<p>Adult Life Groups<br />
Sundays at 8:30 &amp; 11:15&nbsp;AM</p>
Adult Life Groups
Sundays at 8:30 & 11:15 AM

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.

Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com & Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    ALGs for All Ages

    Ambassadors for Christ 
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 234
    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! 

    Life Application
    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.

    Mustard Seed
    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!

    Word Warriors
    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.

    The Word
    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!

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    ALGs for 20s–30s

    College Life 
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Mini-Gym
    Teacher: Chad Asvestas

    College students (18–25) are invited to connect here for Bible teaching and small group discussion! We strive to develop authentic relationships with Jesus Christ and each other as we grow in our faith. Whether you’re in the area year-round or just on school breaks, you are welcome!

    Young Adults
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 233

    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. 

    Becoming One
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 328
    Teacher: Pastor Jim Cashwell

    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. 

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    ALGs for 30s–40s

    Sycamore Tree 
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 240
    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 | Room 500
    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.

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    ALGs for 40s–50s

    Emmaus Road
    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 222
    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!


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    ALGs for 50s–60s

    Christian Living
    Sundays at 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 lives as we follow Jesus step-by-step. We enjoy rich fellowship and actively seek opportunities to serve the Lord together.

    Faith Builders
    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.

    Family Life
    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!

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    ALGs for Senior Adults

    Amazing Grace
    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!

    Word Warriors
    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!

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    ALGs for Internationals

    International Fellowship
    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.

    ALG Hispano
    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. 

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    ALGs for Special Interests

    Abundant Life 
    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!

    Family Foundation
    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!

    The Point
    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.