Several years ago, when Kathy and I lived in the eastern part of the United States, I picked up coffee on the way to work. The café that had the best coffee served it in cups with the slogan that said, "We are obsessed with freshness." They claimed the only way to get
fresher coffee was to go pick it from the plant.
Pastor Adam, the deacons, and I invested several hours casting around for a summary of what makes our church different from other churches. Why is Calvary Baptist Church important? What is our reason for existing?
We decided that like this coffee shop, we are absolutely obsessed with something. We are obsessed with the Truth. Everything we do in this body of Christ
is aimed at communicating the Truth.
The Truth we are committed to is two-fold. First we are committed to the unchanging Truth of God's Word. Jesus in His prayer in John 17 asked the Father to, "Sanctify them through Thy truth, Thy word is truth." Our eternal salvation is ours because we believe in the Truth of God's word. It is the Word of God that becomes our life and which helps us grow up in our relationship with the living Lord Jesus. The Apostle Paul prescribed our methodology in Ephesians 4:15 "Speaking the truth in love, [we] may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ."
Here at Calvary Baptist, we are obsessed with the Truth of God's Word, and, secondly, we are obsessed with the Truth. This Truth is the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Truth incarnate. In John 14:6, shortly before our Lord Jesus was crucified, He told His disciples about how they can get to heaven. He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." Your friends here at Calvary Baptist Church are committed to proclaiming the Lord Jesus who is the Truth so others can come to God the Father through Him. Do you know Him? You can. We can show you how.
Speaking the truth in love, [we] may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ.
- Ephesians 4:15
(Nursery Care available)
7 pm - Prayer & Praise
During the School year
AWANA (age 3 - to grade 6)
Youth Group (Grade 6-12)
The Lord's Table is observed once a month alternating between the 10:30 am service and the 6:00 pm service.
And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks He said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." And He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me." And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
Reading from Ephesians the class will work together and discuss questions to get the answer.
“Discerning the Voice of God”
If hearing God has seemed challenging, you are invited to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him--His will, His heart, and His voice—your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity and discernment.
"We'll be continuing in Chapter 5 of Luke, where Jesus' Galilean ministry begins with the calling of His first disciples. This is the path that will lead to His final triumphal entry into Jerusalem in chapter 19."
We will delve more deeply into our knowledge of the Holy Spirit using Billy Graham's book as reference and inspiration.
Children - PreK to grade 6
As you pass through the front doors look to your right and you will see stairs leading up to the sanctuary and down to the basement.
Children - grades 7-12
Our Jr. Church is going through the Answers in Genesis - ABC Bible Curriculum. Come and visit us if you like and learn with us. We have a great time with our teachers and our fantastic assistants.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
2 Timothy 3:14-16
Prayer & Praise meets Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Sanctuary.
Our Wednesday night prayer and praise gives opportunity to sing a couple of old hymns, songs from the heart. We study God's Word and make personal application of scriptures. There is a close fellowship of saints on our way through this old world on our way to heaven.
We listen, then pray for the needs in our lives and attempt to thank the Lord for Who We is and what He is doing in our lives, in our church and our worlds. This meeting helps us to stay close to the Lord.
-Pastor Emeritus Jameson
Ladies of all ages are invited to join together to study Facing Your Fears with Faith, by Juanita Purcell. We’ll study God’s promises and examples of people who faced their fears with faith so we’ll be better prepared to face our own fears victoriously. Even if you can’t commit to every week, you are more than welcome to come when you can. Meets Thursdays at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Any questions see Carolyn B.
This is a time for men to come together in fellowship, have a devotional & of course a bit-o-food. Bring a friend & and open spirit. A suggested donation of 2 or 3 dollars would be appreciated to help with costs. Breakfast starts at 8 am and meets in the Fellowship Hall the 1st Saturday of each month during the School year and are off June-August. This way the men can have vacation time during the summer months. We invite you to join them at the next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast!
2020 dates: January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9,10 & 12
We offer opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship and service through Adult Bible Fellowships [ABF], Bible Studies, Retreats, Music, Missions, Prayer groups and more. ABF starts at 9:15am Sunday mornings.
Our children grow and mature in Christ through SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday Mornings @ 9:15am and JR. CHURCH @ 10:30am.
During the School year kids age 3 – grade 6 also enjoy AWANA Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm – 8:15pm.
Meets during the same times as AWANA.
Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm
Phone: (517) 482-1135
Address: 14769 Wood Rd
Lansing, MI 48906
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1pm-3pm. Anyone who would like to help sort, cut, iron or sew is invited to come help. No quilting knowledge necessary.
A Review of the Teaching, Actions & Commands of Jesus in the four Gospels.
Each meeting will concentrate on a Jesus event. This will involve reviewing the event in scripture. Followed by a group discussion on how that event will apply or could affect a teen today. Students will then apply Jesus actions to their own lives.
Speed Limit Gang
The Speed Limit Gang [SLG] is for those who are 55 years an older. They meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 12:00 pm. The SLG sponsors various activities throughout the year.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
This is a time for men to come together in fellowship, have a devotional & of course a bit-o-food. Bring a friend & and open spirit. A suggested donation of 2 or 3 dollars would be appreciated to help with costs. Breakfast starts at 8 am and meets the 1st Saturday of each month during the School year. This way the men can have vacation time during the summer months. We invite you to join them at the next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast!
Join the ladies at Spur-en the 2nd Friday of the month in the Education Building. It is a time spent working on whatever project you choose to bring, while spuring and encouraging each other toward love and good deeds. The doors open @ 6:00 pm and close up sometime around 10:00 pm. You can come for as long as fits your schedule. We encourage you to invite a friend, bring a snack or whatever will make this time together comfortable for you. [Children are welcome but there is no nursery care for this event].
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another –and all the more as you see the day approaching.
We host Released Time Bible Class [RTBC] led by Debbie Price who ministers with Rural Bible Mission [RBM] Ministries. This is an opportunity for children, in accordance with Michigan law, to be released from school once a month to attend religious instructional classes. The class is one hour and thirty minutes. The children are picked up from school by the church at 9:00am and returned following the class by 11:00am operating during the months of October – April or May depending upon spring break.
Schools which are currently involved:
Schavey Road Elementary
David Scott Elementary
If you are interested in having your child involved in this program pick up a yellow flier at the information table in the foyer or contact your school office if it is one of the previously listed schools. We would be happy to have your child join us at RTBC.
What is Released Time Bible Class?
Now, by state law, a new and effectual door has opened called “released time”. Michigan Administrative Code R 340.71 states that… “The board of education or its duly authorized representative, upon written request of the parent, guardian or person having control or charge of any child or children, shall release from attendance at the public school any child or children to attend religious instruction classes not to exceed two hours (120 minutes) per week.” Or, in other words, if Mom or Dad sign the permission slips, the kids can go from school on school time to a nearby church or other suitable place for Bible Class!
What the Children Get …
Seven times each school year the Bible is taught by the story-telling method, with the aid of eye-catching visuals.
The Bible Story is the “heart” of the program. The stories are chosen from both the Old and New Testaments, with concern for the needs and understanding of the children. The presentation is true to life, faithful to Scripture and backed by RBM Ministries’ commitment to evangelical Christian doctrine.
Each month the children are given a Bible verse to memorize and apply to their lives. Where facilities and time allow songs and quizzes are part of the program.
An attractive take-home paper climaxes the thrust of each month’s lesson, games and pointed Bible message are used to help crystallize Biblical truth.
Operation Saturation or OpSat is a program to saturate our community with the Gospel in print and with a personal invitation to attend our church. We will meet Thursdays at the church at 7pm to get our assignments. We ask you to commit to distribute 25 brochures or spend an hour at distributing and knocking on doors, whichever comes first. Then we will meet back at the church to record what was accomplished.
The weeks for OpSat 2019 are:
Thursdays, June 6 - June 20 - June 27
No OpSat 6/13 due to Deacon Meeting
(General Association of Regular Baptist Churches)
Link to Beliefs and Constitution of GARB