Families

At Calvary, we desire to support and strengthen families as we worship and grow together, developing marriages and homes that honor God.

We provide opportunities for couples and families to be encouraged and equipped by:

  • Teaching biblical truths to families and children (Ephesians 5:22–6:4)
  • Shepherding families to walk in a manner worthy of the calling (Ephesians 4:1)
  • Equipping families for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12)
  • Praying for husbands and wives to fulfill their biblical roles and responsibilities and to spiritually lead and nurture their children (Ephesians 6:18)

Interested in opportunities and activities focused on marriage, home, and family? Read more about our supporting ministries and related activities below and check out our Featured Events.

Wednesday night is family night! From January 10 to May 16, join us for dinner in the Crown Room from 5–6:15 PM, then we have Bible study electives for adults while children participate in Awana and students go to IGNITE! Note: Easter break will be March 28–April 4.


Contacts: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Tying the Knot
    New Marriage Series
    Six Sundays, beginning April 8
    4:30–5:30 PM

    "Tying the Knot"
    Marriage Preparation

    Sundays, April 8–29, May 6 & 20
    4:30–5:30 PM, Room 401

    Thinking about getting married? Engaged? Newlywed?

    You're invited to spend six Sunday afternoons with Pastors Rodney Navey and Jim Pile addressing foundational issues and biblical principles that will help you maintain a healthy marriage. In each session, we'll work through issues like conflict, expectations, communication, finances, and intimacy. You'll get to know your spouse on a deeper level by assessing personality, birth order, and more.

    Don't be surprised by a little homework, too! We'll use Rob Green's book, Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong & Lasting Marriage, as a realistic, hopeful, and actionable guide toward a Christ-centered marriage.

    Cost: $20 per couple, including book


    Contact: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Estate Design Seminars
    Thursday, April 26
    2:00 & 7:00 PM

    Estate Design Seminars
    Thursday, April 26
    2:00 & 7:00 PM, Banquet Room
     
    "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." — 2 Corinthians 4:18
     
    When preparing financial plans, it is important to consider both the current and eternal perspectives. Our semi-annual seminars are focused on day-to-day money management and key components of estate design in light of God's Word. In addition to addressing typical concerns, you will be invited to ask yourself — what would the Lord have me do? Objectives include:
    • Strengthening — not straining — family relationships
    • Taking an all-encompassing approach
    • Care & guardianship of minor children
    • Avoiding negative impacts on beneficiaries
    • Tax considerations
    • Achieving greatest Kingdom impact

    There is NO cost for the seminar, and the process is absolutely confidential. You’ll benefit no matter your stage of life—whether you’re starting a family or reviewing plans as an empty-nester. Either update your current will and estate plan or get started now.

    Choose the 2 PM or 7 PM session and register below:

    REGISTER for 2:00 pm

    REGISTER for 7:00 PM


    Contact: Carl Austin, 704.341.5346, caustin@calvarychurch.com or Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Family Transitions
    (formerly Parenting Milestones)
    Equipping Parents of 2nd Graders
    Sunday, April 29

    Family Transitions (formerly Parenting Milestones)

    Sunday, April 29
    11:15 AM–12:15 PM, Room 200


    Equipping Parents of 2nd Graders
    “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

    Calvary recommends children begin worshiping with their parents and the larger church body by third grade. This class is specifically designed to help teach and train your children in what to expect, how to participate, and understand what corporate worship is as they move into third grade. 

    Please join Pastor Rodney Navey and Su Trull, Childrens Ministry Director, in Room 200. Our goal is to encourage you in your God-given assignment as a parent! No registration needed.


    Upcoming Sessions:

    • September 23 – For Parents of 1st Graders
    • November 4 – For Parents of 2-year-olds

    Contacts: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

     

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    New Horizons For Children
    Support our host families this summer

    New Horizons For Children
    Summer Host Program, June – August


    This summer, three Calvary families have a unique opportunity to host orphaned teens from Eastern Europe for six weeks, beginning in June. Calvary HOME Ministry is partnering with New Horizons For Children to offer these young people first-hand experiences with positive family relationships, spiritual nurturing, healthy hygiene, American culture, and immersion in the English language. Host fees per child are $2,950.
     
    This is an exciting opportunity for these teenagers to hear the Gospel — they have a Heavenly Father who loves them dearly and is waiting to adopt them into His eternal family!

    How you can help:
    • Pray for the host families
    • Provide donations of any amount towards hosting fee

    Contact: Debbie Davis, ddavis716@yahoo.com 

     

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    Stewardship Ministry
    Individual/Family Financial Counsel

    "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." — Psalm 24:1

    Calvary's Stewardship Ministry is focused on helping individuals and families approach day-to-day finance and milestone life events with a smart and biblical foundation through free classes and seminars and confidential individual/family counseling. Stay tuned for details on our next Estate Design seminar, usually offered in April and October.

    Please call for general questions or to schedule a free personal and confidential appointment! 


    Contact: Scott Henry, 704.341.5327, shenry@calvarychurch.com