<p>Local Outreach<br />
Reaching our community &amp;<br />
partnering with local ministries</p>
Local Outreach
Reaching our community &
partnering with local ministries

Local Outreach

At Calvary, our mission is to be and make authentic followers of Jesus Christ.

Sharing our faith begins with our families and friends in the local community and greater Charlotte area. We encourage everyone to pray, care, share, and disciple others right where you are — at home, school, work, in your neighborhood, and beyond. 

In addition to the many serving and sharing opportunities within Calvary, we partner with local ministry organizations as well. Find out more below, and discover how you can get involved!

Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Be a Light
    Neighborhood Outreach

    "Be a Light" to Your Neighbors


    Do you desire to reach out to your neighbors with the Gospel? Do you sometimes struggle to be intentional? Do you want to be better equipped and more effective?

    "Be a Light" is a ministry that will encourage and equip you to be a light in your neighborhood. This ministry uses a free tool at BlessEveryHome.com and utilizes the PRAY, CARE, SHARE, and DISCIPLE strategy to help you intentionally reach your neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You are invited to join this five-week class!

    We provide training to help you learn these relationship-building strategies, share the Gospel conversationally, and make disciples in your neighborhood. This training covers these key areas:

    • Being the Light
    • Articulating the Gospel
    • Turning everyday conversations into spiritual ones
    • Putting it into practice

    "Be a Light" will also provide you with the following:

    • Encouraging devotionals, tips, resources, and testimonies
    • On-demand training to help you navigate through objections or obstacles
    • Training and curriculum to lead a seeker to Christ through discovery Bible study

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Calvary Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates
    Bible Study leaders needed!

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides volunteers with opportunities to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC, and the Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County, SC.

    We have an ongoing ministry through the chaplains at these facilities.

    Current Opportunity:

    • We need men to lead Bible studies at Kershaw Correctional Institution every Tuesday from 2:00–3:30 PM.

    To serve in the prison, all volunteers must be Calvary members, attend an orientation, and undergo a thorough background check at least four weeks in advance.

    Kershaw Correctional Institution
    4848 Gold Mine Hwy
    Kershaw, SC 29067

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com



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    Calvary Street Ministry
    Saturday Breakfast Uptown

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve a full breakfast every Saturday morning to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte.

    Our team needs many new volunteers to participate in food preparation in the Calvary kitchen. Plus, we need a crew to deliver and serve meals at the Homeless Resource Center (Hal Marshall Annex), located at 618 N. College Street.

    To volunteer, contact Pastor Sibu.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com 

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    Caleb Ministries
    Local Ministry Partner

    Caleb Ministries

    Caleb Ministries provides support and biblical encouragement for women and their families as they deal with the trauma of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, and post-abortive syndrome. 

    Morning Will Come, written by Sandy Day, is a collection of stories of people who have been through a loss or who are infertile. If you have experienced a loss or have a friend or family member who has experienced loss, please contact Caleb Ministries to receive the book.  

    P.A.T. Boxes — We welcome experienced seamstresses, knitters, and those who crochet to sew with us! We make infant gowns, blankets, and bonnets for Caleb Ministry P.A.T. (Providing A Treasure) keepsake memory boxes. Contact: Margaret Dunbar, 704.560.9086, mdunbar1989@hotmail.com

    Caleb Ministries Contact: Sandy Day, 704.841.1320, info@calebministries.org


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    Changed Choices
    Local Ministry Partner
    Sign up to mentor by mail!

    Changed Choices

    Changed Choices provides mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual assistance to motivated women during their incarceration and as they transition back into society.

    You can help by becoming prayer team members, writing notes of encouragement as pen-pals, serving with projects at the Changed Choices house, hosting parties for children, and serving as mentors from the comfort of your own home.

    Current needs:

    • Bible Study Correspondent Partners
    • Mentor-by-Mail (Pen-Pals)

    Volunteers must attend a 90-minute virtual orientation.

    Sign up with Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

    Changed Choices Contact: Diane Hunt, diane@changedchoices.org 

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    Charlotte Rescue Mission
    Local Ministry Partner

    Charlotte Rescue Mission

    Charlotte Rescue Mission is a two-campus, long-term residential recovery program for folks struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The Rebound Men’s campus can accommodate up to 150 men, and the Dove’s Nest Women’s campus can accommodate up to 90 women and 30 children. The program is free of cost to its residents, and CRM doesn’t rely on government or United Way funding. 

    Charlotte Rescue Mission offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals as well as groups. They also accept donations, from toiletry items to clothing to classroom supplies, to meet the daily needs of their residents. For details on either of these opportunities to show the love of Christ to their residents, please visit their website.

    Calvary contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Child Evangelism Fellowship
    Local Ministry Partner
    Good News Clubs

    Child Evangelism Fellowship

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10+ after-school Good News Clubs in local public elementary schools. We are always looking for additional volunteers to serve in a variety of roles.

    • If you can commit at least 2 hours per week for six weeks during the school year, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper.

    Thank you for making an eternal difference in the lives of children in our community through the good news of the Gospel!

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Conversational Evangelism

    GO2Proclaim — Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month.

    We meet for training in the Calvary Café from 1:00–1:30 PM. Then we'll head out to nearby walking trails and parks for conversational evangelism.

    Questions? Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Joni and Friends
    Local Ministry Partner

    Joni and Friends

    Joni and Friends was founded in Charlotte in 1995. They share the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple persons affected by disabilities. Local volunteers provide administrative support in the local Charlotte office and assist at special events and camps.

    Joni and Friends NC Contact: Jeb Beauchamp, Area Director, 704.321.8675, jeb.beauchamp@joniandfriends.org

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    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Local Ministry Partner
    Volunteers needed!

    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center

    The Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center is a Calvary-supported local ministry partner. We desire to be on the front line when it comes to standing for the life of unborn children and evangelizing and discipling families affected by pregnancy.

    • Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
      1508 E. 4th Street
      Charlotte, NC 28204

    Volunteers are needed to help serve our community at the QCPRC. They will also help lead Adult Life Groups to provide care and support for those who come to the center. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with these moms, dads, and families.

    Please contact Pastor Cashwell for more information about this ministry.

    Calvary Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com