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Jerusalem Project

The Jerusalem Project is a ministry of Calvary Church working to advance Christ’s church through planting new churches, strengthening established churches and training church leaders.

Planting New Churches

Calvary has been a key partner in planting more than a dozen churches around the country. Through the Jerusalem Project, Calvary Church serves as an incubator for church planters to help them in the challenging initial phases of starting a new congregation.

Currently, Calvary is assisting three church plants: New Heart Church in East Grand Rapids, Sanctuary Church on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, and Pauper’s Chapel in Portland, Maine.

Established Churches

This division focuses on churches led by national leaders reaching local communities.

Local initiatives include providing funds to churches needing practical items for ministry initiatives, providing elder teams to come alongside partner churches, and underwriting a worship conference. Internationally, we are currently partnered with three churches: Trinity Church in Oxford, England; Evangelical Church of Glyfada in Athens; and First Baptist Church in Lodz, Poland.

Training Church Leaders

The Jerusalem Project has a variety of programs to train current and future church leaders.

The resident program is a two-year mentoring and practical ministry training program. Leadership development teaches spiritual formation principles and leadership fundamentals to men and women serving at Calvary. An ordination and commissioning cohort program provides men and women with guided preparation for future church leadership.

Giving to the Jerusalem Project

The end of the calendar year at Calvary is a season of designated giving toward the Jerusalem Project. Our hope is that you would prayerfully consider how God might want you to be involved in giving to the Jerusalem Project as we continue to advance Christ’s church in West Michigan and around the world.

Ways to Give:

  • Online at
  • Text “Jerusalem” and the amount you’d like to give to 616-294-0700
  • In Person by designating an offering to the Jerusalem Project. Envelopes are available in the Sanctuary. You can also mail your gift to: PO Box 1600, Grand Rapids MI 49501.

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One of the key ways you can support the Jerusalem Project is by praying for those they partner with. To receive regular updates and ways to pray, contact to be added to our email list.