Global Missions & GO Trips

Calvary Church is committed to reaching the whole world for Christ!

We currently support 86 missionary families, representing 29 missions agencies, serving in 43 countries around the world. Calvary missionaries are committed to sharing the Gospel through Bible translation, planting churches, discipling believers, and training and equipping nationals to reach their own countries.

Our missions program also features Global Outreach Trips. These GO Trips provide opportunities for our Calvary family to participate in short-term missions projects around the world. These trips often support partnerships with our Calvary missionaries. 

For more information about missions at Calvary, please contact Vince Eaton, Director of Missions at 704.341.5322 or veaton@calvarychurch.com.

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    GO Trips
    Participate on a short-term missions trip

    Global Outreach Trips [GO Trips] offer Calvary members a unique short-term missions experience, usually lasting 10 days to two weeks. Frequently, Calvary GO Trips support one of our missionaries in the field.

    GO Trips are open to everyone — including middle and high school students, young adults, families, and seniors — providing a life-changing opportunity to get involved in missions work and share the Gospel with those in another culture.


    UPCOMING 2017 GO TRIPS:

    GO Philippines | January 4–13, 2018
    Calvary will partner with our missionaries in Ifugao to lead a conference for church elders and evangelists. The focus will be on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and a study on angels and demons. This is an excellent opportunity for elders, teachers, or anyone providing this type of teaching.  Trip is open up to four participants. Pastor Nathaniel Pearce will lead this trip.


    GO Monterrey | March 3–9, 2018
    This team of 30 will partner with Back2Back Ministries as they serve orphans and impoverished children in Mexico. Trip is open to adults, teens, families, and children ages 10+. Cost: $500 plus airfare.


    GO Kenya | July 15–28
    This team will partner with GGCC to serve in medical outreach, pastor and women's conferences, student outreach, and construction. 


    GO Jamaica | July 20–28
    The focus of this trip will be street evangelism, VBS, construction, and movie and Gospel nights. Pastor Nathaniel Pearce will lead this trip and high school students will be included.


    GO Germany | October
    This team will continue construction on a church fellowship/worship center in Kusel


    For details and your GO Trip application, please contact Vince Eaton, Missions Director, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com.

     

     

     

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    Missionary Prayer Team
    Support our missionaries through prayer

    Would you like to provide ongoing support to our missionaries through prayer? Join our Missionary Prayer Team!

    Each month Calvary missionaries share specific prayer requests and praise reports. Receive the monthly Missionary Prayer and Praise newsletter by email when you join.


    Contact: Vince Eaton, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Operation Christmas Child
    It's time to pack a shoebox!
    Drop off at Calvary Nov 13–20

    Operation Christmas Child
    Share the joy of Christmas and the good news of the Gospel — pack a shoebox gift this year! 

    It's fun and easy! Here's what to do:

    • Pick up an official shoebox in the Galleria or just use a plastic or sturdy cardboard shoebox.
    • Fill the box with gifts for a boy or girl ages 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
    • Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal. Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, clothing, and school supplies. Add a photo of yourself and a note to the child who will receive the box! Include the $9 shipping donation for Samaritan's Purse to help send your box on its way.

    Get updated gift recommendations, packing instructions, and details at samaritanspurse.org/occ.
    What's new this year? Candy and toothpaste are not allowed.


    Community Shoebox Drop-off Center
    November 13–20

    Drop-off your shoeboxes at Calvary during OCC National Collection Week! Bring your filled and labels shoeboxes to the Galleria or drop them off at the portico near Rea Road (Entrance 3). Our volunteers will gladly receive boxes from neighbors, schools, groups, and businesses in the area and deliver them to the OCC Distribution Center! 

    Want to volunteer to receive boxes? Click here for more information

    Portico Drop-off Hours:
    Mon–Fri:  11:00 AM–6:00 PM
    Sat & Sun:  1:00–5:00 PM


    Calvary Night at the OCC Distribution Center
    December 5, 5:45-10:00PM

    "Calvary Night" at the OCC Distribution Center is an annual serving opportunity for adults and teens age 13+ (no exceptions). In the warehouse, we'll sort, inspect, and tape shoeboxes for their journey around the world!

    For more information or to register, click here!


    Contact: Sharyn Thackston, 704.577.6487, sthackston@carolina.rr.com

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    Perspectives
    on the World Christian Movement
    January 16 – May 8

    Experience 15 powerful lessons that have equipped thousands of everyday believers with great vision, hope, and passion. In Perspectives, Scripture, history, culture and strategy converge to reveal the unfolding of God's redemptive purposes. He is on a mission to bless the peoples of the earth and you're invited to join Him!


     
    Perspectives Course:
    The World Christian Movement

    Tuesdays, January 16 – May 8, 2018
    6:30–9:20 PM, Banquet Room (3rd floor)
     
    Perspectives is a unique 15-week course focused on educating believers on God's global purpose, organized through four different vantage points or "perspectives" — Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. Each individual session is taught by a different subject matter expert.
     
    Our own Pastor John Munro will be teaching session #4, A Mandate for the Nations.

    The Biblical and Historical sections give an overview of God's work and the impact of His Church from the dawn of history until now. The Cultural and Strategic perspectives demonstrate the opportunity and significance of the Great Commission in our world today.
     

    Each one of us is uniquely gifted to play a role in the spread of the Gospel. Come and learn about what God is doing to redeem people to Himself — and how He desires for you to engage and participate in that task. 

    Read more about the Charlotte class and instructors.



    Cost: $285 for reading level or $515 for college credit

    • $20 discount if registered by December 16
    • $50 discount for 2nd family member attending the same class
    • $100 rebate for Calvary members who attend 12 out of 15 classes
    • You may attend the first two classes free — but you will not be eligible for $25 discount

    REGISTER

    Perspectives is organized and owned by Frontier Ventures, formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission.


    Contacts: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com or Wayne Smith, 704.998.7805, waynesmith9659@gmail.com