<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

    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 on Monday and Thursday mornings in three semesters: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (March). Please see the current schedule below. Childcare is not provided. 

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

    Spring Semester 2023

    • Spring Classes: March 20 – May 25
      Mondays & Thursdays, 
      9:00 AM–Noon
    • New Student Placement Tests & Book Distribution
      Thursday, March 16  |  9:00 AM–Noon, Room 30


    • Mondays & Thursdays
      9:00–11:00 AM, Room 300
    • English Pronunciation
      Mondays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM
      Room 242 — Levels Intro–2
      Zoom — Levels 5 & Advanced
      Thursdays, 11:15—12:15 PM
      Room 401 — Levels 3 & 4
    • Windows to the World — Levels Intro–2
      Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, Room 242
    • Bridge to Life Levels 3 & 4
      Mondays, 11:15 AM–12:00 PM, Room 401
    • Life DiscussionLevels 5 & Advanced
      Thursdays, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, Room 402
    • Spring Break: No classes on April 10 & 13

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.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 new Adult Life 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 use headphones or earbuds 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