ALGs for All Ages
Adult Life Groups
Adult Life Groups are where we do life together!
These smaller groups are an essential part of helping everyone connect at Calvary and grow in faith together.
ALGs meet at 8:30 and 11:15 AM on Sundays to study God’s Word, pray, and share the joys and challenges of life. We develop lasting friendships and enjoy real community.
ALGs are currently holding virtual meetings at their regular times on Sunday mornings. Your ALG leader will let you know how your group will connect. Many are using Zoom. If you're not yet part of an ALG, check with Pastor Nathaniel Pearce for how you can be part of a group.
There are lots of options! Check out the list below and feel free to visit as many as you like. Find the best fit for you — guests are always welcome!
11:15 AM, Room 500
Teacher: Bob Grundmann
Folks of all ages and stages of life enjoy book-by-book and topical Bibles studies in this group. We emphasize building relationships through fellowship events and men’s and women’s activities.
Ambassadors for Christ
11:15 AM, Room 240
Teacher: Pastor Sibu Rajappan
We are a multi-ethnic and multi-generational group that is united in Christ with a deep love for God, His Word, His Church and the nations. Our goal is to apply biblical principles to our daily lives to be and make authentic followers of Jesus Christ. We enjoy rich fellowship and actively seek opportunities to serve the Lord together. Come grow in Christ and become Ambassadors for Him!
11:15 AM, Room 222
Teacher: Bill Bailey
Our weekly lesson is based on a single Bible passage, and we encourage group discussion and prayer. We seek to apply the Scripture to our daily lives for the glory of God. Fellowship get-togethers in homes help us get to know each other well.
11:15 AM, Room 233
Teacher: Pastor Rob Reece
We explore the fundamentals of the Christian faith — looking to the Bible for truth, understanding, and growth in our relationship with God. We study with open hearts, eyes, and minds to discern God at work in all things. If you’re inquisitive and desire to share your journey, join us!
11:15 AM, Room 241
Teacher: Doug Goforth
Couples and singles in this diverse group enjoy expository Bible study. We come together from all walks of life to enrich each other’s lives and learning.
Step by Step
11:15 AM, Room 238
Teacher: Pastor Jim Cashwell
This multi-generational class will focus on an expository study of Scripture and personal growth in Christ. Come walk step by step with other believers as we apply God's truths to our lives and bear fruit for His kingdom.
11:15 AM, Chapel
Teacher: Sam Jacks
This group enjoys personal growth through expository Bible study. We develop friendships through a wide range of social events and warmly welcome newcomers!
ALGs for 20s–30s
College & Young Adults
11:15 AM, Mini Gym
Teacher: Pastor Khalil Ayoub
If you’re a young single adult, you’re invited to connect here. We strive to develop authentic relationships with Jesus Christ and with each other as we grow in our faith. Join us for Bible teaching followed by small group discussion. Whether you’re in the area year-round or just on school breaks, you are welcome!
Becoming One (formerly Beginning TWOgether)
11:15 AM, Choir Room
Teacher: Pastor Rodney Navey
Young couples — married or engaged (or considering engagement) — join us for a combination of Christ-centered Bible teaching, discussion, and rich fellowship as we grow together in Christ. Our desire is to build a strong foundation in our walk with Christ, as we focus on discipleship and family within the Body of Christ.
ALGs for 30s–40s
Sycamore Tree — NEW
Begins September 8
11:15 AM, Room 234
Teachers: Jordan & Jacqueline Shaw
Like Zacchaeus, our goal is to see and follow Jesus. Join us for Bible study that points us to Christ and helps us apply His Word to our lives. Whether you’re single, newlyweds, married (with or without children), you’ll connect easily with this group as we grow together in the Lord.
11:15 AM, Room 402
Teacher: Pastor Jim Pile
We're a group of married couples with children of all ages, that enjoys interactive biblical teaching and warm fellowship. Join us as we seek to practically apply God’s truth through our teaching, discipleship, and personal interactions within our group and beyond.
ALGs for 40s–50s
Emmaus Road (formerly Family Builders)
11:15 AM, Room 328
Teacher: Stephen Seals
Like the two followers of Jesus on the Emmaus Road, this group seeks a closer walk with Christ through the study of Scripture and rich fellowship. We will focus on expository Bible study and consider the context of each text, its history, culture, original language, as well as the holistic view of God's Word. Apologetics will be applied as a complement to our studies and help answer the difficult questions about our faith.
Growing in Grace
11:15 AM, Banquet Room
Teacher: Dr. Timothy Brown
We're a diverse group including people at all stages in life. What unites us is our common purpose, which is to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as described in 2 Peter 3:18. Come and grow in grace and knowledge with us!
ALGs for 50s–60s
11:15 AM, Room 231
Teacher: Chuck Robinson
We are a diverse group that shares a love for the Word of God and each other. Our goal is to apply biblical principles to our daily lives as followers of Jesus. We enjoy rich fellowship and actively seek opportunities to serve the Lord together.
11:15 AM, Room 232
Teacher: Mike Gardner
The married couples in this warm fellowship study God’s Word to develop a solid foundation for their faith. Our time together focuses on practical Bible teaching in a discussion-based format with small group prayer. Beyond Sundays, we build community through an active calendar of fellowship events for couples, men, and women.
11:15 AM, Room 226
Teacher: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, Dennis Abbott, & Keith Leichty
We’re a mix of married couples and single adults who seek to apply the teaching of Scripture to everyday life. Join us for in-depth Bible study, group discussion, and prayer. We also enjoy a variety of activities that develop relationships. Come strengthen your walk with Christ and do life with us!
ALGs for Senior Adults
Harvesters for Christ
8:30 AM, Room 242
Teacher: Tom Dilly
Our group is a great fit for those who are passionate about digging deeply into Scripture to become better equipped to share the Gospel and serve others in our community and beyond!
The Joy Class
8:30 AM, Room 232
Teacher: Jon Keil
We’re a group of believers and prayer warriors who study the Bible and seek to apply it to our lives. We desire to grow in our knowledge of God’s Word so we may better live and witness for Christ. We also enjoy lots of fellowship!
Life to the Max
11:15 AM, Room 401
Teacher: Ron Elmore
We’re a large group of couples and singles that enjoy in-depth, interactive Bible teaching and discussion using study guides and multimedia presentations. We grow in faith and develop close relationships through fellowship and serving together. Join us to discuss God’s Word!
Pilgrims in Progress
8:30 AM, Banquet Room
Teacher: Bob Lanning
Our large class treasures the Word of God and our in-depth study focuses on the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Our goal is to know and articulate what we believe and why. We pray for each other and enjoy activities that build strong friendships!
8:30 AM, Room 226
Teacher: Barry Eveland
This vibrant group of couples and singles gathers for expository Bible study. We actively develop relationships as we fellowship and become integrated into the life of Calvary Church. The atmosphere here is relaxed, the people friendly, and the conversation lively. Join us!
ALGs for Internationals
11:15 AM, Room 227
Teacher: Sam Speights
With members from around the globe, our multi-national group brings diverse testimonies of God’s grace and shares a deep love for the unifying truth of God’s Word. We enjoy quarterly fellowships, often filled with delicious international flavors! All nationalities are welcome; the group is taught in English.
11:15 AM, Room 237
Teacher: Bill Ogden
Meditamos en la palabra de Dios y la aplicamos a nuestra vida personal y familiar a la luz de nuestra experiencia Latinoamericana. This group is taught in Spanish without translation.
ALGs for Special Interests
Abundant Life – New!
11:15 AM, Room 200
Pastor Nathaniel Pearce
Single and single-again adults, ages 40+, meet together to live, serve, and grow abundantly in God’s Word. We welcome all who are divorced, separated, widowed, single parents, or never married. Join us in this new community!
8:30 AM, Room 233
Teacher: Rich Farynyk
Our unique multi-generational ALG welcomes parents, children, grandparents, and singles — growing together with the older teaching the younger, as in Titus 2. We pray for each other and enjoy close fellowship. Come meet new friends and build a strong foundation for you and your family!
11:15 AM, Room 228
Teacher: Frank Morra
This class focuses on discussing the message preached that morning. We consider questions and make applications to our lives. Join us as we discuss "the point"!
Women of the Word
11:15 AM, Room 242
Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman
Looking for an ALG just for women? This group welcomes women of all ages and stages! We grow through inductive Bible study and application of God’s Word. We support each other through prayer and enjoy great fellowship.