GROWTH

Anything that is healthy will grow! Jesus teaches in John 15:5a  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit." As we connect with Christ and interconnect with one another, our spiritual health is strengthened leading to growth in every area of our lives.

Life is not meant to be lived alone, but the time it takes to build relationships is not easily available. You may be desperately looking for a friend to ask godly advice from or to just shoot a game of pool with. Finding those relationships can be hard. We approach this challenge in a variety of ways here at Calvary. Making valuable relationships can occur through time spent connecting with new friends during our connexion brunch or snack times after our morning services or in small groups or on one of our many volunteer teams.

Small Group FAQ:

Whenever we get together with others around a common interest, we are forming small groups. Some play golf, some play games, some drink coffee, some read scripture. There are all different types of small groups and all are equally important! Great relationships can be forged on a camping trip and at the alter. We are not meant to live life alone. Jesus summed up the commandments with "Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself." The most condensed version of the gospel can't be fulfilled by living life alone. It requires community. Below is a link called Small Groups. Take a peek at the opportunities that are available to you to connect with others.

We all have a variety of reasons and seasons in life that can make a regular home group impossible. Even if you are a shift worker, stationed in another country and only return home for a few weeks a year, there are ways for you to keep relationships alive at Calvary. Real, meaningful relationships, but you need to play your part. An awesome gateway of connecting with others is task and action driven groups. Every member is a minister here. Check out the volunteering FAQ below.

Volunteering FAQ: 

Why is volunteering important? 
You can make a significant difference in the lives of others. Everyone has a place of importance. Part of our vision is to help people discover how and where they fit into the local church.  

Do I have to be a member of Calvary to volunteer? 
No. Many volunteer positions are available to any consecutive attendee of Calvary. However, if you want to be in a position where you minister to others, it's important that you attend our Starting Point Growth Track held every Sunday during the 9AM service. Click on the Starting Point link below for more information. You will discover and develop in the vision of Calvary and be an active part of where God is taking us. Attending weekly services is important. Being spiritually energized sets you up to be a more effective volunteer. 

How much time will be required of me? 
Each volunteer opportunity is different. We want to help you find a place that utilizes your gifts and enriches your life.  

What if I don't like the position I've volunteered for? 
Feel free to explore volunteering by trying out an area for a short time. We will help you learn about a particular ministry by connecting you with a leader in that ministry who will show you what being a part of that team involves. 

What if I don't know what my gifts are? 
Our Starting Point class is designed to help you discover Calvary and your gifts, while connecting with those who can help you find a place to begin using them. At the end of the 1 hour class, each participant has the opportunity to join our online church network; The City, and put you in touch with a Connect Group Leader to discuss your skill set and interests. Once you've found a place within the church to minister, there is a 3 month ministry discovery placement. This gives you an opportunity to try out new areas of involvement within Calvary until find the one that best suits you.