<p>Support<br />
Ministries providing support &amp; meeting needs</p>
Ministries providing support & meeting needs


Sometimes we need the support, prayer, and love of our church friends and family.

Going through a difficult time or facing a challenge? Calvary offers many ministries that provide encouragement, prayer support, and practical guidance based on God's Word. Check out the list below or contact us.

  • +

    Career Ministry
    Maximize Your Career Workshop
    February 9, 16, & 23

    Our Career Ministry Encouragement Group meets on 1st and 3rd Mondays. Join us for job search information, guidance, prayer, and networking opportunities. There is no cost, and the meetings are open to everyone.

    Upcoming Meetings   Room 401, 6:30–7:30 PM
    Monday, February 4 & 18
    Monday, March 4 & 18

    Maximize Your Career Workshop
    3-Saturday Event: February 9, 16 & 23
    7:30 AM–12:00 PM, Room 401

    Registration/Networking 7:30–8:00 AM  |  Seminar 8:00 AM–12:30PM   

    Unemployed? Unfulfilled in your current position?

    Join us for this in-depth, 3-session course that will help you to hear and follow God’s calling as you explore careers and search for the right job. Discover your strengths, learn to target opportunities, improve your resume writing and interviewing skills, and develop the right attitude. Whether you're graduating from college, seeking a new career direction, or even planning for retirement, you will benefit! The course includes a workbook, Strengths-Finder assessment, and over 200 online tools and resources. Registration/materials cost: $30

    Contact: Phil Erhardt, 704.315.1332, philipp.w.erhardt@gmail.com, or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

  • +

    Support Ministry Classes
    Boundaries, DivorceCare, Trading Grief for Hope
    Mondays, 6:30–8 PM | beginning Jan 14

    Support Ministry Classes

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM

    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a Christian perspective. However, please note that our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups. Childcare options are available for ages 2–7. 

    January 14–March 18
    Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you should be saying "no"? Boundaries are essential to leading a balanced life. Discover what a boundary looks like, identify common myths that can influence our thinking, and examine the basis for biblically legitimate boundaries. Open to men and women. Cost: $12

    January 14–April 8 | Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $20

    Trading Your Grief for His Hope
    January 14–April 8  
    |  Room 231
    Everyone will experience the death of a loved one at some point in their life. Such a loss, regardless of the circumstances, catapults the surviving family and friends into grief. How can we learn to walk through grief with hope in our hearts? Join us for a discussion on death and grief from a biblical perspective. Open to men and women. Cost: $10

    Mondays, 6:15–8:15 PM

    Children ages 2–7 of Support Ministry participants receive loving care provided by the Calvary Child Development Center. Payment must be made at registration online or in person. Fees for the entire semester or any portion are $30/one child, $45/two, $60/three. Participants are asked to notify the childcare staff in advance of any absence.

    Scholarships: Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive notification via email. 

    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
  • +

    of the Week

    Each week we have a pastor, an elder, and two deacons on call to help with urgent needs and hospital care.

    For emergency needs, please contact the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week or call 704.543.1200.

  • +

    Hospital Care

    If you or a family member has an upcoming surgery or hospital stay, please let us know by calling the church office at 704.543.1200. We would like to have someone there to pray with you.

    If admitted, please let the hospital know that you attend Calvary Church. We want to visit (if you like), pray with you, and offer support to you and your family.

  • +

    Biblical Counseling

    Followers of the Lord Jesus navigate their walk with Him through the trials and tribulations of life by following His Word and the godly counsel of others in the body of Christ. At Calvary Church, we offer individual, marriage, and family counseling to our members and attendees. Counseling is confidential and led by our pastoral staff.

    For more information, contact Pastor Jim Pile at jpile@calvarychurch.com.

  • +

    Hearts & Hammers

    Do you need assistance with lawn care or basic home maintenance? Our Hearts & Hammers teams tackle to-do lists monthly for Calvary senior adults and families who need assistance. To apply to be a care receiver, contact Jennifer Sharpless, at 704.341.5417 or jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

  • +

    Military Ministry

    We seek to share the love of Christ with active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and their family members at Calvary Church and throughout the greater Charlotte community.
    Recognizing the special sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces, we want to help meet those unique spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We're here to offer prayer, encouragement, fellowship, discipleship opportunities, support services, and share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

    If you're in military service, a veteran, or have a loved one serving stateside or abroad, please join our prayer and contact list.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com