How Do I Get Involved?

Here at Calvary we try to make things as simple as possible. We want all of our members to easily get involved in all that is going on here at CBC. How we do this is a simple three step process. We want all of our members to understand these three things: Love God, Love People and Serve the World. As we learn to do these three things, we grow deeper in our relationship with God and with other people, plus we become deeper involved in our church community. So what does this look like?

 

Love God

In the book of Matthew, a very religious person came to Jesus and asked him what the greatest law of God was. There were over 600 very detailed laws about every facet of life imaginable. These laws were very complex and very difficult to understand. Religious people sat around all day and did nothing other than debate about these laws and how to follow them the best way. Jesus answered this religious person in one of the simplest ways possible. He summed up the entire law in one sentence and gave us the essence of what it means to follow God. He tells us in Matthew 22:37: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandant.” So the most important thing that we can do as followers of Christ is to love God with everything we have, with an undying passion and unending devotion.

This is the first step in getting involved at Calvary. We show our devotion to him by simply getting involved in corporate worship. This is where we gather weekly to sing to him, study from the Word of God and bring our offerings to Him. It is how we show our love corporately as a church. If you want to begin a journey with Calvary we suggest you start here. Come to our worship service and experience what it means to love God.

In our services, we strive to be relevant to today’s culture while we stay true to the never changing message of God. As you come you will find welcoming people, traditional hymns as well as modern worship songs and a biblically sound message from the Word of God.

 

Love People

Even though the religious man wanted just the most important law, Jesus went a step further and gave him the second most important law. In Matthew 22:39 He said, “The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” As we love God first, the outflow of that is to love people.

As you become more involved at Calvary, our desire is that you begin to cultivate relationships within the church. This can’t be done only by attending a worship service. The best way to develop relationships is by attending a small group either on Sunday morning or Sunday evening. As you attend a small group, you will surround yourself with people who are a part of this family.  We encourage you to join a Sunday School Class (LIFE Group) on Sunday mornings and maybe even a home group on Sunday evenings.  Here you will learn to love people, fulfilling the second greatest commandment that Jesus instructs us to do. In these small groups you will find bible centered teaching and fellowship with other followers of Christ.

 

Serve the World

Jesus set the example for us by telling us in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man [Jesus] did not come to be served, but to serve.” While the only person that deserved to be served was Jesus, He put himself aside and served the needs of others. All throughout the New Testament, Jesus is seen meeting the physical, emotional, and relational needs of people. As His followers, we are to follow in His footsteps and do the same.

Once you have committed yourself to attending weekly corporate worship services and joined a small group, the next step of commitment is to find a place to serve. There are many places to get plugged in serving at many different commitment levels. It can be as easy as greeting guests on Sunday morning or as challenging as teaching a Sunday School Class or volunteering at our Dental Clinic. We want you to be involved where you feel God is leading and has gifted you. As you serve, your commitment to God and others will grow.