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Adult Ministry Contacts

Susan Sorensen
Team Leader, Adult Ministries
Pastoral Staff, Women’s Ministry & Adult Bible Study
ssorensen@calvarygr.org

Mason Sherrill

Mason Sherrill
Pastoral Staff, Adult Sunday Classes, Small Groups, Calvary Equip and Men’s Ministry
msherrill@calvarygr.org

Karen VanHolstyn

Karen VanHolstyn
Assistant Director, Adult Ministries
kvanholstyn@calvarygr.org

Carla Julien
Ministry Assistant, Adult Ministries
cjulien@calvarygr.org

Ministry Focus

It is in community where people experience God’s love by meeting together regularly, studying God’s Word, praying together and caring for one another. The following are opportunities for all adults to gather in community together. For a list of gender or age-specific groups, see the page for that specific ministry.

Calvary Equip Classes

Calvary Equip Classes will help you gain knowledge of tools of the faith, find enrichment in your faith, obtain skills to do the work, receive opportunities to practice and find direction on next steps. This is a great way to journey deeper in your spiritual formation.

Pre-registration is required. 

Questions: Contact Karen

Calvary Equip: Explore Calvary | 5 sessions | Wednesday, August 25 – September 22 | 6:30-7:45pm | Room 251-253 | Use Entrance K
Register at mycalvarygr.org.
Explore Calvary is a five-session class to learn more about Calvary Church. The first session is a quick overview of our church. The following four sessions provide insight into what it means to Worship, Fellowship, Equip & Serve here at Calvary Church.

Calvary Equip: A Man & His Design | 6 sessions | Wednesday, September 1 – October 6 | 6:30-7:45pm | Room 265 | Use Entrance K | $10
Register at mycalvarygr.org.
There are so many voices out there that are telling men what it means to be a man.  Discover God’s design. A Man and His Design is part of the Authentic Manhood 33 series of six-week sessions that gives men a vision for manhood as modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on earth.

Calvary Equip: Grafted: High School Series | 11 sessions | Sunday, September 12 – November 21 | 9:00-10:15am | Room #251-253
Register at mycalvarygr.org.
Romans 11 describes how we are like wild olive shoots that have been grafted into the vine (Christ). Engage in life giving discussions and serving opportunities to envision and experience what it means to take your faith on as your own and what it means to be grafted into the church body. Topics will include calling, identity, and discovering and using your gifts in the context of the church.  Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with pastors, elders, and others as you discover your place within the church. The schedule will alternate between in-class discussion and serving.

Calvary Equip: What We Believe (pre-requisite for membership) | 5 sessions | | Room 251
Two classes being offered this fall:
Sunday morning, September 26 – October 24 | 10:45am-12:00pm | Register at mycalvarygr.org Sunday class
Wednesday evening, September 29 – November 3 | 6:30-7:45pm | Register at mycalvarygr.org Wednesday class
This five-session class is open to anyone wanting to explore what Calvary Church believes and teaches. It is a pre-requisite for membership, but we encourage anyone who wants to become more familiar with what we believe to take the class. The class is open to anyone 12 years of age or older.

Calvary Equip: God’s Design for Marriage: Understanding Headship, Submission and Being One As Husband and Wife| 5 Sessions | Wednesday, October 6 – November 10 (no meeting on 10/27)| 6:30-7:45pm | Room 252 | Cost $10
Register at mycalvarygr.org.
The Bible lays out a formula for effective roles pertaining to husbands and wives, within the “oneness” of marriage.  This class will be Biblically faithful, intellectually honest, practical and relevant.  You will learn and understand God’s perfect plan for biblical marriage and be equipped with the tools and skills for a significant and God-glorifying marriage.

Calvary Equip: Good News of Jesus | 7 sessions | Sunday, October 10 – November 21 | 10:45am-12:00pm | Room 211 | Cost $10
Register at mycalvarygr.org
You have heard the gospel, but how well do you know the gospel? In this seven-session course, you will be equipped to understand and articulate the gospel message simply, concisely, and contextually! In studying the four gospel accounts, you will also gain a greater understanding of their differences and purposes.  Upon completion of this course you will be able to share the gospel with confidence, being able to derive and defend the gospel from Scripture. (This is a required course for anyone participating in a short-term mission trip.)

Calvary Equip: A Man & His Story | 6 sessions | Wednesday, October 13 – November 17 | 6:30-7:45pm | Room 265 | Use Entrance K | $10
Register at mycalvarygr.org
There are so many voices out there that are telling men what it means to be a man.  Discover God’s design. A Man and His Design is part of the Authentic Manhood 33 series of six-week sessions that gives men a vision for manhood as modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on earth.

Calvary Equip: Parenting Teens with Love & Logic | 4 sessions | Wednesday, October 20 – November 17 (no meeting on 10/27) | Room 264 | $10
Register at mycalvarygr.org
Develop the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in your teenager without going crazy or damaging the relationship.

Calvary Equip: Using your Spiritual Gifts | 5 sessions | Wednesday, November 10 – December 15 | 6:30-7:45pm | Room 251-253 | Use Entrance K
Register at mycalvarygr.org
You have been given a special gift by the Holy Spirit in order to build up the church body! Come and discover your spiritual gift and how you can use it. In this course you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how spiritual gifts work in the church and the next steps to using your gifts for God’s glory.

Small Groups

Fill out our small group form today and we will help you get connected. Questions? Contact community@calvarygr.org.

Adult Sunday Classes

Questions? Contact Karen.

Adult Sunday Classes are made up of various size groups of people that meet for fellowship, education and outreach on Sunday morning.

9:00am

L.A.C.E.Living After Christ’s Example
Room 114
A medium sized class for single women of all ages and life stages.  Our time will revolve around studying God’s Word, authentic community and life-changing transformation.

10:45am

Faith & Fellowship
Room 261
A sermon discussion class comprised of singles and marrieds of all ages tat pray for each other and fellowship together.

Heirs Together
Chapel
A large class of single and married “young” senior adults, taught by a group of team teachers. Join us to be strengthened and encouraged with a variety of Biblical, Christ centered teaching topics. Teachers present in a short-series format. Many opportunities are available for class interaction and prayer, for support for our class missionaries and for encouraging each other, especially through our wonderful care team. Social events and outreach opportunities are part of who we are and are coordinated through our active social committee.

Legacy Builders
Room 212
A small discussion-style class that pray together and care for one another. We study the Bible verse by verse in an inductive style of study.

 

9:00am

Growing in Relationships
Room 261
A large, teaching and fellowship-oriented class of mature married, single, and remarried adults.  A spiritually rich and caring group who build Christ-centered relationships through in-depth Bible Study, monthly Friday night gatherings, retreats, out-reach activities and prayer support.

10:45am

Sojourners
Room 261

A medium-sized, teaching-oriented class comprised of senior adults.

Journey
Room 264

A medium-sized, multi-generational group of individuals and couples committed to engage more deeply with the Bible and authentic biblical community. Journey with us through God’s Word as they live, grow, and thrive in the community of Christ.

Ambassadors

9:00am | Chapel
A medium-sized, teaching-oriented class comprised of senior adults.  We are a caring group of believers who enjoy Bible study, fellowship, prayer and service.

 

Faith Builders
9:00am | Room 260
A medium-sized class of individuals in their 40s-60s.  We encourage one another in obedience to God’s will through Bible study, prayer and fellowship.

Monday Night Bible Study

September 20 – November 29 | 7:00-8:30pm | $10 per semester
Register at mycalvarygr.org

Our study this year is called New Beginnings: Building a Foundation of Hope in God’s Promises. We are embarking on an exciting adventure through the first book of the Bible. We’ll cover Genesis 1-24 in the fall semester and Genesis 25-50 in the winter/spring semester. The study will highlight and build a foundation of hope in God’s promises. Many things change, but God’s truths stand as a firm foundation forever.

We all gather for a 20-minute large group teaching, then meet in gender specific small groups to go over the lessons and pray together.  In-Person and virtual group options are available.

Pre-registration is required. 

Questions: Contact Karen