Families

At Calvary, we desire to support and strengthen families as we worship and grow together, developing marriages and homes that honor God.

We provide opportunities for couples and families to be encouraged and equipped by:

  • Teaching biblical truths to families and children (Ephesians 5:22–6:4)
  • Shepherding families to walk in a manner worthy of the calling (Ephesians 4:1)
  • Equipping families for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12)
  • Praying for husbands and wives to fulfill their biblical roles and responsibilities and to spiritually lead and nurture their children (Ephesians 6:18)

Interested in opportunities and activities focused on marriage, home, and family? Read more about our supporting ministries and related activities below and check out our Featured Events.

Wednesday night is family night! From January 10 to May 16, join us for dinner in the Crown Room from 5–6:15 PM, then we have Bible study electives for adults while children participate in Awana and students go to IGNITE


Contacts: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Tying the Knot
    New Marriage Series
    Six Sundays in April & May
    4:30–5:30 PM

    "Tying the Knot"
    Marriage Preparation

    Sundays, April 8–29, May 6 & 20
    4:30–5:30 PM, Room 401

    Thinking about getting married? Engaged? Newlywed?

    You're invited to spend six Sunday afternoons with Pastors Rodney Navey and Jim Pile addressing foundational issues and biblical principles that will help you maintain a healthy marriage. In each session, we'll work through issues like conflict, expectations, communication, finances, and intimacy. You'll get to know your spouse on a deeper level by assessing personality, birth order, and more.

    Don't be surprised by a little homework, too! We'll use Rob Green's book, Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong & Lasting Marriage, as a realistic, hopeful, and actionable guide toward a Christ-centered marriage.

    Cost: $20 per couple, including book


    Contact: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Preparing Your Student for Middle School
    5th Grade Families
    Sunday, June 10

    5th Grade Families
    Lunch & Info Meeting
    Sunday, June 10  |  12:30–1:15 PM, CLC 1300


    Middle School is a big transition in the lives of our children! Pastor Matt Thompson invites all 5th graders and their parents/families to join us for lunch and an overview of Calvary Middle School Ministry.

    As a rising 6th grader, students will be warmly welcomed and get lots of info — including expectations and details about summer events.

    Come make connections and have your questions answered. There is no cost, but please register in advance so we may prepare lunch for your family!

    Register


    Contact: Pastor Matt Thompson, 704.341.5327, thompsonma@calvarychurch.com or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    "Capturing Their Hearts"
    A Biblical Parenting Conference 
    Saturday, August 25  |  9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    Saturday, August 25
    9:30 AM – 2:30 PM  |  Calvary Life Center


    Parents have an exciting (and sometimes overwhelming) assignment from God — to pass the Gospel on to the next generation! Calvary Family Ministry is committed to equipping parents for this most important task. We're here to walk with you through all the ages and stages as you shepherd your kids through life's transitions and the special moments as they grow up.

    Conference sessions include:

    • "The Parent & Church Partnership"
    • "No Excuses Parenting" (Your Role)
    • "It's Only a Phase"  (Your Opportunity)
    • "Parents Who Make Disciples" (Your Responsibility)

    Lunch and childcare are provided!


    Please register by July 1 for a reduced rate of $10/person or $15/couple.
    Cost will be $15/person or $25/couple on July 2.

    Register


    Contacts: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

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    Family Transitions
    Equipping Parents of 1st Graders
    Sunday, September 23

    Family Transitions (formerly Parenting Milestones)

    Sunday, September 23
    11:15 AM–12:15 PM, Room 200


    At this young stage, children are already beginning to read! Now is the perfect time for parents to begin teaching basic Bible skills. The Parenting Transitions class will help equip parents to lead their children to love God's Word, read it, and understand it. 

    Our goal is to encourage you in your God-given assignment as a parent. Please join Pastor Rodney Navey and Su Trull, Director of Children's Ministry, in Room 200. No registration needed.

    Equipping Parents of 1st Graders —
    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4–9


    Upcoming Family Transitions Sessions:

    • October 21 — For Expectant Parents
    • November 4 — For Parents of 2-year-olds

    Contacts: Pastor Rodney Navey, 704.341.5448, rnavey@calvarychurch.com or Erika Morton, 704.341.5331, emorton@calvarychurch.com

     

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    New Horizons For Children
    Support our host families this summer

    New Horizons For Children
    Summer Host Program, June – August


    This summer, three Calvary families have a unique opportunity to host orphaned teens from Eastern Europe for six weeks, beginning in June. Calvary HOME Ministry is partnering with New Horizons For Children to offer these young people first-hand experiences with positive family relationships, spiritual nurturing, healthy hygiene, American culture, and immersion in the English language. Host fees per child are $2,950.
     
    This is an exciting opportunity for these teenagers to hear the Gospel — they have a Heavenly Father who loves them dearly and is waiting to adopt them into His eternal family!

    How you can help:
    • Pray for the host families
    • Provide donations of any amount towards hosting fee

    Contact: Debbie Davis, ddavis716@yahoo.com 

     

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    Stewardship Ministry
    Individual/Family Financial Counsel

    "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." — Psalm 24:1

    Calvary's Stewardship Ministry is focused on helping individuals and families approach day-to-day finance and milestone life events with a smart and biblical foundation through free classes and seminars and confidential individual/family counseling. Stay tuned for details on our next Estate Design seminar, usually offered in April and October.

    Please call for general questions or to schedule a free personal and confidential appointment! 


    Contact: Scott Henry, 704.341.5327, shenry@calvarychurch.com