<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 83 missionary families who serve in 43 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: Vince Eaton, Director of Missions, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    GO Trips
    Short-term 2023 Missions Trips

    Global Outreach Trips [GO Trips] offer Calvary members unique short-term missions experience, 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 middle and high school students, young adults, families, and seniors. Trips provide a life-changing opportunity to get involved in missions work and share the Gospel with those in another culture. 

    GO Indonesia Late April to Mid-May
    This team will assist with tribal leadership training and shepherding under the leadership of missionaries Doug & Nancy Berglund.

    GO Uganda May 26 – June 11
    This team will provide Trauma Healing training at a refugee camp in eastern Uganda and at African Bible University to certify junior trainers. Those already qualified to teach trauma healing are eligible to join this team of 4–6 people. Must be a member of Calvary Church. Estimated cost is $2,800/per person. Application deadline is April 7.

    GO Germany — June 16–26
    Calvary Worship Ministry and Pastor Timothy Hathaway will minister in multiple public and church venues, coordinating with our missionaries, Rich & Julia Rudolph, in Germany.

    GO KenyaJuly
    This team will minister through evangelism at a medical clinic, primarily for women, in Isiolo. We will serve with Getachew & Betty Teshome.

    GO Senegal October 8–17
    Dave & April Cousens will lead a team serving at an English camp and evangelizing at CuriosiTEA, a local coffee/tea shop.

    GO Central AsiaOctober
    This team will distribute Bibles and serve alongside Sergey & Svetlana Kadyrkulov at a Pastor's Conference.

    For questions about the status of trips, related details, and your GO Trip application, please contact Vince Eaton, Missions Director, at 704.341.5322 or veaton@calvarychurch.com.

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    Wayumi Expedition
    Tribal Missions Summer Camp
    July 16–21 for high school students

    Wayumi is a tribal missions camp experience for high school students! 

    Wayumi Expedition
    Ethnos360 Tribal Missions Camp
    July 16–21

    in Pennsylvania

    Wayumi Expedition participants will engage in a jungle-like setting in Pennsylvania, where Calvary students will be part of a larger group of 70. We will learn about language, culture, Bible translation, and evangelism from veteran missionaries. We'll spend afternoons competing in theme-based games based on what we learn each morning, as well as swimming and other fun activities. Evenings will be spent singing around the campfire and hearing the Word of God.

    Groups will stay in "Jungle Camp" — a woodland setting in rustic cabins. We will sleep in South American hammocks. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag because of the cool nights!

    • Student cost is $100 for camp

    Join us and discover how you can help reach isolated people groups who have never heard the Gospel! 

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Jim Cashwell, 704.533.2700, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    JAARS CrossVenture
    Global Missions Summer Camp
    July 23–29 for middle school students

    JAARS CrossVenture is a global missions camp experience for middle school students! 

    JAARS CrossVenture
    Global Missions Summer Camp
    July 23–29, 2023

    CrossVenture participants will expand their worldview and understanding of global missions by engaging in JAARS CrossVenture Camp this summer! Students will enjoy hands-on activities to discover some of the unexpected roles needed to support missions and take part in interactive Bible studies to learn about the biblical mandate for missions. Plus, campers will experience realistic mission scenarios and practical training.

    Groups will be housed and have all meals on the JAARS campus in Waxhaw, NC.

    • Student cost is $100 for camp

    Join us and discover how God might be leading you to be involved in missions! 

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

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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 80+ 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 Vince Eaton to join our prayer team.

    Contact: Vince Eaton, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    2023 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 2023. 

    Global Projects

    Missionary Care & Support
    Calvary provides materials and financial resources for global outreach opportunities, project development, service projects, emergency needs, and missionary care through partnerships with our supported missionaries.

    South America Mission // Colombia
    Calvary has approved a five-year church planting project for two locations in Colombia.

    Bible Mission // Asia
    Funds will be provided toward the construction cost for two Hope Centers located in the Pamir Mountains and Bokar.

    Wycliffe Bible Translators
    Calvary is funding two three-year Bible translation projects in Eurasia — Irata 2 and Zaburi David 2.

    Ethnos360 // Philippines
    Calvary is funding two projects: (1) The construction of a new church building in Luzon, the country's largest and most populous island; (2) The purchase of 500 water filtration systems to alleviate a deadly water pollution crisis on two islands in the southern Philippines.

    Ifugao Project // Philippines
    Calvary is in the fifth year of this church planting and discipleship project. It funds ten full-time indigenous evangelists and church planters, training them to lead new self-sustaining congregations.

    Bible Mission Global // Central Asia
    Funds will be provided for 50% of the cost of a translation project for children's Bible storybooks in five different languages.

    Humanitarian Aid // Ukraine, Turkey & Syria
    Calvary contributes funds to missionaries and missions agencies, including Samaritan's Purse, Avant Ministries, Bible Mission, and World Team, to provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid to refugees.

    Training Pastors International // Africa
    Calvary underwrites the cost of one Pastors Training Institute each year to help pastors in Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka to develop local churches. 

    SIM // Niger
    Calvary is providing funds to retrofit a Cessna 182 aircraft to serve doctors and missionaries in Niger and the surrounding area.

    Middle East
    Calvary is contributing funds toward the purchase of a ministry vehicle. 

    Media to Movements // India
    Calvary is providing funds for an orientation meeting in Chennai involving consultants and new MTM workers from Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

    GO Trips — Short-term Missions Experiences
    GO Trips offer Calvary members unique short-term missions experience, usually lasting ten days to two weeks. Frequently, these trips support one of our missionaries in the field. 

    Local Projects

    Calvary seeks to share the Gospel in our community through ministry partnerships, outreach events, educational opportunities, summer camp experiences, and volunteer involvement. 

    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Calvary funds ministry through this new local center in Charlotte.

    Shoe Distribution Outreach
    Calvary local outreach events provide new shoes to hundreds of public school students, including South Pine Academy and Eastway Middle School.

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    Calvary provides funds to purchase Bibles for high school students and coaches in Union County, NC. 

    Seasonal Outreach
    Calvary's annual Luke 14 Banquets and Operation Christmas Child provide opportunities for hundreds of Calvary volunteers to serve in a variety of outreach roles.

    English as a Second Language
    Calvary ESL classes offer six levels of instruction to help non-English speakers improve their conversation and comprehension skills. Classes include Bible lessons and parallel translation Bibles to aid language acquisition and spiritual growth.

    Summer Camp Experiences
    Calvary supports a variety of missions camp opportunities for middle and high school students, including Wayumi Expedition, JAARS CrossVenture, and Joni & Friends Family Retreats.

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    Joni & Friends Retreats
    Serve a week at summer camp

    Do you have a heart for special needs families? Consider serving at one of the many Joni & Friends Retreats offered this summer. Volunteers provide assistance to special needs families so they can relax, enjoy a week away, and participate in activities carefree. Training is provided!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, 704.341.5393, jcashwell@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