<p>Middle School Ministry<br />
Grades 6&ndash;8</p>
Middle School Ministry
Grades 6–8

Middle School

In Calvary Middle School Ministry, we focus on equipping students in grades 6–8 to have an authentic, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and live in a way that impacts the world by making Him known — in their neighborhoods, school, community, and beyond.

Come grow with us! Invite friends to any of our programs or events. 

Student Ministry Office Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Promotion Sunday
    Sunday, August 28
    Students move up a grade!

    Promotion Sunday is August 28

    Welcome to the new school year in Student Ministry! All middle and high school students will begin their new grade-level groups on Sunday, August 28. We are excited to see all our students and kick off a great year of ministry together!

    • High school students (grades 9–12) meet in CLC 1400 at 11:15 AM  
    • Middle school students (grades 6–8) meet in CLC 1300 at 11:15 AM 

    REQUIRED FORM — Important!

    For students to participate in Calvary activities, a new form is required for the school year (August 2022–23). Parents should complete the student informed consent and liability form, which is valid for one year from the date it is signed. 


    Contacts: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, Student Ministry office, 704.341. 5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

    Photo & Video Release —
    Participation at Calvary Church confirms permission for church employees and volunteers to take photos and record video footage of children, students, and adults for potential use in Calvary’s print, web, digital, and social media for ministry or promotional purposes. No personal information will be included.

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    Family Cookout & Game Night
    Student Ministry
    Sunday, August 28

    Sunday, August 28
    6:00–7:30 PM, CHAMP Pavilion & Fields

    All middle and high school students and their families are invited to our Family Cookout & Game Night! We'll enjoy great fellowship and dinner from the grill, plus lots of fun activities as we celebrate the start of the new school year.

    Bring lawn chairs or a blanket!

    There is no cost, but please help us prepare by registering before August 21.


    Contact: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Lunch with Pastor Cameron
    Student Ministry
    Coming up on August 19

    Selected Fridays, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
    Stonecrest Shopping Center

    Hey students, come hang with Pastor Cameron and our Student Ministry interns over lunch this summer!

    We're meeting at Stonecrest shopping center near the main fountain on selected Fridays. Bring a bag lunch and beverage, or plan to purchase a meal nearby. We'll eat together at the tables outside by the fountain unless rain forces us inside Chipotle.

    See you there!

    Upcoming dates:
    August 19

    Contact: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com,  Beau Abbott, 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com, & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Life Groups
    Sundays, 11:15 AM
    Calvary Life Center

    Students, join us on Sundays at 11:15 AM in the Calvary Life Center!

    • High School, CLC 1400
    • Middle School, CLC 1300

    This is where you'll be challenged to apply Scripture to your life through Bible teaching, small group discussion, and prayer. 

    We meet every Sunday after the 9:45 AM worship service!

    Contacts: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Ministry
    Wednesdays, beginning Sept 7
    6:30–8:00 PM, CLC 1400

    Worship, Bible study, fun & fellowship for students!

    Wednesdays, September 7 – November 16
    6:30–8:00 PM, 
    Calvary Life Center

    Students, get connected and grow in your faith at IGNITE on Wednesday nights!

    • Middle School & High School meet in CLC 1400

    We'll have fun with friends, spend time in worship, and study God's Word with Pastor Cameron. Plus, we will end the night with discussion, application, and prayer!

    • New Series: "Ephesians — Transformed Together"
      This fall, we'll explore the book of Ephesians and discover key themes of reconciliation, identity, and unity. 

    Join us for IGNITE each week, and deepen your relationship with Christ!

    Contacts: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Awana C–Track
    Grades 6–12
    Register now!

    Wednesdays, 5:45–6:25 PM
    September 7– May 10

    C–Track is for students in grades 6–12 and adults who want to grow in their Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture, and apply God's truth in their lives. Many are already part of the Awana program and are continuing their pursuit of the Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program.

    C–Track participants meet weekly with a mentor for discipleship and to recite verses. The annual cost is $45. 


    Contacts: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com & Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com