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To keep growing in your life with Jesus, we have
designed this map to help guide you. You will see
different areas (Classes, Life Groups, Ministry
opportunities, as well as retreat areas). These all
represent the different ways for you to get involved
and grow as a disciple of Jesus and as a member of
our community. All of these areas flow together and
are centered around our coming together for worship
and other all community events. Do not feel as though
you have to be involved in everything at the same time,
but we do encourage you to try new things and not get
stuck in the same area.
Wandering vs. Growing
While you are free to move around and try different
things, ultimately we want you to be progressing and
Different levels of classes, a variety of types of
groups, as well as opportunities to serve and lead
in ministry are all available to help you keep moving
You will also find self-assessment tools throughout the
guide that are designed to help you grow in a healthy
and whole way.
Connect in meaningful relationships
with God and with people.
Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as
Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now
and forever! Amen.
Serve others as Jesus would serve them. Using your gifts and talents to
build up one another.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the
work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Share the Gospel of Jesus with the world.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely
I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Table of Contents
welcome ................................................................................... 6
about this guide ....................................................................... 7
doing life together with jesus .................................................... 8
becoming a christian ................................................................ 9
your journey begins .................................................................. 11
self assessment ........................................................................ 12
starting points .......................................................................... 13
life groups ............................................................................... 15
classes .................................................................................... 22
ministry opportunities ............................................................... 26
childrens ministry ..................................................................... 30
youth ministry .......................................................................... 31
young adults ............................................................................ 32
Welcome to Calvary!
Doing Life Together with Jesus is
an adventure of a lifetime. We
may not be able to walk on the
same soil as He walked. However, Values
we can walk the same path through People
the study and fulfillment of
Discipleship is a journey of Mission
growing in knowledge and We are a
relationship with Jesus Christ.
Enjoy the opportunities before you,
caring people living out
embarking on a path of ‘Doing
Life Together with Jesus.’ God’s Word
Take this journey alone, with your Transforming lives
spouse, with your family or a through discipling
friend. Everyone can walk where relationships.
Reaching and Equipping
people for life!
Where People are Valued and God
About this Guide
“Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us,
let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with
endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus,
the source and perfector of our faith”
The spiritual life is a journey–a journey toward Christ-likeness. A person beginning
their faith journey would logically start out at the beginning and progress from there a
step at a time, growing and maturing into the person God designed them to be.
This book is your guide in that journey and is designed to help you connect, grow,
serve, and share at Calvary.
Our goal is to become a community of people who are committed to growing as true
disciples of Jesus who are changing the world for God’s glory.
What is a disciple?
Jesus doesn’t just want people to admire Him. He wants people to follow Him and
be His disciples. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus says to His followers to “go and make
disciples”. But what is a disciple? A disciple is someone who has chosen to FOLLOW
Jesus and to LEARN from Him a new way of life. To follow Jesus means that we seek
to live our lives like He lived His. He is our example for living. To learn from Jesus
means that we allow Him to teach us, correct us, and transform us. Disciples of Jesus
aren’t perfect, but they are on a lifelong journey of becoming more like Him.
Doing Life Together
A t Calvary, we express
discipleship in the
phrase Doing Life
Together with Jesus.
The life that Jesus wants us
to live is active and alive.
He wants us to live it with
those around us, forming a
loving community of grace
A Disciples journey
When a person answers Jesus’ call and begins to follow
Him, they begin a journey. Christianity is not just a
moment, it is a long walk with Jesus. In Corinthians :,
the Apostle Paul says that we are to be always becoming
more like Jesus. The Holy Spirit works in our lives to
transform us into a person that talks, walks, thinks, acts
and lives like Jesus. This is what a disciple’s journey
is all about. God doesn’t want us to just stay in the same
place our whole life, He wants to form us into the person
we were meant to be! He wants to help us grow and change
so that we can make a difference in this world.
Becoming a Christian
Purpose God made each one of us with a purpose in mind. That purpose
is that we come into a relationship with Him. God’s desire is to have a personal
relationship with us. The God of the Bible is not one that is far away. He is one that
is near and He cares deeply about the people He created.
Invitation When Adam Eve committed the first sin in the Garden
of Eden, they broke the connection between God people. God, however, loves
us so much that He came down to Earth in the form of Jesus so that the broken
relationship could be mended. Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead so that
God’s purpose for us, to be in relationship with Him, could be once again a
Encounter The question now is, “What will you do with Jesus?” In
order for us to have a relationship with God and realize our purpose for living, we
must make a choice. We have to choose to either accept or reject Jesus.
Life Accepting Jesus isn’t about getting a free ticket to Heaven. It’s about
living the life we were meant to live! Becoming a Christian isn’t just a moment; it’s
a lifelong journey!
What will you
do with Jesus?
If you would like to accept Jesus as Lord
and Savior and begin the adventure of
Admit you are a sinner (self-centered; relying on ourselves instead of God)
in need of a Savior. Our sin separates us from God. We need a Savior who can
bridge the gap and restore the relationship between us and God.
Believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior that you need. He is the Son of God
who became a human being, died on a cross to pay the price for our sins and came
back to life. There will never be anyone else like Him.
Consider that Jesus wants to be our Lord as well as our Savior. As our
Savior, Jesus forgives our sins and bridges the gap between us and God. And as
Lord, He calls us to follow Him and live completely for Him.
Do something. We have to ask Him to be our Savior and our Lord. Becoming a
Christian is not just a mental exercise. It is one thing to admit we need a Savior. It’s
another thing to believe that Jesus is that Savior and ask Him He to be Lord over
All that is left is for you to open the door
and ask Him in and begin the journey
If you have questions, please contact Paul Bowman at 302-697-7776 x123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
begins.. Watch for this compass
throughout the guide for other
answer these questions to get a
better idea of where to start
How long have you been a Christian?
check out Alpha on pg
not one yet, not sure, or just a couple months or years?
several years and have been consistently growing Check out Vision of
Calvary on pg
as a follower of Jesus?
How long have you been attending Calvary?
Learn more at Vision
of Calvary on pg
just started or a couple of months?
several years and have been through Alpha and
Why not join a group or class?
Vision of Calvary,
Find them on pgs -24
Are you currently involved in any ministry service?
Discover how you can serve at
not yet? Vision of Calvary on pg
not yet, but have been through Vision of Calvary?
Join a ministry and get
involved! Check out
opportunities on pg 26
O ur goal as Christians is to grow and be transformed, becoming
more and more like Jesus. This process is a life long journey and it
takes effort. However, this is what we were created for, so it is the most
fulfilling life experience.
Beginning the journey with the Alpha Course and Vision of Calvary, we
encourage you to continue on the path to growth by participating in a
Life Group, Classes, and Ministry Involvement.
The following questions will help you in evaluating your spiritual growth
and will help guide you forward. Take some time to answer and discuss
your answers with someone. Please contact Paul Bowman (pbowman@
calvarydover.org, 697-7776 x123) if you have any questions or if you
Some questions to help you grow
How many meaningful relationships do you have
with other Christians? Are you regularly connecting
with people who can encourage you and help you
grow closer to God?
Read Galatians 5:22-23. Do you see these
characteristics increasing in your life?
Have you begun to discover and use your
God-given gifts, talents, and passions for God’s
Are you building relationships with non-Christians
and actively sharing God’s love and message of
salvation with them?
W hether you are
new to the faith or
are just new to Calvary
Assembly of God, we
encourage you to start
your journey at one of the
Alpha Course A practical introduction to Christianity. This is an 11 week
course for those looking to explore the Christian faith in a non-threatening, friendly
environment. This course is also great for those new to the Christian faith that need
to learn the basics or someone who has been a Christian for a while but wants to
brush up on the basics. Each week we gather for a meal, video lesson, and group
discussion. Please pre-register by September 7.
Meets: Wednesday’s at 6:30pm beginning September 9, 2009
Contact: Paul Bowman, email@example.com, www.faith-journey.com/alpha or
Vision of Calvary An introduction to the vision, mission, beliefs and heart-
beat of Calvary Assembly of God. This 13 week class will help you to learn what Cal-
vary is all about and is a requirement for official church membership.
Meets: Wednesday’s at 7:00pm, beginning September 9, 2009
Contact: Diane Lamborn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 697-7776 x109
Join us for the Alpha Course
Introduction Night September 9
go to www.faith-journey.com/alpha
for more info
Y ou can make Calvary smaller...
and bigger...dynamic worship,
preaching and teaching is what we’ve
come to expect at Calvary on Sunday
mornings. While enjoying the large
weekly celebration service, we also
need to be a part of a meaningful
network of friends. In a hurried and
busy world, that’s often easier to say
than to do. That’s why Calvary provides
Life groups to help you Connect, Grow,
Serve and Share.
Add people to your life!
Join a group that wants to share their lives and what God is doing in them. And if you are a follower
of Christ, consider starting a group: any interest you have can become a way to connect to each
other and God. Start a group that walks for exer-
cise, trains dogs, plays tennis or bocce ball.
Since Life Groups are started by people based on
their interests and available time, we have groups
that meet during the week, on the weekends, at
daytime and at night. We have groups that meet at
Calvary and some that meet in homes.
If you have further questions about our small group system or an idea for a group you’d like to lead
in the future, contact Jeff Dyer at 302-697-7776 x102 or email@example.com.
Our groups run on a semester system, but you are welcome to join at any time unless otherwise noted.
Simply contact the group leader to join, get more information or confirm the meeting time location.
Current semester: September
Interest Based Requirements: Men of all ages
Cost: entrance fees, chip in for gas
Honor Bound Motorcycle Ministry
Roland Everett - (302) 492-8886 Wardrobe Warriors
firstname.lastname@example.org Katrinka Contant – (302) 674-0727
We are a group of riders who have chosen to make a Willing hands and hearts needed for a sewing group
difference for Christ. We use our passion for motor- for Calvary musicals and other church needs. You do
cycles as a witnessing tool to other bikers. We regu- not need to know how to sew to participate. There
larly attend biker events to build relationships and are plenty of other tasks to do, or we can teach you
win some for Christ. That is the ministry side of our how to sew.
group. We also offer a fellowship riding element for Time: Wednesdays at 7:00pm, other days/times as
those who just like to get together and ride. needed
Time: Generally meet monthly (watch newsletter Location: Calvary in “The Upper Room”
church bulletin for details) Childcare: No
Location: Varies Requirements: A smiling face God filled heart
Childcare: no Cost: None
Requirements: Any make of scooter or motorcycle
capable of maintaining posted speed limits. Riders Stitching for Jesus
must also meet state law requirements for operation Lora Garner – (302) 857-3507
of scooter/motorcycle. Participants must also sign a email@example.com
release form. Designed for ladies who like to sew and quilt with a
Cost: Only for personal needs, event fees, etc. heart to serve others. I would like to see this group
make quilts and other items such as lap robes and
In His Grip – the Golf Guys cancer caps for shut-ins, folks recovering from surgery
Pastor John – (302) 632-1092 illness, new babies, etc.
firstname.lastname@example.org Time: 1st 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00pm
A group for men who like to golf! We meet to play Location: Calvary
golf and share what Christ is doing in our lives. The Childcare: No
golfer’s grip is the foundation for the golf swing. God’s Requirements: Women only
grip on you is the foundation for your life! Cost: everyone responsible for her own expenses
Time: Mostly evenings (as weather permits) occa-
sional day trips A Nation Under God
Location: Various courses Cindi Walker - (302) 331-8517
Childcare: no email@example.com
Requirements: Golf gear Are you a conservative talk radio/television fan? Do
Cost: Various greens fees you enjoy debate and discussion about pertinent
topics affecting our great nation? How about reading/
1st Delaware Military History Group discussing books recommended by the various hosts
George Contant – (302) 674-0727 of talk
firstname.lastname@example.org radio? Lastly, if your concern translates to taking
We will meet 1-3 times a year at Calvary to show polite, peaceful actions for positive change, then let’s
video documentaries and discuss military-related sub- meet up!
jects and take 3-5 day-trips a year to various historic Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month. 7pm
military sites to learn about Delaware and America’s Location: Felton
amazing military history. We will also encourage and Childcare: No
educate others at Calvary to be involved in patriotic Requirements: None
activity and holidays. Cost: None
Location: D.C., DE, PA, MD, NJ and VA
Cost: $3 for dinner/week, $4 manual
Singles Bible Study Potluck Dinner Chris Gillespie – (302) 335-3957
Vern Atkinson – (302) 241-6067 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org A biblical world view, it can mean the difference
Interested in building relationships, having fun, between deeply knowing and living in God’s truths or
and understanding more about God’s plan in our endlessly seeking significance through worldly values
life? Want to grow in your personal relationship and pursuits. It means knowing that God has a plan
with Christ. We would love for you to join us as we for everything and by following those plans we can
fellowship together and learn to walk closer to God. have life to its fullest. Join us for an in-depth Christian
We meet for a Bible study and potluck dinner (Park world view experience with “The Truth Project”
in the rear parking lot and enter the second floor Time: Mondays at 7:00pm
through the handicap ramp.), and sponsor many trips Location: To be determined
and events throughout the year. Childcare: Yes
Time: 1st 3rd Saturdays at 6:00pm Requirements: None
Location: Calvary, Rooms 109 - 111 Cost: $5 for notebook and materials
Childcare: Available, please call for details
Requirements: Single, bring a dish to share Prayer Force
Cost: A smiling face God filled heart Lisa Falkner – (302) 387-1596
A time of worship and intercession to cover Calvary’s
Spiritual Formation Ministry Team, ministries, outreaches, events,
missionaries, services, etc. in prayer.
Live Deep School of Discipleship Time: Sundays at 9:45am Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Paul Bowman - (302) 697-7776 x123 Location: Calvary Prayer Room, Family Life Center
email@example.com Childcare: No
livedeep.calvarydover.org Cost: None
A year long intensive discipleship “school” designed
to introduce people to the biblical principle of
discipleship and spiritual formation and to set them
on a lifelong path of continued growth
Time: On-line and In-person once a month
Location: Online and in-person - various locations
Cost: One time $25 enrollment plus book costs
Paul Bowman – (302) 697-7776 x123
A practical introduction to Christianity. This is an 11
week course for those looking to explore the Christian
faith in a non-threatening, friendly environment. This
course is also great for those new to the Christian
faith that need to learn the basics or someone who
has been a Christian for a while but wants to brush
up on the basics. Each week we gather for a meal,
video lesson, and group discussion.
Time: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Location: Calvary, Multi-Purpose Room
Service Ministry Time: Saturdays, once a month
The Messengers Requirements: No
Dave Bell - (302) 736-6476 Cost: No
The greatest commission given to us by Jesus Christ Note: No construction or building experience is
is to go into all the world and spread the gospel. needed.
Do you see the dire need to do this? If you are a
Christian you certainly should. Join us twice a month
as we spread the gospel to those that are lost and on
their way to hell. It is our duty as Christians to deliver
this message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17-21). Sunday Night Bible Study
Time: twice a month Pastor Jeff – (302) 632-0637
Location: meet at Calvary by the picnic table near the firstname.lastname@example.org
handicap ramp in the back Want to ask the tough questions? Looking to connect
Childcare: No with other young adults? Explore life’s questions with
Cost: None others each week. We’ll spend time learning from and
praying for each other. Come join us for a journey of
Coffee Cart faith!
Amy Knight – (302) 242-3926 Time: Sundays at 6:00pm
email@example.com Location: Dover
Do you like people? Interested in coffee? Always Childcare: No
wanted to learn to make a triple-shot, no foam, cara- Requirements: 18-20 something
mel macchiato? Greet people with a smile and serve Cost: None
great coffee as a part of the coffee cart team.
Time: Sundays at 9:30am special events Girly Group
Location: Calvary, at the coffee cart Shanessy Owens - (302) 531-5796
Requirements: ability to smile, willingness to learn
Cost: none—you even get a free drink!
Interested in building relationships with other
Note: We schedule everyone so you won’t be asked to young adult women? Come connect with us as
work every week we pray for and encourage one another to be
Salvation Army Time: Thursday’s 7:00pm
Paul Bowman - (302) 697-7776 x123 Location: Dover
firstname.lastname@example.org Childcare: No
Put your faith to work! Jesus said that when we serve Requirements: 18 - 20 something female
those that are less fortunate, we are serving him. Cost: None
This group meets once a month to serve lunch at the
Salvation Army soup kitchen. Campus Cru
Time: Third Saturday of every month, 10:00am -
Jeff Dyer and students - (302) 697-7776 x102
Location: Dover Salvation Army
Childcare: No Looking to grow in your faith while attending Del-
Requirements: None Tech? Join a group of believers for a time of on
Cost: Donation for food cost campus Bible study and prayer. We’ll spend time
growing in our faith and facilitate opportunities to
Habitat for Humanity reach other students with the Gospel.
Paul Bowman - (302) 697-7776 x123 Time: TBA
email@example.com Location: Del Tech in Dover
Swing a hammer, make a difference! Be a part of the Childcare: No
next Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity house Requirements: Del Tech student
build! This group will meet approximately once a Cost: None
month to volunteer at the latest Habitat house in
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Men Fannie Humphries - (302) 335-3377
This invitation is for every woman who’s ever felt she
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast isn’t godly enough, isn’t loving enough, isn’t doing
Ron McFarland – (302) 284-8687 enough. The life of a woman today isn’t really all that
firstname.lastname@example.org different from that of Mary and Martha in the New
A fellowship gathering of men for breakfast: we meet Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord’s
each week at the Camden Bob Evans Restaurant feet…but the daily demands of a busy world just
for about an hour. Come join us for good food and won’t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus
fellowship! and really want to serve Him… Yet you struggle with
Time: Wednesday at 8:00am weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.
Location: Bob Evans Restaurant in Camden Then comes Jesus, into the midst of your busy life, to
Childcare: No extend the same invitation He issued long ago to the
Cost: your breakfast or coffee two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, He invites you
to choose the “better part” – a joyful life of intimacy
Men’s Fraternity with Him that flows naturally into loving service.
Jody Wood – (302) 697-7776, ext 110 Come learn how to overcome to obstacles and enter
email@example.com into a deeper intimacy with less stress and greater
This captivating journey helps men understand their joy.
masculine identity and shows them how to make the Time: Wednesday, September 9th; 6:30-9:00
pursuit of authentic manhood a lifelong priority that is Location: Camden
incorporated into the fabric of their everyday lives. It Childcare: No
offers clear definition of what a man is and challenges Requirements: No
each man to develop his on personalized manhood Cost: $10
plan. There are three groups meeting at different
times. Believing God
Time: 3 Groups: Sunday at 6:30pm, Tuesday at Val Branch - (302) 465-2082
6:00am Wednesday at 7:00pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Calvary God is so much more than we have yet acknowledged
Childcare: No and experienced. He is capable of tremendously
Requirements: Men only more than we have witnessed. Unfortunately, we
Cost: $20 per person see so little primarily because we believe Him for so
little. Ephesians 3:20 says “Now unto him that is able
to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or
Women think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
Drawing from the “Heroes of the Faith” in Hebrews
WOW! – Women of the Word Bible Study 11, this study examines the lives of Abraham,
New Testament Survey Moses and others who believed God. Through their
Diane Lamborn - (302) 697-7776 examples, we will explore what it means to know and
email@example.com truly believe God as described in Isaiah 43:10 and
Experiencing the WORD Through The Gospels; We encourages women to deepen their own trust in God
will be examining the Theme, Author, To Whom and receive a fresh word from Him. This powerful
Written, and Contents of each of the Four Gospels. resource will lead all to a more active, living faith—
With the help of Dr. Henry Blackaby, we will share one that begins with...believing God.
significant themes reflected in Jesus’ life that will Time: Tuesday Nights 6:45 – 8:15pm
bring us a new awareness of God’s work in your own. Location: Magnolia
Time: Thursday 9:30 - 11:00am Childcare: No
Location: Choir room Requirements: No
Childcare: No Cost: $16
Requirements: Female Note: Class Start date Tuesday 8 Sept; Class size 14
Note: Begins September 10
Journey to Joy - Support Group Scrappy Chicks
Bonnie Arnold and Sandy Jacobsen Kathy Burton - (302) 284 - 8647
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bonnie3353@comcast. email@example.com.
net Whether you’re a pro or beginner come scrap with
Journey to Joy is a Journey that opens all the doors to other women of like interests. Get a lot of scrapping
our heart and soul to allow Jesus to heal and cleanse done while connecting, having fun and gleaning
us from all unrighteousness. Preparing ourselves to new ideas from one another. Once in awhile a
become all we were created to be. demonstration of a new technique will be given and
Many things happen in the course of a life time that you can participate with a take-away. Tables will be
send our lives spiraling out of control. Our flesh finds set up to share space for scrapping to your hearts
ways to cope that were not part of God’s plan. The content. Bring your own snacks or dinner and we
wonderful plans that God made for us are still there provide the coffee or tea. A Creative Memories
waiting for us. If you’re tired of failure and ready to consultant will be available with extra supplies for
rise above the ruins of your life, join us for a Journey sale.
that you will never forget. This Journey will open up Time: 6:00 – 11:00 pm One Friday night a month:
a new reality to those who are ready to do the work. Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 6.
We will help you to get back on track with God’s Plan Location: CAG MPR
for your life. That will open up a deeper relationship Childcare: No
with Jesus, and the Spirit’s leading in your life. Requirements: Reserve a table by contacting Kathy
Time: Friday nights 7:00 – 9:00 pm Cost: bring your own drink and snack to share
Location: Prayer Room
Childcare: No MOPS - Mothers of Pre-Schoolers
Requirements: No Diane Lamborn - (302) 697-7776 x109
Cost: $15 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: People can sign up confidentially by emailing MOPS is a community that strives to meet the
needs of moms with children from birth through
Gabby Girls’ Game Gathering kindergarten. MOPS recognizes that all moms share a
Dorie Kope - (302) 632-5224 similar desire to be the very best moms they can be.
Monica Kulesa - (302) 698-1281 MOPS groups can help! MOPS groups meet regularly
MonicaK29@gmail.com to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage
Do you like to play board games like Scrabble, each other through the challenges. The theme this
Yahtzee, Ticket to Ride, Boxers Briefs, Sequence, year is “Together on Planet Mom”.
Scruples, etc.? Don’t play games but looking for Time: Starts Monday, September 14 9:30 am
some fellowship with Christian women on a Friday Location: CAG Lobby
night? Then join us at the Gabby Girls’ Game Childcare:
Gathering (bring a friend)! Requirments:
Time: 6:30 pm until the game is over. 2nd Friday of Cost:
Location: Wyoming Healing is a Choice Fellowship Study Group
Childcare: No Barb Aubrey - (302) 697-1811
Requirements: Ladies only. Light-hearted friendly email@example.com
competitive attitude. Women encouraging, edifying and enriching one
Cost: Food to share. We will enjoy soup, salad, another as we study and fellowship. Currently in part
snacks and dessert. III of The 4:8 Principle, a book based on Philippians
Donation: Can of non-perishable food for Calvary’s 4:8 which encourages believers to be joyful by
Food Pantry. focusing on the Word. Easy for anyone to join us, the
chapters do not build on previous work.
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm
Location: Dot Harper’s office
Childcare: Yes, Wednesday night church program
Support and Care Pam Courtney - (302) 284-1015
Grief Share Are you a single mom or dad? Is your spouse
Robin Murphy - (302) 697-9350 deployed? Are you tired of feeling like you are trying
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend to do it all by yourself? This will be a group for
you’ve probably found that there are not many people fellowshipping, sharing survival secrets, learning that
who understand the deep hurt you feel and you may it is OK to ask for help, and developing a support
find it hard to feel optimistic about the future right system that will be there in time of need.
now. You may not even realize why you are feeling Time: Once a month on Sunday night
the way you do, you just know that something is not Location: Calvary
right inside. This support group, for people grieving Childcare: Yes
the loss of someone close, will offer you comfort, Requirements: Single parent
encouragement and Biblical teaching during a difficult Cost: None, except potluck dinner
time. No matter when your loss occurred, we invite Note: Contact Pam for first meeting time
you to join us.
Time: Mondays at 6:30pm
Mary Conaway - (302) 653-4392
HopeKeepers support groups are support groups/Bible
studies designed to meet the emotional and spiritual
needs of the person who lives with chronic illness or
pain, through a Christian environment.
Through the support group/Bible study setting
you will have the opportunity to grow spiritually,
while surrounded by others who share similar
circumstances, unrevealed answers, and even joys,
while living with a chronic illness or physical pain.
Time: Second Tuesday of the month, 7pm
Location: Calvary conference room
Dee East – (302) 697-0841
A group offering comfort and encouragement to
widows of all ages. Come and meet with us for
prayer, Bible Study, devotions and discussions in
understanding and dealing with various stages of the
grieving process, as led by the Holy Spirit.
Time: 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
Location: Prayer room
Requirements: for widows (female) of all ages
T hese classes provide an
opportunity to connect,
studying the Bible and other topics,
while learning how Jesus can change
lives. Our classes are all about:
Including all who come
Finding others who need to know
Equipping for ministry
Sundays @ 9:45am
September 6 - December 27
Through the Bible: A Look at the New Sharing the Journey: How to Study
Testament Scripture and Lead Others in the Discovery
Come and experience the WORD in our New with You
Testament study. We will be continuing our study Have you ever read the Bible, but not been sure
of the New Testament by picking up in the book how to really study it? Have you been interested
of Romans. We will examine the theme, author, in sharing your faith while leading others through
audience, and content. We will also look at Scripture, but not been sure how to lead them
significant events in Paul’s life and letters to the through reading the text? Come along with us
early churches that will bring us a new awareness as we explore the Gospel of Mark through the
of God’s work in your own life. Inductive Bible Study Method. You will learn to
Teacher: Diane Lamborn read and investigate the text and then use books
Room: 109 and online resources to gather more information
about the text you are studying. At the end of the
Incredible Characters of the Old Testament course, you will be more proficient at studying
This class will focus on the people who made and helping others to learn to study Scripture.
an incredible impact in the early stages of God’s Teacher: Jeff Dyer
creation. We will look at the lives of such people Room: 205
as Moses, Saul, David, Solomon and more. We
will search what we can learn from their lives,
how God interacted with them, and how their
strengths and weaknesses affected them and
those around them. This is an early look at the
history of God’s people presented in the Old
Teacher: Jody Wood
Relational Evangelism For Bikers God’s Heart for the Nations
This is evangelism 101 aimed at the biker If you really knew the heart and mind of God,
community or anyone else wishing to join us. would you dare follow Him? The purpose of this
If you wish to join HonorBound Motorcycle study is to help create an awareness of one of
Ministries then this course is a requirement. the most ignored themes of the Bible - God’s
Relational evangelism is the most effective global purpose: His desire and activity of redeem-
method of winning souls. A believer involving ing the nations to Himself. This study will reveal
him/herself in the life of an unbeliever in the how the themes of God’s blessings and his global
context of a friendship makes the greatest purpose are beautifully woven together in the
difference and has the greatest impact when it Bible. Also, each lesson will have a focus on an
comes to sharing personal faith in Christ. The unreached people group. Join us as we study
unbeliever is most likely to give a believer the God’s Heart for the Nations!
opportunity to share his or her faith when the Teacher: Paul Welzel
believer’s life has first proven that their words Room: 203
are truthful and their actions reflect what they
believe. So invite your biker friends to the class. Prayer Force
Come dressed to ride after class. All are welcome A time of worship and intercession to cover
to this class. Calvary’s Ministry team, ministries, outreaches,
Teacher: Pastor Dan events, missionaries, services, etc. in prayer.
Room: 206 Facilitator: Lisa Falkner
Room: Prayer room
Money! Money! Money! Do you control it or does Americas Voice
it control you? In this course, we will take the Are you concerned about issues in our commu-
time to build a firm Biblical foundation of financial nity? Is there a social issue you are passion-
scriptures that are relevant to our lives today. In ate about but you don’t know where to begin?
addition, we will look at mortgages, amortization America’s Voice can give you the tools you need
schedules, and learn one of the best kept secrets to take a stand for righteousness and impact our
of the financial world. We will review budgeting, community for Christ. Jesus challenges us to be
household expenses and ways to increase our “salt and light” in our world. We have been given
cash flow. We will study investment principles a Biblical mandate to shape our culture. Learn
and general guidelines to follow that will help us how to share truth with love in the public arena.
be better stewards of God’s resources. We will Teacher: Cheryl Precourt
discuss the proper use of credit cards, the pit- Room: Conference room
falls associated with them, and how to get out
of credit card debt. If you would like to improve
your financial situation and be a better steward
of the blessings that God has given you, then this
class is for you.
Teacher: Bill Orth
Room: Choir room
Wednesdays @ 7:00pm
September 9 - December 30
Vision Of Calvary The Holy Spirit: Ghost or Real?
Vision of Calvary is an opportunity for you to Jesus told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would
experience Calvary Assembly of God in a whole new come and he would have a specific role in their
way. We will learn how doing life together with Jesus lives. The Holy Spirit is with us today as well.
shapes our vision, mission, beliefs and the heartbeat In this class we will look at what the Bible says
of our church. We will explore how ministry is a
about the Holy Spirit and answer questions such
great adventure and call to fulfill God’s purpose in
as: What is His role? Who is He? Is He with us
our lives. This comfortable setting provides a time to
ask questions and interact with Pastor Coon, ministry today? Does He speak to us? Is He real?
team members and other newcomers on a personal Join us for an exciting look into the third person
level. We want to provide a fresh perspective to of the Trinity.
“church”. You won’t be disappointed! Teacher: John Bowman
This class is required for those desiring to become a Room:
member of Calvary Assembly of God
Teacher: Pastor Coon Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use
Room: Choir room Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth
Your prayers are powerful. If God is all-powerful,
Alpha Course why does He need us to pray? If we pray and
A practical introduction to Christianity. This is an 11 nothing happens, does this mean that God isn’t
week course for those looking to explore the Christian listening? If you’ve ever felt that your prayers
faith in a non-threatening, friendly environment. This don’t count, our discussion of Intercessory
course is also great for those new to the Christian Prayer will show you just how vital your prayers
faith that need to learn the basics or someone who are. We will journey together and pray for
has been a Christian for a while but wants to brush up
the “impossible” and you will learn to find the
on the basics. Each week we gather for a meal, video
persistence to see your prayers to completion.
lesson, and group discussion. Please pre-register by
September 7. Discover your role as a prayer warrior—it can
Contact: Paul Bowman, firstname.lastname@example.org, mean the difference between heaven and hell
www.faith-journey.com/alpha or 697-7776 x123 for someone you know! And, most importantly,
Facilitator: Paul Bowman you will discover that prayer changes you as you
Room: MPR become more like Jesus by spending time with
Teacher: Lisa Falkner
An important part of the journey
Each Sunday, we gather as a community to
re-connect, learn, and worship together. On Sunday
mornings, we have two opportunities to celebrate.
Our first service is at 8:30am and our second is at
11:00am. There is nursery (ages 0-4) and kids church
(ages 5-12) at both (as well as during our 9:45am
classes). We look forward to you joining us for this
important weekly celebration.
Reclaiming the fire of God. The Apostle Paul told Timothy to fan into
flame the gift of God. Paul was speaking of Timothy’s pastoral calling,
but we too can capture something here. In part, Paul wanted Timothy
to experience God in a greater way. We should desire the same thing:
to experience God in a greater way. Beginning April 19, we are going to
have a Sunday morning type of format during Sunday evening service in
the Sanctuary, with extended opportunities around the altar. Don’t forget
to bring a snack to share for Front Porch Fellowship from 6:00pm-6:30pm.
See you there!
What gifts and talents has God given you?
What God-given passion do you have that can be used to
serve God and others?
How do you see yourself making
a difference in the lives of people inside
and outside of the church?
It is our goal to help believers to be fruitful
and fulfilled in a meaningful place of service
within the Body of Christ—with each one
of us building up the Body of Christ and
bringing glory to God. Let us set you free to
pursue your ministry calling with enthusiasm
You can also go to calvarydover.org and click
and “Get Involved” to download a ministry
and to find out some current volunteer areas
General Children’s Ministry
Contact: Dorothy Wood 697-7776 x106 Contact: John Bowman 697-7776 x104
o Hospitality / Food service / Kitchen o National Girls Ministry
o Security Team o Royal Rangers
o Usher o Children’s Church Helper
o Greeter o Visitation
o Welcome Center attendant o Nursery
o Special Events support o Club 58
o Transportation team o G-Team - Outreach Sunday
o Administrative office support School
o Building Grounds Maintenance o Give a Kid a Chance
Calvary Life Christian Education
Contact: John Bowman 697-7776 x104 Contact: Diane Lamborn 697-7776 x109
o Trips, events, picnics o Adult teacher
o Assistant teacher / classroom
Contact: Dan Burton 697-7776 x105 o Children’s Sunday school teacher /
o Administrative support
o Visitation (Hospital / Home)
o Grief Support Compassion Ministries
o Community Care Contact: Jody Wood 697-7776 x110
o Hopekeepers (Chronic Illness email@example.com
o Meal Ministry o Burden Bearer (counseling)
o CARE calls o Marriage Mentor
o Military CARE o Pre-marital mentor
o Benevolence o Divorce / Crisis Mentor
o Prison Ministry o Support Group Facilitator
o Lead a Home Builders Group
o Host a Home Builders Group
Creative Arts Ministry Men’s Ministry
Contact: Angela Coon 697-7776 x103 Contact: Jody Wood 697-7776 x110
o Choir (Sanctuary/Production) o Lead a Men’s Bible Study
o Worship team o Men’s Choir
o Theater Arts
o Actor Missions
o Set Design Contact: Dave McClellan mcclellandavid@
o Set Construction hotmail.com
o Wardrobe / Costumes o Attend a missions trip
o Stage Crew o Missions trip administrative
o Decor - Sanctuary/Foyer support
o Expressive Movement
o Special Music Multi Media / Technology
Contact: Paul Bell 697-7776 x121 pbell@
Discipleship / Spiritual Formation calvarydover.org
Contact: Paul Bowman 697-7776 x123
firstname.lastname@example.org o Video Production
o Graphic Design
o Be a Mentor o Sound
o One on one discipleship o Lights
o Host a Grow Group o Video Camera Operator
o Be an Altar worker o Computer Support
o Host a prayer group o CD Duplication
o Help with the Alpha Course o Photography
Contact: Wayne Nina Hollar Singles
email@example.com Contact: Vern Atkinson singles@calvary-
o Attend a Keenager gathering
o Host a Singles Small Group
Contact: Jeff Dyer 697-7776 x102
o Lead a Life Group
o Become an assistant leader
o Host a Life Group
Solid Rock (7th-12th grade) Young Adults (18–35)
Contact: Ryan Coon 697-7776 x125 Contact: Jeff Dyer 697-7776 x103 jdyer@
o Lead a Life Group
o Adult Leader at youth services o Participate in a service project
o Small group facilitator / leader o Volunteer at the coffee cart
o Youth Sunday School
facilitator / leader / assistant
o Student Mentoring /
Contact: Angela Coon 697-7776 x103
Still not sure
what to do?
o Lead a Women’s Bible Study
Contact Paul Bowman (697-7776 x123 or
o Lead a Women’s Interest Group
firstname.lastname@example.org) for help
o Lead a Women’s Service Group
finding your place.
o Event helper
o Mother’s of Preschooler’s
1 Corinthians 12:27
Now each of you are the
body of Christ, and each
one of you
is a part of it.
ages 0-6th grade
Because we love your children, we provide a host of spiritual and educational
opportunities for them.
One word describes our Children’s Ministries, “Sheep”. Our purpose statement:
S.H.E.E.P. Our Children’s Ministry exists to SHARE the Gospel of Jesus Christ with
children, HELP children grow in their relationship with God, EQUIP children to
fulfill God’s will for their lives, ENCOURAGE children to stand firm in their faith and
PARTICIPATE in ministry. In John 21:16 Jesus says, “Take care of my sheep.” It is the
goal of our Children’s Ministry to fulfill this commandment.
Nursery Elevate Kids Church royal rangers
Nursery is provided during every Kids Church is available for Every Wednesday night at 7:00pm
morning and evening service. kindergarten through sixth grade boys ages 5 to 18 can attend
The infant, walker and two year every Sunday morning at 8:30am this action packed club for boys
old nurseries are located in the and 11:00am. The teachers who like fun and adventure. This
east wing of the Sanctuary. The present an exciting service with program offers several camping
three and four year old nursery is praise and worship, challenging trips and other special activities for
located upstairs in room 204 of the lessons, and lots of fun! Meets in boys throughout the year.
Education Center . the Multi Purpose Room.
Check out www.elevate-kids.org National Girls
for more information
Club 58 Ministries
A club designed for fellowship and Crossroads Every Wednesday night at 7:00pm
fun for kids in 5th-8th grade. Meets A special Sunday School service girls ages 3-18 (ans boys age 3-4)
at the Dover YMCA on specific for 5th 6th graders who are at can attend this action packed club
Saturday nights from 6-9:00pm. a “Crossroads” in their faith. They for fun and achievement.
See the parents newsletter on are being pulled one direction or
another it’s our goal to help
www.elevate-kids.org for dates. them remain on the path that
leads to eternal life. We meet each
Sunday @ 9:45am in the MPR for
praise worship, discussion and
Contact Pastor John Bowman if you have further
questions about our children’s ministry
jbowman@calvarydover ..org or 302-6977776 x104
Youth Grades 7-12
Sunday Youth Service
Every week we tackle topics that
bombard teens and help them see
what God’s Word has to say about it.
Collide - 9:45 - 10:45am
Service - 11:00 - 12:30am
Monthly Hang Outs
The last Wednesday of every month,
come and hang out at the Community
Center from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Open
gym, games, and entertainment.
We are looking to expand the ministry
by offering small group discipleship,
youth activities, and more. If you’d
like to help and make a difference in a
teens life please contact Pastor Ryan
at email@example.com or 302-
High School and Junior High Ministries exist to help young people Connect with God and other
fellow teens, Grow in their faith and ability to live God’s way and lastly, Serve and worship God as
they continue their journey into adulthood.
Solid Rock’s mission is God’s great commission to go and make disciples. We work hard to
disciple through small groups, youth services, trip’s and events. Our hope is to see your teenager
grow in their Faith and Love for Jesus Christ.
check out www.freewebs.com/faithfactory
Connect “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and
with all your soul and with all your mind. This is
the first and greatest commandment. And the
with God and others second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
in your faith
We’d love to connect with you and help
you connect with God and others! Want
more information about the Young Adults
Ministry? Looking to get connected or
grow spiritually? Check out our Life
Groups on page 20 or contact
(email: firstname.lastname@example.org; call/text: et
Facebook Group (www.tinyurl.com/CalvaryYoungAdults)
Calvary Assembly of God
1141 East Lebanon Rd
Dover, De 19901