<p>Support<br />
Ministries providing support &amp; meeting needs</p>
Support
Ministries providing support & meeting needs

Support

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.

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    Support Ministry Classes
    DivorceCare & GriefShare
    Mondays, 6:30-8 PM | Sept 10–Nov 19

    Support Ministry Classes

    Mondays, 6:30–8:00 PM

    Calvary’s Support Ministry classes are open to everyone. Each class explores the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of life challenges from a Christian perspective. However, please note that our classes are not professional counseling sessions or therapy groups. Childcare options are available.


    DivorceCare
    September 10–November 19 | Room 242

    Separation and divorce are some of life’s most difficult experiences. Join us for biblical encouragement, practical tips for overcoming challenges, and prayer. Open to men and women. Cost: $20

    Register


    GriefShare
    September 10–November 19 
    |  Room 228
    Living through the death of a spouse, child, relative, or other loved one can be a painful journey. Join GriefShare to experience Christ-centered compassion, insight, and perspective through a difficult loss. Open to men and women. Cost: $20

    Register


    Childcare 
    Mondays, 6:15–8:15 PM

    Children ages 2–7 of Support Ministry participants receive loving care provided by the Calvary Child Development Center. Payment must be made at registration online or in person. Fees for the entire semester or any portion are $30/one child, $45/two, $60/three. Participants are asked to notify the childcare staff in advance of any absence.

    Scholarships: Partial need-based financial assistance is available and may be requested at registration. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator. Pending approval, you will receive notification via email. 


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com
    Helen Stewart, 704.887.3681, hstewart@calvarychurch.com
     
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    Career Ministry
    Maximize Your Career Workshop
    Updated: Saturdays, 9/22, 9/29 & 10/6

    UPDATED DATES: Maximize Your Career Workshop
    A 3-Saturday Event: 9/22, 9/29 & 10/6
    7:30 AM–12:00 PM, Room 401 (Room 242 on 10/6)

    NOTE: Dates updated due to weather
    Registration/Networking 7:30–8:00 AM  |  Seminar 8:00 AM–Noon 
     


    Unemployed? Unfulfilled in your current position?

    Join us for this in-depth, 3-session course that will help you to hear and follow God’s calling as you explore careers and search for the right job.

    Discover your strengths, learn to target opportunities, improve your resume writing and interviewing skills, and develop the right attitude. Whether you're graduating from college, seeking a new career direction, or even planning for retirement, you will benefit!

    The course includes a workbook, Strengths-Finder assessment, and over 200 online tools and resources.

    Cost: $20

    Register


    After the Maximize Your Career seminar: Free one-on-one coaching will be offered in October as a follow-up to our  seminar. Registration required. Details and one-on-one registration coming soon!


    Our regular Monday group sessions resume in October!
    Mondays, October 1 & 15
    6:30–7:30 PM, Room 401

    We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in room 401 from 6:30–7:30 PM. Join us for job search information, guidance, prayer, and networking opportunities. There is no cost and the meetings are open to everyone. Feel free to invite a friend, co-worker, or neighbor!

    Due to the workshop, we will not have our regular Monday meetings in September. We resume regular scheduled meetings October 1 and 15. The October meetings will consist of one-on-one coaching for those participating in the Maximize Your Career workshop (see above). Participants will have the first opportunity to register for an appointment. 

    Looking ahead
    11/5 – Preparing Your Job Search Week – We’ll progress review & plan
    11/19 – Assessments – DISC and others – How they can help?
    12/3 – A Tale of Two Resumes – Should you have multiple resumes or not?
    12/17 – Learn How to Apply for Jobs Online – How can you apply online effectively?


    Contact: Phil Erhardt, 704.315.1332, philipp.w.erhardt@gmail.com, or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

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    Pastor/Elder/Deacons
    of the Week

    Each week we have a pastor, an elder, and two deacons on call to help with urgent needs and hospital care.

    For emergency needs, please contact the pastor/elder/deacons listed in Looking Up for this week or call 704.543.1200.

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    Hospital Care

    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.

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    Biblical Counseling

    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 jpile@calvarychurch.com.

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    Hearts & Hammers

    Do you need assistance with lawn care or basic home maintenance? 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 Jennifer Sharpless, at 704.341.5417 or jsharpless@calvarychurch.com.

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    Military Ministry

    We seek to share the love of Christ with active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and their family members at Calvary Church and throughout the greater Charlotte community.
     
    Recognizing the special sacrifices made by those serving in the armed forces, we want to help meet those unique spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We're here to offer prayer, encouragement, fellowship, discipleship opportunities, support services, and share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
     

    If you're in military service, a veteran, or have a loved one serving stateside or abroad, please join our prayer and contact list.


    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com or Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com