Sep
18
September 18
Tuesday 6:30 PM
2nd Floor: N202
Sep
19
September 19
Wednesday 6:15 AM
Men's Small Group
2nd Floor: N201
Sep
19
September 19
Wednesday 6:00 PM
2nd Floor: N201
Sep
20
September 20
Thursday 9:00 AM
Men's Small Group
Main: N167 Resource Room
Sep
20
September 20
Thursday 6:45 PM
Do you like to knit and/or crochet? Would you like to make items for those in need? Or come with your own craft project! Join us for this monthly knitting and crocheting group.
Basement: N001 Bride's Room
Sep
21
September 21
Friday 9:30 AM
Join us for an interactive Bible study held at Calvary—this year’s study is on the book of Isaiah. Focused on helping women grow more deeply in their love of Jesus, expand their knowledge of the Bible and enjoy fellowship with each other. Kids in the Word is free child-care for women registered in the class. The children learn the same Bible stories as the adults. Children must be registered in advance. Please call Cheryl to register.
2nd Floor: N202
Sep
22
September 22
Saturday 6:30 AM
Pick-up basketball for men of all ages.
Gym: Gymnasium/Assembly Hall
Sep
22
September 22
Saturday 8:00 AM
Saturday morning Men’s group meeting in the "Man Cave" - Coffee & donuts are waiting - Learn, study, pray, connect!
Basement: N005
Sep
23
September 23
Sunday 9:00 AM
In their book Fearless Parenting: How to Raise Faithful Kids in a Secular Culture, the authors don’t mince words; we live in a "morally bankrupt culture" that requires parents’ intentionality and consistency in addressing big issues like technology, materialism and pornography. The key is to shed our own fears in the midst of these issues. By recognizing that we don’t know all the answers and by leaning with confidence on biblical wisdom, we can chart a course for raising kids who love God and continue to grow in relationship with Jesus. Register Here
Basement: N001 Bride's Room
Sep
23
September 23
Sunday 11:45 AM
2nd Floor: N202
Sep
24
September 24
Monday 6:45 PM
BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible class for all ages and backgrounds—this particular class at Calvary gathers women, as well as any first graders through high schoolers who attend with a registered adult. All BSF participants are studying Romans this program year.
Main: Gathering Room
http://www.bsfinternational.org
Sep
26
September 26
Wednesday 6:15 AM
Men's Small Group
2nd Floor: N201
Sep
26
September 26
Wednesday 10:00 AM
Join other women who like to sew in making items for donation to local charities.
Basement: N004
Sep
26
September 26
Wednesday 6:00 PM
2nd Floor: N201
Sep
27
September 27
Thursday 9:00 AM
Men's Small Group
Main: N167 Resource Room
Sep
28
September 28
Friday 9:30 AM
Join us for an interactive Bible study held at Calvary—this year’s study is on the book of Isaiah. Focused on helping women grow more deeply in their love of Jesus, expand their knowledge of the Bible and enjoy fellowship with each other. Kids in the Word is free child-care for women registered in the class. The children learn the same Bible stories as the adults. Children must be registered in advance. Please call Cheryl to register.
2nd Floor: N202
Sep
29
September 29
Saturday 6:30 AM
Pick-up basketball for men of all ages.
Gym: Gymnasium/Assembly Hall
Sep
29
September 29
Saturday 8:00 AM
Saturday morning Men’s group meeting in the "Man Cave" - Coffee & donuts are waiting - Learn, study, pray, connect!
Basement: N005
Sep
30
September 30
Sunday 9:00 AM
In their book Fearless Parenting: How to Raise Faithful Kids in a Secular Culture, the authors don’t mince words; we live in a "morally bankrupt culture" that requires parents’ intentionality and consistency in addressing big issues like technology, materialism and pornography. The key is to shed our own fears in the midst of these issues. By recognizing that we don’t know all the answers and by leaning with confidence on biblical wisdom, we can chart a course for raising kids who love God and continue to grow in relationship with Jesus. Register Here
Basement: N001 Bride's Room
Oct
01
October 01
Monday 10:30 AM
Rebecca's Circle is a group of women of mixed ages and interests who meet at Calvary on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 am. We do a Bible Study , pray and have fellowship together. Rebecca's mission focus is Ron and Michelle Olson, who are Bible Translators in Paupa New Guinea. At Christmas we sponsor a family through Lutheran Social Service and have a brunch, often in a member's home. Leaders: Janet Elsberry and Barb Wollack. Contact :Judy Reeves
2nd Floor: N204

Adult education

Adult education is a great way to grow spiritually, meet others who share your questions and glean important insight. Whether it's your first step or your next, join us for classes geared for men, women, couples and everyone!

Interested in resources you can use on your own? Visit our library featuring all kinds of books, DVDs and other media, or look online for studies, Bibles and devotions.

For more information on adult education, view events on Calvary's calendar by clicking adult education on the upper left drop down search menu. 

 

Gifted to Serve

Do I have a spiritual gift?

You are a child of God, created for good works.  You have been grafted into His family through Jesus'blood.  His Holy Spirit is alive in you.  Every Christian has at least one spiritual gift:  "As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God"  (1 Peter 4:10 NASB).

What is a spiritual gift?

A spiritual gift is a special ability given by the Holy Spirit and distributed to each believer according to God's design and grace for the common good of the Body of Christ.  Spiritual gifts include teaching, administration, helping, mercy, encouragement, leadership and many others: "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all people" (1 Corinthians 12:4-6) 

When you are living for Christ in the right place at the right time for the right reason, your faithfulness and fruitfulness will be overflowing!  You will be filled with joy, and God will be glorified!  You will be in God's holy anoited "zone!" 

Gain more insight on your God-given calling and how to start fulfilling it now!  Join us for one or both of the following courses below.  (More class times/dates will be offered in the Spring.)

StrengthsFinder Workshop 

Thursday, Sep 20

6-8:00 p.m., N205

Register today!

God has designed each of us -- believers and unbelievers alike -- with unique strengths.  Find out your God-given strengths (embedded in your DNA before you were born) and how you can combine these strengths to serve fruitfully in God's Kingdom and effectively in your home, community, and workplace.  Learn why you are drawn to certain people and opportunities. 
Cost for materials $20. 

(NOTE: Pick up your book at the information center once you register.  In the back of the book there is a special code for you to be able to take the "on-line" strengths assessment.  Take this PRIOR to the class and bring the print out.

For more information, contact Pastor Carol Skjegstad at 763.231.2983 or via email.   

Network Spiritual Gifts Course

Thursdays, Oct 4 - 18

6-8:00 p.m., N205

Register Today!     

Discover the spiritual gifts given especially to you by the Holy Spirit when you first believed!  Unwrap your gifts, and learn to use them with your own personal style and in your special ministry passion area!  The Network course will help you pinpoint where to serve, when to serve and how to best serve God's  ministries.  This course also includes a one-hour individual consultation. 

Cost for materials: $10

(NOTE:  Pick up your book at the information center once you register.  Please take the Network Spiritual Gifts Assessment found on pages 53-63 PRIOR to the first night of class.  It will not take you long to complete.)

For more information, contact Pastor Carol Skjegstad at 763.231.2983 or via email

                            

Ignite Your Prayer Life!

Saturday, Sept 29

9 - 11:30 a.m., N205 

No Cost 

 

Prayer is an important part of every Christian's life.  Yet, many of us question whether our prayers are as effective as they could be.  Many of us desire to have a prayer life that is powerful, dynamic and life-changing.  Often times we are not sure how we should pray and we wonder if our prayers are even heard by God. 

We may find ourselves asking:  How should we approach prayer?  How can my prayer life be more effective?  How can my spouse and grow deeper in our prayer life together?  How should we be praying for our children?  How to teach children and grandchildren to pray?  How can I overcome my fear of praying out loud for family and friends?   

If any of those questions have been stirring in your heart, plan to attend this workshop.  The workshop will be fun and lively, with a blend of Biblical teaching and hands-on learning.  You will receive tools to "reignite" your prayer life!

For more information, contact Pastor Carol Skjegstad via email or 763.231.2983

 

Sunday Bible Study

9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m., Rm N205

Lead by Marcy Zakeer & Gary Clark

 

"The Essentials" - Sunday, Sep 9 - Oct 7

Jonah & Nehemiah - Sundays, Oct 14 - Nov 25

 

No matter how experienced each of us is in studying Scripture, we all share the same questions:  How do we better understand what God is trying to say to us through His Word?  What's essential to getting the most out of the Bible?  Join long-time Bible teachers Marcy Zakeer and Gary Clark for five weeks of learning about personal approaches to studying God's Word and to exploring  such "essentials" together; we'll use the weekend's sermon texts to test their methods for ourselves. 

Then come back in October and November as we study Jonah and Nehemiah, trusting that God will continue to share His heart with us through His Word!   For more information, contact Pastor Carol Skjegstad at 763.231.2983 or via email

Handouts for Each Class:

Sep 9       Sep 9 Bible Verses

Sep 16     Sep 16 Bible Verses

Sep 23     Sep 23 Bible Verses

Men's & women's studies

God created men and women--our similarities and differences--in order to teach us and fulfill his purpose. At Calvary, meet with other men or women to discover and grow in God's calling on your life. 

Men's studies
Whether you're looking for a one-time or ongoing opportunity to join with other men for study and fellowship, we meet both weekly and monthly ... and over breakfast! Visit Men's Ministry>>

Women'studies
In addition to a yearlong "Women in the Word" program, join us for other Bible study opportunities geared just for ladies. Visit Women's Ministry>>

 

Small groups

Small groups are another great way to dig into the Bible and bond with others! Visit Small Groups>>