<p>Internationals at Calvary<br />
Learn more about our community</p>
Internationals at Calvary
Learn more about our community


Bienvenido    Bem vinda    أهلا بك    Herzlich willkommen

До̍ропож̌лов̌т    欢迎来到    Velkommen!    ようこそ!

Vælkomin!    स्वागत हे    Kuwakaribisha!    வரவேற்பு

Hoan nghênh!    환영합니다!

United in Christ, the Calvary family is exceptionally diverse, representing more than 40 countries and dozens of language groups.

No matter your background or language, we invite you to join us to worship our great God and grow and serve alongside brothers and sisters in Christ.

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    ESL Classes
    English as a Second Language
    Fall registration opens in August

    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.

    ESL classes are offered at Calvary on Monday and Thursday mornings in three semesters: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (March). Please see the current schedule below.  

    The cost is $55 per semester, including books and materials. Childcare is not provided.

    Fall 2024 Semester — Registration Opens in August

    • Student Placement Tests & Book Distribution
      Monday, September 16  |  9:00 AM–Noon, Room 300

    • Fall Classes: September 23 – November 21

    • Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon


    • Monday & Thursday Classes
      9:00–11:00 AM, Room 300
    • English Pronunciation
      Mondays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
      Room 242 — Levels Intro–2
      Room 402 — Levels 5 & Advanced
    • English Pronunciation
      Thursdays, 11:15–12:15 PM
      Room 401 — Levels 3 & 4
    • Windows to the World
      Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
      Room 242 — Levels Intro–2
    • Bridge to Life
      Mondays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
      Room 401 — Levels 3 & 4
    • Life Discussion
      Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
      Room 402 — Levels 5 & Advanced

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Kelli Van der Hoeven, ksvanderhoeven@gmail.com




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    ALGs for Internationals

    International Fellowship
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 241
    Teacher: Sam Speights

    With members from around the globe, our multi-national group brings diverse testimonies of God’s grace and shares a deep love for the unifying truth of God’s Word. We enjoy quarterly fellowships, often filled with delicious international flavors! All nationalities are welcome; the group is taught in English.

    Hispano ALG
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 237
    Teacher: Bill Ogden

    Meditamos en la palabra de Dios y la aplicamos a nuestra vida personal y familiar a la luz de nuestra experiencia Latinoamericana. This group is taught in Spanish without translation. 

    Slavic ALG
    Sundays at 11:15 AM | Room 328
    Teacher: Dar Hanjiev

    Добро пожаловать! This group is for those with Slavic backgrounds. Our focus is practical Bible teaching with a discussion-based format and application to our daily lives. Meetings include prayer, singing, and fellowship together. This class is taught in Russian without translation.

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    Worship Service Translation
    Spanish, Russian & Chinese
    Sundays at 9:45 AM by phone

    On Sundays, our 9:45 AM worship service is translated LIVE into Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

    We also provide translation at selected holiday services and concerts.

    Get instructions here:






    Calvary has phone numbers that allow you to call in and listen to the service live or on-demand.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Call on your mobile phone or any telephone and listen:
      • Chinese — 877  748  3414
      • Russian — 877  734  4341
      • Spanish — 877  740  3413
    • To be notified when our worship service goes live, press “1” to receive a phone call before the service begins.
    • Please bring headphones or earbuds to use if you listen to the service live in the Sanctuary.
    • To listen to the translation during the service Livestream, connect to the Livestream on a mobile phone/device/computer and call the translation phone number using another phone/landline.
    • If you miss the live service, you may call the number at any time to hear the most recent sermon on demand.

    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com