Middle School

In Calvary Middle School Ministry, we’re focused on helping students in grades 6–8 "live on mission." This means equipping students to live as authentic followers of Jesus Christ and impact the world by making Christ known – in their neighborhoods, school, community, and beyond.

Come grow with us! Invite friends to any of our programs or events. Connect and check out our latest pics on Facebook.

Register for upcoming events — check our calendar (right) and ministry programs (below).

Questions? Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com
| Tristan Shore, tshore@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Life Groups
    Middle School
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, CLC 1300

    Student Life Groups
    Middle School
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, CLC 1300

    After the Sunday morning worship service, all middle school students gather in the Calvary Life Center. After snacks and fellowship, we study God's Word together. Then we break into small groups for discussion and prayer. Come grow in your faith with us — and invite your friends!

    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com

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    Preparing Your Student for Middle School
    5th Grade Families
    Sunday, June 10

    5th Grade Families
    Lunch & Info Meeting
    Sunday, June 10  |  12:30–1:15 PM, CLC 1300

    Middle School is a big transition in the lives of our children! Pastor Matt Thompson invites all 5th graders and their parents/families to join us for lunch and an overview of Calvary Middle School Ministry.

    As a rising 6th grader, students will be warmly welcomed and get lots of info — including expectations and details about summer events.

    Come make connections and have your questions answered. There is no cost, but please register in advance so we may prepare lunch for your family!


    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Teen Valley Ranch
    Middle School Summer Camp
    June 11–16

    Teen Valley Ranch Summer Camp
    June 11–16

    Middle school students are headed to Teen Valley Ranch this summer! TVR is a Christian Camp nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Campers will enjoy Christ-centered teaching, Spirit-filled worship, awesome camp games, rock walls, miniature golf, tubing, hiking, horseback riding, and much more! It's the best week of the summer. Draw closer to Christ in a life-changing way!

    TVR Camp is open to rising 6th graders (entering middle school in August).

    Cost: $415 with nonrefundable $150 deposit

    Registration is now FULL

    Thank you for registering; please make all payments by May 28:

    Make a payment

    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com


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    IGNITE: Summer Edition
    Student Ministry
    Starts Wednesday, June 20!

    IGNITE: Summer Edition
    Wednesdays, 6:00–8:30 PM  | CLC
    June 20 – August 15

    Middle and high school students, stay connected this summer!

    Our student-led, Christ-centered worship night is the place to grow in your faith and build community together. We'll enjoy powerful Bible teaching from our pastors plus tons of fun summer stuff! There's no cost, so spread the word and invite friends!

    June 20 & 27
    July 11 & 18
    August 1, 8 & 15

    Contact: Pastor Eric Hill, 704.887.3678, ehill@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Matt Thomson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Xtreme VBS
    June 25–29  |  For rising 6th–7th graders

    Polar Quest Xtreme VBS
    June 25–29


    Summer will be here before you know it, and we can't wait for Xtreme VBS — an incredible week of exciting adventures and spiritual growth! This year's theme is Polar Quest!

    Rising sixth and seventh graders will participate in our VBS opening and closing programs each day in the Sanctuary. In between, they'll break away for Xtreme activities and adventures with Pastor Matt Thompson.

    Daily Schedule:

    • Monday: 9:00 AM–Noon  |  Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
    • Tuesday–Thursday: 9:00 AM–Noon  |  Drop-off begins at 8:45 AM; Pick up at 12:00 Noon
      Bring swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes on Tuesday & Thursday
    • Wednesday: VBS Family Night, 6:30–7:30 PM  |  Bring your whole family!
    • Friday: 9:00 AM–12:30 PM  |  Closing program ends at 12:30 PM

    Cost: $10 including VBS T-shirt

    Registration is now FULL but you may sign up for our Wait List:


    For all the latest VBS updates and information on how to volunteer, visit calvarychurch.com/vbs!

    Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349,  jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com or Su Trull, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Local Missions Outreach
    Middle School | July 23–27
    Arbor Glen VBS/Sports Camp

    Local Missions Outreach
    Arbor Glen VBS/Sports Camp
    July 23–27 | 9:00 AM–Noon

    Students and their families are invited to share the love of Jesus with the Arbor Glen community in Charlotte this summer! We will help lead kids in K–5th grade in fun VBS/Sports activities. Plus we'll celebrate with a pizza party at Brooklyn Pizza as we wrap up the week of serving on Friday. Cost covers all VBS supplies, T-shirt, and pizza party.

    8:00 AM departure from CLC via carpool
    Noon return to CLC
    Friday, July 27 | 1:00 PM Pizza Party at Brooklyn Pizza

    Cost: $65 student; $120 student & sibling; or $150 student + family


    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com