I am truly appreciative of my time at Calvary. Â I am learning a lot of great lessons that I will take with me wherever I go in ministry (Don’t worry. Â I have no plans to go anywhere else anytime soon). Â 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. Â Missions videos every month. Â Guest missionary speakers throughout the year. Â The entire month of October dedicated to missions, with missionary speakers every Sunday morning and evening. Â Missions banquet, with missionary speakers. Â MissionariesÂ in home care groups, and youth group. Â And so much more. Â 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. Â Visiting someone from the church who is in the hospital, every day they are in the hospital. Â Birthday cards to everyone on their birthday, and a lot of times a phone call as well. Â Follow up with every visitor by one of the pastors. Â Being mindful of what is going on in people’s lives and remembering to follow up with them about it. Â 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.