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Missions & Outreach

Missions & Outreach Contacts

Celeste McDonough

Celeste McDonough
Team Leader, Mercy & Missions

Jake Tibbe
Missionary in Residence

Emily Franklund

Emily Franklund
Ministry Assistant, Missions & Outreach

Did you know Jesus was talking to all of us who follow him when he said,All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 18-19, NIV). Let’s grow together in discovering just how we can pursue this call with confidence at the upcoming Disciple Making Conference. View the scheduled events below:

  • February 19 I Any-3 Workshop I 8:30 am: What if you were confident in sharing the gospel with Anyone, Anywhere, at Any time? While it may seem intimidating, we want to join you in discovering how and offer training that inspires all of us to participate in the great commission. We are excited to host this workshop led by Mike Shipman, a missionary with the International Mission Board (IMB) who has engaged and discipling Muslims in Southeast Asia for over 20 years. He will share how we can witness ‘well’ as Christ-followers by applying the principles demonstrated by Jesus at the well in Samaria and ready us to share the gospel with Anyone, Anywhere, at Any time.  Click here to register!
  • February 20 I Calvary Partners Mini-Talks I 6:00 pm: If you are looking for some food, fun, and fellowship on a Sunday night, join us in the Gathering Place to learn from several of our local and global outreach partners about how they prepare and equip others to live out the Great Commission. You will have the opportunity to hear how God is moving within our community, along with time to connect and fellowship together! Drinks and lite snacks will be provided. No registration is necessary.


Join this exciting opportunity to be part of God’s plan for Him to be loved by every people.

The upcoming Perspectives course will be held weekly on Thursday nights from January 13 thru May 19, 2022, at Calvary Church. This 15-module training will mobilize and equip you to join God’s mission to proclaim Christ to all peoples, both locally and globally. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in this life-changing course! Sign up at 

If you have questions or would like to learn more, contact Jake Tibbe at 

Perspectives: Made for More

Missions and Outreach Ministry Focus

At Calvary Church, we believe it is an incredible privilege to, in the words of Psalm 96:3, “declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” That leads us to prayerfully find ways together to declare God’s glory, to proclaim his good news, and to be servants to people in need – around the world and right here in West Michigan.

Our Missions and Outreach team is organized around four primary tasks: Global Outreach, Local Outreach, Evangelism, and Church Planting.

What we want most is to see each person here at Calvary involved in word and deed Gospel witness, in our community and around the world. Whether by helping the poor and oppressed right here in Grand Rapids, serving on a short-term mission overseas, exploring how work can be worship, broadening vision for the needs of the unreached, you have a role in declaring the glory of our Lord.

Get involved

Short-Term Missions: Learn more about our upcoming short-term trips, whether you are interested in going or supporting those who go.

Local Ministry Partners: We partner with organizations around Grand Rapids who reach out with the message of Christ’s love. Learn more about them and ways to get involved.


Current Prayer Requests: Join us in praying for our missionaries and partners. Requests are updated monthly.

Global Ministry Partners: Learn more about and pray for Calvary’s ministry partners around the world.

Global Prayer Digest: A daily prayer guide for unreached people groups around the world.


Do you sense God leading you into full-time missions work? Calvary’s Missions and Outreach staff would love to come alongside you in the journey, helping you develop and take the first steps toward the vision He is giving you. Contact Emily ( to learn more about our Cross-Training Process.