Worship and Music

Worship

Worship for us at Calvary is central to all we do as a church body. We believe worship is a celebration of God and an act of our submission to Him. As we meet together we trust God to quicken our conscience by His holiness, nourish our minds with His truth, purify our imagination with His beauty, open our heart to His love, and surrender our will to His purposes. 


Worship Choir

Our Worship Choir is a key component of our music ministry. This group is for those who feel called to be lead worshippers, honoring God through life and song. This group rehearses each Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. 


Lead Singers

Our Lead Singers are an extension of the Worship Choir, helping our congregation learn new songs easily and sing out boldly. 


Worship Band

Our congregational singing is accompanied by a worship band currently comprised of piano, organ/keyboard, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums. Youth and Children's Choirs At Calvary Baptist Church, we desire to help our young people become life-long worshippers of God. One of the ways we will help this become reality is to teach them about God and His Word through music. We offer age graded choirs that seek to teach our children the principles of biblical worship while also learning music theory and receiving vocal training. Participation is for any young person from 4 years of age through 12th grade. 

Adult

We believe it is God's Word that changes lives so whether it is Sunday School, Wednesday Night Bible Study, or our Sunday services, our Bibles will be open! We gather at different times, in different places and in different group sizes but no matter the time or place we humbly gather to know His Word. Whatever your season of life, we pray you will know there is a place for you at CBC. We aim to be a group of people who live life and seek Christ together. We believe it is God's Word that changes lives so whether it is Sunday School, Wednesday Night Bible Study, or our Sunday services, our Bibles will be open! We gather at different times, in different places and in different group sizes but no matter the time or place we humbly gather to know His Word. 


Whatever your season of life, we pray you will know there is a place for you at CBC. We aim to be a group of people who live life and seek Christ together.

Youth

  Our Purpose

Our aim is to assist students to see, savor, and show Christ above all things for the magnification of His glory.


Key verse: Him (Christ) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me. (Col. 1:28-29, ESV)

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In our world it becomes easy to preach behavioral change to our students. “Do this! Don’t do this! Go here! Don’t go here!” However, Paul lays out so clearly in this passage that it is Christ who is to be proclaimed. Why? Because He is the only One who satisfies the deep desires of the heart. Christ discusses this in Matthew 22:37-38 when He stated, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” What does Christ mean by this word “love?” He is discussing the concept of treasuring, delighting in, savoring, being satisfied in, finding one’s identity in…the Lord. The question is not, “Do you live a moral life?” The ultimate question is, “Do you treasure Christ? Is He the number one affection of your soul?” When students, or anyone else for that matter, are deeply rooted in a love relationship with Christ, it will bring forth fruit of obedience. This can be seen in John 14:15 where Christ states, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” This is teaching that authentic life change and obedience comes from deep roots of being satisfied in Christ. Our hope is to foster an environment for our students where this truth is available to them and moves to the glorification of Christ. 


How We Do This

We believe that Acts 2:42 gives a pretty amazing picture at how the people of God interacted with one another in the early church. It states, “And they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and the fellowship, breaking of bread and the prayers.” From this devotion to these things, came some amazing effects. Things like unity (vs. 44), care for one another’s needs (vs. 45), Worship of God , ministry with those outside the body and growth of the body (vs. 47). The early church didn’t seem to force this to happen. It occurred naturally after the Holy Spirit made them new creatures in Christ (Acts 2:1-41). If we as a student ministry want to see this take place, it is right to devote ourselves to those things in verse 42 as well. In the student ministry of Calvary Baptist Church we want to devote ourselves to…


1.The Word of God - We do this through Sunday School (9:45 am), Wednesday Night Youth Service (6:30pm) and Sunday Evening Discussion groups (6:00pm)


2.Fellowship – This word does not mean just hanging out. We want our fellowship to be driven by students interacting with one another in an authentic way. We want to foster an environment where students can share their life situations and do so with an understanding that we are here to help bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:1-2). Another aspect of true fellowship is service. We long to make available service oriented missions trips to our students that foster closer relationships with Christ and one another through ministering for the Lord’s sake. 


3.Breaking of Bread – This phrase in Acts 2:42 points to concept of the Lord’s Supper. Meaning that the early church was constantly being reminded of the substitutionary work of Christ on the Cross. We hope to create an environment in which the cross is brought up often and cherished greatly.


4.Prayer – As Colossians 1:28-29 stated, we know that it is the power of Christ that works through us to toil in the proclamation of His name. This can only be done by relying on the work of the Holy Spirit through prayer. To make this true of our students, we have prayers services once a month during our Wednesday Evening time in which we seek to share our concerns with one another and pray for the Holy Spirit to change us more into the image of Christ.  


In all of this, we hope the Lord will do what He did in Acts and add to the church more individuals who come to see, savor and show Christ. We long for this to be done so that more people will find the source of ultimate satisfaction and that the Lord will receive most glory.

Children

Our Purpose

Jesus told His disciples not to hinder children from coming to Him. Our goal is to not hinder but to help children come to know Jesus.  


Our aim is to partner with parents to create a safe environment for children in which will come to know, believe and abide in Christ for His glory.


We believe that parents are the primary source of spiritual instruction for their children. As parents seek to obey God in raising children to know and abide in Christ, we aim to supplement their good work at home here in the church.


Nursery

This ministry is available to parents with children who are newborns to 4 years old during the Sunday Morning Service. On Wednesday and Sunday evenings it is available for parents of newborns to 3 years. 


Sunday School

Sundays @ 9:30am

Sunday School is for children to learn from the word of God on a level that they can handle and is most beneficial to their understanding of Christ.   

The age break down is: 

•Newborn – 18 months

•19months – 36 months

•3 and 4 years old

•5 years to 1st grade

•2-3rd grade

•4-6th grade. 


Children's / Missions Church

Sundays @ 10.45am

Children's Church is geared toward our children during the Sunday Morning worship service. During this time the children meet in the sanctuary for worship and then depart to their class room. They are taught from God’s word through reading, story telling, and crafts. On the 3rd and 5th (when applicable) Sundays the focus is on missions as well as the lives of missionaries who are taking the gospel of Christ around the world.