At Sherwood we have different ministries to help one another grow in Christ.
CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL
Our Sunday School teachers are committed to making our children faithful disciples of Jesus. Our children meet 9AM on Sunday, upstairs from the English Worship Hall.
We gather to worship our God together 9AM on Sunday. Our worship is a mix of traditional order of service with contemporary music. The Word of God and the Gospel of Christ is central to all our worship.
EMYF (YOUTH FELLOWSHIP)
Our Youth Fellowship, consisting of high schoolers to university students, meets 7PM on Saturdays during school terms at the English Worship Hall.
Our praise group visits an aged care home every 1st Sunday of the Month after service, to sing praises with the residents there. It is a way to share the love of Christ with our community.
YWF (YOUNG WORKERS FELLOWSHIP)
Our fellowship group for workers meets 7PM on Wednesdays. We share a meal together, sing praises, study God's Word – and through it all we carry one another's burdens.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP
We believe that prayer is vital to the life of the church. Our intercessory Prayer Group meets fortnightly, 10AM on Tuesdays, to seek God's face together in praying for the needs of the church, our nation, and the world
Our mission as a congregation is one set for us in Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV):
"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love."
1. "Speaking the truth in love": We are committed to faithful yet loving preaching and teaching of the truth of God's Word, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and sharing that Word to one another in all our gatherings and conversations.
2. "Grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ": By hearing and believing this truth of the Gospel, we are able to individually grow up into Christ-likeness in our thoughts, actions and speech.
3. "Whole body, joined and held together by every joint": We are in this journey of growth together. The way is tough, but we make it easier because we love one another (Romans 12:10), care for one another (1 Corinthians 12:25), bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2), comfort one another (2 Corinthians 13:11), encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18), and stir one another up to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24).
4. "Builds itself up in love": Notice how this passage begins and ends: "speaking the truth in love ... builds itself up in love". Everything begins and ends with love. So we make love our aim – not just for one another in the church, but for all people. We want everyone we know to experience the loving fellowship that we enjoy with God through His Son: "that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3 ESV). We want to share with all the amazing love we have received from Jesus Christ – especially to those in our society that need it the most: the poor and the needy, the marginalised, the neglected, the "least" among us (Matthew 25:45)