Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Calvary members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins. If you are interested in helping out in any way at Calvary, shoot Pastor Aaron an email or schedule an appointment to meet with him.
Calvary is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community. Our church has parternered with the following ministries:
Matt and Cristina Price (France)
Nathan and Linda Snow (Japan)
Heath and Joni (Creative Access missionaries)
Ron and Janice Wallace (Fairbanks, AK)
Bill and Loraine Crank (Cartersville, GA)
Donnie and Susan Burke (Castle Rock, CO)
Music & Drama
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Calvary, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
The usher team at Calvary fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Calvary Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a responsibility to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio format (and we are working to soon add video). We also maintain an active Facebook for additional church communication.
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Grace Community Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.
In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, Calvary holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service for children ages 5-12. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from puppet shows, to games, to object lessons.
Each summer, Calvary Free Will Baptist Church hosts a youth camp with our sister churches in the area. The week-long event involves games, a lot of preaching, great food, good worship, and the intentional influence of camp counselors. The camp counselors are selected, screened, and trained for this important camp ministry. They find that their ministry is personally rewarding, and both campers and counselors grow in the process.