<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.

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    Trauma Healing Training
    October 11–15, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
    at Gordon-Conwell Seminary
    Register by Oct 4

    October 11–15, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
    at Gordon-Conwell Seminary

    What is trauma? Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Trauma could be caused by the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the pandemic, a natural disaster, serving as a caregiver, unwanted pregnancy, or loss in pregnancy — and the list goes on and on.

    This Trauma Healing Training seminar will help participants better serve individuals and families affected by trauma. This five-day training opportunity will equip you with basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care. You'll have opportunities to identify any of your own wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing. You'll learn how to lead groups in a participatory way within the program model and develop plans for using what you have learned.

    The training is sponsored by SIM International and led by Calvary missionary Nancy Writebol. Participants must be age 18+.

    Download Program Overview

    Trauma Healing Training location:
    Gordon-Conwell Seminary
    14542 Choate Circle
    Charlotte, NC  28273

    Cost: $100, including materials, snacks, and lunch each day. Scholarships are available; contact Pastor Cashwell.


    The registration deadline is October 4.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwelljcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Support Ministry Classes
    CancerCare, DivorceCare, & GriefShare

    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, 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. 

    Please register online below! (Or for Monday classes, you may register in person on September 13 & 20 at 6:00 PM at the 2nd-floor elevator landing.) 

    Wednesday Class

    September 8 – November 17, 6:30–8:00 PM

    CancerCare — Trusting God Through Your Illness
    Room 242  |  Pastor Jim Pile

    Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or are going through treatment, it can be an overwhelming experience. But, you are not alone in your journey! Join us for this new study and bring your family. If you are dealing with other serious illnesses and/or traumas, you are also invited. You'll find great encouragement, strength, and hope through the Word of God, prayer, and our group discussion. Please purchase your course materials in advance HERE. Registration for this class is only online.


    Monday Classes

    September 13 – December 13, 6:30–8:00 PM

    Room 226 

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each of our meetings will encourage perspective and discussion for participants to restore a state of balance in their lives. The DVD-based curriculum addresses many aspects of divorce — from loneliness and depression to finances and anger — with grace and truth. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $25, including workbook version 4.0, which will be distributed at the first class. 


    Room 232

    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be excruciatingly painful. Our facilitators understand the personal journey through grief and offer discerning compassion and encouragement during this difficult time. Class includes a biblically-based curriculum with DVDs on aspects of grief followed by discussion. Cost: $20 including workbook version 3.0 to be distributed at the first class. 


    Childcare and partial need-based financial assistance are available for Monday classes and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email. 

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, Ministry Coordinator, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
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    Widows Ministry
    "Inspiring Hope"
    First Fridays monthly via Zoom

    First Fridays each month
    6:00–7:30 PM via Zoom

    Whether you are recently widowed or have been on the journey for some time, we invite you to join this caring group on the first Friday of each month for a time of fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and support.

    Our next meeting will be on Friday, October 1 at 6:00 PM via Zoom. We are using the devotional, Then Sings My Soul, by Robert Morgan.

    Contact Donna Bridges at 704.301.5991 to get your copy of the devotional study and the Zoom meeting credentials.

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com


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    of the Week

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

    For emergency needs, hospitalization, a death in the family, or a birth announcement to share, please contact the church office at 704.543.1200 or the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Military Ministry
    Supporting those who serve
    Stateside, Overseas, & Veterans

    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.

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com