Who We Are
Hi! Welcome to Avenue for Faith. My name is Nathan Guy, and I lead the Adult Education Ministry Team at the Sherrod Avenue Church of Christ in Florence, Alabama. We want people at all stages of their faith walk to take the next step and become fully devoted followers of Christ. At Sherrod, you can choose between lectures and discussions, large groups and small, in-person and online. On Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, and throughout the week, we provide ways for you to start your faith journey, connect with others, and grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. We offer classes working through books of the Bible, topical classes on spiritual growth, and forums to address questions about how Christ makes a difference in your life. You can join age-specific and inter-generational classes, or find something designed especially for married couples, parents, or singles. Our adult education ministry offers a range of options for you to deepen your faith, explore new ideas, and share life together in the body of Christ. Our learning communities are a wonderful mix of believers and seekers, some new to faith, and others with decades of discipleship.
Many people who live in the Shoals are looking for real meaning in life, real truth that will quench their thirst, and real relationships that will feed their soul. Maybe this describes you! If so, I’d love for you to get to know Sherrod Avenue. We are driven to connect real life with real faith. Our goal is to help you meet Jesus, find a home with us at Sherrod, and grow in greater likeness of Christ as you bless our community as His disciple.
A Vision for our Church
This website serves as a hub for committed disciples with a love for Jesus who call Sherrod Avenue their home. As a Sherrod Avenue member, you are welcome to take part in the adult education ministry, bringing your unique gifts to make our program even better. Our website offers curriculum for you to use, and we are ready to help you plan, prepare, and engage in faith formation at Sherrod. Each week–through e-mail or podcast–I share encouraging notes and tips for teaching and leading adult education, provide exciting “first looks” at our own upcoming classes and events, and recommend resources to help enhance and grow a thriving ministry rooted in faith formation for adults.
A Vision for our Community
We also offer this website for believers and seekers interested in Sherrod’s supportive learning environment. We’ll let you know what classes, seminars, retreats, zoom classes, and get-togethers we have to offer you on Sundays and throughout the week, in large and small gatherings, in-person and online.
Finally, we offer this site for church leaders gathering ideas to help their own faith formation ministries. We’ll tell you what we have found helpful, provide you with links to new as well as trusted resources, and network with you as we join together to meet the needs of our communities and raise up disciples for Jesus Christ.
The mission of Sherrod Avenue is fourfold: Worship God, Love People, Share Jesus, and Grow Together. Sharing in this mission, the Sherrod Avenue Adult Education Ministry is intentional about faith formation rooted in the Great Commission of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20):
An Exceptional Experience
Jesus Christ has the answer. We want you to bring us your questions, your doubts, your fears, and your desires. In our faith formation learning groups–whether you join us online or in person–we hope you will find deeply satisfying conversations, meaningful relationships, and thirst-quenching knowledge that is relevant to your life. Our adult education ministry team is intentional, informed, and prepared.
Our Core Objectives
At Sherrod Avenue, we seek to provide a comprehensive program for adult faith formation. As we develop courses, train teachers, and plan events, we aim for our offerings to flow out of these 7 core objectives: