<p>Middle School Ministry<br />
Grades 6&ndash;8</p>
Middle School Ministry
Grades 6–8

Middle School

In Calvary Middle School Ministry, we focus on equipping students in grades 6–8 to have an authentic, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and live in a way that impacts the world by making Him known — in their neighborhoods, school, community, and beyond.

Come grow with us! Invite friends to any of our programs or events. 

Student Ministry Office Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Life Groups
    Sundays, 11:15 AM
    Calvary Life Center

    Students, join us on Sundays at 11:15 AM in the Calvary Life Center!

    • High School, CLC 1400
    • Middle School, CLC 1300

    This is where you'll be challenged to apply Scripture to your life through Bible teaching, small group discussion, and prayer. 

    We meet every Sunday after the 9:45 AM worship service!

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

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    Student Ministry
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM

    Worship, Bible study, fun & fellowship for students!

    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM, Calvary Life Center

    Students, get connected and grow in your faith at IGNITE on Wednesday nights!

    • Middle School & High School meet in CLC 1400

    We'll have fun with friends, spend time in worship, and study God's Word with Pastor Cameron. Plus, we will end the night with discussion groups, application, and prayer!

    • New Series: "Spiritual Disciplines"
      God has given us essential personal disciplines that, when applied to our lives, will help us in our journey toward holiness. Learn about these vital spiritual disciplines and grow in your faith! Download the Parent Booklet for the series below:


    Join us for IGNITE each week, and deepen your relationship with Christ!

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

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    Field Games
    Student Ministry
    Sunday, April 16

    Hey, middle and high school students — we meet on selected Sunday evenings for fun and fellowship! Join us for a short devotion, prayer with Pastor Cameron, and a great time of fun activities with friends. 

    Student Ministry Field Games

    Sunday, April 16 |  6:00–7:30 PM, Soccer Fields

    • Students, check-in & pick-up will be at the CLC main entrance

    Join us for friendly competition and fun relay games with friends out on the sports fields. 

    No registration. Invite your friends!

    Upcoming Dates:

    • Sunday, April 30 — Soccer Night

    Contact: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com, Beau Abbott, 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Summer Camp
    "Be Transformed" June 26–30
    Register now!

    "Be Transformed"

    Monday, June 26–30
    for students currently in grades 6–12

    Students, are you ready to have the BEST summer ever? Join us for camp at the BEACH! We're heading to Garden City Chapel in South Carolina! 

    Our camp theme is Be Transformed! Pastor Cameron will teach from Romans 12–15, and we'll learn what it means to be a transformed disciple of Jesus Christ. We'll spend time in worship and enjoy small group discussions as we deepen our relationship with the Lord.

    Plus, there will be plenty of time for FUN activities! Students will enjoy games, competitions, water activities, volleyball, basketball, gaga ball, 4-square, frisbee, soccer, football, and more!

    Monday, June 26 — 12:30 PM check-in at Calvary
    Friday, June 30 — Return to Calvary

    Cost: $300, including T-shirt, roundtrip transportation, meals & lodging

    Space is limited, so reserve your spot with a $150 non-refundable deposit. See FAQ HERE.

    MS Girls REGISTration

    MS Boys Registration

    HS Girls registration

    HS boys registration

    Contacts: Student Ministry Office — Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com & Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com

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    Awana C–Track
    Grades 6–12

    Wednesdays, 5:45–6:25 PM
    September 7– May 10

    C–Track is for students in grades 6–12 and adults who want to grow in their Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture, and apply God's truth in their lives. Many are already part of the Awana program and are continuing their pursuit of the Citation Award and the Awana college scholarship program.

    C–Track participants meet weekly with a mentor for discipleship and to recite verses. The annual cost is $45. 


    Contacts: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com & Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Ministry Leaders
    Join our volunteer team on
    Sundays or Wednesdays

    Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of the next generation? Consider volunteering with our Student Ministry team. As our ministry grows, there are many opportunities to serve!

    NEW! — Sunday PM Event Volunteers
    Selected Sundays, 5:30–7:30 PM, locations include the CLC/Gym/Fields

    • Student Ministry offers a fellowship and outreach event during selected Sunday evening worship services each month. Students participate in a short devotion and enjoy organized games and competitions, usually planned around a fun theme. It's so important to have responsible adult volunteers to help activities run smoothly and monitor crowd control. We need more volunteers to support this fun outreach time!

    IGNITE Small Group Leaders
    Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM in the CLC

    • In this role, you will guide a weekly conversation with a group of students and help them apply truths from the message at IGNITE. We provide discussion questions beforehand to help you. You’ll need to spend about 30 minutes reviewing the Scripture passages and questions each week. The small group time lasts about 20 minutes. A short training is provided.

    Student Life Group Leaders
    Sundays, 11:15 AM–12:30 PM in the CLC

    • Adults who feel called to disciple students are encouraged to teach a Student Life Group. This role requires an hour or two of preparation each week, studying the curriculum and Bible lessons. Most SLG teaching schedules are set so that leaders may still attend an Adult Life Group regularly. Currently, our most significant need is female leaders. Mandatory training is provided.

    In each of these roles, your ministry is to share God's love and model a Christ-transformed life as you care about Calvary students and build relationships with them. The hours you invest will have an eternal impact! 

    Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, be a Calvary member, complete the training and approval process, and pass a background check.

    REGISTER to serve

    Please contact Beau Abbott for more information.

    Student Ministry Office Contacts: Beau Abbott, 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com, & Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com