GrowthGroups meet during the fall, winter and spring on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and provides a greater focus upon the study and application of the scriptures to daily life. There are groups focused upon in-depth Bible study as well as groups more topically focused, from the essential foundational doctrines of our faith to the biblical response for many contemporary issues. In every group there is always time given to prayer and fellowship as well.
Directions to each GrowthGroup can be obtained at the Welcome Center in the lobby, or you can download the new 2018 Fall brochure for more information.
Start your Wednesday off with our family dinner from 5:30–6:30 p.m. (served until 6:10 p.m.). The dinner is open to all, and it's a great opportunity to get to know others at Calvary.
Suggested donation is $2 per child between the ages of two and ten, $3 per person over the age of ten and a maximum charge of $10 per family.
There are many quiet areas of the church, including our Fellowship Center and our Library that are great places for personal study or prayer. Stop by the Library to pick up a book or movie! We have books for adults and children, Bible studies, doctrine, commentaries, quality Christian literature, and practical advice for Christian living. We also have audio books, VHS and DVD Christian movies and tapes.
Groups and Studies for everyone
These groups are open to anyone at anytime, and meet Wednesday nights at 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Global Prayer Group
Leader: Steve Edwards
Location: Prayer Room
This is a committed group of folks who come to pray for the Body at Calvary, its ministries and also for our Partners serving here in the USA and abroad. The time is devoted to prayer, and you are most welcome to be part of this work!
Evangelism/prayer support for evangelism
Leader: Mark Meulendyk
Whether you share your faith on a regular basis, or would like to learn how, we welcome you to join others who reach out and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The team goes out in small groups, pairing those desiring to learn with others with experience. The group meets in the main lobby for prayer prior to going out.
The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life by Jeremy Pierce
Leader: Bert Lumetta
Location: Room 300
In discipleship and personal ministry, we sometimes treat people as minds to be taught or problems to be fixed, moving too quickly toward applying Biblical solutions without taking the time to love people well and understand their experiences and hurts.
This study gives practical ways to help others better understand their difficult experiences and who they are in light of who Jesus is. A good way to do that is to understand what the Bible describes as “the heart.”
This study will also help us all apply Proverbs 4:23 “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” and Proverbs 20:5 “The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.”
Book cost $15.
León de Judá: Ministerio Hispano
Leaders: Santiago & Jen Martinez
Location: Reception Room A
This is a Hispanic ministry whose purpose is to proclaim the Gospel to the Hispanic community.
León de Judá es un ministerio Hispano. Nuestro propósito es prcalamar el evangelio a la comunidad Hispana.
Study for men
Paul's Letters to the Corinthian Church
Leader: Randy St. John
Location: Reception Room B
A drop in Bible Study for Men. This year we be studying 1 and 2 Corinthians. We start with fellowship through praise and prayer, followed by a guided discussion after reading a chapter.
Study for women
Wednesday Night Light: Lies Women Believe & the Truth that Sets Them Free
Leaders: Sally Varnell, Mary Steinke & Donna Steinke
Location: Room 214
Enjoy sweet fellowship and discussion on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness and abundant life using “Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free” by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. No homework required.
Cost: $0 (14 weeks through December 19)
Selfless Living in a Selfie World
Leaders: Judy Remington & Deborah Francisco
Location: Room 302
In a world where image is everything and self is central, Jesus calls his people to selfless living and provides the perfect example in His own life and ministry. In this flexible inductive study you will go through the Biblical accounts of Jesus, John the Baptist, Isaiah, and others to learn God’s truth about pride, humility, and how to live a Christ-centered life in a self-centered world. Homework required.
Cost: $20 (14 weeks through December 19)
Precept Upon Precept – Ezekiel
Leader: Deb Greve
Location: Room 301
Gather for an inductive study, by Kay Arthur, covering all 48 chapters of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel. You will be blessed as you study how God appointed Ezekiel as a watchman to warn his people of judgment as well as speaking hope from the Lord. About 5 hours of weekly homework is required. Cost: $30 (20 Weeks, through March 26)