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Who We Are
Calvary is a place for people to find an authentic, relevant worship experience and practical Biblical teaching. It is a “come as you are” atmosphere where people are welcome to dress up or dress down. Worship at Calvary is centered on Christ. Safe, fun, and Christ- centered programming is offered to preschool, elementary, and middle school on Sunday mornings. High school and college ministry take place on Sunday evenings. Calvary currently offers two Sunday morning service times with concurrent children’s ministry at 9:00 am and 10:20 am. Volunteers and staff are encouraged to attend one service in addition to the ministry where they serve each Sunday. As of June 2021, we are a church of 700 in worship and 225 per week in children’s ministry.
Calvary Church is located in northwestern West Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. West Lafayette is bordered on its eastern side by I-65, and is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago. The school systems are consistently ranked among the top in the state. Purdue University, with an enrollment of around 40,000 students, is also located in West Lafayette and has one of the highest percentage enrollments of international students of public universities in the U.S. The area is economically diverse and includes farming, heavy industry (Subaru, Caterpillar, Wabash National, Arconic, Tate and Lyle, and others), as well as higher education (Purdue and Ivy Tech Community College).
Calvary Church Mission Statement
Our mission is to make followers who make followers of Jesus. A follower is someone who understands their need for Jesus, has surrendered their life to Him, and is taking steps to look more like Him. We have four simple followers statements. These statements help us discern if our discipleship pathway is equipping individuals to grow in their knowledge of Jesus and their understanding of discipleship.
1. Followers Follow Jesus.
Our desire is to think like Jesus, act like Jesus, and love like Jesus.
2. Followers Share What They Know.
We do not have to know everything to be able to tell someone about Jesus or to invite them into community. As we learn more, we can share more, but every follower has something to share.
3. Followers Serve God and Others.
Every follower of Jesus has gifts and is an important part of the church. We want to use those gifts to honor God and to serve in the church, in our community, and around our world.
4. Followers Give Sacrificially.
As followers, we want to give our time, money, resources, and talents to build up the Kingdom of God.