Family Ministries

COMPASS KIDS

Our children's ministry helps kids approach life with a spiritual focus.  Compass Kids takes place on Wednesday night from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Please have your kids arrive at 6:15pm in the Family Life Center.


TRUE NORTH

Our student ministry focuses on students in grades 6 - 12.  True North meets on Wednesday night from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Classes take place on Sunday at 9:30am in the Family Life Center. There are classes for Pre-K - 12th grade.


To find out more about our Family Ministries please contact Dan Carson, Family Ministries Pastor at: Dan@calvaryfayetteville.com or 479-790-7808.



Worship and music

The people of God sing. After escaping from the Egyptians and crossing the Red Sea, the people of Israel sang a song to the Lord. Singing was part of Israel's formal worship in both tabernacle and temple. The Psalms bear rich testimony that in joy and sorrow, in praise and lament, the faithful raise their voices in song to God. Hymn singing was practiced by Jesus and his disciples. The Apostle Paul instructed the Colossians…


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:16-17)


And music continues to play a vital role in the life of God s people today. The church has greater access and has shown greater openness to a wider variety of music--from classical hymns to Christian rock. Such diversity is to be welcomed and celebrated as it reflects the diversity and richness of God’s creation. But with these options comes a responsibility to show discernment in worship. These truths are fundamental…


Music is a gift of God and part of the created order. 

 

Of all the musical instruments that may be used in the praise of God, the human voice has priority. 


Singing is a ministry that belongs to all the people of God. The congregation is always the primary choir. 


The church's ministry of music is for the glory of God and the edification of God's people. 


Music is a vital part of the worship ministry at Calvary Baptist Church. We believe music is a gift from God that is used to glorify God, uplift the worshipper, and give expression to our faith. We never consider the music included in worship to be a "performance," but rather a gift given to honor God out of gratitude for His gifts to us. Music calls us to worship, leads us in praise and prayer, and sends us out into the world challenged and strengthened for service. 


To find out more about how you can be involved in this ministry contact David Bentley, Director of Worship at: Music@calvaryfayetteville.com


Life Groups

One of our values at Calvary is to build True Community in the church. In these days of social media where we have friends, fans and followers a kind of artificial community is what many people are experiencing. And while this may feel like a “safe” community, it falls far short of what God planned for our lives! We were never created to "do life" alone and LIFE Groups exist for individuals to build community, authenticity, and accountability which are necessary for maintaining a healthy Christian walk. LIFE is an acrostic for:


Living for others

Interactive Bible study

Fellowship

Encouragement


LIFE Groups are one of the best places to foster significant relationships and growth with each other. They are the best place to fulfill the many One Another commandments of Scripture, commands like: love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, serve one another, and so on. LIFE Groups are a safe place to be known, encouraged, celebrated, and challenged. The format and atmosphere of each LIFE Group will be different depending on the leaders and the people in the group, but they all exist to help people connect with each other and with God.


To learn more about LIFE Groups contact the church office at: 479-442-4634


Curriculum

Every story casts His shadow.


66 books. Dozens of authors. A holy canon thousands of years in the making. Every word, every verse, bears His testimony. Of the Holy Messiah. Jesus Christ. Eternal King.


The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for Kids, Students, and Adults that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of three years, participants journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.


Some people see the Bible as a collection of stories with morals for life application. But it is so much more than that. Sure, the Bible has some stories in it, but it is also full of poetry, history, codes of law and civilization, songs, prophecy, letters — even a love letter. When you tie it all together, something remarkable happens. A story is revealed. One story. The story of redemption through Jesus.


Here at Calvary, all of our Sunday morning Bible study classes---children through adults---are studying the Gospel Project together. Each Sunday, parents, teens, and children explore the same Bible story and themes making it possible for families to interact with Scripture all through the week.


Classes are available for all ages.