Discovery Land is a full hour of music, games, Bible discovery, and surprises for children ages 4 to grade 5, which runs concurrent with the Church service upstairs from 10-11 Sunday mornings.
Youth group will be held every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00 pm for grades 5th-12th in the youth building. We are planning to focus on five areas of discipleship listed below.
1. How do we follow Jesus? (What is salvation and what do we do once we are saved.)
2. How do we spend time with God? (How do we develop a passion for God's word and for prayer.)
3. How do we live in community? (How do we build relationships? What does forgiveness look like?)
4. How do we serve our neighbor and our church? How do we identify our gifts and match them with our passions to be a thriving servant for Christ.)
5. How do we share our story? (Everyone needs to know their story and how that story fits into God's grand narrative. Once we know that, how can we share our joy with others and invite them into our lives.)
From 6:30-7:00 pm we will be playing a team building, athletic or icebreaker type game. From 7:00-7:30 we will have an interactive lesson usually using a biblical story to illustrate a theological teaching, the gospel and an application for today. From 7:30-8:00 we will have small group discussion, encouragement, accountability and prayer.
Many of our young adults meet periodically for a variety of events, meals and get togethers and we would love any young adults looking for community to join our group. Currently, we are not meeting at a prearranged time every week and therefore, ask that you contact Justin Knapp for information about upcoming events.
The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course is on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30 right here at church. This course will challenge you to look at yourself and see how your past experiences have shaped your spiritual journey, then it will help you determine what you need to do to move on and take steps of growth. PLAN on being s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d and challenged. Books and workbooks are available.
Small Group is Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00 in the church lounge. We will dive deeper into the sermons by responding to the message and discussing points of confusion or conviction. At the same time, we encourage one another, confess sin and build relationships. If you are looking for community and a place to belong, check us out!
Young at Heart: Tuesday mornings at 10
Women’s Study at Park Ridge: Thursday mornings at 10am
Pastor Nicolai pastors our sister church located in Kanev, Ukraine. This church began over 30 years ago with a small group of older people.
Our sister church relationship which started in 1992 has helped bring much growth and is reaching families. Calvary’s involvement is to come alongside our sister church in order to help them with whatever they feel God is leading them to do. We have helped with children’s Bible camps, evangelism to schools, nursing homes, and government offices and businesses. We help with men’s and women’s Bible studies, teen camps in the woods for unbelievers, marriage seminars and spiritual gift seminars.
We have also helped with outreach and church planting to 7 village churches in the surrounding area.
We love to see people who are excited to join our team and serve the church. If you believe that God is calling you to be a servant contact us. We will do our best to align your gifts and your passions to place you in a position where you will thrive in furthering the kingdom for Christ.
Possible areas to serve:
Adio visual team
Small group leader
Website/video/social media team