Featured Events

Check out these opportunities to worship, connect, study God's Word, and grow together. Be sure to register for upcoming events and classes. Come be a part of life at Calvary!

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    Blood Drive
    Friday, August 19
    9:00 AM–2:00 PM
    Make an appointment now

    Friday, August 19 | 9:00 AM–2:00 PM

    This is a great opportunity for the Calvary family to meet a crucial need in our community! 

    We'll have the "Big Red Buses" parked outside the Calvary Galleria for donations. If you are healthy, age 16+, without a fever, and can donate blood safely, please schedule an appointment.  

    • Make your appointment at least 12 hours in advance. Bring a valid photo ID to your appointment. Minors must have parental permission.


    All donors will receive a OneBlood towel and a $20 eGift Card. Plus, you will get a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! 

    Be sure to check out the new My OneBlood Journey program designed to personalize the donation experience for donors. It will bring you a step closer to knowing which hospital your donation is being sent to save a life!

    COVID FAQs — If you have a fever the day of your appointment, you must reschedule. Wait at least 14 days before donating if you have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID–19, have recently been tested, and are pending test results for COVID–19, or if you have a confirmed active case of the virus.

    Get more information HERE.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Newcomers Reception
    Sunday, August 21
    11:15 AM, Calvary Café

    Are you new to Calvary? We invite you to stop by the Calvary Café any Sunday morning after the worship service. Our Welcome Team would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have about our church.

    Monthly Newcomers Receptions

    About once a month, Pastor John Munro and his wife, Gudny, host a Newcomers Reception. This is your opportunity to meet our Senior Pastor and hear more about the mission and ministry of Calvary.

    Please stop by — this informal time is a great way to meet other newcomers! Coffee and light refreshments are served, and we have a small gift bag for you. Welcome!
    Upcoming Receptions: 
    • Sunday, August 21
    • Sunday, November 6
    • Sunday, December 4

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com
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    Family Cookout & Game Night
    Student Ministry
    Sunday, August 28

    Sunday, August 28
    6:00–7:30 PM, CHAMP Pavilion & Fields

    All middle and high school students and their families are invited to our Family Cookout & Game Night! We'll enjoy great fellowship and dinner from the grill, plus lots of fun activities as we celebrate the start of the new school year.

    Bring lawn chairs or a blanket!

    There is no cost, but please help us prepare by registering before August 21.


    Contact: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's New Believers Class
    Kickoff, Saturday, August 27
    Classes: October 1 & 8
    Register now!

    Did your child pray to receive Christ as Savior at camp, VBS, or CHAMP this summer? Is your child interested in learning more about what it means to be a Christian? At Calvary, we want to partner with families to help children grow in their faith and make it their own. 
    Children in 2nd–5th grades who want to learn more about the foundational truths of Christianity and better understand their decision to follow Christ are invited to enroll in this class. Please register early; the class fills quickly!
    The program involves several components:
    • Parent & Child Kick-off
    • Home Devotions over six weeks
    • Two Group Classes for Kids 

    Parent & Child Kick-off
    Saturday, August 27 | 9:00 AM–Noon, Room 242

    Parents will receive an introduction to discipleship while children receive an age-appropriate overview of what it means to be a Christian and some of the fundamentals of our faith.

    Home Devotions
    Following the kickoff, parents have six weeks to complete a series of "fun-work" assignments with their children. It takes about 10 minutes each day, five days a week, to do the series together. (The assignment must be completed by the first day of group classes.) This format encourages family communication and allows parents to demonstrate their desire to lead in spiritual development.
    Group Classes for Kids
    Saturdays, October 1 & 8  | 9:00–Noon, Room 242
    Lessons in these classes will focus on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, communion, and baptism. In addition, we'll discuss how to pray, how to resist temptation, and how to share a testimony. Children are expected to attend both classes. At the end of the last class, each child will receive a 90-day devotional to encourage him/her to continue growing in their faith.

    Contacts: Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com & Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com 

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    Children's Bible Clubs
    Awana & Gopher Buddies
    Register now for 2022-23 program!

    Awana, Gopher Buddies & C-Track

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM, September 7 – May 10

    Bible Club Information Night
    Wednesday, August 31 | 6:30 PM, Crown Room

    Parents should plan to attend this kick-off meeting for specific information about your child's Bible Club! 

    All volunteers, both new and experienced, will meet for training immediately following the parent information part of the meeting.

    Children's Bible Clubs — Awana & Gopher Buddies — are fun-filled programs for children age 3 through 5th grade. We also offer C–Track for students in grades 6–12 and adults. In these programs, kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.

    Club meetings are on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Bible clubs are not drop-off events; parents must remain on campus during clubs. Please check out one of our Bible Study Electives or consider volunteering with a club. 

    The cost per year for Awana and Gopher Buddies is $70 per child, covering uniforms, workbooks, and awards. The annual cost for C–Track is $45. Financial assistance is available.

    Register for the 2022–23 school year programs below!

    Gopher Buddies  |  Ages 3, 4 & TK 

    Young children enjoy games and activities while beginning to learn and memorize Scripture. We encourage preschoolers to have daily devotions at home with their families. Children must be 3 years old by August 31, 2022 and be fully potty-trained. Drop-off is at the room assigned on the security tag you receive at kiosk check-in. Pick-up is in Room 300.

    REGISTER for Gopher Buddies

    Awana Sparks  |  K–2nd Grade
    Awana T&T  |  3rd–5th Grade

    Awana is a Bible club ministry that focuses on teaching children the Word of God. Weekly Scripture memory, Bible-centered lessons, games, and awards for "a job well done" are key to Awana's goal of making Christians "Approved Workmen that Are Not Ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15). Please sign in each week at the kiosks.

    Sparks: Drop-off in CLC 1300 // Pick-up in classrooms behind Room 300
    T&T: Drop-off in Room 300 // Pick-up in CLC Gym

    REGISTER for sparks

    REGISTER for T&T

    Awana C–Track  |  6th–12th Grades & Adults

    C–Track students recite their verses to various mentors on Wednesday evenings as they pursue their Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program. Their meeting time is 5:45–6:25 PM in the Galleria. This program is also available for adults who wish to pursue the challenge!



    Families that need assistance should register each child using the Financial Assistance registration to be considered for approval.

    APPLY FOR assistance


    We provide childcare for babies and toddlers through age 3 during scheduled Wednesday evening activities. Please complete the ONE TIME registration below to help us prepare for you. Parents must remain on campus, either participating in a ministry program or volunteering.



    We need adults age 18+ to serve in a variety of roles! When you register as a volunteer, you'll choose a club and a training session. Teens may serve as a Leader in Training (LIT) while participating in C-Track. Please consider joining our team!

    All volunteers, both new and experienced, will meet for training on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 PM in the Crown Room, immediately following the parent information part of the meeting.

    REGISTER to volunteer

    Bible Club Contacts:
    Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com
    Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com
    Craig & Kim Mears, ckmears93@gmail.com

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    ESL Classes
    English as a Second Language
    Register now for fall classes!

    Calvary ESL (English as a Second Language) classes help internationals learn to speak English and understand American cultural expressions.

    We offer multiple proficiency levels plus pronunciation and discussion groups to improve vocabulary and conversational skills. New students take a placement test to determine their class level.

    • Intro through Level 4 classes meet at Calvary. Level 5 and Advanced classes meet via Zoom.

    ESL classes are offered on Monday and Thursday mornings in the fall, winter, and spring. Childcare is not provided. 

    The cost is $40 per semester, including books and materials.

    Fall Semester 2022

    Register between August 5–26 for the fall semester:


    • New Student Placement Tests & Book Distribution
      Monday, September 12

      9:00 AM–Noon, Room 300


    • Fall Classes: September 19 – November 17
      Mondays & Thursdays
      9:00–11:00 AM, Room 300
    • English Pronunciation
      Mondays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM
      Room 300 — Levels 1 & 2
      Room 401 — Levels 3–4
      On-campus & some via Zoom — Levels 5 & Advanced
    • Windows to the World — Levels Intro–2
      Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM, Room 300
    • Bridge to Life Levels 3 & 4
      Mondays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM, Room 300 
    • Life DiscussionLevels 5 & Advanced
      Thursdays, 11:15 AM –12:00 PM, via Zoom


    • New Teacher Training: Thursday, August 25
      9:30 AM–1:00 PM, Room 300
    • Teacher Orientation: Thursday, September 8
      9:00 AM–2:00 PM, Banquet Room

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Fall Electives
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Beginning September 7
    Register now!

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM — beginning September 7

    This fall, we invite you to be challenged and equipped in God's Word in one our of Elective Bible Studies. Expect to grow in your knowledge, understanding, and application of Scripture. Join us to connect, ask questions, strengthen your faith, and enjoy great fellowship!

    • Module 1: September 7 – October 12 (six sessions)
    • Module 2: October 19 – November 16 (five sessions)

    All classes meet on campus at Calvary, and many are also available on Zoom. Most courses are offered both modules. Please register below to help us prepare for you.

    Elective Courses 

    A Brief Exhortation for the Church
    Pastor Sibu Rajappan | Room 226 & Zoom

    The book of Hebrews is called a "brief exhortation." It is a fascinating book containing lofty Christological passages, yet interwoven with very strong warnings given to the church. These five warning passages have led many to deny assurance of salvation. What is the intent of these warning passages? How do we understand these passages within the context of the book and the larger context of the Bible?

    REGISTER module 1

    REGISTER module 2

    How We Got the Bible
    Pastor Jim Cashwell | Room 238 & Zoom

    This elective will look at how we got the English Bible, How the Old Testament and New Testament Canons came about and the Supremacy of Scripture. 

    REGISTER Module 1


    Living Out Your Faith
    Pastor Jim Pile | Room 233 & Zoom

    How are you doing in your walk with the Lord? How does God really change us? How do we practically apply God’s Word daily in our Christian journey? These and other questions will be explored in this class as we deal with the daily trials, dangers, and experiences of being a follower of Christ in this troubled world. Join us as we seek to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

    REGISTER MODULE 1   Meets at 6:30 PM

    REGISTER MODULE 2   Meets at 3:30 PM

    Men as Shepherds of the Marriage and Family (Men only)
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce | Room 234 & Zoom

    Discussions about male headship in the home excite many men. Some maintain a laser-like focus on and even frequently remind their household about their headship position with its associated rights and privileges. However, it seems many men do not truly understand or function well in their calling as shepherds in the family. Men, join us for a heart-to-heart study and discussion that will help us truly become biblical shepherds within our marriage and family.



    Understanding Church Polity (Elders & Deacons only)
    Pastor Rob Reece | Room 222 — Module 1 only

    This class will take a look at three types of church polity: Presbyterianism, Episcopalianism, and Congregationalism. We will seek a biblical understanding of church polity and church office functions. This class will also consider how the elders and pastor operate practically and in unity. Not available on Zoom.

    REGISTER Module 1

    Alive in Christ
    Pastor Rob Reece | Room 232 & Zoom — Module 2 only

    Scripture describes those who trust in God as being full of life, without fear, and without anxiety. In fact, even when tribulation comes a follower of Christ does not cease to “bear fruit.” Indeed, a Christian is to be a “tree planted by water” whose leaves remain green, even when the heat and drought come. Considering the chaotic world in which we live, does this description reflect your life in Christ? Come and learn how to train yourself for godliness, and grow in grace and knowledge.

    REGISTER Module 2

    A Fresh Look at Holy Week
    Bob Boogaard  |  Room 231 & Zoom

    We will look at God’s instructions regarding the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and follow a path of key events in Holy Week as revealed in Scripture. Come learn more about Holy Week events as they took place in the setting of Jewish days and the Jewish week.


    REGISTER module 2

    Strong Tower: A Study on the Names of God (Women only)
    Jacqueline Shaw | Room 237 & Zoom

    Join us for a powerful look at one of the many ways the Lord has revealed Himself to us: His names. When we study the various names of God set out in Scripture, we gain a deeper understanding of who God is, which results in hope, confidence, and a more vibrant walk with Him.

    REGISTER for Module 1

    REGISTER for module 2

    More Wednesday Groups

    September 7 – November 16 (11 sessions, no modules)

    College Wednesday Night Workshop
    Chad Asvestas & Pete Mayo
     | Room 240

    College students (18–25), join us for time in God's Word as we address some of the contemporary issues facing this generation. We'll enjoy lively discussion, share challenges, ask questions, and offer fellowship and encouragement. This informal group is open to all. Invite your friends!

    No registration required.

    Viviendo el Evangelio en Tiempos Turbulentos — Spanish Bible Study  
    Bill Ogden | Room 227 & via Zoom

    Enseñada en español, esta clase estudiará I y II Pedro y se centrará en "Vivir el Evangelio en tiempos turbulentos."


    Wednesday Night Prayer Ongoing
    Paul Hundrieser | Room 402 & via Zoom

    You're invited to join us each Wednesday evening for prayer. We pray for each other, Calvary Church, our community, our nation, and our world. We meet continually throughout the year.


    Contacts: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com
    Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Women's Fall Bible Studies
    Tuesdays,  Sept 6 – Nov 15
    Register now!

    Ladies, we invite you to be part of our Women’s Bible Studies at Calvary. There are many courses available, please check out the descriptions below. You're sure to find a place to grow spiritually and connect with friends. Newcomers are always welcome!

    We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM. 

    • All classes will meet in-person on campus.
    • Most classes will also be offered via Zoom. Instructors will email you the Zoom log-in after you register. Zoom participants should order their own study guide.

    Tuesday Morning Classes

    September 6 – November 15
    9:30 AM–Noon

    REGISTER FOR AM classes

    True Woman 101: Divine Design
    Teacher: Betty Farynyk  | Room 240

    The MOMS class is designed to strengthen, encourage, and equip mothers in their ministry of motherhood, and to help them draw closer to Christ. This semester we will study biblical womanhood. God created women for a specific purpose, and He wants us to discover, embrace, and delight in the beauty of His design. Each session will include a video, discussion, fellowship, fun, and prayer. We'll have small groups with a Mentor Mom according to the Titus 2 model of godly older women teaching younger women. Cost: $12 

    Revelation – Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy
    Teacher: Jackie Schaffer | Room 242 & Zoom

    This exciting two-semester, topical study of Revelation focuses on broadening our understanding of the end-times and “things which must shortly take place.” Whether the Rapture, the Antichrist, Babylon, the Second Coming, or the Great White Throne judgments, this will be an enlightening study! No prior study is necessary, so join us and learn how we are to live in light of the Lord’s last message to us. In-person cost for two semesters: $31.50 (unless you already own the book).
    Study Guide: Revelation, Part 4: Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy, by Precept.org

    Teacher: Jan Adams | Room 231 & Zoom

    Jeremiah writes of the spiritual depths into which his beloved nation had fallen. Much like America today, Israel claimed to belong to God, yet lived in opposition to Him. God called this prophet to warn Judah of His coming judgment on their sin but also to proclaim His promise to forgive all who repented of their sin. Through Jeremiah, we’ll see the blessing of surrender, trust, obedience, and the danger of refusing God. This book is rich in application. It speaks to our hearts and exposes hidden sin while revealing the holiness, mercy, and sovereignty of God. Join us for a rich, discussion-based study. In-person cost: $10
    Study Guide: Knowing the Bible—Jeremiah, by Matthew Harmon

    A Life Beyond Amazing
    Teacher: Rometa Arrington | Room 227 & Zoom

    This study uncovers God’s strategy for change and challenges readers to make nine important decisions that will transform their hearts and lives, and our world. We'll study the fruit of the Spirit and seek to understand what it means to become the people God wants us to be. We'll seek wisdom for living Spirit-filled lives as we learn how to accomplish God’s purposes. In-person cost: $10
    Study Guide: A Life Beyond Amazing, by David Jeremiah 

    God of Deliverance
    Teacher: Judy Trexler |  Room 226 & Zoom

    Exodus is the birth narrative of a nation unmistakably guided by the Great Deliverer. We will see that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the “pharaohs” of this world. He lifts our eyes to the Promised Land, where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God. Join us and allow the exodus of the Israelites to shape your understanding of the entire Bible. In-person cost: $16
    Study Guide: God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1–18, by Jen Wilkins

    Revealing Revelation
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman | Room 232 & Zoom

    Come tour the final book of the Bible! The Spirit of God gave us the book of Revelation so we would know, among other things, what the future holds. We will examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation. We'll study God's specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times. And we'll discover the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return! In-person cost: $15
    Study Guide: Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now, by Amir Tsarfati and Dr. Rick Y

    Tuesday Evening Classes

    September 6 – November 15
    7:00–9:00 PM

    REGISTER for PM classes

    The Life of Daniel: Strong and Faithful
    Teacher: Cheri Strahm | Room 228 & Zoom

    Daniel lived in a time of turbulent change in a pagan society where the worship of God was not only mocked but dangerous. How could he hold onto his faith? What did he do when his trust in God was put to the test? This Bible study will focus on the life and character of Daniel, an amazing example of courage in a faith-challenging world. Using the first six chapters of the book of Daniel, we'll do an in-depth study of this man who stood strong and faithful. In-person cost: $5
    Study Guide: The Life of Daniel, Chapters 1–6, by Cheri Strahm (will be provided)

    Revealing Revelation
    Teacher: Mary Beth Hohman  | Room 232 & Zoom

    Come tour the final book of the Bible! The Spirit of God gave us the book of Revelation so we would know, among other things, what the future holds. We will examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation. We'll study God's specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times. And we'll discover the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for His return! In-person cost: $15
    Study Guide: Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plans for the Future Can Change Your Life Now, by Amir Tsarfati and Dr. Rick Y

    Childcare — AM Only

    Childcare is provided for infants to age five ONLY during Tuesday AM classes for pre-registered participants. Our program includes Bible story time, crafts, coloring, outdoor play (weather permitting), and a snack each week. Childcare is free for mothers who attend our Bible studies. (There is a $4 charge per child for any Bible study participant who is not the child’s mother or legal guardian.) Childcare is not provided for evening classes. Space is limited, please pre-register to guarantee childcare. 

    We offer a class for homeschool students in kindergarten to 5th grade. Moms who attend a morning Bible study may place their children in this class for educational instruction. Each week we provide a biblical theme and message, plus we incorporate lessons on science, literature, history, or art. Space is limited. There is a $10 fee per child/semester to cover supplies. 

    Women's Ministry Contacts:
    Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com
    Jenna Mascia, 704.517.6606, jmascia@live.com




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    Calvary Membership Course
    Ready to become a member?
    Class begins September 11

    Interested in becoming a member of Calvary Church?

    At Calvary, we see membership as a significant spiritual decision. It’s an ongoing commitment to participate in the life and ministry of our church family.

    If you have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and seek to be and make authentic followers of Christ, it will be our privilege to welcome you as a member!

    Led by Senior Pastor John Munro, the Calvary Membership Course provides a common foundation for those considering Calvary membership. We want everyone to understand who we are, what we believe, and the mission and vision of Calvary Church.

    Calvary Membership Course 


    Our next membership course will be offered this fall in five Sunday sessions at 11:15 AM in the Choir Room. Meetings are:

    • September 11, 18 & 25
      October 9 & 16 (no meeting on Family Day, October 2).


    Membership Interview
    After you complete the Calvary Membership Course and submit a membership application, a Calvary elder will contact you to arrange a personal meeting and answer any questions you might have.

    Receive the Right Hand of Fellowship
    We make your membership official by welcoming you as a new member at one of our Sunday worship services.

    Membership Contacts: Michele Davies, 704.341.5331, mdavies@calvarychurch.com or Miriam Aneses, 704.887.3679, maneses@calvarychurch.com

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    Support Ministry Fall Classes
    DivorceCare, GriefShare & Journey of Hope
    Register now!

    Support Ministry Classes — Fall 2022

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Fall session: September 12 – December 12

    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a biblical perspective. However, please note that our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups. 

    Our fall session classes will meet in-person at Calvary with the exception of Journey of Hope, which will be offered both in-person and via Zoom. Childcare and partial scholarship options are available.

    Please register online below in advance so we may prepare for you.

    Journey of Hope formerly CancerCare
    September 12 – November 21
    Room 228 & Via Zoom

    Are you or someone dear to you dealing with sickness, disease, or failing health? Join us for support and encouragement as we are reminded of the hope that Christ Jesus provides. We will compassionately discuss the joys and challenges of life while providing biblical principles together! Cost: $10. Textbooks will be distributed at walk-in registration. Zoom participants will be contacted by the coordinator.


    September 12 – December 12
    Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each meeting encourages perspective and discussion for participants to restore a state of balance in their lives. The DVD-based curriculum addresses many aspects of divorce—from loneliness and depression to finances and anger—with grace and truth. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $25. Workbooks (version 4.0) will be distributed at walk-in registration.


    September 12 – December 12
    Rooms 232 & 234

    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey through the valley of the shadow. Our facilitators understand the personal journey through grief and offer discerning compassion and encouragement during this difficult time. Class includes a biblically-based curriculum with DVDs on aspects of grief followed by discussion. Cost: $25. Workbooks (version 3) will be distributed at walk-in registration.


    Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email. 

    Contacts: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com