Believing that God calls us to compassion and advocacy, Calvary Church has specifically chosen to reach out with the message of Christ’s love to the vulnerable and oppressed.
As Christ’s ambassadors, where do we start to help make a difference in the lives of people facing these issues? Calvary partners with a number of like-minded local ministries through which we can meet physical and emotional needs and share about knowing Christ as Lord and Savior.
For information about how you can volunteer with one of our local partners, contact Vida Wilson.
Alpha Grand Rapids
The mission of Alpha Women’s Center is to show compassion and love to families facing an unplanned pregnancy and to seek mercy for the unborn. The community services they provide are a means to establish hope and God’s presence in lives.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
CEF ministers to children with the purpose of evangelizing boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, discipling them in the Word of God, and channeling them into a local church for Christian living.
Provides adult foster care homes and supportive services for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. Their objective is to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each individual in a way that is honoring to God.
Reflecting the spirit of Christ, Exalta Health’s mission is to provide compassionate, accessible healthcare through the provision of medical and dental services, counseling, and spiritual care.
Garden of Hope
Located in Restlawn Memorial Park, 3450 Eastern Avenue, this memorial garden for the post-abortive community offers a place of comfort and healing for those experiencing loss due to abortion. It offers the opportunity to mourn privately and to experience the reality of God’s love. Information is provided for anyone seeking further counseling.
King’s Table Ministry
Because every life has value and purpose, we are dedicated to serving individuals and families impacted by developmental and intellectual disabilities. We provide supportive services, enrichment opportunities, and community connections to individuals, families, caregivers, and educators in public schools, group homes, and in the community.
Mel Trotter Ministries
Mel Trotter serves the homeless, victims of drug addiction, and the unemployed in West Michigan through a Christ-centered, holistic program of crisis intervention and Biblical counseling to restore them to a right relationship with God, their families, and society.
Oasis of Hope Center
The Oasis of Hope seeks to provide hope through low-cost/free medical care and basic life-skills education to the economically disadvantaged and uninsured of Grand Rapids in Jesus’ name.
Pregnancy Resource Center
PRC offers a variety of helpful resources to women who are dealing with unintended pregnancy. All the resources they provide are completely confidential and free of charge because they want to ensure that there is no need to worry about cost or privacy. They help men and women access quality, compassionate support and professional services, no matter what your financial circumstances may be.
Safe Haven provides faith-based domestic violence services offering residential emergency shelter and non-residential services including counseling, support groups, case management, advocacy, and children’s trauma workshops. Their outreach programs bring education and prevention initiatives to agencies, schools, businesses, and churches in the community.
works to enhance the reputation of our Lord Jesus Christ through the provision of high quality, relationship-based street outreach, and ongoing support services to mentally ill poor, and homeless people in our community.
Urban Family Ministries
Urban Family Ministries’ mission is to experience the life changing love of Jesus Christ through relationships that can transform urban Grand Rapids.
Urban Transformation Ministries
UTM exists to redeem inner-city youth, families, and communities (specifically in the Belknap-Lookout, South Creston, and Highland Park areas) with the transforming gospel of Christ and to develop leaders who will impact their neighborhood for Christ through small groups, sports, and one-on-one ministry.
West Michigan Friendship Center
The West Michigan Friendship Center exists to respond to the reality that more than 40,000 Muslims now call West Michigan home. The Center comes in the love of God, alongside people from other countries, refugees, immigrants, and others – offering friendship, community, services, resources, and hearts of loving welcome.
Youth for Christ Grand Rapids
West Michigan Youth for Christ is a local chapter of Youth for Christ USA serving in the Holland, Muskegon, and the greater Grand Rapids Area. Our mission is to reach every kid, everywhere within our region with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
Dégagé Ministries: Here are a few of their tangible needs with the most important request being the food items and meals:
- Contribute financially to help cover additional costs for sanitizing supplies, carpet cleaning, food, etc.
- Donate items that can be used for to-go meals such as water bottles, containers, and individually packaged foods such as chips and fruit. Additional items can be found on our Amazon wish list.
- Sign-up to donate a meal. We are in need of casseroles produced in a commercial kitchen. You may sign-up here or contact Nelson@DegageMinistries.org.