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Kids & Students

Kids & Students Ministry Contacts

Shelly Lamport

Shelly Lamport
Pastoral Staff, Calvary Kids
slamport@calvarygr.org

Sara Tindall

Sara Tindall
Pastoral Staff, 7th & 8th Ministry
stindall@calvarygr.org

Josh Karhan

Josh Karhan
Pastoral Staff, High School
jkarhan@calvarygr.org

Lee Bergakker
Pastoral Staff, College
lbergakker@calvarygr.org

Ministry Focus

Calvary Kids & Students is a team united in ministry to kids from birth on through college-aged adulthood. A clear thread runs through this ministry – a desire for kids to know they are loved and cared for by God and by us.

We seek to create a space where kids and students know that they belong here, no matter how imperfect or unfinished they may feel. Our prayer is that as kids and students experience belonging, that they would get to know who God is and realize He’s worth following.

We are here for parents as well, ready to come alongside you with resources, to cheer you on and to hold the faith that God is working in your family. We pray for you regularly and would love to meet with you to get to know you better. Our hope is that you know you’re not alone. We want to walk with you in joyful celebration and painful sorrow. The Lord has walked with each of us through our own struggle, and we are here to be an encouragement through whatever season your family is in.

The following are resources each ministry is making available during this unique stay-at-home season.

All Families

  • Calvary Family Guide No. 1
    In this guide, you’ll find daily fun challenges, conversation starters, games, a passage of scripture to explore, and other fun things that you can do together as a family.

Calvary Kids & 56

Seventh & Eighth

  • Wednesday Night Zoom | Click here to join us!
    Wednesday nights we will start gathering on Zoom as a community at 7:00pm. We are still praying and brainstorming about what that time together will look like moving forward, but this week (March 25) we will say hello to each other, Sara will share some encouragement, and we’ll have a time of Q & A.
  • For more ways to connect with us in this season, visit the 78 Ministry page.

High School

Sunday Night – UNITED  6:30pm Live! 

Join our live talk live and then hang with your small groups in Zoom breakout rooms for encouragement and discussion.

Who: Anyone is welcome to watch the UNITED live-stream, but we ask that only high school students or our UNITED leaders join the Zoom chat rooms.

We’ll live-stream on our UNITED Facebook group. If you are not currently a part of our private group, please follow the link above and request permission to join the group. You will need to be a member of the group in order to watch the live-stream. We will do our best to approve join requests right up to 6:30pm.

Small Groups: After you start the live-stream on our Facebook group, use the below link to enter the Zoom waiting room. At the conclusion of our talk, we will open the Zoom chat room and then use the Breakout Rooms feature to divide into our small groups. All you have to do is enter the chat and wait for our administrator to assign you to your small group’s breakout room.

Zoom Chat Invitation Link: 
https://zoom.us/j/780316445?pwd=c2dYV2hETFpReFlmemZIMzBXYisydz09
Meeting ID: 780 316 445
Password: 858090

Tuesdays & Thursdays – Online Bible Study | 11am
Don’t forget to join us for our online Bible discussion on the Gospel of John on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We’ll be using Zoom Rooms, which will allow us to see and hear one another as we read a chapter from the book of John and share what we discover together. You may want to download the Zoom app on your phone, but you should be able to join the discussion by clicking the meeting invitations below on Tuesday and Thursday mornings; no app or subscriptions necessary! If you don’t have a microphone, you’ll still be able to participate using the chat text. We look forward to meeting together in this fun virtual space!

Zoom Room invitations:
Tuesday’s Link here.
Thursday’s Link here.
Password for both days: 0316

Wednesday Nights –  UNITED Online Game Night | 7-10pm
We’re looking forward to an awesome time together this Wednesday for our online game night!

Options include Minecraft, Fortnite, Jackbox Games, and Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch – each hosted by a member of the High School Ministry team. Jackbox games can be played on any smartphone or internet browser, don’t worry if you don’t own any of those games. You are welcome to play one or all of those games, we simply ask that you RSVP to this event to let us know which games you’d like to play so that we can communicate both how to login to the game lobby and a playing schedule before Wednesday should we have enough interest in any given game to exceed the player cap.

We will continue to post upcoming events here as well as sending emails regarding what is happening in United.  As always, if you have any needs or concerns, please feel free to contact any one of us using the links at the left of this page.  We are here to support, help and encourage you along in this journey!

  • Online Bible Study | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00am
    We’re super excited to host online discussions on the Gospel of John on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We’ll be using Zoom Rooms, which will allow us to see and hear one another as we read a chapter from the book of John and discuss what we discover. Details here.