I'm celebrating twenty years as your pastor this week. Of my twenty-nine years in ministry, I have spent twenty of them with you! What I really want to say is "Thank You!" Thank you to those who have prayed for me, my wife, and our three boys. Thank you to every person who has encouraged us in big and small ways. Thank you to those of you who were here twenty years ago and have stayed the course through "many dangers, toils, and snares," to borrow from the lines of the ancient hymn we all love.
The pastor does not do alone the great work God has called the church to do. It is the pastor and the people together. I'm thankful for the dedicated staff I enjoy working with and the elders who provide protection and guidance for our community. You men and women are the greatest! I'm also very thankful for those of you who have come to our church in the last few years. God has sovereignly brought you here. And when God brings new family members to us, we ALL rejoice like parents over the birth of a new child. In fact, it makes the years of struggle all the more worth it.
I'm a little older and grayer now and hopefully a little wiser. But my passion has never been greater. My love for you has never been deeper. I'm excited about our future together. I am constantly in prayer for you and for me. My greatest longing is that together we will become more like Christ for our joy and the glory of God. May God use us to change Even More lives together. "Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home."
Every journey has a starting point. Whether you’re considering membership at Calvary or simply want to learn more about what it means to be a Christ-follower, Starting Point is a great place to begin. Starting Point meets 3 consecutive Sundays beginning 10.15 at 11:15a. Register here.
Drop off by Wednesday 10.4
We’re sending basic food supplies and water for people in hurricane stricken areas. A complete list of needed supplies is on our website.
Short-Term Mission Trips
Sunday 9.24 at 11:15a
Thinking about going on a short-term mission trip? Find out about the trips we've got planned for 2018! There are opportunities for men, women, students, and medical professionals.
Saturday 10.21 at 1p
Early registration is open for Hungry, the fall men’s conference. God doesn’t leave men craving; he satisfies our spiritual hunger. An afternoon of ministry and a man-sized meal for $20.
Thursday 10.12 at 7p
We’re extending our Men's Summer House Tour into the fall! Gather with other Calvary Men for an evening of food, drink, and relaxing. Get the house address here.
Financial Peace University
Begins 10.11 at 5:45p
FPU is designed to teach you how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth. This 8-week course is led by financial experts. Register and purchase class materials here.
Friday 10.6 at 7p
Calvary goers between the ages of 21 and 35 are welcome to an evening of conversation and community-building. Grow in your faith while getting to know one another.
1325 Evans Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) - 462 - 4026
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