<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.

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

Student Ministry Office Contacts: Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@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, Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@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!

    Welcome to our new season of IGNITE!

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

    Students get connected, have fun with friends, and grow in their faith at IGNITE on Wednesday nights!

    • Middle School & High School meet in CLC 1400

    We begin our evening with worship led by our Student Worship Band and then spend time in God's Word. Plus, we break into groups for discussion, life application, and prayer.

    This fall, Pastor Cameron will lead high school students in a study of Colossians. And Pastor Micah will lead middle schoolers through Philippians.

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

    Contacts: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com, Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@calvarychurch.com, & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Glow Games
    Middle School Students
    Friday, October 13, 6:00–8:00 PM

    Friday, October 13
    6:00–8:00 PM, CLC 1300

    Middle students, join us for a super fun evening of glow-in-the-dark games! Plus, there will be a scavenger hunt around the church! Pastor Micah will lead a brief time of prayer and devotions.

    • Eat dinner before arriving!
    • Check-in at the CLC at 6:00 PM

    There is no cost, but please help us prepare by registering before October 8.


    Invite your friends! 

    Contacts: Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@calvarychurch.com, Beau Abbott, 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Pumpkin Night
    Student Ministry
    Sunday, October 22 at 6:00 PM
    Check-in at the CLC

    Pumpkin Night

    October 22, 6:00–7:15 PM
    Check-in & Pick-up at the Calvary Life Center

    Sunday evenings are always a fun time for students to enjoy fellowship with friends! We'll have a devotional message from our Student Ministry pastors and enjoy a pumpkin decorating contest. This will be a fun night of fellowship as teams compete to decorate the best pumpkin!

    Students should bring their own carving utensils as designated in the guidelines below. Register in teams of up to four people. Each team must provide one pumpkin to decorate. All middle and high school students are invited!

    > Contest Guidelines

    No cost, but please register by October 15 to help us prepare!


    "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." — Acts 2:42

    Upcoming Sunday PM Events:

    • November 5 — 2:42 Sunday Pizza Night

    Contact: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com, Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@calvarychurch.com, & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com

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    Winter Retreat
    Student Ministry
    February 2–4, 2024
    Register now!

    “Authentic Faith”

    Friday–Sunday, February 2–4, 2024
    Merriwood Christian Camp
    Clemmons, NC

    What does it look like to have authentic Christian faith? 
    On our Student Ministry Winter Retreat, we'll study James 1–2 to gain biblical insight and make real-life applications! This will be an important time of fellowship, spiritual growth, and worship for our students, with large and small group interaction.
    And in our free time, students will enjoy rock climbing, basketball, soccer, volleyball, gaga ball, fishing, group games, and a bonfire!

    Friday, February 2

    • 5:15 PM, Check-In at the Calvary Life Center
    • 5:30 PM, DINNER in the CLC 
    • 6:00 PM, Departure to Merriwood

    Saturday, February 3

    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM, Winter Retreat Activities

    Sunday, February 4

    • 7:00 AM, Departure to Calvary
    • 8:30 AM, BREAKFAST in the Crown Room
    • 9:45 AM, Worship Service
    • 11:15 AM, Student Life Groups

    Please register by January 15 to secure your student's Winter Retreat spot!

    Cost is $150 (includes meals, transportation, & accommodations)

    High School Boys  Middle School Boys  

    High School Girls  Middle School Girls

    Contact: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com, Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@calvarychurch.com, or Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com



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    Awana C–Track
    Grades 6–12

    Wednesdays, 5:45–6:25 PM
    September 6 through May 8

    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.

    Participants meet weekly with a mentor for discipleship and to recite verses. The annual cost is $55. 

    REGISTER for C-Track

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

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    Student Ministry Leaders
    Learn more about our team!  

    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!

    Sunday PM Event Volunteers

    Selected Sundays during the school year, 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 during the school year, 6:30–8:00 PM
    In the Calvary Life Center

    • 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 year-round, 11:15 AM–12:30 PM
    In the Calvary Life Center

    • 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. 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. 

    Complete the form below to let us know you're interested. We'll be in touch about opportunities to serve!

    volunteer form

    Student Ministry Office Contacts: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com, Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@calvarychurch.com,  & Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320