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 Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Adoption Panel Discussion
    Tuesday, February 20

    Adoption Panel Discussion
    Tuesday, February 20  |  7:00–8:30 PM, Room 222

    Interested in foster care, adoption, or helping children in need? Join us to hear from representatives of local adoption agencies and experts who have first-hand experience with foster care, domestic adoption, international adoption, and caring for children in need.

    Calvary's HOME Ministry has invited Bethany Christian Services, Christian Adoption Services, Lifeline Children's Service, an adoption attorney, and a family who recently adopted to be present to help answer your questions. The event is free, and childcare is provided if you register in advance.

    Register for childcare


    Questions? Contact: Kody Krady, kodykrady@gmail.com

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    Host an Orphan this Summer
    Information Meeting
    Tuesday, March 6 | 6:30 PM

    What if a summer “missions trip” could happen in your very own home? Calvary families have the unique opportunity to host orphaned, school-aged children who long to learn about Jesus and experience His love.

    Calvary HOME Ministry is partnering with New Horizons for Children to offer children from Eastern Europe first-hand experiences with positive family relationships, spiritual nurturing, healthy hygiene, American culture, and immersion in the English language. This is an exciting opportunity for the children to hear the Gospel — they have a Heavenly Father who loves them dearly and is waiting to adopt them into His eternal family!

    Will you prayerfully consider hosting a child for six weeks (late-June to early–August) this summer?

    How you can help:
    •    Host a child
    •    Sponsor a child
    •    Plan a group activity
    •    Become a prayer partner

    Host family applications and deposits/sponsorships will be accepted through April; children will arrive in June.
     
    Estimated cost per child: $2,950


    Information Meeting
    Tuesday, March 6
    6:30 PM | Room 232


    Join us for this informational overview and have your questions answered! No registration necessary.


    Contact: Debbie Davis, ddavis716@yahoo.com

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    Parenting Essentials Class
    Wednesday, March 7 | 6:30 PM, Chapel
    For parents of high school students

    Parenting Essentials Class — High School
    Wednesday, March 7 | 6:30–8:00 PM, Chapel


    Students face many pressures, temptations, and struggles throughout their high school years. Our job as parents is more important than ever! Join us for an informal discussion led by Pastors Rodney Navey and Eric Hill as they address the essentials of parenting your high school student. No cost or registration!


    Contacts: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Eric Hill, 704.887.3678, ehill@calvarychurch.com

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    Weekend Miracles
    Mentor/Volunteer Info Meeting
    Thursday, March 15, 6:30 PM

    Weekend Miracles
    Offering hope to foster children
    Thursday, March 15  |  6:30–8:00 PM, Room 401


    Calvary's HOME Ministry is partnering with local churches and Mecklenburg county DSS to unite children in foster care with stable, caring adult mentors through the Weekend Miracles program.

    If you are interested in serving as an event volunteer or as a mentor, please attend the Informational Session on Thursday, March 15 from 6:30–8:00 PM in room 401.


    Questions? Please contact Sarah Noell, sgnoell@gmail.com 

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    Parenting Milestones
    Equipping Parents of 8th Graders
    Sunday, March 18

    Parenting Milestones

    Sunday, March 18
    11:15 AM–12:15 PM, Room 200


    "Equipping Parents of 8th Graders"
    “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction and forsake not your mother’s teaching . . . My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.” Proverbs 1:8, 10

    High school is a whole new world! Parents of 8th graders need to know what to expect in the Calvary High School Ministry and be intentional in discussing important topics with their kids before they move into this next stage (cell phones, cars, jobs, dating, church, extra-curricular activities, etc.). Pastors Eric Hill and Rodney Navey will equip you with biblical principles and share how a fun weekend getaway can help you address issues and concerns, plus make lasting memories!

    Join us in Room 200. Our goal is to encourage you in your God-given assignment as a parent! No registration needed.


    Upcoming Sessions:

    • April 29 – For Parents of 2nd Graders
    • September 23 – For Parents of 1st Graders
    • November 4 – For Parents of 2 year olds

    Contact: 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 Prep 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

    Register


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