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.


Elevate Student Ministries Services // Wednesday Nights in Hope 204

5:30pm — Basketball, Cafe and Game Room Open
6:15pm — Middle School Worship
7:30pm — High School Worship

ELEVATE is our mid-week worship gathering for students. Tim Johnson, our Middle School Pastor, speaks each week to our middle school students and Dalton Moore, our Student Ministry Associate speaks each week to our high school students. While the sermon series are almost always the same, the messages in each service differ depending on the age group.

ELEVATE also has several fun activities for students. In our game room students can play ping-pong, pool, and video games. This is a great place for them to have fun and fellowship with their friends. Most Wednesday nights, weather permitting; the student ministry also has basketball outside in the parking lot. To cool off, students can visit the ELEVATE Cafe. Each Wednesday students can purchase frappes, Cokes, candy and different food items! The Elevate Café, basketball area and game room area are open from 5:30PM till 8:30PM.


Disciple Now | March 13-15, 2020

D-Now is an awesome weekend event where students stay in host homes, have small group Bible study as well as large group corporate worship times with students from all over our city. Disciple Now 2020 is March 13-15, 2020 at Sherwood Church. Click the link below for more information and to register your student.

DNOW Canceled

To Our Sherwood Student Ministry Family,

We are monitoring the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation. With this in mind, over the past few weeks, we have sought the Lord’s wisdom and are seeking to love our neighbors during this time. Students and volunteers experience close contact throughout the weekend in host homes, worship services, rec., etc. Therefore, we have reached the decision to cancel DNOW. This cancellation is a proactive and precautionary measure and was made through prayer and wise counsel.

As a result of the cancellation of this event please click the link below and fill out the google form for reimbursement or for a re-allocation of your funds to camp.


*For those who participated in the Pancake Fundraiser, the money will be re-allocated to your fundraiser account to be used for future events.

Helpful prayer points from the office of the Pastor for our church family during this time:

That we will have wisdom as we gauge the situation and prepare for further response
God to use this as a catalyst for the Gospel
That the enemy will not use the situation to isolate people
A quick end to COVID-19

Senior Recognition Sunday | May 03, 2020

Event Summary: Ready or not, graduation is right around the corner! The Sherwood Student Ministry Staff is so excited for all of our seniors who will be graduating this year, and we want to honor and recognize their special achievement. As a student ministry, we have multiple ways that we want to celebrate with you and your family. On Sunday, May 3rd, we will be hosting Senior Recognition Sunday. During this day the students will be acknowledged and honored during our service and then there will be a luncheon in their honor following the service! Please check out our website for more info!

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP | June 1-5, 2020

This year our middle school students will be going back to summer camp at Shocco Springs in Talladega, AL. This is going to be an awesome week of squad wars, incredible worship, crazy recreation and other fun activities. Our speaker is Nick Person and our worship leader will be Iron City Worship. If you have any questions about middle school camp, please contact our middle school pastor, [email protected]

The price is $350. A $75 deposit is due at registration for both the early bird and regular price. The final balance for everyone going to summer camp is due on March 29th. Visit our Middle School Camp website to register and for more information.

Middle School Camp

HIGH SCHOOL CAMP | June 22-26, 2020

This year our high school students will be going to summer camp at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FloridaL. This is going to be an awesome week of squad wars, incredible worship, crazy recreation and other fun activities. Our speaker is Nick Person and our worship leader will be SEU Worship. We will also be going to Bush Gardens (included in camp cost) on Friday before returning home. If you have any questions about high school camp, please contact Dalton Moore at [email protected]

Families that register their student before December 31st will be able to secure the $325 early bird rate. The price goes up to $350 on January 1st. A $75 deposit is due at registration for both the early bird and regular price. The final balance for everyone going to summer camp is due on March 29th. Visit our High School Camp website to register and for more information.

High School Camp

SLU 101 & 201 | SLU 101 (June 15-18, 2020); SLU 201 (July 13-17, 2020)

Student Leadership University seeks to prepare the next generation to Think, Dream, and Lead through a challenging series of leadership training processes that equip them to have a Renaissance Mind, The Heart of a Patriot, The Soul of a Saint, The Discipline of a Champion and the Influence of a Leader.

They accomplish this vision through leadership adventures that are marketed through significant relationships across multiple denominational lines, delivered with excellence, and lead to a sustainable, long-term relationship. Click below for more information.


STUDENT Connect groups

At Sherwood, we believe spiritual growth is important. For that reason, we challenge every person to do life together with other believers in a Connect Group. A Connect Group is an environment of biblical community where students can feel welcome and accepted, encounter Christ and His Word and be discipled. Our groups spend time in God’s Word through Bible-based curriculum. Each group is encouraged to study the Bible weekly and hang out quarterly


9TH GRADE BOYS | HOPE 106                   
10TH GRADE BOYS | HOPE 202               
11TH GRADE BOYS | HOPE 210                 

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 | Pastor of College & Students | [email protected]
Tim Johnson | Middle School & Student Worship Associate Pastor | [email protected]
Dalton Moore | High School Ministry Associate | [email protected]

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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

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