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College Ministry Contact

Lee Bergakker
Pastoral Staff, College
lbergakker@calvarygr.org

Clarence Stamps
Pastoral Resident
cstamps@calvarygr.org

Ann Bagley
Ministry Assistant, Students & Young Adults
abagley@calvarygr.org

Ministry Focus

During a time of life when so many things are in flux, old identities are being lost and you’re trying to find your place in the world College Life is about building a community where you can be truly known. We strive to journey with you through the ups and downs of this season.

We want to help you experience the blessings God freely gives. As you enter in to a community of laughter, friendship, support, gifts, encouragement, fun, camaraderie, fellowship and acceptance you will begin to get a picture of a gracious God who freely pours blessings upon his children.

Deep down in our core, we all want to make our lives count for something. At College Life we aim to speak into that longing and against the idea that college is a time for self-indulgence and consumption. The heartbeat of our ministry is to empower you to follow God on the journey He is laying out for you. We’re in this together and we’re cheering you on along the way!

Events

Apr
16

College Live | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join our community of adults age 18-24 for a time of worship, laughter, learning and life-sharing.  Like seeing your favorite band live, College Live offers authenticity, intimacy and exuberance to the journey of following Christ.  

Apr
19

College Lunch – The Gathering Place | 12:00pm-1:30pm

The best thing about food is that it connects us to one another. The dinner table gives us time to connect and deepen relationships. Join us in The Gathering Place right after 2nd service.

Apr
23

College Live | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join our community of adults age 18-24 for a time of worship, laughter, learning and life-sharing.  Like seeing your favorite band live, College Live offers authenticity, intimacy and exuberance to the journey of following Christ.  

Apr
26

College Lunch – The Gathering Place | 12:00pm-1:30pm

The best thing about food is that it connects us to one another. The dinner table gives us time to connect and deepen relationships. Join us in The Gathering Place right after 2nd service.

Apr
30

College Live | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join our community of adults age 18-24 for a time of worship, laughter, learning and life-sharing.  Like seeing your favorite band live, College Live offers authenticity, intimacy and exuberance to the journey of following Christ.  

May
02

Men’s Breakfast | 8:00am-10:00am

Grace-Paced Do you feel like you are living at an unsustainable pace of life that is more exhausting than life-giving?  Or simply that life’s demands are weighing you down?  Maybe you feel like you aren’t doing enough and you need to get off the sidelines.  Pacing is important for us to live well as men of God, so whether you need to get it in gear or are in danger of burnout – join us for a discussion on how to run with endurance the race marked out for us! Enjoy breakfast and fellowship as we dig into life together. Register at mycalvarygr.org by May 1. Breakfast: Lumberjack Location: Gathering Place (Entrance B)

May
07

College – Bonfires In May | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us every Thursday in May from 7-9pm for an evening of lawn games, hot dogs and s’mores around the fire. High School Seniors welcome! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

May
14

College – Bonfires In May | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us every Thursday in May from 7-9pm for an evening of lawn games, hot dogs and s’mores around the fire. High School Seniors welcome! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

May
15

Michigan Men’s Weekend Retreat | 9:00pm-11:00am

Stronger Together – Effectively do God’s work as the Body of Christ. Michigan Men’s Weekend retreat features great speakers, worship, fellowship, incredible food, and fun activities including go-karts, basketball, bike and walking trails — as well as a time for men to encourage one another. Registration will open on March 20 at mycalvarygr.org and end on April 16. There will be an option to car pool from Calvary. Scholarships available. Location: Timber Wolf Lake, Lake City

May
21

College – Bonfires In May | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us every Thursday in May from 7-9pm for an evening of lawn games, hot dogs and s’mores around the fire. High School Seniors welcome! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.