REACH GLOBAL MISSIONS WEEK & EMPHASIS WEEKEND
Each year in March and again in October, expert speakers challenge and encourage you with what is happening globally in missions and ways for you to get involved. This is also the time to meet some of our Calvary missionaries who join us during these times.
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SECOND SUNDAYS MISSIONS FOCUS
On most second Sundays of the month, there is a special time of focus on missions in both the Celebration and Elevation services. Through media, missionary interviews, and other means we hope to bring an awareness of what is happening in missions around the world and generate a passion for the lost.
MEET & GREET OUR MISSIONARIES
As our Calvary missionaries are sometimes in Orange County, either for short visits or home assignment, we try to provide opportunities for them to share about their ministry. One of those times is during our Meet & Greets, which usually take place on Sunday mornings in the Worship Center Lobby after the morning service. As opportunities arise we make them known through the Calvary web page and also by email to those who are on our Missions interest list. You can sign up for that email by contacting Jill Nielsen at .
SUNDAY MORNING LIFEGROUPS
Mission representatives in Sunday Morning LifeGroups encourage members in active participation of God’s work around the world through missions education (missionary speakers, videos, books), missionary care, and missions participation. Each Sunday Morning LifeGroup is assigned their own Calvary missionaries and is encouraged to be actively involved in their ministries through prayer and correspondence.
INTERVIEWS AND PRAYER
When possible, after arriving home or returning from the field, missionaries are interviewed and prayed for in the monthly Missions Ministry Team meetings. In addition, missionaries share in other venues including speaking in LifeGroups, WWAM, and Men’s and Women’s Bible studies. Calvary Christian School also has Calvary missionaries share in their chapels and classrooms throughout the year. On some Sundays in the Worship services missionaries are interviewed.
SHORT TERM MISSION TEAM REPORTS
Following our Summer Short Term Missions Teams’ and individuals’ mission trips, we have special times for reporting back what God did through those individuals who went on mission trips. Watch the web page and the Calvary Current for specific dates and times.
New Long Term (career) Calvary missionaries are commissioned and prayed for by the Elders prior to their departure. This usually happens as part of our Sunday morning services during Reach Global Missions Week or Mission Emphasis Weekend. A time of prayer for our Short Term Missions Teams takes place when possible in the morning worship services or as they meet together just prior to the team’s departure.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY PROGRAMS
Children’s Sunday programs connect with their missionaries by praying for and having pictures of our MKs (Missionary Kids) that are in their same age group. Each summer, a missionary family is asked to share for the week at Calvary’s Vacation Bible School program. The children hear from this family throughout the week and save pennies that will be used to purchase something for their ministry.
SPANISH AND MANDARIN SPEAKERS' SERVICES
Renovación for Spanish speakers, and Logos Bible Church, for Mandarin speakers, both offer Sunday morning worship services and adult study classes, as well as mid-week events and studies. Renovación is a ministry of Calvary Church, with Pastor Armando Reyes on Calvary’s pastoral staff. An elder from the ministry also sits on the Calvary Elder Board. The Logos Bible Church is independent from Calvary Church and their Pastor Andy Chao leads services each week for mainly first-generation Chinese who are here from mainland China or Taiwan.