Living and loving
In 2023, we plan to deepen our impact – and – the impact of other partners in our community through our year-end, Season of Impact! As we launch new, 5-year goals through Calvary’s missions strategy, we will narrow our focus to these four key areas: the next generation of churches, the next generation of church leaders, at-risk kids and teens, and unleashing compassion.
Impact fund 2023 goal
Start + Strengthen churches
Hard to believe, but there are still people all over the world that don’t know about the life that God has made available to us through Christ. The local church is God’s “plan A” for the spread of the Gospel and for meeting the needs of a hurting world. Church multiplication isn’t new, in fact, for years churches have spread this gospel through church planting. Over the past 24 months, we have helped to start 2 new churches here in the metro area. Our church revitalization team has not only helped several churches become stronger, but a few have even merged together to create a brand new church!
Develop church leaders
All churches need strong leaders who both know about God’s Word and can effectively communicate it to people. There’s a lot that goes into leading each church, so we support and facilitate programs that help people learn how to be great church leaders! Over the past 20 years, Calvary has not only equipped each of us as we give of our time and abilities, but we have also worked alongside of others to develop the next level of church leaders. We’re working alongside of accredited colleges and universities to make courses and residencies available to those both early on in life, and those looking to pursue ministry as a second career.
kids + teens
We love kids and teens! They’re not just an exciting group inside of our church, but rather the next generation of Calvary! Research shows that the majority of people form their life-long opinion about Jesus before they reach adulthood. This means that our chance to catalyze the work that Jesus will do starts now, when this generation is here, with us! Together, we work diligently to help each know and understand that they matter to us, they matter to God, and that they matter to His mission! Through the work happening inside of our local partnerships, our reach into the community is larger than ever – this means we are able to use more of the resources available to help in new and exciting ways.
1 Peter 3:8 reminds us that we are to be sympathetic, to love one another, to be compassionate and humble. As a church, when we take care of others, we are compassionate. This isn’t new to Calvary, or any other church. Each week there are many ways that we each find opportunities to show compassion. Jesus was compassionate, and our mission is to live and love as He did. We want to be even more strategic in our vision for showing compassion in our local area.
By now, we hope you’ve seen ways that you can help us make an impact like never before here in our area and around the world! We can do this, but it will take something from everyone. We give generously to deepen our trust in God and to impact the lives of others – it’s one of the rhythms we commit to when we decide to follow Jesus! Would you join is as we give together to make this vision to impact our community a reality?