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Serve at Calvary
It's easy to make a difference!
Click to learn more

Serve at Calvary

As authentic followers of Christ, we want to be active in our faith and serve Christ by serving others.

It’s easy to get involved! Below is a list of some current and ongoing ministry needs, or check out our Local Ministry Partners for opportunities to serve in our community.

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    Good News Clubs
    Need three school coordinators

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10 clubs in five public schools. If you would like to be part of an existing club or have a desire to start a new one, let us know!

    Current need: We especially need three School Coordinators with strong administrative skills to help at Elon, Rea View, and Waxhaw Elementary schools. Please stop by the Galleria table for more information on Sunday, July 21 & 28, or contact Pastor Sibu below.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, Pastor of Outreach, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Place of Hope
    Preparing now for August 5–12
    Shelter, meals & hospitality
    Volunteer Training July 24 or 31

    Place of Hope
    Monday–Monday, August 5–12

    Calvary Life Center  |  Shelter, meals & hospitality

    In partnership with area churches and the Salvation Army, Calvary will be providing meals and shelter for 10 homeless women from August 5–12 (Monday–Monday), offering a "place of hope" during a time of need.

    Each morning, we will provide transport from the Calvary CLC to the Salvation Army center Uptown so the group can participate in their day program. Each afternoon, we will bring the group from the Salvation Army center to our CLC for dinner, an evening activity, and an overnight stay in our “guest rooms.”

    What can you do to help?

    • PRAY! Ask for the Lord's blessing on our guests and pray for a powerful and impactful week.
    • Volunteer to serve — there are specific needs for AM/PM drivers, AM/PM greeters and overnight hosts
    • Donate toiletries and personal items
    • ALGs/groups can help with evening meals and activities

    Click here for full details on our "Place of Hope" program.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com


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    Calvary Cricket Tournament
    Saturdays, June 8 – August 10
    Help us welcome our guests!

    Saturdays, June 8 – August 10
    8:30 AM–5:30 PM, Rea Road Field

    Join us as we welcome many in our community for the Calvary Freedom Cup Cricket Tournament on Saturdays this summer! Please see below for a snapshot of our current needs.  (See descriptions for each role below the chart.)

      Time Slots Hospitality Table Host 

    July 27



    Need 2
    Need 1
    Need 1
    Need 1
    Need 1

    August 3


    Need 2
    Need 1
    Need 1
    Need 1

    August 10


    8AM Need 1 Need 1









    NOTE: Reference snapshot updated each weekday by 10:00 AM.

    Hospitality Volunteers will welcome players to our fields as they arrive, and welcome and engage attendees as they arrive and watch. Hospitality volunteers will also serve water for the players.

    Table Hosts will operate our Calvary table and share information about Calvary worship and ministries, and answer any questions guests may have.

    Questions? Please contact Pastor Sibu Rajappan at 704.341.5336 or srajappan@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Sharpless at 704.3410.5417 or jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

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    Volunteer in Children's Ministry
    Sunday AM & PM and Wednesday PM
    Annual Training August 11 or 22

    Volunteering with Children's Ministry: How can you serve?

    Hundreds of parents, grandparents, young adults, and individuals with varied gifts and talents serve with our Children's Ministry teams. Do you have a passion for sharing Christ's love and the life-changing message of the Gospel with children? If so, please consider serving with us!

    Serve on Sunday mornings or evenings or Wednesday evenings with Awana and Bible clubs! Click here to learn more about these specific opportunities and plan to attend one of our training sessions below.

    Ready to volunteer? Please register below. Have questions? Contact: Su Trull, Director of Children’s Ministries, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com or Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

    Children's Ministry Annual Volunteer Training

    Sunday, August 11  |  12:30–2:30 PM, Crown Room
    Thursday, August 22   | 6:30–8:30 PM, Crown Room

    ALL Children's Ministry Sunday volunteers, both new and experienced, are required to attend ONE training session before joining our 2019–20 team. These sessions are designed to encourage volunteers and facilitate personal development in ministry. A pizza lunch will be provided on Sunday, August 11. Please register in advance so we may prepare materials and food for you!

    Please note: Children's Ministry volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required.


    Contact: Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

    Awana & Bible Clubs Volunteers — Wednesday Nights 

    We need at least 100 adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles this fall! Our clubs launch on September 11. When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and select a training session on August 18 or 28 to attend. Come join our Bible Club team!

    Awana training registration coming soon!

    Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com


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    Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates
    Deadline to apply for next visit is July 29

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides opportunities for men to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC. We hold quarterly worship services for inmates on Mondays. All volunteers must attend an orientation and have a background check at least four weeks in advance in order to serve in the prison. 

    Our next scheduled visit is on Monday, August 26 from 10:30 AM–10:30 PM. This team of men will share the Gospel conversationally through cell-to-cell visitation and pray with inmates. We'll also serve light refreshments.

    Mandatory Training
    Sunday, August 25, 12:30–2:00 PM, Room 232
    Deadline to submit background check info for this event is July 29.

    To join our team for this outreach, please contact Pastor Sibu Rajappan.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Career Ministry
    Be a Career Ministry Coach!

    Recent Gallup and Barna Group polls indicate that many people in the workforce are either looking for work or feel their career isn't their true calling.

    Calvary's Career Ministry assists in helping our community discover their calling by providing Scripture–based programs, support groups, and instruction.

    We are seeking Calvary members to serve as Career Coaches. Experience in hiring or managing is preferred, but not required. If you have a heart for helping others and a listening ear, please prayerfully consider this ministry!

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch or Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com

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    Community Impact

    Our Community Impact ministry coordinates important local, regional, and national issues and events, including voter registration, Life Chain in October, and Sanctity of Life Sunday in January. 

    Contact: Debbie Ware, 704.650.6095, deborahhware@yahoo.com

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    Coaching with CHAMP Sports
    No experience req, training provided

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer leagues for soccer (ages 3–18), flag football (6–17), T-ball (5-6), baseball (7–8), and basketball (ages 5–18). Just two to three hours a week can make a huge impact in the lives of kids! No prior coaching experience is necessary and training is provided!

    Visit the CHAMP website at www.champsportsinfo.com for full details. 

    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@calvarychurch.com

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers, coordinators & assistants
    Information Meeting | August 4, 12:30 PM

    Interested in teaching or assisting with our international ESL students? Our program meets on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon and resumes September 9. 

    We are looking for additional volunteers to serve as coordinators, teachers, assistants, and more to help provide a quality program for immigrants and others wishing to improve their English skills. We invite you to join our ESL team!

    Information Meeting
    Sunday, August 4
    12:30–2:00 PM | Room 402

    Interested in learning more? Please plan to attend this helpful meeting. Join us and have your questions answered!

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

    Questions? Interested in signing up to volunteer? Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM
    Conversational Evangelism

    GO2Proclaim Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    Interested in fulfilling the Great Commission? Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month for training at the Calvary Café at 1:00–1:30 PM. Then we'll head out to nearby walking trails and parks for conversational evangelism. 

    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Hearts & Hammers
    Saturday, August 17

    Men, we need you! Hearts & Hammers teams serve one Saturday each month tackling household repairs, maintenance, and yard work for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis.

    We are currently recruiting additional team members! Get started at our next training meeting on Saturday, August 17 at 8:45–9:30 AM in Room 226


    Upcoming Serving Saturdays:
    August 17
    September 21

    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Bob Gowdy, 704.607.9377, rgowdy49@gmail.com

    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Jail Ministry
    Bible Teachers needed

    Did you know we have the opportunity to lead Bible study with inmates at Mecklenburg Jail Central at least once a month for men and weekly for women? We have a current need for men to teach and ongoing opportunities for women.

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? Interested in learning more? Contact: Judy McElhaney, judyb.mcelhaney@gmail.com

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports the Calvary family by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating teams and might serve 3-4x per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contact: Dalene Ingle at 704.573.0491 or digiolde@carolina.rr.com

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    Senior Adults Telecare

    Be an encouragement to our senior adults by making regular phone calls through our Senior Telecare ministry. Callers share Scripture and pray with people over the phone. A great opportunity for those with a flexible schedule!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Special Needs Opportunities

    Will you help our Special Needs Ministry by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friends/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings? We also have opportunities for volunteers to serve at our events throughout the year. Thank you!

    Contact: Rebekah Sanders, 704.341.5413, rsanders@calvarychurch.com

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    Street Ministry
    Drivers with SUV/Pickup Trucks with towing capacity needed

    Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday in uptown Charlotte. Participate in food preparation, or help deliver and serve the meal. New volunteers are always welcome — sign up as individuals or groups for specific dates. 

    Current need:
    Volunteers with SUVs or pick-up trucks with towing capacity

    We need multiple drivers with appropriate vehicles to tow Calvary's food trailer to Uptown Charlotte and back on Saturday mornings on a rotating schedule, at least once a month. Contact: Pete Delahunt, 312.375.4806

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Delahunt, 312.375.4806, pdelahunt25@gmail.com

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    Stuffing Team

    Our Stuffing Team faithfully assembles our Looking Up newsletter for Sunday morning worship from 8:00-9:45 AM on Saturday mornings. Serve as needed or volunteer as backup for the busy holiday seasons.

    Contact: Wanda Moen, wsmoen@gmail.com


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    Worship—Choir, Orchestra, Band & Tech

    Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band and Tech Team are made up of Calvary members of all ages who serve on Sundays in our worship service. We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship" where we not only rehearse, but also grow together through prayer and rich community.

    We invite everyone who might be interested in any capacity to attend rehearsal and explore serving in worship. Extensive musical experience is not required and training is provided for all tech team roles. The most important qualification is having a heart for Christ-centered, God-glorifying worship!

    Click here to learn more about Worship Ministries or email Christy Driscoll at cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com to sign up for a rehearsal. (Rehearsals typically run 6:30–8 PM on Wednesdays.)

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com