Calvary Baptist Church
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
For over seventy years, Calvary Baptist Church has maintained a rich heritage as a church dedicated to missions and evangelism. During this time, the members of our church have continued to expand the church's vision to reach the unreached. Today, we are more involved in ministry than at any other time in our history. To share Christ and His love is our main purpose. Take a moment and explore all of Calvary's ministries. You'll find that our reach extends outside of our walls and beyond all borders.
I. Calvary Family Life Center
Home School Sporting Events. Our FLC is reserved annually for families involved in Home School Education to complete their physical education requirements.
Arkansas River Valley Montessori. Located just a few blocks south of our campus, ARV Montessori, one of several neighborhood schools, uses our facilties for physical education, graduation, and other special events.
Upward Basketball. Home to the first Upward Program in the state, our campus hosts over 1000 people each week during the months of December, January, February, and March.
Open Hours. Our walking track is used day in and day out by business and residential neighbors who desire to stay in shape through walking/jogging. Our Handball Court and Weight Room are available for use to the public as well. Basketball. Throughout the week, guests participate in games of pick-up basketball early in the morning and throughout the evening.
Aerobics. With multiple class offerings, we host a variety of high and low-impact aerobics classes for guests of all ages.
Senior Adult Wellness. Assiting them eith their desire to stay physically active, we host aerobic and weight training classes for senior adults four days each week.
II. Calvary Mission House
Calvary owns and maintains a Heights Neighborhood residential property adjacent to our campus. Originally designed as a home to visiting missionaries, it now serves predominantly as a home to families staying in Central Arkansas while undergoing medical treatment at Arkansas Children's Hospital, the Veteran's Administration Health Center, or the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
III. Worship Center
Weddings. Calvary remains one of the only churches in the are to provide use of the worship center for weddings to non-member families.
Performances. Our worship center is regularly used for concerts, recitals, and neighborhood association meetings.
Mother's Day Out. For over two decades, Calvary has been home to one of the premier Early Childhood Education programs in Central Arkansas. Over seventy families, many of whom are neighborhood residents, are served through this program.
CBS. Calvary hosts a large inter-denominational bible study, Community Bible Study, each Tuesday evening during the months of September - May.
Agency, Business, and Non-Profit Meetings. Our facilities are used as a meeting center for community outreach agencies, local and area businesses, and non-profit agencies throughout the year. In addition, we are home to a group of young men participating in Boy Scouts of America.
Hmong Ministry. For over thirty years, Calvary has been a church home to hundreds of Hmong-speaking Laotians. We provide these individuals with a pastor and meeting space on a weekly basis.
V. Associational Involvement
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. As a CBF-affiliated church, Calvary participates in efforts to reach Arkansans, through the Delta Ministries Project in Helena/West Helena, financial and improvement endeavors with Arkansas Baptist College, and racial relationship strengthening conferences designed to unify all races in a common evangelistic cause. In addition, we partner with an African-American congregation in southwest Little Rock, hosting various community outreach and evangelistic programs designed to meet the needs of their community. We have hosted the CBF of Arkansas Annual Meeting on our campus, and will continue to maintain our relationship with CBF through providing the use of our campus for special events within the CBF.
Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Also an SBC-affiliated church, Calvary continues to expand its reach throughout our state by assisting the ABSC with the East Arkansas Area Delta Project. State Convention events are held on our campus periodically, and in 2009, we were the host of the State Handbell Festival sponsored by the ABSC.
Pulaski Baptist Association. Calvary plays an active role in the ministry of the Pulaski Association of Baptist Churches through active participation in PBA ongoing evangelistic endeavors, including Passport to Ministry, Disaster Relief, and mission endeavors throughout the United States and Mexico.
Other Associational Outreach. Calvary supports other agencies and organizations across our city through financial support, as well as by providing volunteers for these programs. The CALL in Arkansas (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime), Habitat for Humanity, Union Rescue Mission, Our House, The Little Rock Compassion Center, Arkansas Cares, Rice Depot, Arkansas Children's Hospital, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes are just a few of the agencies we are actively involved in assiting.
VI. Our Financial Gifts
Calvary has always maintained a committment to financial assistance to individuals and programs in need. Our commitment is shown through giving to the CBF, SBC, and Pulaski Baptist Association, as well as the Governor's Emergency Assistance Fund. In addition, we provide scholarship assistance to college and seminary students as our funds allow, and provide financial assistance to families in difficult circumstances.
VII. Gifts of our Time
Our students participate in missional work throughout the year, serving those in our community and across the globe. Our 2008 student ministry mission trip to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, was a huge success. In 2009, our students will minister to impoverished residents of northern Louisiana. One group of members, led by some of our men, build wheelchair-accessible ramps for residents of Central Arkansas. Calvary offers marriage and personal counseling services to members of the community, and our staff serve as grief counselors during times of crisis in our community. We open our campus to our community several times each year through the neighborhood carnival, Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Family Festival, and special Sunday Nights of Summer Events.