Twice each year, Calvary gives special emphasis to the global vision and outreach that our church has had since its inception. Our Spring Missions Celebration theme meditates on our calling to always be "Sending Hope to the World." During our missions celebration, missionaries from all over the world join us and are featured guests at several activities throughout the week.

WHAT IS MISSIONS?

Missions is the process of partnering with people (missionaries and ministries) to take the message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

SEND

Missionaries (and their families) dedicate their lives to learning a language, understanding culture and building relationships with the people they’re trying to reach. Missionaries are dependent upon funds for their living expenses and ministry needs. 

SUPPORT

We (churches and individuals) can support missionaries through ongoing missions pledges. Ongoing funding means that missionaries can stay on the field longer for sustained relationships, hope and success on the missions field. 

IMPACT

Imagine the compounded impact of missionaries staying in their field and maintaining momentum and relationships for generations to come! Imagine if we, Calvary Church, could say “Yes!” to every missionary!

Thank you for helping us send hope to the world!


Schedule

Mar. 10–17, 2019

 

Mar.
10

Sunday, Mar. 10
6 p.m. — Missions Small Groups (These groups meet in homes throughout the week as guests share food and enjoy time with a missionary. For times and locations, scroll down.)

Mar.
11

Monday, Mar. 11
6/7 p.m. — Missions Small Groups

Mar.
13

Wednesday, Mar. 13
7 p.m. — We’re uniting for one big missions rally! Worship will be followed by a missionary testimony and prayer for people called into missions. Students in grades 6–12 will also join adults for this powerful evening. Join us as we pray that God will move in nations and cultures through missions.

Mar.
15

Friday, Mar. 15
6/7 p.m. — Mission Small Groups

Mar.
16

Saturday, Mar. 16
8:30 a.m. — We’re featuring the work of Adult & Teen Challenge Illinois, a faith-based program that focuses on redemption and healing of addiction. Adult & Teen Challenge is one of the 200 missionaries and ministries that we support, so don’t miss the chance to hear first-hand how God is using them to make an impact. The morning will include a hot breakfast, the Teen Challenge Choir, and a message by Paul Hinzman, director of the Illinois program. This is a great chance to hear the vision behind his important organization. Tickets are $5/person, free for kids 3 and under. Click here to purchase tickets.
5 p.m. — Saturday Worship Service will feature Pastor Cody and Reverend Randy Hurst.

Mar.
17

Sunday, Mar. 17
9 & 11 a.m. — Our missions celebration will close with guest speaker Randy Hurst in all weekend services. Reverend Hurst is the advancement director for the Assemblies of God World Missions and always brings a powerful and inspiring word for us. (At Calvary Español, special guest, Andres Panasiuk. At Calvary West, guest missionaries, Terry and Ruthanne Hoggard. Missionaries will also speak in classes and groups.)

 


 

Missionaries

Randy HurstRandy Hurst — Guest Speaker
Randy Hurst: Randy is a Missionary Evangelist who serves as the Advancement Director for Assemblies of God World Missions. He also served as AGWM Communications Director from 1997 to 2016. He and his wife, Ruth, were resident missionaries in the Samoan Islands for four years, and prior to that, served throughout the Asia Pacific region, Latin America and Europe.

 

Paul and Debbie HinzmanPaul and Debbie Hinzman — Adult & Teen Challenge Illinois
Paul is the CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge Illinois. He has led the teams, leaders and center facilities across the state since 2014. His dream is for the organization to become the faith-based solution for Illinois’ drug epidemic. By partnering with local churches and businesses, he hopes to increase program expansion and facility development. Paul and Debbie reside in Illinois with their 3 children.

 

Charles and Kehinde MoodieCharles and Kehinde Moodie — Chicago
Charles and Kehinde are the Lead Pastors of Chicago City Life Center. They left New York in July of 2012 to minister in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Englewood is known for its violence, drugs and deep urban poverty. Their church’s motto is, "Changing Our City One Life at a Time." The couple lives in Englewood with their two sons, Joshua and Josiah.

 

Terry and Ruthanne HoggardTerry and Ruthanne Hoggard — Europe
Terry and Ruthanne have served as European missionaries since 1984. They have provided pastoral leadership for international churches in Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden. Through the years, the couple has focused on leading the global international team for Convoy of Hope, engaging in international church development and pursuing networking opportunities.

 

Todd and Shawndra LucasTodd and Shawndra Lucas — Chicago
Todd and Shawndra are Directors for Chicago Chi Alpha, an outreach to students on secular college campuses including UIC, Loyola, Northwestern and Columbia College. Their mission is to build a citywide community of disciple-makers. They oversee small group discipleship, leadership training, and on-campus evangelism. The couple resides in Chicago with their sons, Ethan and Cameron.

 

David and Chasity ParksDavid and Chastidy Parks — Europe
David and Chastidy have served as AGWM church planting missionaries in Azerbaijan and England for the past 17 years. In 2013, they planted Life Church Bristol and have seen the church grown into a healthy vibrant community. They have three children, Hannah, Noah and Luke.

 

Frank Murenzi and Claudine BakayisangaFrank Murenzi and Claudine Bakayisanga — Rwanda
Pastor Frank is a leader within the ministry "Come and See Rwanda" and is active with Evangelism and Missions. His wife Claudine, a genocide survivor, serves as a deacon and intercessor at the church. Pastor Frank and Claudine have four children.

 

Andres and Rochelle PanasiukAndres and Rochelle Panasiuk — Florida
Dr. Andrés Panasiuk is a renowned international Hispanic Evangelical leader, conference speaker, president of Compass Latino and founder of The Institute for Financial Culture. He previously pastored for almost 10 years in one of the most violent neighborhoods of Chicago. He and his wife Rochelle live in Florida with their three children.

 


Small Groups

Join us Sunday, Monday and Friday evening as we meet in homes around the area and at the church for missions small groups! You will have the chance to speak directly with a missionary and hear about his/her experiences on the mission field. Groups begin at 6 or 7 p.m., so be sure to connect with your group's host before you attend. Feel free to bring some food to share!

Below is the full list of groups. Click on a map location to see more information about that group. 

Sunday Monday Friday

Missions Trips

WE TRAVEL TO TOUCH THE WORLD

Calvary Church believes in the importance and power of missions. We take teams to other places of the world (and our own country) to tell people about God’s love, to lend a helping hand to areas in need and to encourage the missionaries, pastors and congregations who have been called there by God. Join one (or many!) of our missions trip opportunities, and discover how God can use you to love others.

Kocise, Slovakia
May 12–21

  • We will respond to refugee challenges alongside Convoy of Hope Europe and local Slovak pastor Jan Liba. We will also provide construction and outreach services for the local church and the Roma (gypsy) communities. 
  • Interested? Let us know!

Butare, Rwanda
July 14–24

Haiti
July 20–27

Los Angeles
July 22–27

Mattoon, Illinois
August 4–11

Lugoj, Romania
September 18–28

My Church. My Family. My Mission. 
October 24, 25 & 26

  • Not all missions trips require a trip! Join your church family as we come together to serve and beautify our church campus! 
  • Interested? Let us know!

Give towards a missions trip


Projects

SUPPORT A PROJECT OF THIS WEEK'S MISSIONARIES:

You have the opportunity to give specifically to one of our guest missionaries and their projects! Support raised for these projects will be sent directly to missionaries and/or with Calvary missions teams visiting the area in 2019. This is a great opportunity to see how your support can make a life-changing difference around the world.

Paul & Debbie Hinzman: Team Challenge Illinois

  1. Continued revamping of training phase curriculum and Chicago programming.
  2. North Perkin facility needs remodeling to add 10 apartments for transitional living.
  3. The new Women's Facility in Carlinville will also require continued updates.
  4. Later this year, they plan to obtain a Special-Use permit for a property that would be used to develop a robust training phase for about 70 clients.
  5. Funds for scholarships in all their programs and centers.

Charles & Kehinde Moodie: Chicago

  1. This year, the church building will need new gutters and improvements on the roof.
  2. The preschool will also need new playground equipment.

Terry & Ruthanne Hoggard: Europe

  1. Development/publication of regional international church leadership training manuals (Africa, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, Northern Asia): $7000 per project (for 6 projects)
  2. Website renewal: $5000 
  3. Camera Nikon D750 DSLR
  4. Olympus Tough TG-5: $400 

Todd & Shawndra Lucas: Chicago

Ministry
  1. Spring Getaway (Retreat) Subsidies: $3000
  2. Staff Recruitment & Development: $3000
  3. Leadership Training & fall Kickoff: $3500
  4. Internship Program Costs: $3000
  5. Books, Resources & Materials: $1000
  6. Teachers & Training Courses: $2000
  7. 15 Passenger Ministry Vehicle: $15,000
  8. MacBook Pro Computer: $1800
Personal
  1. New Family Vehicle: $15,000

David & Chastidy Parks: Europe

  1. Down Payment on building: $100,000
  2. Mini sensory room equipment for Special Needs Ministry: $6000
  3. Sound system: $5000
  4. Church Computer: $2000
  5. Nursery and Kids room remodel: $2000
  6. Church Planter Training (2 per year): $1500 per event
  7. Halloween Community Outreach: $600
  8. Term Break student outreach x4: $600 each
  9. Bibles for kids room and nursery: $300
  10. Youth Gaming System and games: $500
  11. Sponsor a child for camp x 10: $260 each

Frank Murenzi & Claudine Bakayisanga: Rwanda 

  1. Tailoring and handcrafts project: $9,700. This self-help project will help old men to be able to do something other than digging land they are too old to dig.
  2. Two main solar panels: $4000. As electricity gets more expensive, these will help relieve costs.
  3. Health insurance for 300 people: $1000.
  4. Two cows: $800. The two cows will help for garden fertilizer and milk. (We just lost one that Calvary gave us.)
  5. Mushroom project: $600.
  6. Evangelism van: $22,000. 

Andres & Rochelle Panasiuk: Florida 

  1. Bible study to teach 300 women about money, marriage, their children's education, and a deeper relationship with God through Proverbs 31: $3,000
  2. Print a teaching kit and student kid for high school seniors to learn biblical principles on financial education: $42,000
  3.  Sponsor a Christian micro-entrepreneur to enroll in business incubator to defeat poverty: $70
  4. Record, produce and distribute radio programs to 23 countries: $20,000
  5. Translation fund to translate Spanish and English bible studies to other languages: $6,000
  6. Create a leadership development fund to sponsor deserving stewardship leaders at local churches with grants for 50% of the cost: $18,000
  7. Seed money to coordinate and host Pan-American Congress on Economic Transformation: $10,000
  8. Hire specialist to coordinate work with churches in Latin America: $12,000

Support A Missions Project

Another Project Opportunity

We also send project funds with each missions trip to ensure that lives can be changed by providing crucial resources to areas that most need it around the world. Join us in supporting the ongoing projects of the over 200 Missionaries that Calvary Church supports on a monthly basis!