<p>Global Missions<br />
Find out how you can get involved!</p>
Global Missions
Find out how you can get involved!

Global Missions & GO Trips

Calvary Church is committed to reaching the world for Christ! 

We currently support 72 missionary families who serve in 31 countries around the world. Calvary missionaries share the Gospel through personal ministry, Bible translation, planting churches, discipling believers, and training and equipping local believers to reach their own countries.

Global Outreach Trips (GO Trips) provide opportunities for our Calvary family to participate in short-term missions trips around the world.

Below you'll find ways you can get involved in world missions projects and activities and ways you can support our missionaries through prayer.

Contact: Sandy O'Donovan, 704.341.5323, sodonovan@calvarychurch.com

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    GO Trips
    2024 Global Outreach

    Global Outreach Trips [GO Trips] offer Calvary members unique short-term missions experiences, usually lasting ten days to two weeks. Frequently, Calvary GO Trips support one of our missionaries in the field.

    GO Trips are open to everyone, including students, young adults, families, and seniors. They provide a life-changing opportunity to get involved in missions work and share the Gospel with people in another culture.

    2024 GO Trips

    GO Philippines — May 11–21
    On this trip, medical clinics will be held in a local church and a refugee village. The team will support the mission by sharing the good news of the Gospel during patient registration, medical care, and follow-up. The estimated cost is $2,400. The application deadline is March 31.

    GO Oregon — June 15–21
    Pastor Cameron Engle and a team of students and adults travel to Oregon to participate in the Joni & Friends Oregon Family Retreat serving families affected by disabilities.

    GO Kenya — July 15–27
    Calvary has a long history of ministry with the Suba people of Kenya. This team will work with the Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre (GGCC), serve widows, train church leaders, and support the work of medical missions. Estimated cost is $4,200.  Get details and register for the trip below:

    REGISTER — GO Kenya

    GO Romania — August 14–23
    This team will partner with our Calvary missionaries in the field to conduct VBS for children at a local church plant and in a refugee community. They will also train and encourage church leaders. Estimated cost is $2,400. The application deadline is June 9.

    Joni & Friends Family Retreat — Aug 5–9 & Aug 12–16
    At the Joni & Friends retreat center in the NC mountains, volunteer participants ages 16+ will serve families affected by disabilities, sharing the love of Christ. Estimated cost is $525, or $500 before April 1. Get details and register for a retreat below: 

    RETREAT 1 — August 5–9

    RETREAT 2 — August 12–16

    GO Kazakhstan — October 
    Calvary partners with Bible Mission Global in Kazakhstan to plant churches that are centers of hope in their communities. This team will assist with training pastors, caring for widows, reaching children, and building a recreation field for church outreach. The estimated cost is $2,600.

    For questions about the status of trips, related details, and your GO Trip application, please contact Sandy O'Donovan at 704.341.5323 at sodonovan@calvarychurch.com.

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    2024 Missions Projects
    Sharing the Gospel Worldwide

    Calvary Church is committed to reaching the world for Christ. Your faithful and generous weekly giving will fund these special missions projects in 2024. 

    Calvary provides materials and financial resources for global outreach opportunities, ministry development, special projects, and humanitarian aid through our missionary partnerships and agencies. Ongoing priorities include translating Scripture, planting churches, training pastors, printing and distributing Bibles, and evangelizing in closed-access countries. 

    Below are some of our projects this year:

    Ifugao Project // Philippines
    Now in its sixth year, this church planting and discipleship effort funds ten full-time indigenous pastors, training them to lead new self-sustaining congregations and reach their communities. Calvary will provide motorbikes to help the pastors travel and minister more effectively in this mountainous region.

    Bible Translation // Wycliffe Bible Translators
    Calvary is actively engaged in Bible translation in Tajikistan, Central Asia, India, Colombia, tribal Brazil, and tribal Mexico. These projects are often code-named in the closed-access areas where there is little Christian witness.

    Bible Distribution
    Calvary provides Bibles for people around the world as well as local public schools and internationals in our community.

    Trauma Healing Conferences // SIM
    Calvary missionaries equip church leaders to use Scripture and sound mental health principles to biblically care for victims of personal and global trauma, including trauma created by wars, conflict between people groups, civil disturbances, crimes, natural disasters, and epidemics.

    Church Planting // South America Mission
    Continuing this five-year church planting project, Calvary is supporting two new churches in Santa Marta, Colombia.

    Muslim Outreach // SIM
    Our ministry partners are training Kenyan pastors and using a missionary-led medical clinic to share Jesus and start churches among Muslim refugees.

    Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church // SIM
    This project supports new office and dormitory space for the Calvary-supported Harding Bible School as they train the next generation of Christian leadership in Ethiopia and beyond. 

    Seminary Scholarships // Uganda
    Calvary supports seminary education for young men who will become pastors and church planters in Uganda. 

    Training Pastors International
    Calvary underwrites Pastor Training Institutes each year, helping pastors develop and disciple churches in Africa and Asia.

    Missionary Support & Care
    In addition to the monthly support our missionaries receive through the General Fund Offering, Calvary helps meet our missionaries' emergency needs throughout the year.

    Local Ministry Partnerships — Learn more at calvarychurch.com/local

    Calvary Local Outreach — Learn more at calvarychurch.com/communityevents




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    Missionary Prayer Team
    Support our missionaries through prayer

    Join our Missionary Prayer Team to support our Calvary missionaries each month through prayer.

    Our 70+ missionaries share their specific prayer requests and praise reports with us each month. To receive the monthly Missionary Prayer and Praise newsletter by email, contact Sandy O'Donovan to join our prayer team.

    Contact: Sandy O'Donovan, 704.341.5323, sodonovan@calvarychurch.com

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    Missions Interest Groups
    Educators & Aviation

    Calvary is forming new missions interest groups. We invite you to join us and discover how you can help reach the world with the Gospel! 

    Christian Educators

    If you are an active or retired teacher, teacher's assistant, administrator, or librarian, we need your help! The Calvary Missions team is working to organize educators in our congregation for prayer and to explore ways that educators can be involved in local and international missions.

    Missions Aviators

    Attention all Calvary missions aviators! We need your assistance to help us identify and recruit our next generation of missions aviators. Will you share your expertise and guide us in serving our current aviators well? Help educate the church on the history, testimonies, and opportunities available in missions aviation!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, 704.533.2700, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com