For Parents of 8th Graders
Register now for February 12
Check out these opportunities to worship, connect, study God's Word, and grow together. Be sure to register for upcoming events and classes. Come be a part of life at Calvary!
Family Transitions is a free, ongoing learning series at Calvary. Parents, join us for biblical resources, encouragement, and support through all the ages and stages of family life.
Equipping Parents of 8th Graders
Sunday, February 12 | 11:15–12:15 PM, CLC 1400
With Pastor Cameron Engle
Our upcoming Family Transitions session is especially for parents of 8th graders. We would love to come alongside your family to equip and encourage you as your student moves into high school this fall. In this session, you'll hear about what to expect in the Calvary High School Ministry and how to have a plan in place for how your student will handle phones, cars, jobs, dating, church, and extra-curricular activities.
Join us and get equipped with biblical principles and tips for planning a weekend getaway with your child to guide him/her into this next phase.
2023 Family Transitions Classes
February 12 — Parents of 8th graders
March 12 — Parents of 1st graders
May 21 — Parents of 12th graders
June 11 — Parents of 5th graders
August TBA — Parents of Rising 3rd graders
October 8 — Parents of 4th graders
November 12 — Parents of 2 & 3 year-olds
Elective Bible Studies
MODULE 2 begins February 15
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
Module 2 — Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
beginning February 15
Elective studies provide an opportunity for you to grow spiritually through studying and discussing God’s Word in a group setting. Whether you’re a new believer, a long-time follower of Christ, or just curious to learn more, check out the course descriptions below and join us! Please pre-register online.
Choose from eight new Module 2 classes! Or continue in a 12-week class (covering Modules 1 & 2). Electives will not meet on March 1; we offer missions discussion groups that evening.
Many courses are offered on campus and via Zoom (as noted). If you choose Zoom, course instructors will email login information to you.
- Please register early! If you register online after noon on February 15, your name will not appear that evening on the class roster; just sign in when you arrive.
- Allow two days lead time to receive Zoom info from instructors. Thank you!
6-Week Courses / Feb 15 – Mar 29
Calvary Membership Course
With Pastor John Munro
Room 232 (In-person only)
Get full details and register HERE
Reach Welcome Grow Prayer
With Timothy Brown
Room 240 (In-person only)
Join this group to pray for the success of the Reach Welcome Grow campaign and all phases of the upcoming building expansion project at Calvary. No registration needed!
The Greatest Stories Ever Told
with Marc Martens
Room 238 & via Zoom
Our Lord was a master storyteller, often speaking in perfectly-crafted parables. His parables taught, rebuked, and encouraged those to whom they were spoken — and they still teach, rebuke, and encourage His followers today. In this class, we will study several of the parables of Christ, with a particular focus on Christ’s parables about “the kingdom of heaven” or “the kingdom of God.” What was Jesus communicating in the first century? And how can we apply His parables to our lives today? Join us as we investigate these questions and more!
Heaven, Hell, and Things in Between
with Pastor Rob Reece
Banquet Room & via Zoom
Every person ever born is destined for one of two places — heaven or hell. This topic has fascinated as well as terrified people throughout the ages. Yet, many people have conceptions of heaven and hell that are unbiblical. This class will look to Scripture to explore each of these final destinations.
Book of James
with Pastor Jim Pile
Room 402 & via Zoom
James is a book about practical holiness. This epistle is the New Testament version of Proverbs. Using a series of tests, James helps us evaluate the reality of our relationship with Christ to aid us in cultivating our faith — a faith that endures!
Final Wishes and Preparation
With Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
Room 242 & via Zoom
While many of us are thankful for life, few enjoy discussing death. Yet all of us will experience physical death. Do you talk about death with your family? Are you actively involved in preparing your loved ones for your departure from earth? Does your family know anything about your final wishes? This class will help us think practically about our last wishes and how to organize them as an act of love and service to surviving family members.
With Miguel Gonzalez
Room 237 & via Zoom
John said, “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). This class will take a fresh look at Scripture to trace the various aspects of the earthly life of Jesus Christ. Join us as we rediscover the splendor and mission of our blessed Savior, which will help us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
Christianity in America
With Bob Mayer
Room 231 & via Zoom
Christianity has played a role in America since the first European settlers arrived from Spain, France, England, and the Netherlands. Thousands of people from Europe and Africa had already settled in North America three hundred years ago. Most European settlers brought with them forms of Christian faith that they practiced in their native lands — Lutheran, Reformed, English Baptist, Puritan, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Quaker, and so on. Many European immigrants came seeking religious freedom and the ability to practice their faith as they saw fit. Many enslaved Africans brought to the continent against their will would embrace unique versions of Christianity. This class will examine how Christianity influenced colonial America and the United States.
Journey of Hope
Support Ministry Class: February 15 – May 10
Room 234 & via Zoom
Are you or someone dear to you dealing with sickness, disease, or failing health? Join us for support and encouragement as we are reminded of the hope that Christ Jesus provides. We will compassionately discuss the joys and challenges of life while trusting and applying biblical principles! Cost: $10. The coordinator will contact Zoom participants.
12-Week Continuing Courses / Jan 4 – Mar 29
These courses continue from Module 1. If you wish to join, please sign in at your first class.
Gospel of John: See the Glory of Jesus Christ, the Son of God
With Pastor Sibu Rajappan
Room 1200 & via Zoom
It All Starts with Genesis
With Pastor Jim Cashwell
Room 226 & via Zoom
Fundamental Faith (In-person only)
with Joey Grimm, Danny Van der Hoeven, Jon Allen, & others
Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (Women Only)
With Jaqueline Shaw
Room 401 & via Zoom
Newcomers are welcome anytime throughout this course!
Teaching & Leading Others (Men Only)
With Bill Bailey
Room 233 (In-person only)
With Chad Asvestas & Pete Mayo
Room 200 (In-person only)
College students (18–25), join us for a time in God’s Word as we address some contemporary issues facing this generation. We’ll enjoy lively discussions, share challenges, ask questions, and offer fellowship and encouragement. This informal group is open to all. Invite your friends!
Spanish Bible Study
with Bill Ogden
Room 227 & via Zoom
We meet on Wednesday evenings to meditate on God’s word and apply it to our personal and family life from our Latin-American experience. This group is taught in Spanish without translation.
Estudio Bíblico en Español | Salón 227
Enseñada en español, esta clase estudiará I y II Pedro y se centrará en "Vivir el Evangelio en tiempos turbulentos."
Wednesday Night Prayer
with Paul Hundrieser
Room 228 & via Zoom
Please join us each Wednesday evening. We will pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world during this time. We meet continually throughout the year.
Calvary Membership Course
Wednesdays, February 15 – March 29
Interested in becoming a member of Calvary Church?
At Calvary, we see membership as a significant spiritual decision. It’s an ongoing commitment to participate in the life and ministry of our church family.
If you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and seek to be and make authentic followers of Christ, it will be our privilege to welcome you as a member!
Led by Senior Pastor John Munro, the Calvary Membership Course provides a common foundation for those considering Calvary membership. We want everyone to understand who we are, what we believe, and the mission and vision of Calvary Church.
Calvary Membership Course
Join us for our next course:
Six Wednesday Sessions
February 15 – March 29 (No meeting on March 1)
6:30–8:00 PM, Room 232
Childcare available with advance registration
After you complete the Calvary Membership Course and submit a membership application, a Calvary elder will contact you to arrange a personal meeting and answer any questions you might have.
Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship
We make your membership official by welcoming you as a new member at one of our Sunday worship services.
Membership Contact: Miriam Aneses, 704.887.3679, email@example.com
Senior Adult Luncheon
Thursday, February 23
12:00–1:30 PM, Crown Room
Calvary hosts a monthly luncheon for senior adults in our church and community on selected Thursdays at noon. You'll enjoy uplifting fellowship, a delicious lunch, and an inspiring program in the Crown Room on the third floor. The cost is $8.
February 23 — Danny Funderburk
Join us for this beloved gospel music singer who has performed with The Singing Americans, Perfect Heart, Mercy's Way, and the Cathedral Quartet! Danny was raised in Hemby Bridge, NC, and is married to Shelley. They are the proud grandparents of one grandson and two granddaughters.
Please register below beginning January 30
We invite you to arrive early for a free Organ Concert with Elizabeth Hildebrand at 11:00 AM.
- March 30
- April 27
- May 25
Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tying the Knot
For Engaged & Newlywed Couples
Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11
Tuesdays, March 7 – April 11, 2023
6:30–8:00 PM, Room 402
Thinking about getting married? Engaged? Newlyweds?
You're invited to spend six Tuesday evenings with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce and other leaders addressing foundational issues and biblical principles that will help you establish and 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 prospective spouse on a deeper level by assessing personality, birth order, and more.
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.
Support Ministry Classes
& Journey of Hope
Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a biblical perspective. However, our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups.
We look forward to meeting you! Please register below.
January 23 – April 24
Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Room 242
Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each meeting encourages perspective and discussion for participants to restore a state of balance in their lives. The DVD-based curriculum addresses many aspects of divorce—from loneliness and depression to finances and anger—with grace and truth. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $25. Workbooks (version 4.0) will be distributed in class.
January 23 – April 24
Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Rooms 226 & 232
Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey through the valley of the shadow. Our facilitators understand the personal journey through grief and offer discerning compassion and encouragement during this difficult time. Class includes a biblically-based curriculum with DVDs on aspects of grief followed by discussion. Cost: $25. Workbook (version 3) will be distributed in class.
Journey of Hope — formerly CancerCare
February 15 – May 10
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Room 234 & via Zoom
Are you or someone dear to you dealing with sickness, disease, or failing health? Join us for support and encouragement as we are reminded of the hope that Christ Jesus provides. We will compassionately discuss the joys and challenges of life while providing biblical principles together! Cost: $10. The coordinator will contact Zoom participants.
Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email.
2023 Bible Reading Plan
Join us daily in God's Word
At Calvary, preaching and teaching the Word of God is central to who we are as a church family, and it is essential that each one of us spends time reading the Bible every day.
In 2023, we'll begin a new TWO-YEAR Bible reading plan! This reading plan is a great option if you've always wanted to read the entire Bible straight through. This year's plan will guide us through much of the Old Testament.
Download the UPDATED PDF below. Or stop by the Welcome Desk in the Galleria to pick up a print copy to keep in your Bible.