Serve the World

SayingYes2Love means reaching out into the world in as many ways as possible. We truly seek to make disciples of all people and share with them the love of Christ. We have had our lives changed because of Him, and we want to share that with the world. There are several ways we seek to make a difference in the world. One of those ways is by sending our people into the world to say Yes2Love. 

From the Blog

The Empowered to Connect simulcast was a success!
Apr 19, 2017

This experience brought together individuals, as well as two couples from southern Indiana who are considering foster care, are currently fostering children or have adopted children. Participants came from different walks of life, have children from infant to adult, and have experienced the power of God's love as he works within our families. 

We received encouragement and instruction from researchers and therapists who practice Truth Based Relational Intervention strategies to help parents effectively connect with and raise up children who have come from hard places (i.e., abuse, neglect, etc.). It can be so easy to see a child act out or respond in a way that is inappropriate and draw the conclusion that he is expressing willful disobedience. We learned through this training to consider a different perspective:  the child is living in survival mode, responding the only way he knows how.  This shift allows you to see the hurt and the need being expressed that your love, God's love through you, can offer the child alternatives.

Please pray for our ministry and for God's direction as we seek outreach opportunities such as this simulcast to support families. 

Julia Rademacher
On Target – Adoption & Foster Care

From the Blog

Child Rescue
Apr 04, 2017

The Pourhouse Café According to UNICEF, and estimated 150 million children world wide are engaged in child labor. Millions are sold into slavery with the promise of a better life. CICM is committed to "buying children back" and providing opportunity for them to live a purposeful life in Central India. PHC is proud to be partners with CICM. Thank you for your support

From the Blog

Site visit to Agua Viva-Guatemala Update
Jan 17, 2017

Sherwood Oaks has had a partnership with Agua Viva Children’s Home in Guatemala since 2003.  The partnership has provided opportunity for many from Sherwood Oaks to get to know and sponsor children who live at the home or go to the school.  We have also helped with many work projects that have helped AV with necessary enhancements to their property – from building a school for 300 village children, to digging trenches for bio drains to reroute animal waste as fertilizer – to paving the streets of the ‘colonia’ next to the home.  Every year high school and university students travel to Agua Viva to experience life outside of the USA for the first time.  The children, the staff, the teachers, and especially the cooks at Agua Viva create a positive environment to learn about life outside of our ‘comfort zone’ at home.  Many smiles and tears have been shared there – and many hearts touched through serving.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy.  It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” RW Emerson

From the Blog

Kurdistan Christian Assistance
Oct 16, 2016

Sherwood Oaks is collecting financial donations through December to assist Christian families in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq who have been displaced by the ISIS invasion.

These brothers and sisters were suddenly forced from their properties by ISIS, leaving their houses and all possessions behind. They have relocated in temporary camps for Internally Displaced People from the Plains of Nineveh. They are thankful to be alive, but struggling to survive.

We have been asked by the Kurdistan Ministry of Christian Affairs to help 125,000 Christian families with the purchase of generators, fuel, cooling units, Quonset huts to use as school rooms and medical clinics, as well as long-term medications for diabetes and hypertension.

What a great alternative Christmas gift from your family that will make a difference in the lives of many who are suffering.

Please check at the kiosk in the foyer for a brochure and giving form to designate your donations. You can also give online at the link below, select 'Kurdistan' in the pull down box.  
The goal is $30,000. We will keep you informed on our progress!

Donate Now

From the Blog

Winter Mission Trips Coming Up!
Sep 20, 2016

Looking for a mission trip to go on this winter? Join us for these amazing trips!

Romania | Dec 9–18, 16 |
The team will serve as volunteer as staff at a youth outreach camp. Team members will be small group mentors and help with daily activities, while simply being good Christian examples and friends to the campers.

GUATEMALA Children’s Mission
Agua Viva | Dec 30,16 – Jan 6,17 | Cost $1650
The team will be hosting an ‘English Camp,’ interacting with the children (playing, teaching, learning), doing work projects on the grounds as assigned by the Agua Viva staff, and touring cultural sites in the Guatemala highlands. Register here!

HONDURAS - Men’s Mission Project
Tegucigalpa | Jan 21-27,17 | Cost TBA
The team may help with a new construction and improvements on family homes, church or clinic facilities and food distribution. Food is purchased in markets, divided up and distributed to needy families in outlying areas. For more information contact Connie Phares

Join us on a future mission trip:

Haiti Christian Mission

Fam Camp on the Rez

Sherwood Oaks is proud to sponsor over 35 missionaries and mission organizations around the world.

Meet Our Mission Partners


Brad Pontius

Local & Global Outreachoffice: 812.334.0206, x214

Nancy Barrow

Involvement Systems Manageroffice: 812.334.0206, x212

Norma Landgraff

Global Outreach Assistant/Iglesia Hispana 812.334.0206 x254

Connie Phares

Involvement and Outreach Assistantoffice: 812.334.0206 x 254

© 2017 Sherwood Oaks Christian Church   |   2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington, IN US 47401