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. Join us on Sundays at either 8:30 or 11:15 AM.
ALGs meet to study God’s Word, pray, enjoy fellowship, and share the joys and challenges of life. This is where we develop lasting friendships and build community that stretches far beyond Sundays.
There are lots of options! Feel free to visit as many ALGs as you like. Find the best fit for you — newcomers are always welcome!
In compliance with the new order from Mecklenburg County, MASKS ARE REQUIRED for everyone ages 5+, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors at Calvary Church.
Ambassadors for Christ
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 240
Teacher: Stephen Abdo
We are a multi-ethnic and multi-generational group 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. Grow in Christ with us and become ambassadors for Him!
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 402
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.
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 222
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!
Step by Step
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 238
Teacher: Pastor Jim Cashwell
This multi-generational group focuses on an expository study of Scripture and personal growth in Christ. Walk step by step with other believers as we apply God's truths to our lives and bear fruit for His kingdom.
Sundays at 8:30 AM | Room 226
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 to learn.
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Chapel
Teacher: Sam Jacks
This group enjoys expository Bible study for personal spiritual growth. We develop friendships through a wide range of social events and warmly welcome newcomers!
ALGs for 20s–30s
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Mini Gym
Teacher: Chad Asvestas
College students (18–25) are invited to connect here (in-person) for Bible teaching and small group discussion! We strive to develop authentic relationships with Jesus Christ and with each other as we grow in our faith. Whether you’re in the area year-round or just on school breaks, you are welcome!
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 234
Teacher: Pastor Sibu Rajappan
Young single adults (26–35) are invited to join us on Sunday mornings! Pastor Sibu Rajappan will lead Bible teaching followed by group discussion.
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 328
Teacher: Dr. John & Jacquelynn Trent
Young couples — married, engaged, or considering engagement — join us to combine Christ-centered Bible teaching, discussion, and rich fellowship as we grow together in Christ. We desire 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
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 231
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.
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Banquet Room
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
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 227
Teachers: Stephen Seals & Miguel Gonzalez
Like the followers of Jesus on the Emmaus Road, we seek a closer walk with Christ through the study of Scripture and rich fellowship. We focus on expository Bible study and consider the context of each text — its history, culture, and 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
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 500
Teacher: Dr. Timothy Brown
We're a diverse group, including people at all stages in life. What unites us is our common purpose: 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
Sundays at 8:30 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.
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 232
Teacher: Mike Gardner
This group of married couples studies God’s Word together to develop a solid foundation for their faith. We focus on practical Bible teaching in a discussion-based format and prayer. Beyond Sundays, we build community through serving and an active calendar of fellowship events for couples, men, and women.
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 226
Teacher: Dr. 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
Sundays at 8:30 AM | Room 222
Teacher: Hank Crull
We enjoy book-by-book and topical Bible studies in this group. We emphasize building relationships through fellowship events and men’s and women’s activities.
Harvesters for Christ
Sundays at 8:30 AM | Room 242
Teacher: Tom Dilly
Our group is a great fit for those 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
Sundays at 8:30 AM | Chapel
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
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 401
Teacher: Ron Elmore
We’re a large group of couples and singles that enjoys 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
Sundays at 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!
Sundays at 8:30 AM | Room 226
Teacher: Doug Goforth
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
Sundays at 8:30 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.
Sundays at 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
Sundays at 8:30 AM | Room 232
Teacher: Dr. 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!
Sundays at 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. Meet new friends and build a strong foundation for you and your family!
Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 228
Teacher: Josh Mulaparthi
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
Sundays at 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 the application of God’s Word. We support each other through prayer and enjoy great fellowship.