<p>Pray. Invite. Serve.<br />
<em>Opportunities to make a difference!</em></p>
Pray. Invite. Serve.
Opportunities to make a difference!

Serve at Calvary

At Calvary, we have unique opportunities to reach out with love to others during the holidays!

Our worship services, Christmas concerts, and holiday ministries and outreaches are special ways to share the Gospel with family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors throughout our community. Who will you invite? How will you serve?

Consider the opportunities below, and make a commitment to pray, invite, and serve!

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    International Reception Volunteers
    December 10, 7:30 PM
    Serve as an event host!

    Sunday, December 10 
    7:30–9:30 PM, Crown Room

    Will you share the love of Christ by serving as a Calvary host at the International Reception? Just help guests feel welcome and answer any questions about our church!

    Please register to serve by December 6:


    Host Training
    Sunday, December 3
    12:30–1:30 PM | Room 242

    Please plan to attend this brief training session for volunteers at the International Reception. 

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Serve at Luke 14
    December 9 & 12
    Table Host, Greeter, or Food Service
    Bring a gift for our guests!

    • Contribute Gifts: Make someone's day by preparing a gift just for them!  
    • Greeters:  Say hello to folks coming in!  
    • Table Hosts:  Have dinner with new friends! 
    • Food Service: Prep and serve dinner!

    Luke 14 Gifts
    Calvary provides a gift for every guest and caregiver who attends our Luke 14 Banquets for the Special Needs community.

    Please bring a NEW gift ($20 retail value) in a decorative gift bag to the collection racks along the Rea Road and Hwy 51 concourses or under the stairwell at Entrance 1 by Sunday, December 3. Gifts for adults are needed most — $20 gift cards to restaurants, Target, or Walmart are always appreciated. Staple a card onto the gift bag noting the intended recipient’s AGE & GENDER. 

    Get Luke 14 gift suggestions HERE (download PDF).

    Luke 14 Volunteers

    Please register now to be part of these special Christmas celebrations! Volunteer to be a greeter/gift distributor, table host, or work with Food Service.

    REGISTER to serve

    • Pre-Event Volunteer Training 
      Saturday, December 9 at 4:00 PM, Crown Room
      Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 AM, Crown Room

    Luke 14 Event Coordinator: Anna Harper, anna.churchwork@gmail.com
    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Holiday Nursery Volunteers
    Register now to serve!

    Will you encourage our guests and young Calvary families by providing care for children (infants through age 3) during any of our holiday worship services?

    If you have a heart for little ones and a desire to serve the Lord, please sign up. One-time and first-time volunteers are welcome! A background check is required for ages 18+.

    The Nursery Coordinator will contact you with details after you register.

    • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the service time.

    Volunteer at the Advent Service & Organ Concert
    Sunday, December 3 at 6:00 PM
    Thank you — This need has been filled!

    Volunteer at the Christmas Concert
    Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 PM
    Thank you — This need has been filled!

    Volunteer at Candlelight Christmas Eve  
    Sunday, December 24 
    Please register by December 20

    Register  9:45 AM Service

    Register  4:00 PM Service

    Questions? Contact: Jane Jewell, Nursery Coordinator, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com

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    Holiday Ushers & Greeters
    Help welcome our guests!

    Share a warm welcome with our guests this holiday season!

    We need additional ushers and greeters to assist with seating, hand out programs, answer questions, receive the offering, help with candles at the Christmas Eve service, and provide information about Calvary. We also have opportunities to help with traffic and guests in the parking lots.

    Let us know if you are willing to serve at any of these services:

    Advent Service & Organ Concert
    Sunday, December 3  |  6:00 PM

    Christmas Concert
    Sunday, December 10  |  9:45 AM & 6:00 PM

    Candlelight Christmas Eve 
    Sunday, December 24  |  9:45 AM, 4:00 & 6:00 PM — we need 100+ ushers

    Please plan to arrive 45 minutes before the service time.

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    Prison Ministry Outreach
    Dinner & Chapel Service

    • Registration is closed for this outreach event. The need is met — thank you!

    Each year, Calvary Prison Ministry shares the love of Christ during the holiday season by serving dinner and providing chapel services at area prisons. These special occasions allow us to provide the inmates with a festive meal, encouragement, and a Gospel-centered message of hope. This year, we will minister at Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina.

    Ministry at Calvary: Friday, December 15  8:00–11:00 AM, 3rd Floor Kitchen 

    We need ten volunteers to pack the food in the morning.

    Ministry at Kershaw: Friday, December 15 — 10:30 AM–5:00 PM

    We need 15 volunteers (age 18+) to serve the holiday meal at the prison. Pre-approved men & women may share testimonies, serve, and pray with prison inmates.

    • All volunteers who serve inside the prison must be pre-approved at least three weeks before the day of the event and attend orientation!

    Prison Volunteer Orientation
    Wednesday, November 29
    6:00–7:30 PM, Conference Room A

    All volunteers who wish to serve inside the prison must complete this orientation, even if they have served inside prisons before.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    KidZone teachers needed
    Sundays at 9:45 AM twice per month

    Children's Ministry at Calvary is growing, with more new families joining us each week! We need additional volunteers to find their place of service with us!

    If you love the Lord Jesus and love to teach children about Him and His Word, we invite you to partner with us to reach the next generation with the Gospel. You may serve as a teacher, assistant, leader, or partner — all are important to the success of our ministry. Many volunteers serve on a rotating monthly schedule.

    Immediate Need: KidZone —  Sunday AM4 teachers to serve twice per month with 1st & 2nd graders!

    • Nursery — Sunday AM & PM; Wednesday PM
    • Preschool — Sunday AM
    • Zone345 — Sunday 11:15 AM
    • Special Needs — Sunday AM
    • Family Welcome Desk — Sunday AM

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required for ages 18+.

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


    Interested in serving with our Children's Bible Clubs — Awana, Gopher Buddies, & C-Track? Learn more HERE.

    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com & Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com



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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers & Assistants Needed
    for Winter & Spring 2024

    Interested in serving in our English as a Second Language ministry? 

    We need teachers and assistants to provide a welcoming and high-quality ESL program to international students of all backgrounds who are interested in developing their English skills. Teachers must be Calvary members.

    Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon, on a semester schedule: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The winter/spring term begins on January 8 and continues through May 24.

    We invite you to join our ESL volunteer team! Please contact Vince Eaton with questions or to get involved.

    • Get more information about Calvary's ESL classes HERE

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Auto Repair Ministry
    Join our team!

    The Automotive Repair Ministry (ARM) exists to assist with auto repairs and maintenance primarily for Calvary members and attendees who have financial needs due to limited or fixed income. Volunteers provide these services so that “they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The team of volunteers consists of committed volunteers who have automotive repair experience and a desire to share their skills with the Calvary community.

    If you are a professional mechanic or a skilled DIYer with experience repairing and maintaining automobiles, please reach out and help us in this ministry!

    Fall serving dates are on the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM–Noon:

    • September 16
    • October 21
    • November 18
    • December 16

    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com or Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    CancerCare Volunteers
    Support Ministry

    Calvary Support Ministry offers support to women in our congregation who are facing a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment.

    If you are a female cancer survivor or healthcare professional with intimate knowledge of cancer, its symptoms, types of treatment, and some of its effects, please pray about joining our CancerCare team to encourage women with practical and spiritual support.

    Volunteers may assist with transportation needs, accompany them to doctor's appointments or hospital visits, and provide prayer support.

    Please contact Helen Stewart at 704.887.3681 or hstewart@calvarychurch.com to learn more about serving in this ministry.




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    Children's Bible Clubs Volunteers
    Awana, Gopher Buddies, C-Track
    Learn more about serving!

    Our Children's Bible Clubs need many volunteers to join our ranks! Awana, Gopher Buddies, and C-Track meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30–8:00 PM, throughout the school year.

    If you love the Lord Jesus and desire to help kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives, please consider becoming part of our team.

    There are volunteer opportunities to serve as leaders or mentors for C-Track, T&T, Sparks, and Gopher Buddies. We also need  Activity & Game leaders, Tech Team, and Student Leaders-in-Training for Gopher Buddies and Sparks. Plus, we need Substitutes to fill in where needed. You may choose your area of service or club when you register below.

    Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months to join our team. Background checks are required for ages 18+. Teens may serve as a Leader in Training (LIT) while participating in C-Track. Required training is provided.

    REGISTER to volunteer

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

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Training Provided

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer seasonal youth leagues for soccer (ages 3–18), flag football (6–18), T-ball (5-6), baseball (7–8), and basketball (ages 5–18).

    Just three hours a week can make a huge impact on the lives of our CHAMP kids and families! No prior coaching experience is necessary, and training is provided!


    Visit the CHAMP website at champsportsinfo.com for full details and to register! 

    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Replenish our shelves for those in need!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community, including children in elementary schools. We need non-perishable grocery items to distribute at upcoming drive-thru events, including:

    Canned or Dried Beans & Peas
    Canned Vegetables of any variety
    Peanut Butter
    Canned Meat of any kind
    Canned Spaghetti Sauce

    You may drop off donations at Calvary at the Food Pantry cupboard at Entrance 1.

    We appreciate your generosity and support!

    Contacts: Sam Robinson, sammcdowell99@gmail.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Food Service & Hospitality

    Have a heart for hospitality? Calvary Food Service is looking for year-round help with table setting, buffet attendants, servers, preparation helpers, and dishwashers to support our many special ministry events. We are flexible and will work around your schedule. Day and evening opportunities are available. We'd love to have you join our team!

    Please contact Cathy Golden in Calvary Food Service at foodservice@calvarychurch.com to sign up. Thank you!

    Contact: Calvary Food Service, 704.887.3663, foodservice@calvarychurch.com

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    Good News Clubs
    Afternoons in public schools

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10+ after-school Good News Clubs in local public elementary schools. These fun, fast-paced Bible studies introduce God's Word and the Gospel to kids in our community.

    Our current need is for additional volunteers to serve at the Indian Trail, South Pine Academy, and Polo Ridge schools. As a volunteer, you will build relationships with the children, pray for them, help teach the Bible, and share the Gospel. 

    • If you can commit at least two hours per week for six weeks during the fall and spring semesters, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided!

    Please contact us to learn more about how you can make an eternal difference in a child's life!

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Lend a hand one Saturday each month

    Men and women, do you have general household repair skills and a heart to serve? We are recruiting new volunteers!

    Calvary Hearts & Hammers teams will serve the second Saturday morning each month, tackling basic household repairs, home maintenance, and yard work for those in our congregation who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis. 

    Training is also held on the second Saturday of each month at 8:45–9:30 AM in room 226.

    Please contact us about joining a Hearts & Hammers team!

    Contacts: Jeff Edwards, jte8771@gmail.com, Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com & Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com

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    Jail Ministry
    Local jail outreach
    Bible study teachers needed!

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? We need Calvary members to teach one-hour evening Bible studies for men or women in the Mecklenburg County Jail. Monthly opportunities are available. 

    Volunteers must complete the required orientation and training. Please contact Pastor Sibu to schedule a meeting.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Martha Ministry
    Help provide a meal at Calvary
    for bereaved families

    Do you have a heart for serving those who are grieving? 

    Our Martha Ministry team supports Calvary families by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of a family member. Volunteers are assigned to a team and serve three or four times per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it to the church ready to serve.

    We need additional volunteers! Contact us to get involved!

    Ministry Coordinator: Dalene Ingle, 704.573.0491, digiolde@carolina.rr.com
    Administrative Coordinator: Dianne Miller, miller1994@aol.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Parking Lot Volunteers
    Help with Sunday traffic

    During the Reach Welcome Grow building expansion, the Calvary deacons need additional help on Sundays with directing traffic and greeting guests in our parking lots.

    If you have experience or are willing to learn, please contact Chris Eddings at christophereddings@gmail.com.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Rebound Men's Recovery 
    Lead a monthly men's Bible study

    In partnership with Charlotte Rescue Mission, Calvary needs men to teach Bible studies at the Rebound Recovery program on the first Thursday of every month from 7:00–8:00 PM. 

    Rebound Recovery
    907 W. 1st Street 
    Charlotte, NC  28202

    Please contact Pastor Sibu to learn how you can make an eternal impact in these men's lives!

    Contact:  Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Senior Adults Telecare

    Be an encouragement to our senior adults by making regular phone calls through our Senior Telecare ministry. Callers share Scripture and pray with people over the phone. A great opportunity for those with a flexible schedule!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@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

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    Street Ministry
    Saturday breakfast Uptown

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve a full breakfast every Saturday morning to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte.

    Our team needs many new volunteers to participate in food preparation in the Calvary kitchen. Plus, we need a crew to deliver and serve the meal at the Homeless Resource Center (Hal Marshall Annex), located at 618 N. College Street.

    To volunteer, contact Pastor Sibu.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com 

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    Tech Team
    Providing audio & video support

    It takes a great volunteer team of sound, lighting, and video technicians working together to produce our worship services and support the many ministry events throughout the week at Calvary.

    We need additional faithful technicians! We can train you to operate the audio consoles, operate cameras, run the video switcher, use presentation software, and run the lighting console. If you have an interest and aptitude in these areas, please contact us about current opportunities.

    Contact: Brian Harrison, 704.341.5463, bharrison@calvarychurch.com

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    Word Room Volunteers
    Help in our bookstore

    Do you enjoy helping people in a retail setting? Could you assist people with selecting and purchasing Bibles, books, sermon sets, cards, and gifts?

    The Word Room bookstore needs volunteers to help on Sundays before and after the worship services.  

    If you're interested, please contact Veda Boyd at 704.341.5363 or wordroom@calvarychurch.com.

    Contact: Matthew Thompson, mthompson@calvarychurch.com