<p>Missions Conference 2024<br />
<em>&quot;Proclaim the Word&quot;</em><br />
Through Sunday, March 3</p>
Missions Conference 2024
"Proclaim the Word"
Through Sunday, March 3

Missions Conference 2024

"Proclaim the Word"

February 24 – March 3

  • Sunday, February 25, 9:45 AM | Worship & Opening Parade of Nations
  • Sunday, February 25, 6:00 PM | Evening Service
  • Sunday, March 3, 9:45 AM | Worship & Closing Challenge

A great way to learn about world missions is to attend the annual Calvary Missions Conference. This year, our theme is “Proclaim the Word!” We’ll welcome 31 of our Calvary-supported missionaries and their families to share their stories and their hearts. God is at work across the globe and here at home — you’ll learn more about it throughout this inspiring week!

Meet our missionaries, hear about what God is doing through their ministries, and find out how you can be part of sharing the Gospel locally and around the world.

Missions Pop-up Bookstore — Stop by the Calvary Café during conference events throughout the week to browse and purchase books for all ages about discipleship, evangelism, and missions.

"Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching" — 2 Timothy 4:2

See the conference events below and plan to join us! 

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    Worship Services
    Missions Conference Week
    February 25 & March 3

    • Sunday, February 25, 9:45 AM
    • Sunday, February 25, 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, March 3, 9:45 AM

    We'll mark the opening of our Missions Conference, "Proclaim the Word," on Sunday, February 25, with an inspiring morning service that includes the Parade of Nations flag processional, missionary highlights, and a message "The Priority of Missions" from Pastor Jim Cashwell.

    Come back on Sunday evening as Pastor Rob Reece preaches on "The Priority of Discipleship" and several missionaries share about their ministries. 

    On Sunday, March 3, Senior Pastor John Munro will conclude the week with a powerful missions challenge: "Proclaim the Word!"

    Opportunities to Meet & Greet

    Our missionaries will share in the Adult Life Groups, Student Life Groups, and Children's Ministry classes on Sundays during the 11:15 AM hour. If you've never visited an ALG, this is a great opportunity to do so!

    The missionaries' ministry tables will be in the Crown Room this year (due to construction limitations in the Galleria). Be sure to participate in the many conference events in the Crown Room and visit their displays!

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    International Fellowship
    Sunday, February 25
    Meet & Greet Dessert

    Meet & Greet

    Sunday, February 25
    7:30–8:30 PM, in the Crown Room

    Join us for our Missions Conference evening service at 6:00. Afterward, we invite our internationals and their families to this special time of fellowship with our missionaries.

    Come to the Crown Room to visit the missionaries' display tables and enjoy dessert and conversation!

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

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    Ladies' Missions Lunch
    Tuesday, February 27

    Tuesday, February 27
    11:00 AM–1:00 PM, Crown Room

    Online registration is now closed but walk-ins are welcome!

    Ladies, you're invited to lunch and a special missionary panel discussion moderated by Calvary missionary Nancy Writebol.
    Enjoy a lovely luncheon and uplifting music. Women on the mission field will share firsthand insights about daily life and current issues.

    Cost: $12


    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Meet the Missionaries
    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 PM
    After Fellowship Dinner

    Wednesday, February 28
    Fellowship Dinner | Crown Room, 5:00–6:30 PM
    Meet the Missionaries | Break-out rooms, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Enjoy Fellowship Dinner with our missionaries in the Crown Room. 
    After dinner, missionaries will split into groups to share reports about how God is at work around the world. Don't miss this inspiring evening!
    No registration is needed. Sessions are not available on Zoom. Regular Bible study electives will resume on March 6.

    • Banquet Room: Laura Armitage (Niger) and Gabriel & Emma Aron (Romania), with Pastor Jim Cashwell
    • Room 238: Francois & Nadia Hattingh (Mozambique), with Sam Okhotin
    • Room 402: Sam (Asia) and Julio & Angelica Quirino (Kenya), with Joey Grimm
    • Room 226: Jesse McCallister (Germany) and Jun & Amy Fabra (Philippines), with Michele Grant
    • Room 233: John & Jennifer Balmer (US) and Wes & Penny Chappell (Papua New Guinea), with Anna Harper
    • Room 240:  Phil & Peg Janofski (US) and David & Nancy Writebol (Thailand), with Ray Berry
    • Room 222: Greg & Cambie Wilson (Kenya) and Fabio & Joy Anna Volpi (Brazil), with Brad Davis
    • Room 232: Jeff & Robin Owens (Moldova) and Fabio (Middle East), with Doug Chen
    • CLC 1400, High School: Philip & Vina le Roux (Philippines), with Pastor Cameron Engle
    • CLC 1300, Middle School: Nate & Leah Finstad (Senegal), with Pastor Micah Burdett
    • Chapel, Awana: Rachel Searcy (Indonesia), with Sue Ridge

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

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    Men's Missions Breakfast
    Friday, March 1
    7:00 AM, Crown Room

    Friday, March 1
    7:00–8:30 AM, Crown Room

    Online registration is now closed but walk-ins are welcome!

    Men, you're invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast with a missions focus. Come hear how God is at work around the world and get to know our featured missionary speakers. Bring your son — ages 17 and under attend for free!

    The cost is $10. 

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