
Choir | WORSHIP 107

Parenting from the Tree of Life
JOY 122 | Joel + Amy Wright
Parenting from the Tree of Life is not an easy task especially for parents who still believe there are standards of right and wrong worth instilling into their children. Authors Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo present a persuasive argument for raising children in a life-giving home environment. This class is designed for parents of children ages 3-15, but all are welcome. Book: Parenting from the Tree of Life $20.95 (available in The Source Bookstore)
Requirement: Light weekly reading

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.

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.
*Material is available for purchase. Recommended but not required.

Bible Studies For Life
FAITH 207 | Daniel Joiner
• Elijah | August 11–August 25 | Living Outside the Comfort Zone - How to rely on God in challenging situations and avoid common mistakes.
• Six Things We Can Know for Sure | September 1–October 5 | We can be certain of the things of God and the way He seeks to work in our lives. This study dives into these great truths.
• Walking in Confidence | October 13–November 24 | A study of Abraham to help us learn to trust God and walk by faith.

Biblical Foundations
Biblical Theology vs. Worldly Philosophy
FAITH 202 | Julian Maddox
Understanding the Sufficiency of Scripture to deal with New Worldly Philosophies.

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.

Spanish for Missions
August 11–October 13
FELLOWSHIP 202 | Terrie McNease
Spanish for Missions is a workbook and video driven class to help English-speaking Christians to reach and share the gospel with Spanish-speaking people. No experience required. 18+ years of age. Class will be limited. Homework will be required and books will be provided. Please register to attend at:

Spanish for Missions

August 11–November 3
ABCC 102 | Philip Shirey, Ken Edmier, + Jessica 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.

August 11–November 3
ABCC 103 | Tom + Brenda 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.


Counter Culture by David Platt
August 11–September 22
FAITH 209 | Steve Dziuban + Billy Guin
Drawing on compelling personal accounts from around the world, David Platt presents an unapologetic yet winsome call for Christians to faithfully follow Christ into the cultural battlefield in ways that will prove both costly and rewarding.

The Prodigal Son by Matt Carter
September 29–December 1
FAITH 209 | Steve Dziuban + Billy Guin
Study the Parable of the Prodigal Son. This Bible study walks through the parable verse by verse, showing us what it means to follow God and walk with Him in a relationship of love and commitment, and ultimately illustrating that the best life is found in the love of our Father.

8 Questions...and the God Who’s Asking
6:30 pm | August 11–October 27
ABCC 107 | Matt Nowicki
"8 Questions...and the God Who’s Asking" by Paul Gotthardt is a guide to living confidently in Christ when life doesn’t make sense.


Precept: Hebrews Part 1
August 11–October 27
FELLOWSHIP 103 + 104 | Kim Bland
In these last days, God has spoken to us in His Son. What does He say about Jesus, angels, and our great salvation? Learn about Jesus’ superiority to all in this exciting study of Hebrews 1- 4 that enlightens and enlivens Old Testament law and prophecy. *Homework will be assigned

Elijah: Faith and Fire
August 11–September 29
FELLOWSHIP 101 + 102 | Susan Sanders
Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. *Homework will be assigned

Take Courage: A Study of Haggai
October 6–November 17
FELLOWSHIP 101 + 102 | Susan Sanders
In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime. *Homework will be assigned

8 Questions...and the God Who’s Asking
August 11–October 27
ABCC 101 | Heather Holton
"8 Questions...and the God Who’s Asking" by Paul Gotthardt is a guide to living confidently in Christ when life doesn’t make sense.

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-7:45 pm | Game Room/Cafe/Basketball
6:15 pm-7:05 pm | Middle School Elevate Worship
7:15 pm-8:15 pm | High School Elevate Worship


AWANA Cubbies
6:30 pm | K3-K4 | JOY Building 1st Floor
The heart of AWANA is the gospel message. AWANA strongly emphasizes memorizing and understanding Scripture while offering games and a variety of Bible related activities. Childcare is also offered for birth-2 years old, so parents may attend their own Bible study class, choir practice or serve elsewhere in the church.

Xploration Station with Sherwood Kids Praise
6:30 pm | JOY Building 2nd Floor
Children rotate through small group Bible study, Sherwood Kids Praise and recreation.

Kindergarten | JOY 203
1st Grade | JOY 201
2nd/3rd Grade Girls | JOY 205
2nd Grade Boys | JOY 210
3rd Grade Boys | JOY 206
4th/5th Grade Boys | JOY 207
4th/5th Grade Girls | JOY 21


August 21 | September 18 | October 9 | October 23 | November 6 | November 20 | December 4
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

August 21 | September 18 | November 20
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.

Life Skills Classes
Classes on auto skills, work ethics, basic plumbing, hair cutting, sewing, math tutoring, wilderness essentials and carpentry offered. For more information or to register, visit

Sign up for Life Skills classes:

Resigter for Life Skills

Basic Carpentry and Sheetrock Class

August 28 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Hope Center
Ages 13-18

Basic Car Maintenance
October 16 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Hope Center
Ages 13-18

Basic Sewing Skills Class
October 23 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Hope Center
Open to all ages

Basic Plumbing Class
November 6 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Hope Center
Ages 13-18

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