Support Ministry Classes
DivorceCare, GriefShare, & HeartCare
Sometimes we need the support, prayer, and love of our church friends and family.
Going through a difficult time or facing a challenge? Calvary offers many ministries that provide encouragement, prayer support, and practical guidance based on God's Word. Check out the list below or contact us.
Support Ministry Classes
Calvary Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a biblical perspective. However, our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups.
We look forward to meeting you!
January 15 – April 15
Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Room 242
Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Each meeting encourages perspective and discussion for participants to restore a state of balance in their lives. The DVD-based curriculum addresses many aspects of divorce—from loneliness and depression to finances and anger—with grace and truth. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $25. Workbooks (Version 4.0) will be distributed in class.
January 15 – April 15
Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM | Rooms 226 & 227
Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey through the valley of the shadow. Our facilitators understand the personal journey through grief and offer discerning compassion and encouragement during this difficult time. Class includes a biblically-based curriculum with DVDs on aspects of grief followed by discussion. Cost: $25. Workbooks (Version 4.0) will be distributed in class.
HeartCare: Healing the Wounds of Trauma
January 15 – March 25 | Room 222
Many people have experienced deep “wounds of the heart” or trauma. Our hearts can be injured when we suddenly lose a loved one or experience betrayal, serious injury, abuse, crime, and other devastating events. This series of classes is intended to help people recover from trauma and loss by bringing Scripture to bear on their situations and lives. Cost: $10. Workbooks will be provided.
This class is FULL. Please contact Helen to be added to our Wait List.
Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive a notification via email.
The Potter's Hands
Drugs, alcohol, and pornography are but a few of the “modern plagues” that ruin lives and destroy marriages and families, leading to anxiety, depression, and even death. Such sins not only rob a person of life but steal the soul as well. And followers of Christ are not immune from the destruction that such things bring.
Yet, there is hope! In Christ, there is freedom from the bondage of sin.
Whether you have walked with Christ for years or are unsure about the Christian faith, you are welcome to attend The Potter’s Hands. In this ministry, you will meet with others who have found hope and freedom through the grace of Jesus Christ.
Come and find support, fellowship, encouragement, and accountability. We want to extend hope and help you heal and grow. Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). You can start experiencing this life today!
Note: We are NOT a crisis center or hotline, a substitute for attending church, a professional therapy group, or a substitute for professional help or assistance.
Please register below to help us prepare for you.
CancerCare for Women
Calvary Support Ministry offers support to women in our congregation who are facing a cancer diagnosis or undergoing treatment.
If you are a cancer patient and desire support from one of our CancerCare volunteers, please let us know.
Our knowledgeable team is ready to offer practical and spiritual support. We can assist you with transportation needs, accompany you to doctor's appointments or hospital visits, assist with meals, and provide prayer support.
Please complete the sign-up form below, and our Support Ministry Coordinator will personally reach out to you.
Volunteer Opportunity — 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. LEARN MORE
Contact: Helen Stewart, Support Ministry Coordinator, 704.887.3681, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspiring Hope is a ministry group for widows at Calvary and the community. We hold monthly meetings on Zoom, in-person fellowships, and outreach projects throughout the year.
Whether you are recently widowed or have journeyed for some time as a widow, please join for encouraging Bible devotionals, prayer, and a community of women who care!
Here's our monthly meeting schedule:
Our study book is: God Works All Things Together for Your Good: Living in the Promise of Romans 8:28 by Robert J. Morgan.
Contact Donna Bridges at 704.301.5991 to receive the book, Zoom meeting credentials, and monthly activities schedule.
Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, email@example.com
Hearts & Hammers
Do you need assistance with basic home maintenance and repairs?
Our Hearts & Hammers teams tackle to-do lists monthly for Calvary senior adults and families who need assistance.
To apply to be a care receiver, contact Debbie Bordwine at 704.341.5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each week we have a pastor, an elder, and several deacons on call to help with urgent needs and hospital care.
For emergency needs, hospitalization, a death in the family, or a birth announcement to share, please contact the church office at 704.543.1200 or the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week.
If you or a family member has an upcoming surgery or hospital stay, please let us know by calling the church office at 704.543.1200. We would like to have someone there to pray with you.
If admitted, please let the hospital know that you attend Calvary Church. We want to visit (if you like), pray with you, and offer support to you and your family.
Followers of the Lord Jesus navigate their walk with Him through the trials and tribulations of life by following His Word and the godly counsel of others in the body of Christ.
At Calvary Church, we offer individual, marriage, and family counseling to our members and attendees. Counseling is confidential and led by our pastoral staff.
For more information, contact Pastor Jim Pile at email@example.com.