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Supporting &amp; Equipping Families</p>
Families
Supporting & Equipping Families

Families

At Calvary, we want families of all kinds to know and share the love of Jesus Christ. We strive to equip and encourage parents to build strong Christ-centered homes, sharing the love of God, the truth of the Gospel, and a life of faith with the next generation.

Join us for opportunities to support and strengthen relationships, marriages, and families at all stages of life! 



Family Transitions: These sessions are designed to help you teach and guide your children through different stages in life. It's practical insight with a strong biblical foundation!

Family Milestones: Celebrate life's moments of commitment — find out more about weddings, child dedication, and baptism here


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

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    Parenting Conference
    Protecting the Heart of Your Child
    Sunday, August 25 | 3:00–6:00 PM
    Walk-ins are welcome (click for details)

    Sunday, August 25  |  3:00 – 6:00 PM, Calvary Life Center

    Families are constantly exposed to the world's perspective on gender, sexuality, and marriage. As parents and grandparents, what are we to believe? What and when are we to teach our kids? How do we protect the hearts of our children?

    Calvary Family Ministry is committed to equipping you with information and resources through all ages and stages of your child's developmental years. Senior Pastor John Munro will be our keynote speaker, sharing the biblical view on these important topics in our opening session.

    Conference sessions:

    • "The Biblical View of Gender, Sex, and Marriage" 
      — with Pastor Munro
    • "What to Say to Your Children and When"
      — breakout sessions for parents of preschool, grade school, teens, & adults 
    • "Understanding Guys and Girls and How to Treat Them"
      — breakout sessions about teaching/training sons & daughters 
    • "Parameters for Phones, Privacy, Peers, and Dating"
      —  panel discussion on key issues

    You’ll receive practical biblical insights, guidance, and resources!


    Walk-ins are welcome! Cost at the door will be $15/person or $20/couple.

    Childcare to 5th grade is provided for pre-registrants. Please note that childcare is now full; thank you for understanding!


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

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    We Believe
    Catechism for Kids & Families
    Schedule your catechism presentation now!

    Preparing for your child's catechism presentation

    As you and your child continue to work through We Believe: Catechism for Calvary Kids and Families this summer, it's time to think about scheduling an appointment with one of our pastors or Children's Ministry leaders so that your child may present their catechism work before August 31. Or for your convenience, choose to make your presentation in the Calvary Café any Sunday in August from 12:30–1:00 PM.

    Parents will be asked to read the questions from the book while kids will be expected to give the full answer (without notes) for all 16 Articles of Faith. Once the leader has approved their work, the child and family will be invited to a special celebration luncheon on September 8 to recognize their accomplishment. Plus, kids will also receive a Catechism Medal!

    Contact a leader to make your appointment:


    We Believe: Catechism for Calvary Kids & Families is based on our 16 Articles of Faith and provides questions and answers to learn the key biblical truths we believe. This summer project is for families with children currently completing grades 3–5.

    Summer Schedule:

    • June – Catechism books available! Begin learning the Q&A
    • August – Make an appointment to present your catechism work to a pastor or ministry leader by August 31
    • September – Enjoy a special celebration lunch on Sunday, September 8 for kids and families who have completed the catechism

    We Believe: Catechism — Student HandbookWe Believe: Catechism — Parent Handbook

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Click on the book covers to browse or download the digital versions of the We Believe: Catechism for Calvary Kids & Families Student Handbook and the Parent Handbook.

    Print handbooks are available! Please contact Erika Morton for free copies.

    Questions? Please contact Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com.
     

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    Family Transitions
    Sunday, September 22
    For Parents of 1st Graders

    Family Transitions
    Sunday, September 22
    11:15 AM–12:15 PM, Room 200


    Our next Family Transitions class is for parents of 1st graders.

    Children are beginning to read at this early stage. This is also a great time for parents to teach their children basic Bible skills. Join us as we help equip parents in how to lead their children to love God's Word, to read it, and to understand it.

    Please join Su Trull, Children's Ministry Director and Elise Swepston, KidZone Coordinator in room 200 for this session. Our goal is to encourage you in your God-given assignment as a parent! No registration needed.


    Upcoming dates:
    October 27 — for Expectant Parents
    November 2 — for Parents of 2-Year-Olds


    Contact: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com

    "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."  — Deuteronomy 6:4–9

     

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    Family Night Challenge
    Begin a regular Family Night!

    Calvary highly recommends that every family designate one night a week for Family Night. Life is busy, and if we don’t plan to spend time together and enjoy each other, our most important relationships can be neglected.

    Planning one night each week is valuable for the time and interaction itself. It also helps us refocus on those important relationships. It takes work to block out the same night every week. No doubt, an exception may have to be made from time to time, but you show your priorities when you are able to make it happen consistently. We find that most families really look forward to Family Night! 

    So, what is Family Night? We suggest that you choose a consistent night each week and plan to include these elements:

    • Dinner — Have a fun dinner together! Let the kids contribute their ideas about favorite foods for the menu.
    • Clean up — After dinner, clean the kitchen together. You’re a team, and everyone can contribute to the job!
    • Devotions — Have a family devotional. Read Scripture together and discuss its meaning. Pray together and for each other. And if you are really adventurous, sing a favorite chorus or hymn.
    • Fun — Participate in some kind of fun activity. It could be a board game. If your kids like to make crafts or build things, go that direction. The point is to enjoy each other and laugh together. Relationships are vital in leading your children. Laughter and fun deepen these relationships!
    • Dessert — Eat dessert! You can work together to make a fruit salad, chocolate chip cookies, or whatever treat your family enjoys.

    You have accomplished a number of important things when you become intentional with Family Night: 

    • You spend time together building relationships and staying connected.
    • You instruct your kids with God’s Word.
    • You pray — thanking God for His goodness and asking for His guidance and provision. 
    • You build heart connections by sharing and laughing together. 
    • On a weekly basis, you put in place some important experiences that drive the rest of the week. And really the rest of your parenting!

    Calvary provides several resources that can help with your devotional time. Some great conversations can come out of what you are leading your kids to learn!

    • Sunday Spotlight — a summary of the Children's Ministry Sunday lesson for all ages
    • Family Connection — the Bible lesson for Middle School Sunday life groups
    • We Believe — the summer catechism project for kids & families (grades 3–5)

    "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." — Deuteronomy 6:5–7


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