College & Young Adults

Being in Bloomington, we naturally 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, an international student, 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. To learn more about our opportunities choose from the list below or contact Jeremy Earle or Elizabeth Moore.

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CYA 2017 Mission Trips
Sep 07, 2016
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Mission trip opportunities
Every year we get to serve and learn alongside our amazing ministry partners around the world.  Consider joining one of these teams this school year:

Haitian Christian Outreach || Haiti                                                March 11-18; Cost: $2,000

Agua Viva Children’s Home  || Chimaltenango, Guatemala:         May 6-13;  Cost: $1,350

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CYA Volunteer Spotlight!
Jun 24, 2016
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Let's meet Omoarukhe Iruoje! Omoarukhe works with college and young adults in the CYA Ministry.

How did you get involved with the College and Young Adult Ministry at Sherwood Oaks?
Through personal interest in impacting the lives of College and young adults (partly due to the role I occupy as a Campus Minister at IU Campus) and subsequent discussions with the Minister and Coordinator of this group, Jeremy Earl.
 
 
What is your leadership role in the CYA Ministry?
A Co-facilitator for its weekly discussion times. I sit at tables, make connections, encourage participation, help to guide discussions and build community.
 
 
How would you describe the "college age" version of yourself?
A passionate and growing believer who was challenged by other exemplary college students to start a meaningful spiritual life-time journey and relationship with Jesus Christ within my first year of College.
 
 
What do you like to do in your spare time or what is a surprising fact about you?
* Interacting and networking with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
* Travelling
* I am a band member with a local group in town call Afro Hoosiers International and am also a band member of the SOCC Worship team.
* I am passionate about green-habits, green technologies and collaborations that involve green initiatives.
* I've had a number of commissions to paint in the past and still do when I can
 
 
What has surprised you most about working with college students and young adults?
The passion some have to serve in their local community and outside.
On the other hand the ignorance with which some mix a God directed life with circular life.
 
 
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The way you make your bed is that way you will lay on it. In other words the foundations you lay for yourself early in life determines how good or productive you will have it in life.

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CYA Volunteer Spotlight!
Jun 24, 2016
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Let's meet Brian Miller! Brian volunteers with the College and Young Adult Ministry.

How did you get involved with the College and Young Adult Ministry at Sherwood Oaks?
I spent time with Jeremy on mission trip to Mexico. Jeremy and I hit it off and when he found out that I was a professor at IU he invited me to work him in the College and Young Adult Ministry.
 
 
What is your leadership role in the CYA Ministry?
Table leader and occasional teacher.
 
 
How would you describe the "college age" version of yourself?
Same but in much better shape.
 
 
What do you like to do in your spare time or what is a surprising fact about you?
I enjoy spending time with my teenage kids and as time permits training for triathlons.
 
 
What has surprised you most about working with college students and young adults?
I am constantly encouraged about how friendly and open to discussing tough issues the members of our class are each week.
 
 
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The best things in life aren't things.

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College Sunday is August 21
Mar 23, 2016
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We're excited to welcome our college students back to Bloomington with our annual College Sunday on August 21. Wear your favorite college colors and come to church prepared to make our college students feel at home!

Students:
Join us after the 11:00am service in the Fellowship Hall for free lunch and a chance to learn more about CYA programming at Sherwood Oaks. We're excited to get to know you!

Everyone else:
We're looking for families to participate in our Adopt-a-Student program. Adopt-a-Student is all about making college students feel at home in Bloomington. You can be that home! Contact Elizabeth for more information.

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Adopt-A-Student
Aug 23, 2015
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Our Adopt-a-Student ministry exists to connect college students to church families. We love seeing our college students find a home away from home through this great ministry.

Interested in being an Adopt-a-Student Family?

Student who wants to be "adopted?"

Want to know more? Watch our 2013 Yes2Love Stories video below:

Yes2Love Stories: Adopt-a-Student from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church on Vimeo.

 

Our adopt a student ministry connects college students with families while they are in Bloomington.

Our host families love the energy college students bring into their homes, while the students love experiencing family life as a break from campus life.

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Adopt a Student

Life Coaching Network

One on one conversations between college students and an individual who is further down the road of life.

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College/Young Adult Ministry Staff

Jeremy Earle

Director of Student Ministries and College Ministeroffice: 812.334.0206, x224

Elizabeth Moore

Student & Married Life Ministries Assistantoffice: 812.334.0206, x218

Cheryl Clark

Student Ministries Assistantoffice: 812.334.0206 x203

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