College and Young Adult

Welcome to Bloomington! We love our college students and young adults and think they are a great addition to the Sherwood Oaks family. Whether you are a freshman away from home for the first time, a recent graduate ready to start a career, or a young adult already in the workforce, Bloomington is a great place to live, study and work.

Check out the following three areas we have for college and young adults.


Sunday Morning Class

Our fall class will meet in room 362 at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church from 11:00am-12:00pm beginning Sunday, August 30. 

We'll study The N Commandments series from Andy Stanley: Jesus commanded his followers not to do a few things. But his "not" commandments were so extreme his followers were tempted not to even try. And then, Jesus rose from the dead and everything changed.

Summer Reading Group

A Summer Reading Group will begin Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00pm at The Pourhouse. Anyone interested can contact Hayley at

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Life Groups

What is a Life Group?

Life Groups are 10 to 14 people sharing life, caring for, growing, serving and studying God's word together.

Core Values:

Build Relationships

Relationships are important to Life Groups as Jesus demonstrated it as a priority in his life. Jesus spent a tremendous amount of time getting to know his disciples and followers in the common places of life.

Serve Others

Service should be about demonstrating God's love for others whether believer or not.

Grow Spiritually

Spiritual growth is important to Life Groups as it is a direct result of obeying Jesus' first, greatest commandment to us: to love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind.

Join a Life Group

Are you ready to join a group where friends become family through Bible study, fellowship, community service, prayer and experiencing life together?

Please fill out this form below to help us get you connected with the group that best fits your life stage. Or feel free to email   for more info or help on the next step.

Life Groups Interest Form

Lead a Life Group

Life Groups need strong leadership to help guide and grow this ministry. We set up training and support tools to help you develop as a leader. The Life Groups Core Team is also in place to provide support, coaching and advice to help you create a successful environment for your new Life Group.

Are you interested in taking the next step in leading a Life Group? Email   or call Steve Dyer 908.656.4076 for more info.

Young Professionals and 20 Somethings Small Groups

Our young professionals and 20-somethings groups focus their studies on practical Bible application through Q&A and open discussion over each week’s scripture. If you’re a young professional or student and you’re looking for some new friends and Christian fellowship, we’d love to meet you! We currently have three small groups; see below for meeting times and leader contact info. Just choose which group works best for you and contact the leader for directions:


Sunday, 12:30pm: Michael ( ) and Alyssa ( )

Tuesday, 7:00pm: Sam ( )

Wednesday, 7:15pm: Joel ( )

Life Coaching Network

Ths is a one on one conversation for college students looking for a listening ear and advice from an individual who is further down the road of life.  We do our best to connect gifts and experiences of our Coaches to the unique challenges and the paths each student is traveling. 

If you’re a student interested in meeting up with a life coach, click here.

If you’re an individual interested in coaching college students, click here.

Got questions? Click  .

Serving and Experience

Serve Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Hoosier Hills Food Bank – They are very short on volunteers this summer and in addition have added a new program so volunteers are in high demand there.  Contact Katy Haddad at .

Serve Habitat for Humanity

Sherwood Oaks partners with Habitat for Humanity to serve the Bloomington community. CLICK HERE for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Serve as a Childcare Volunteer - Newborn - PreK

Sunday Morning during Worship Services - times vary

Tuesday Morning - 9:00am-11:00am

Wednesday Evening - 6:30pm-7:30pm

Friday Morning - 9:15am-11:15am


Contact Kelly at   with questions or for more information.

Serve in Children's Ministry - Kindergarten - 4th Grade

(Nursery through 4th grade)

Whether it’s holding babies, or chasing kids around, great service opportunities await.  For more information on volunteering in the Childrens ministry click here.

To view more serving opportunities click here.

Serve in Student Ministry - Jr. High and High School

Student Ministry (Jr. High and High School)

If you are looking to lead, and invest in the lives of the next generation look no further than The Middle (6th-8th grade) and Catalyst (9th-12th grade) ministries. Submit your interest at the following link and John or Tyler will follow through with you on being part of the amazing Kingdom work going on with our teens in this community.

To volunteer, please click here.


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To learn more about our College and Young Adult Ministry, explore the dropdown boxes above. Contact or for more information.

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