Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care & Senior Adults
The Family Care Ministry has programs and resources which address the needs of families through every stage of life. From those just considering marriage, to the young couple beginning their family, to the older couple with aging parents, or the family who is walking through a difficult time, Calvary can be a place where you will find encouragement, direction and help.
1:27 Now is a ministry of Calvary that began with a passion for the orphans of this world and a deep desire to live out James 1:27 which says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
We help to provide venues where families gather to celebrate the unique joys and honestly discuss the unique challenges that adoptive and foster families often face through:
The Counseling Ministry at Calvary is staffed with master’s level professionals who are committed to combining Biblical truth with clinical skills. We work with individuals of all ages, couples, and families, and it is our goal to help our clients achieve spiritual growth as well as improved emotional and mental health.
Our counselors are licensed in North Carolina, having completed a master’s degree in counseling or marriage and family therapy. As a way of advocating for the field of Christian counseling, we have an intern on staff who receives close supervision as he/she completes the requirements for licensure.
Clients are assessed in the first appointment after completing an intake information sheet. Counseling sessions last for fifty (50) minutes and are limited to eight to ten sessions per client. Appointments are scheduled between 9:00a and 4:30p Monday through Wednesday. Although there is no fee for this service, our ministry welcomes and greatly appreciates donations.
At this time, we are only able to meet with our church members.
Are you in need of a caring Christian who will listen, empathize, encourage, pray, provide confidential care, and patiently support you as you work through a crisis or difficult time? Do you know someone, perhaps a friend, neighbor, coworker, colleague, or relative, who could benefit from this type of care? Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, to share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing. God does not intend for you to struggle alone. Our Barnabas volunteers are ready to provide you with the confidential, one-to-one Christian care you need to make it through a crisis or help you through a difficult time.
These groups are non-sectarian in nature and do not ascribe to a certain religious affiliation. Their purpose is to provide a safe environment for people to meet with others who have similar struggles and who strive for balance and a healthier approach to life. Those who attend the group faithfully can gain hope for improvement of their situations as they bond with others and learn better coping skills. By allowing these groups to meet on our campus, we are both providing a community service as well as another opportunity for people to become familiar with Calvary. A group of AL-Anon (Alcoholics Anonymous) meets here weekly throughout the year:
All meet in the James B. Sechrist Building.
The central focus is on the Lord Jesus as our only path to heaven and the abundant life on earth. The purpose is to help group members find comfort in a coalition with others who have a similar struggle or concern. The hope is that group membership will bring a renewed sense of meaning to each person as he/she connects with other group members. Through shared experiences each group can provide spiritual growth and accountability in a unique way for the members.
These groups are now meeting:
Tuesdays at 7:00p in the James B. Sechrist Building, Calvary Central
Wednesdays at 6:00p in B-2110, Calvary Central
This group is for women who have been affected by pornography or infidelity in their marriage. This group meets weekly. Email for more information and group location.
Faithful and True Men’s Group
This group meets weekly. Email for more information and group location.
Perhaps there is no heavier burden we bear than the tender burden of grief when one we love dearly passes away. The love and prayers of God’s people are critical for our grieving Brothers and Sisters to know and experience. We post bereavement information as quickly as details become available so that we as a church family can respond in prayerful and practical ways.
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Calvary is a praying church. It is a joy to pray for each other in praise; it is a privilege to pray for each other in the valleys of life, reminding each other of the tender security of our Father’s Hand.
At Calvary, we encourage our church family to be lovingly and personally connected with a small group community in Bible Fellowship. It is in those relationships that we share our joys and heartaches in prayer and “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
Military & Family Support of the Triad is a ministry providing friendship and support for any military personnel and their family. If you are currently in the military, if you have a family member in the military, or if you would like to come alongside these families to encourage them in their service to our country,
Military & Family Support of Calvary Baptist Church, created in September 2006, providing friendship and support for any military personnel and his/her family. It is for those who are currently in the military, those who have a family member in the military, and those who would like to come alongside these families to encourage them in their service to our country.
All of us know the importance of prayer, and there are few times that we feel the need for this more than during a time of military deployment. But it’s not just the service member away on assignment who needs our prayers, it is also the families who are left behind. Calvary has compiled a list of military personnel who are members of our church or in some way connected to one of the members of our church. Click here for a list of these individuals. If you know of a service member who is a member of Calvary or who is family to one of our Calvary members, call us at 336.714.5413 and they will be added to our prayer list.
We are a people called together by God to minister to our local military and their families, committing our prayers for these families and our service to the Lord. Our group includes: veterans, spouses, parents, family members, and friends of current and past service members. Because of our close ties and experiences, we feel led by God to share His love and hope to our armed services.
In the past we have been blessed to hold several pamper days for mothers and wives of deployed service members, military appreciation luncheons for veterans and active duty military, various social events, care package drives, card-making days, prayer services, and support group meetings. We also have been honored to provide direct help to several families of wounded warriors of Operation Iraqi Freedom. God has blessed us with so many resources and opportunities in our short existence and we look forward to what is ahead.