<p>Middle School Ministry<br />
Living on mission for Christ<br />
Find out more!</p>
Middle School Ministry
Living on mission for Christ
Find out more!

Middle School

In Calvary Middle School Ministry, we’re focused on helping students in grades 6–8 "live on mission." This means equipping students to live as authentic followers of Jesus Christ and impact the world by making Christ known – in their neighborhoods, school, community, and beyond.

Come grow with us! Invite friends to any of our programs or events. Connect and check out our latest pics on Facebook.

Register for upcoming events — check our calendar (right) and ministry programs (below).

Questions? Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Life Groups
    Middle School
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, CLC 1300

    Student Life Groups
    Middle School
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, CLC 1300

    After the Sunday morning worship service, all middle school students gather in the Calvary Life Center. After snacks and fellowship, we study God's Word together. Then we break into small groups for discussion and prayer. Come get a "big picture" view of Scripture and grow in your faith with us — and invite your friends!

    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Ministry Worship Night
    Wednesdays, through Nov 14

    Student Ministry Worship Night
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    CLC 1400 & Chapel
    September 12 – November 14

    Middle school students are invited to check out IGNITE!

    Our Christ-centered worship night is the place to grow in your faith and spend time with friends. We'll enjoy powerful Bible teaching from our pastors plus tons of fun stuff! Invite your friends! 

    Middle School Bible Study Series

    In this letter to the church in Ephesus, the Apostle Paul's aim was for believers to GROW in their knowledge of God and come to understand and live out His plan for their lives.

    Our theme passage for this study will be Ephesians 4:14–15: "So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ."

    Parents and students, don’t miss the opportunity to review and discuss our ongoing study questions together!

    A Christ-Centered Home: Obey Your Parents
    Ephesians 6:1-9

    1. What are two responsibilities to do in your home so that you can glorify God?
    2. Do you find it difficult to obey your parents? If yes, why?
    3. Why is obeying your parents important? 
    4. According to Ephesians 6:1, how should you respond when your parents command you to do something even if you don’t feel like doing it?
    5. How does obey differ from honor?
    6. Give some practical examples of how you dishonor your father and mother?
    7. Give some practical examples of how you can honor your father and mother?
    8. What is the promise that is attached to honoring your parents? What do you think that means?
    9. What is one thing a Father should not do to his children?
    10. Why do you think this is commanded by God in the Bible?

    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Ministry Fall Retreat
    Middle & High School at Great Wolf Lodge
    Friday & Saturday, November 16–17

    Fall Retreat at Great Wolf Lodge
    Friday & Saturday, November 16–17

    MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS — Enjoy an incredible weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge resort, combining powerful Bible-teaching and worship with awesome fellowship and fun at this massive indoor waterpark!

    We’ll have three dynamic worship sessions led by Brandon Hiltibidal and small group discussions focusing on our theme: FEARLESS. Learning from Christ's example in Scripture, students will be encouraged and empowered to be bold in the face of whatever the world throws their way! 

    • Cost is $115 for lodging, transportation, Friday night dinner, and breakfast.
    • Bring extra money for lunch and supper on Saturday.
    • Depart Calvary at 5:00 PM on Friday and return by 7:00 PM on Saturday.
    • Register by OCTOBER 14

    Questions? Please contact Jennifer!

    Contact: Pastor Eric Hill, 704.887.3678, ehill@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com


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    Christmas Party
    Middle School
    Friday, December 14

    Middle School Christmas Party
    Friday, December 14  |  6:30–8:30 PM, CLC 1300
    Mark your calendar — Christmas is coming! The birth of Christ is an amazing gift from our Heavenly Father. We'll focus on celebrating Christ and sharing a festive dinner together. Here's what to expect:
    • A festive meal —
      featuring a variety of yummy selections!
    • Tacky sweater contest —
      wear your ugliest holiday sweater!
    • Fun games for everyone
    • Gift exchange —
      bring a gift (not to exceed $10 value) and indicate whether for a boy or a girl. No gag gifts.
    There is no cost but please register before December 9 so we may prepare for you. Invite your friends!


    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com