Thanks for checking us out at Calvary Temple. We are just ordinary individuals who love God and love people. It is our desire that you experience the presence of God when you attend our services.
What to Expect in Worship Services:
10:30am Sunday Mornings
When you arrive on Sunday morning, you can expect to be greeted at the doors of our church with a warm smile and a handshake.
We have a large lobby area where you can interact with other people if you choose, or you can slip right into the sanctuary and grab some seats. We have free coffee that you are welcome to take with you to your seat..
What To Wear?
We want you to wear whatever you’re comfortable wearing. Feel free to be yourself!
What About Children?
Infants and Pre-School (3-5) age children will be checked into their individual rooms before service begins. These rooms are located towards the back of the building down our main hallway. Your children will not be allowed to leave these rooms until you personally return to pick them up. However, if you desire for your children to remain with you throughout the entire service, we welcome you to keep them with you.
Kids (6-11) will remain with you for the start of our worship service. We value family unity and encourage families to worship God together. Concluding the music and prayer section of our service, they will be escorted to our kids church room behind the sanctuary for a more age appropriate lesson.
*Please note, all of our rooms have windows. Therefore, if you need to check on your child during the worship service, please feel free to go sneak a peek at them. All of our children’s workers have had a background check performed on them, for your children’s safety.
The Actual Service:
We normally sing songs together at the beginning of service. These songs are like prayers with music. We are expressing our gratitude, thankfulness, joy, awe, or some other feeling towards God. You will experience singing, clapping and hand raising. The hand raising is an expression of our submission to God. It’s kinda like we are raising our hands in surrender – we are letting Him have complete control of our lives.
You can also expect a time of prayer during the service. Sometimes, these prayers are corporate where we pray together for each other. Other times, these times of prayer are led by a pastor. And sometimes, we pray by ourselves.
We will give direction for financial gifts but will not pass around offering plates. We give because of our love for God. (Also, quite simply, our church couldn’t operate without finances.) There will be a box in the back of the sanctuary where people can drop off their offerings as they leave the morning service.
The messages our pastors deliver are developed through prayer and planning. Our hope is that you will be inspired and challenged. The messages are based on God’s Word, the Bible. They are designed to help you think about God, see God’s hand at work, and/or meet with the person of Jesus.
Concluding our service, some people stick around to chat for a little bit, and some others leave the building quickly. Our pastors would love to get a chance to meet you following the service if you are able to stick around. If not, we completely understand.
What to Expect on Family Nights:
7:00pm Wednesday Evenings
Your children will need escorted to their class. This will be similar to Sunday mornings in that the children will not be allowed to leave until you return to pick them up from the classroom area. This is for their safety.
We have various groups for all ages during the evening. Each group starts in a certain space of the church designated for that age group. We have groups for the following grades and genders:
Pre-School: Rainbows (Ages 3-5)
Boys: Royal Rangers (Grades 1-6)
Girls: Girls Club (Grades 1-6)
Middle & High School Students: Aftershock Student Ministries (Grades 7-12)
Adults: Bible Study with Pastor Paul
Family Night activities end around 8:15-8:30, depending.