Calvary Baptist Church is a church of families raising missionaries for Christ, serving our local community, and communities around the world.
As we continue to be obedient to the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to go into all the world and preach the Good News, we believe a major part of this is to support missionaries financially and through prayer.
Missions Month February 2024
Missions: "The Heartbeat of God" is our theme for Missions Month 2024. “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples” 1 Chronicles 16:24, is the theme verse. Sunday, February 18, 2024, we will have a Missions Luncheon after the morning worship service. We invite you to join us each Sunday, and invite a friend to learn more about missions at Calvary.
Pastor Joe and the following Missionaries are scheduled speakers for Missions Month:
February 4th: Sam Spatola and Pastor Joe
February 11th: Tom Schoen, Bill Stothers and Miguel Alou
February 18th: Mark Wildes and Ruth King
February 25th: Marcus Reis and Pastor Joe
The following are missionaries Calvary supports around the world:
Miguel Alou: Miguel is with World Team serving in the Dominican Republic with baseball chapels.
Albert & Janet Ehman: Even though they are retired from World Team, Albert and Janet are still actively doing ministry all over the world. Albert continues to coach missionaries and church leaders via the internet and travels to conferences.
Leon & Lorraine Dillinger: The Dillinger’s are retired from Crossworld. Each Jan-Mar, they spend in Indonesia teaching and encouraging church leaders. When at home, Leon continues to translate Bible passages for the different dialects in Indonesia. During the summer, they travel to supporting churches to teach and preach and share about the work in Indonesia.
Joe & Tamera Hill : They are with Pioneers Missions. They have recently moved into a new home which is next door to their son’s home. Joe is mentoring and discipling men to continue the work that they started in Brazil and Mexico.
Sam & Bonnie Thomas: They serve with African Inland Missions (AIM). Sam is a mobilizer while Bonnie does administrative work. They recruit candidates for going on the mission and hold training classes for missionaries who are headed to the field.
Steve & Sharon Entwistle: They are with AIM serving in Kenya at the Rift Valley Academy (RVA) in Kenya. They help in various positions at the school. Steve oversees AIM missionaries working in northern Mozambique. They will be on home assignment in the USA starting in July for one year.
Mike & Nancy Elwood: They currently live in Cummings GA. Mike works with Greater Europe Missions (GEM) writing training materials & Bible studies, while Nancy is with SHARE Education Services, an organization that assists missionary families in the education of their children.
Mike & Beth Chaplinsky: Mike heads up Suncoast Youth for Christ here in our area. They reach out to teens in area middle and high schools and also have outreach in a shelter and detention center to youth living there.
Gary & Dotsie Corwin: They recently retired from Serving in Missions (SIM). They continue to serve as mentor and counselors. Gary continues to write papers and they attend conferences to support missionaries.
George & Ruth King: They are serving in Japan with Baptist Bible Fellowship (BBF). George teaches and mentors church leaders. Ruth teaches in a Bible school and works with women and children. They are a part of a local Japanese church where George actively teaches and preaches.
Paul & Carol Thompson: They are with World Team serving in the Dominican Republic. Paul teaches and preaches in the DR. He makes trips over to Cuba where he teaches and mentors young men who want to be Jesus Followers! They are hoping to start house churches all over the island of Cuba!
CEF of Manasota: This is a ministry sharing the Good News to the children of these 2 counties, Manatee and Sarasota. They hold Good News clubs in many public elementary schools throughout Manatee & Sarasota counties.
Paul & Sandy Shattuck: They are retired from World Team. They continue to minister to the Hispanic community throughout Latin America. They encourage, train, & disciple church leaders.
Bill & Priscilla Stothers: They are with World Team serving in the Dominican Republic. Bill works baseball chapels while Priscilla, a nurse, works in home health especially with new or soon to be moms and their babies.
Life in Messiah is an organization that ministers to the Jewish people group all over the world. They evangelize, disciple and equip believers with priority to the Jewish people.
Bee the Change!
Each month we collect spare change to give to local missions and ministry organizations. For the month of February 2024, Bee the Change, will be donated to Loving Hands Ministries.
Loving Hands Ministries is a program based on the Word of Jesus Christ for young men who have Life-controlling addictions! We are a Twenty-Four Month Christ-centered Residential Discipleship Training Program.
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