At Calvary, we understand and affirm that we are a SENT People (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15 et. al.) In our approach to fulfilling our mission as a sent people, we divide up our engagements in three broad categories:
- EQUIP. We see it is a critical task to help others fulfill their God-given ministry by becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus. That necessarily requires us to give attention to growing individually and as a community in our knowledge and application of the Scriptures and in the application of that knowledge as we serve one another and the broader community.
- IMPACT. There is an inherent responsibility on our church to engage and make a difference in our community. Our Impact Ministries are diverse and include serving our local schools.
- INFLUENCE. Calvary cannot be everywhere at all times. However, we recognize that we have a responsibility to address lostness in areas beyond our city as part of our Lord’s Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). As a church, we have a rich legacy of church planting and missionary efforts where we provide resources (money, volunteer teams, support, and coaching) to strategic partners around the globe.
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ministries, missions, and missionaries this month
Missions are vital to our faith and church. Below are the ministries and missionaries that our church supports by encouraging our congregation to serve, pray for, and financially bless those involved in the day to day operations.
From the opening of our first orphanage in 1904 to our present-day ministries that have expanded to provide safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe, we are honored to be helping children in tangible ways.
We believe distributing copies of God’s Word plants powerful seeds God can use according to His own timing (I Corinthians 3:6), allows many to read the truth for themselves (John 8:32), provides a lasting witness (Hebrews 4:12), and makes it easier for those we reach to boldly spread the Good News (II Timothy 2:2).
Members of The Gideons International personally witness and distribute God’s Word to police, fire, and medical personnel; prisoners; military personnel; students in the fifth grade and above; and to those with whom they interact on a daily basis. Scriptures are also placed by Gideons and Auxiliary in key locations, including hotels, motels, hospitals, convalescent homes, medical offices, domestic violence shelters, prisons, and jails.
While some are unemployed, 44% have jobs and are doing what they can to support themselves and the families they love. Approximately 16% are U.S. veterans who have valiantly served our country and need assistance accessing military benefits and permanent housing. Some simply need a safe place to stay while recovering from medical procedures or while applying for other qualifying benefits. Others have debilitating health issues and need help connecting with appropriate resources.
Waterfront Rescue Mission helps people address the challenges of life-dominating issues. Healing and restoration are the goals of our Bible-based program that helps develop self-sufficient, productive members of our community.
The target population served by the clinic consists of those persons who are without access to healthcare insurance and are up to 200% of the poverty level. There are presently approximately 32,000 Escambia County, Florida residents that are considered medically underserved and eligible for services at Health and Hope Clinic.
All patient care and most support services are provided by 89 licensed medical professionals and 152 support volunteers- including physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, case workers, front office workers, patient assistance workers and encouragers. These volunteers provide over 12,000 hours of volunteer time annually.
In 2018, the clinic had 6,894 medical visits, 282 dental visits and 491 spiritual visits/conversations with patients.
Since that November morning in 1887, the PBBA has partnered together to support local churches in their mission to multiply disciples, leaders, and churches through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Currently, there are approximately 60 PBBA churches and we are pursuing MoonShot2030 - 100 Healthy Churches who together can celebrate 2000 baptisms in the year 2030. Through encouraging our pastors personally and professionally and equipping our churches toward health, we are focused on engaging the mission field of Escambia County (and beyond) with the gospel of Christ Jesus. We affirm that achieving this MoonShot will require More Healthy Churches - more healthy churches (church planting); more healthy churches (revitalizing existing churches). Through the power of prayer and partnership, we look forward to celebrating the achievement of this Moonshot Vision. We are better together and are focused on Helping the Church Be the Church as we declare the name of Jesus in the 21st Century.
Restoration Church is a fairly new church plant in Monticello, New York. God has given them a vision to reach into Sullivan County, New York, and they are excited about the opportunity to help bring RESTORATION to the community! They are just simple servants who desire to HONOR God and reach people wherever they may be. It is the VISION of Restoration Church to build a diverse community of professionals, students, couples and families that love God and people.
Annual offerings from Annie Armstrong of approximately $61 million nationwide represents about ½ of the $124 million needed to operate NAMB, which sends out approximately 5,000 missionaries/church planters throughout North America.
Matt and Stacey are currently on two teams in their field area – a frontline team serving Syrians locally and a training team working to train Arabs around the region to reach their own people. In addition, they train all the North Africa Middle East personnel in strategy, spiritual warfare, culture and the vision for their region.
Their work, since it is both frontline among local people and also focuses on training of nationals throughout the region, involves a lot of travel, carrying the weight of refugee burdens, hosting new personnel, and close involvement with national partners to see their people reached.
Currently, they are seeing much spiritual fruit among their national partners!! So many are coming to faith they have established long-term discipleship opportunities in many groups who are now meeting in homes.