We currently have Life Groups that meet on multiple nights of the week and are spread all over our city out so that there is bound to be one that works best for you. If you want any more information or have questions, feel free to contact each Life Group leader by email or you can always contact the church office at (509) 925-3688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leader: Steve Stein
Mondays 6–8 PM
Location: Stein’s Home
Leader: Jim Graeber
Mondays 6–8 PM
Location: Graeber’s Home
Leader: Bob Kuich
Thursdays 6:30–8 PM
Location: Wicher’s Home
Leader: Mark Teske
Thursdays 6–8 PM
Location: Teske’s Home
Leader: Tip Hudson
Tuesdays 6–8 PM
Location: Hudson’s Home
Leader: Stephen Branine
Fridays 6–8 PM
Location: Branine’s Home
Leader: Obie O'Brien
Location: Moore’s Home
Why do we emphasize Life Groups?
As God has redeemed us
Christ commands his disciples to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20) and to grow in every way together into Christ who is our head (Ephesians 4:11-16); this is also seen as the pattern in the early church (Acts 2:42-47).
C. J. Mahaney writes about the priority of small groups in his book, Why Small Groups: Together Toward Maturity, “I see small groups as a priority for every Christian and every church. Why? Because the Scriptures constantly underscores the centrality of relationships. J. I. Packer agrees: ‘We should not think of our fellowship with other Christians as a spiritual luxury, an optional addition to the exercises of private devotions.
Our men’s programs challenge men to be passionate about God and honor Him in everything they do. Our Men’s Group has a weekly Bible study that meets on Saturday mornings in the Annex Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m. During the academic year, we also host a midweek Men’s Group that meets on Thursday mornings in the Annex Fellowship Hall from 6:15-7:30 a.m. We also have additional quarterly events where we connect while fishing, shooting, going to a ball game, or hiking. Our goal is to equip men for a life of service to their God and continually learn more about Him.
Our women’s ministry is a vibrant community of women that gather together to serve God, each other and members of the church and community in a variety of ways. We have ladies Bible studies, discipleship, and a variety of other events. Join us as we worship our creator and fellowship together!
Calvary Youth meet every Sunday evening at 5pm, and they desire to be a part of our Gospel-centered family seen in their leadership and values. Their Sunday evening gatherings typically looks like the following:
- open with worship in song (upstairs in the Liberty building)
- share a meal together (provided by a different family each week)
- worship in the Word (teaching time by pastor/elder, dad of youth, or a youth leader)
- small group discussion about the teaching
- game time
Our youth gather regularly for activities, fund raisers (for camp or missions trips), or service opportunities.
Summer provides the opportunity for our teens to head up for a week of camp at Mazama Bible Camp in the beautiful setting of the North Cascades or to participate in a missions trip (past trips have included Panama and Belize).
We desire to be a Gospel-centered family here at Calvary who values everyone from the oldest of us to the littlest of us. Jesus loved the little children becoming one of them, spending time with them, and seeing their faith as young children in the Gospel.
It is our prayer that God would work in our children through his Word and our prayers to open their eyes to the transforming beauty of the Gospel. In light of that we take great care in our selection of curriculum, we train our teachers how to read and teach the Scriptures seeing Jesus as the point of it all, we pray for our children and with our children, and we require background checks of all adults who work with children.
For our children here at Calvary we offer the following:
- age appropriate Sunday school (9am Sundays)
- Children’s Church (dismissed during our worship service)
- Youth Group (middle school & high school – Sundays 5pm)
- Awana (Tuesday 6:15pm).
As a family that gathers regularly to worship our Savior, Jesus Christ, we value growing in Christ through the regular study of his Word. We do in this in Bible studies throughout the week and in the hour prior to our Sunday gathered worship.
We have classes provided for children ages 3-8th grade, and we have our high school students serve as helpers or take part in the adult classes. Our children’s classes go through a series of items each week including the following: learning a new hymn each month, learning to pray (TACS – thanksgiving, adoration, confession, and supplication), memorizing Scripture, learning the catechism (we use the 1689 London Baptist Catechism adapted by John Piper – you can find it all here), reading and dictating back a passage of Scripture, and reading a Christian biography. This format will have the kids all going through the same things together so that siblings can be learning together even though in separate classes.
There are also a couple of class options for adults as well depending upon the current semester. Right now we have a class meeting in our annex classroom going through a study titled Who Is The Holy Spirit? by Sinclair Ferguson. Other classes we have gone through in previous years have been 9Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman, Parenting by Paul David Tripp, and Foundational Theological Terms – what they mean and why they matter.
We look forward to getting to know you and studying God’s Word together with you in this hour before our gathered worship.