Who We Are
The preaching of the Word of God is paramount to Calvary Baptist Church. Every week, our Pastor studies diligently to bring messages that will help encourage the believer's walk with the Lord and inspire them to grow deeper in their relationship with Him.
Inspirational, traditional, and Gospel music is used each week to foster an atmosphere of worship amongst the congregation. We believe that music is a powerful tool to worship God and that is seen through our adult choir, orchestra, special music groups, solos, and ensembles.
World-wide Missions is the heartbeat of our church. Each October, we hold a Missions Conference where we take on new missionaries for support and renew our Faith Promise giving for the coming year. Calvary has long supported many missionaries throughout the world. God has given us the Great Commission to reach not only within our own town, but to the uttermost parts of the earth. Click here to read more about our missions program...
Discipleship is very important to us at Calvary. We don't only want to see people come to know the Lord, but also grow in the Lord! We offer a special discipleship Sunday School class, one-on-one meetings, and at atmosphere that encourages one to get involved and experience the power of God working in their life.
Our nursery is available for children from birth through 3 years old for every regular church service! We start instilling Scriptural truths as early as our nursery, so you can worship without worry knowing your children are in good hands.
Children ages 4 through 6th grade will be part of our Junior Church for the main service time at 10:45 AM. They will learn important Bible stories and how to apply their faith to everyday life.
We are proud to have a bus ministry at Calvary that has picked up children for many decades. Every Sunday morning, we start up the engines to run our routes around Lakeland. Our goal is to help children grow in the Lord and understand that victory can only be found through a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our AWANA Program runs each Wednesday evening (from September through mid-May) from 6:45 - 8:00 PM for children ages 3 through 6th grade.
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and is comprised of three clubs: Cubbies (Preschool), Sparks (K-2 grade), and Truth & Training (3-6 grade). Each week, children memorize Bible verses, participate in game time, learn Bible stories, and have lots of FUN!
Summer Children's Choir
Each Wednesday from mid-May through August from 7:00-8:00 PM, children ages 3 through 6th grade can participate in our Summer Children's Choir! From a young age children see how God's truths can be expressed through music. The lyrics they learn will help them for years to come with their walk with God. Game time is always a favorite too!
Calvary Baptist Church Academy
CBCA was founded in 1996 as a means to provide home educated students the ability to participate in extra-curricular activities such as choir, drama, art, band, yearbook, athletics, competition, and more. We offer record-keeping, achievement testing, and a diploma with graduation ceremony. CBCA's high school music director earned his degree in music from Florida Southern College and the drama director holds her degree from Tennessee Temple University. If you or someone you know home educates their children, please visit our school site for more information!
The Garage Youth Ministries
Our teen ministry starts in 7th grade through high school. We have a weekly Sunday School class, fun monthly activities, visitation opportunities, summer camp, and winter trip! We desire to train up a generation of young people that know why they love God and can take a stand for Christ in the culture and times we live.
Single Focus: College & Career Class
After high school and before getting married, this group finds time to meet for fun activities such as river boat trips, meals after church, bowling, and more. Sunday School lessons teach applicable truths to stand fast on God's Word in the midst of this changing culture that encourages compromise and political correctness.
We are excited to offer a “M.O.M.S.” support group, which stands for Making Our Mothering Significant. Every second Tuesday of each month is set aside for an exciting, uplifting meeting from 9:30-11:30 AM for moms of high-school-aged children and below to get together for a time of learning lessons on a variety of topics, laughing over the crazy, stressful antics of home, and leaning on one another for support.
Our Young Marrieds' Sunday School class meets each week and learns valuable lessons to help in their Spiritual growth as well as their marital growth. From campfires to barbeques, this group enjoys fun fellowship and times of helping each other.
Family Builders' Class
In the midst of life's busyness, it's important for families to keep Christ first when making their priority lists. We encourage parents to have daily devotions with their children to experience a Spirit-filled life from the many chores of the day.
We offer a weekly addiction/discipleship program on Fridays at 7:00 PM. No matter what kind of addiction you or a loved one may be facing, we teach freedom is possible through a personal walk with Christ. For more information, visit www.reformu.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O.A.S.I.S. stands for Older Adults Sharing in Service and is our ministry to those 50 or older. We want to be about our Father's business sharing in service toward others and fellowship with each other. Meeting primarily on Thursdays throughout the year, we have sweet times of fellowship, great meals and exciting day trips. Sessions include a time of devotions and prayer.
Senior Adult Sunday School
We offer several classes that meet each Sunday morning at 9:45 AM for teaching from the Word of God that will inspire you to be all you can be for His glory. God's will is not complete in our life until He takes us home.
Every Sunday morning after church, our Senior Singles meet at a local restaurant for some great food and lots of laughs!
Our dear widows stay active around Calvary by helping encourage others with prayer, cards, and visits. We have a food bank that helps provide some frozen food and pantry supplies.