Summer Community Groups
Go and make disciples of all nations. Matthew 28:19
That was the last instruction Jesus gave to His disciples before ascending into heaven. And that instruction applies to everyone who calls themselves a Jesus follower. It’s our charge, our mandate.
But how do we go about making disciples? That’s a good question. Fortunately, we have the four gospel accounts of the ministry of Jesus to guide us. We can read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and see how Jesus modeled discipleship.
One of the first things you will notice is that Jesus didn’t seek out the best, the brightest and the most affluent to be His disciples. In fact, a close look at the twelve closest to Him would indicate just the opposite. Look further and you will see that Jesus didn’t wait for people to come to Him, but rather, He went to where they were. He found Simon, Andrew, James and John at the Sea of Galilee, fishing and he found Matthew in his tax collectors booth. Jesus went where they were, then He invited them to follow Him.
We follow the example of Jesus, when we go to where they are and take His love to them; all of them, the affluent and the marginalized. Those who seem to be exceptionally gifted and those who have little talent that the world would recognize. We can’t wait for people to come to us.
Community Groups provide a comfortable place to invite your friends and neighbors. Whether it is sharing a meal or riding a bicycle, attending a Bible study or walking along the river, we must engage the culture around us. If we are to follow Jesus’ command, the best way to start is to invite them to join us in an activity, where we will have opportunity to share the love of Jesus.
Telling people about Jesus isn’t hard, you just need to begin by sharing your story. There is a line from The Chosen series that I love. It’s a great way to tell someone about your experience. “I was one way, and now I’m another. And the thing that happened in between, was Him.” Just share your story.
So connect with a Community Group and let’s make disciples as we continue to Do Life Together!
Get to Know You BBQ
John & Diane Poet
38687 Old Pengra Road, Fall Creek
June 13, July 18, August 15
If you are new to Calvary, we would love to get to know you. What better way to build relationship than over a plate of BBQ? Whether this is your first Sunday, or you’ve been coming for a year, we want to meet you, to share a meal and some fellowship. Join us at 1 pm on the dates show above. (See Pastor John for directions)
Wiggles Play Date
BiG FamILY room
Come join us on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:00pm upstairs at the church. This time is designed to give parents and kids a place to get out of the house (a change of scenery) for a play date. It is not drop off, day care. It’s a time to come play, get your wiggles out and hang out with some friends.
Mark Bible Study
(Note: this group will break for July and August and resume in September)
Join Dr. Larry Burke for an in depth study of the gospel of Mark. This will be a chapter by chapter study, and you can join anytime. A course notebook with outline and notes will be provided. You don’t want to miss this exciting and informative look at the gospel according to Mark.
Todd and Rachel Sykes
See dates and locations below:
Kickstands up - 6:30 pm sharp
Join us every other Tuesday for family friendly, easy, breezy, put a smile on your face bicycle rides. We will be cruising along paved local bike paths while enjoying the scenery and each other’s company. Participants should have their own bicycle and be able to ride for a distance of up to 10 miles.
June 22-Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road, Eugene (we will be stopping off at Dickie Jo’s/Dickie Yo’s)
July 6-Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris Street, Springfield
July 23-Mosby Creek trailhead, 77909 Lang Rd, Cottage Grove
August 3-Mill Race Path, 303 S 5th Street, Springfield
August 17-Green Bike Bridge, behind Valley River Center, Eugene
Tammy Lyon & Lynda Tuetsch
541-513-7172 / 541-844-9399
Calvary Conference Room
This completely confidential group is open to anyone who has been impacted by abortion. The goal of the group is to find peace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. This is an 11 week Bible study with support and encouragement from the leaders.
Save One is a nationally recognized ministry that offers help for men, women and family members of those who have been impacted by abortion.
Contact Tammy or Lynda for more information.
Fun & Fellowship
2nd Wednesday of each month
Come join us for lunch. We will get together for food, fellowship and friendship building.
Ladies of all ages are invited.
Sermon Study Group
Homer & Toni Meads
8843 Thurston Road
This group will meet each week to dig deeper into the message from the previous Sunday and seek to find application for our own lives. Join us for some great discussion, fellowship and treats.
Hammer Time Bible Study
5927 G Street, Springfield
1st Friday of each month
This is a group of women who meet monthly. We share coffee, tea and a Bible study. We are currently studying Philippians. Join us.
Band of Brothers
John Poet & Mike Coontz
Various times and locations
Proverbs 27:17 says “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
Our goal with Band of Brothers is to encourage relationship and mentoring between men, to build one another up in the faith. If you would like to join up with another man who will meet with you regularly and encourage your growth in the faith, we invite you to join the Band of Brothers.
Calvary Running Team
Our group is open to runners and walkers, bikers (and even dogs) - of any age. We are family friendly and welcome anyone. If you want to improve your current level of fitness, or just want to get out and enjoy the outdoors with others, this is the group for you. We provide support and encouragement for those who are pursuing fitness goals, and friendly conversation for those who just want to have a leisurely walk. Clearwater path is beautiful and uncrowded. Come join us for some exercise and fellowship. More importantly, we’ll build relationships and encourage one another in our faith.
Jeff & Lauren Graham
Time and Location TBA
This community group is all about SPONTANEOUS FUN! We like to do activities with others whenever the mood strikes us. Thus, the word spontaneous in our group name. Some things we’re planning (and we use that term very loosely) on doing this summer are: Pickle Ball, basketball, Trac Ball, lawn darts (wait, scratch that; lawn darts are illegal!), hike, ride bicycles, float the river, prayer-walk, play board games, eating (food will definitely be involved!) and whatever else comes to mind — yours or ours.
As for spontaneity, there will be no set schedule. Rather, we will send out a group text to anyone who signs up, regarding an upcoming activity that we’ve dreamed up. If you can make it, great! If not, that's okay too! We will try to give a little heads up so you can plan, although that may not always happen. The idea is simply to enjoy getting to know one another while having SPONTANEOUS FUN. So sign up and wait to hear what the next FUN activity will be!