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 2019 Winter/Spring brochure for more information. Upcoming studies begin January 9 and run through May 1, 2019 (*Unless otherwise noted).
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.
The Art of Parenting, by Dennis & Barbara Rainey
Leader: Jeremy Willetts
Location: The Chapel
Cost: $10/family for the book (meets for 10 weeks: January 9 - March 13)
Location: The Chapel
You want your children to be safe, happy, and successful but how do you achieve those goals? Focusing on four crucial elements in your children's lives - relationships, character, identity, mission - Dennis and Barbara Rainey offer advice on how to help your kids discover who they are in Christ, live wisely and honorably, foster godly connections, and understand God's purpose for their lives.
Please note: This study is being done in coordination with our HomeLife ministry and is designed with families in mind. A great study for couples, single parents and blended families.
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.
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
Leader: Bert Lumetta
Location: Room 300
Relationships can be messy. Christ showed us how we are to love one another, yet we often settle for too little in our relationships. This group discusses the life-changing work of Christ, and the powerful wisdom God graciously uses to redeem relationships. Even when relationships are messy, God uses them to teach us and glorify Himself.
Book cost $10
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 are 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.
Precept Upon Precept – Ezekiel
Leader: Deb Greve
Location: Room 301
Continuation of study from the Fall through March 27, 2019