I am truly appreciative of my time at Calvary. I am learning a lot of great lessons that I will take with me wherever I go in ministry (Don’t worry. I have no plans to go anywhere else anytime soon). The top 2 lessons I have learned…
#1 – How to support missions. Calvary does a job second to none when it comes to supporting missions. Missions videos every month. Guest missionary speakers throughout the year. The entire month of October dedicated to missions, with missionary speakers every Sunday morning and evening. Missions banquet, with missionary speakers. Missionaries in home care groups, and youth group. And so much more. The result, this year over $500,000 in missionary faith promises. A great model to learn from.
#2 – The second lesson I am learning is how to care for people….or what Calvary calls “The Personal Touch.” Calvary cares for people in so many different ways. Visiting someone from the church who is in the hospital, every day they are in the hospital. Birthday cards to everyone on their birthday, and a lot of times a phone call as well. Follow up with every visitor by one of the pastors. Being mindful of what is going on in people’s lives and remembering to follow up with them about it. These are just a few of the dozens of ways that Calvary does a good job of just letting people know that they are valued, that they are cared for, and that they are part of family.
I am sure that there are many other lessons that I will learn in my time at Calvary, but these are certainly the top two.