SERVE

SERVE

Life change happens often when we choose to serve those around us. We encourage you to find ways to serve, both here at Calvary with our Calvary Teams and in our local community with Love the 419.

Calvary Teams

Amazing volunteers make church happen every week at Calvary! From working with kids, to greeting at the front door, to helping with a worship experience, there are many different ways to serve at Calvary. Check out our Calvary Teams and see where you fit!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Help welcome the community to Calvary and prepare their hearts for worship! These teams work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere in our parking lot, lobbies, and auditoriums. If you love people and want to make sure every person feels at home, join the First Impressions team!

 

Greeters & Parking Lot Ministry Team
A first impression starts in the parking lot and carries into the building. Be the first warm smile people see when they come onto our campus!

 

Cafe
Love a good cup of coffee!?! So do many of the people that walk through our doors. Join us as we brew coffee, whip up lattes, and serve donuts with a smile!

 

New Here

Be the first connection a visitor has by helping to welcome new people to the church, by answering questions, and showing them the steps to take to get plugged in.

CALVARY KIDS
Join Calvary’s fastest growing ministry! From the moment a child is dropped off to the moment they are picked up, our volunteers keep children safe in fun and engaging services and activities.

 

Kids Church First Impression
Help families feel welcome and secure while they check-in, find their classrooms, and enjoy their time at church.

 

Kids Church Leader
Calvary Kids leaders encourage children of all ages to learn God’s Word and live it out in their everyday lives through a growing faith in Jesus Christ. Through skits, worship, games, crafts and more, we enhance Bible lessons by making it fun and easy to understand!

 

Nursery/Preschool Classroom
Help take care of our littlest Calvary Kids. Team members reinforce the lesson in small groups through story time, crafts, and games. They also monitor and engage with the children during free play time and snack.

 

Special Needs Classroom

We believe each and every individual is fearfully and wonderfully made. We desire to share the gospel with every child and support families so that they can participate in worship on Sundays.

CALVARY STUDENT MINISTRIES
Calvary Student Ministries’ (CSM) teaches God’s Word to 6th-12th grade students in a relatable and practical way. Help fulfill that purpose by UNITING students together, EMPOWERING them with the truth of God’s Word, and LAUNCHING them in to their lives to love and serve others!

 

CSM Leaders
CSM leaders work with the staff, run activities, and engage 6-12th grade students through hanging out, mentorship, and prayer. Leaders serve both on Sundays and Thursdays and will focus on Middle School or High School students.

 

CSM Events & Retreats

If you have a heart for youth but your schedule doesn’t allow consistent serving, CSM events and retreats are a great way to get involved. Opportunities in this area range from assisting with event check-in, serving and cooking meals, and chaperoning local and overnight events and retreats.

CALVARY CREATIVE

Calvary Creative exists to create moments where people can experience God in a powerful way through music and technology. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where people can engage with God and prepare their hearts for God’s Word.

 

Tech Team
Using technology, we can help to create moments where people experience God in a new way. No matter your skill level, there is a place to serve by learning to work with sound, cameras, or screens.

 

Worship Team
Team members serve to lead the congregation in to the presence of God through music. We maintain a lifestyle of a worshipper, surrendered to Christ, and are committed to bringing excellence to the worship experience. Three years experience and musical knowledge is required.

Calvary Care Team

Bringing Christ’s compassion to those in our church who are struggling with life’s challenges by providing love and support through relationship, word’s of encouragement, and prayer.

 

Visitation Ministry
Team members take time each month to visit and minister to shut-ins and long-term care patients.

 

First Responders
Team members with qualifying skills make themselves available during the weekend church service they are attending and must be able to handle medical emergencies and be CPR certified.

 

Prayer Ministry Team 

Prayer is a powerful way to help bring life change to an individual. Each Sunday, the Prayer Ministry Team takes time after services to pray for those who are looking for guidance, healing and encouragement.

Calvary Young Adults

CYA wants every young adult to have a genuine encounter with Jesus and grow in their faith alongside others. We believe this happens through authentic connections and experiencing God in everything we do – whether it be a small group, social event, or serving together. We strive to find community for everyone between the ages 18-35, so whether you are fresh out of high school, single and working, or married with kids, we have a place for you!

 

Leader

Leaders assist a growing young adult ministry by leading small groups, helping existing groups, and dreaming up new ways to reach this critical age group.

Ready to Join a Team?

Love the 419

Calvary Church desires to see life change in our local community. Love the 419 is our way to reach the local community by building relationships and providing extra hands to ministries that are working on the front lines everyday. 1 John 4:19 reminds us that we love others because He first loved us.

 

Serve Projects

All year there are opportunities to help make a big impact in our community. Watch the Events Page throughout the year for ongoing opportunities and make plans to join us each summer for our annual Serve Week when we take to our local community to Love the 419.

 

419 Drop Off

Each month we collect different items in our red totebags which are used both for outreach and donation to local organizations, like school supplies, food, diapers, etc. Pick up a bag this weekend in the atrium.

 

LOVE-A-SCHOOL

We know that in order to see a city changed, we must reach the next generation. By loving our local schools we are able to bring hope to so many lives. We do this through classroom volunteers, the monthly Teacher Tool Box, after school mentorship and prayer.

MISSIONS

Calvary Church is committed to expanding the kingdom of God through the support and sending out of missionaries to all parts of the world.

We currently support over 150 missionaries and ministries worldwide, in the United States and even in our own community. It is our privilege and responsibility to be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission with the resources that God has entrusted to us!

Members from Calvary have found themselves from Africa to Asia, Europe and Central America serving to build homes for orphans, train children’s workers in ministry and doing school programs that present the gospel.  As God continues to open doors of opportunity, we are committed to going and working alongside missionaries and ministries who are impacting the cultures in which they serve.

CALVARY’S MISSIONS STATS
Monthly supported missionaries & ministries
Greater Toledo Area- 26
The United States- 28
Latin America & Caribbean- 15
Northern Asia- 7
Europe- 17
Eurasia- 18
Asia Pacific- 13
Africa- 21
International- 10
Total- 157

 

Monthly Committed Support:  $16,350

Here are the updated regional stats:

Toledo Ministries – 20

US Ministries – 6

Church Plants – 6

Campus Ministries – 17

Teen Challenge – 3

International – 10

Latin America & Caribbean – 15

Northern Asia – 8

Europe – 17

Eurasia – 18

Asia Pacific – 15

Africa – 21

Monthly Committed Support  – 156 Missionaries/Ministries

OUR MISSIONS STRATEGY

PRAYING
We are enlisting 500 people who will pray for the world and our missionaries. To pray for the world is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love to the world. Will you pray?

 

GIVING
Additional monthly financial partners enable Calvary to continue to keep our 153 missionaries & ministries serving around the world. Giving generously is not an obstacle but an opportunity. Will you give?

 

GOING
When the church is committed to going, God brings the church together. We are praying for 100 people who will “go” in the next 10 years to the ends of the Earth. Will you go?

MISSIONS TRIPS
At Calvary, we believe it isn’t enough to just pray and give, but we are also called to go and spread the gospel. According to Acts 1:8, we are to be “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Throughout the year, Calvary offers multiple missions trips, starting from where we are in Toledo (our Jerusalem) to locations around the world. Please look for future announcements about the upcoming missions trip opportunities.

MISSIONS EVENTS

MISSIONS CONNECT
Missions Connect is a life-changing night of worship, prayer, challenge, and testimonies. Every month, we come together to learn about the church’s impact through missions and how you can help spread the gospel. We welcome various guest speakers and missionaries as they share their perspective from different regions and countries. Join us for the next Missions Connect as we share the exciting news about what God in the world today.

 

MISSIONS EXPERIENCE
One Sunday a year, Calvary offers you a Missions Experience unlike any other! After services, we sample cuisine from around the world. This is your chance to travel the culinary world from continent to continent, learn about exotic foreign cultures, and raise awareness for the mission field. Don’t forget! You can also join in on the fun! Whether you have a passion for Missions, travel, or even your own ancestry, just choose a country and share your favorite ethnic recipes! At Missions Experience, you can discover what Calvary Missions is all about as we give everyone a Taste of Missions!

 

MISSIONS SUMMIT
One week a year, Calvary offers you the chance to learn about Calvary Missions and hear how your faithfulness has impacted the nations. We offer missions-themed activities and events for all ages. You especially won’t want to miss signing up for a Meal with a Missionary. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, where you will be able to eat dinner with one of our prestigious guests and hear directly from them about their life on the missions field.

LIFE CHANGE CAFÉ
Every time you purchase from Calvary’s Life Change Café, those proceeds go directly to missions and our Global Project. This year, we committed ourselves to support and pray for the missionaries and ministries in Southeast Asia, our 2016 Global Project. On your way into Calvary’s service, please stop by the Life Change Café for breakfast, specialty drinks, T-Shirts, and more to support our missionaries!

Help make a difference.