At Calvary, missions is more than a thing we do, it’s our assignment from God. While we’re excited to support missionaries and ministries around the world, as well as locally, we know missions first begins in our homes, work, and schools. On Sunday, September 20, 2020, Calvary’s Serve Director, Leah Lorann, kicks off Missions Week 2020 as she speaks on what it means to live a missional life.
What do we do when facing an ethical dilemma or uncertainty in life? Not every question we encounter has an answer. And without a go-to response on what to do, we can feel very lost and confused. Fortunately, with a biblical based, go-to response, the big issues don’t feel so overwhelming. On Sunday, September 13, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us a Go-To How-To to use no matter what you're facing.
When we are too focused on our past, it can damage our todays and destroy our future. Sometimes, our past brings regret. And sometimes, it brings temptation. But Jesus offers freedom and restoration. On Sunday, September 6, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches from the book of Titus and shows us how to get past your past.
When times are filled with injustice, conflict, riots, and natural disasters, it's easy to wonder if we are living in the end times. Thankfully, the Bible shows us to how to prepare for times like these and what to expect. On Sunday, August 30, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us three warning about the end times.
Pastor Chad, Pastor Matt, and Pastor Chris all sit down to talk about last week's sermon, "How To Get Unstuck." In this conversation, we look more into what stops us from sharing our faith and effective ways to make meaningful relationships with others.
Do you every feel like the outsider looking in? At church? At work? Even among your own family? Everyone feels that way sometimes. And it is our job to reach beyond relational barriers to include those outside our comfort zone. On Sunday, August 23, 2020, Pastor Chris McCormick shows us that when we reach out to others, we find ourselves unstuck too.
Disagreements are a part of life. They are unavoidable. Whether it is with family, friends, coworkers, or even other believers, we will all disagree sometimes. But it is how we handle our disagreement with each other that sets us apart and allow us to still honor God and those around us. On Sunday, August 16, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches from the book of Acts and shows us “How to Disagree.”
Whether it's fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of conflict, or fear of disappointment, when we don’t know what to do, our fears can overwhelm and cripple us. Before fear even builds up, remember God has given you the antidote to fear. He sent the Holy Spirit to help you. On Sunday, August 9, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches from the book of 2 Timothy and teaches us How Not to be Afraid.
“Hindsight may be 20/20,” but when facing uncertainty, you are blind. We often forget that the heroes in the Bible did not know the outcomes of their stories. When facing their trials, they could not see that God was working miraculously behind the scenes. They only knew that the consequences were life or death, but their calling to faithfulness was greater. On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan teaches from the book of Daniel to give us Lessons from the Lion’s Den.
For all of us, at some point in our lives, we will all face something bigger than we are, and what we do will either set us up for victory or defeat. Our giants come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s unforeseen circumstances and insurmountable odds with your health, home, job, mental health, or the headlines, you can be a champion. On Sunday, July 12, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan recounts the story of David and Goliath and gives us Three Questions Champions Ask.
When life doesn’t go according to plan, politics are corrupt, and society unjust… When nothing seems to go right, and the world seems wrong, what do you do when frustrations pile up? Do you get angry and yell? Do you internalize and shut down? On Sunday, July 5, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on the Fruit of Frustration and the story of Moses and the Israelites.
As children, we memorize and recite it as a prayer. As adults, we decorate our walls with its words. Psalm 23 is one of the most recognized and cherished passages of the Bible. But it’s more than a comforting allegory. It holds God’s promises for you! On Sunday, June 28, 2020, Calvary Church welcomes back former pastor and the Assemblies of God General Superintendent, Pastor Doug Clay, as he speaks on the Psalm of Calm for Times of Crisis.
During these tumultuous times, the world needs more people of faith than people of religion. People of faith are people of action not people of passive belief. When God calls them to be a blessing to those around them, they obey. On Sunday, June 21, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes a look at the life of Abraham, one of the fathers of faith, and reminds us that “Faith says, I will!”
Join Calvary this Summer as we revisit classic Bible stories and discover that the simple stories that entertained us as children still hold truths for us today. On Sunday, June 14, 2020, Pastor Chad continues his sermon series, Summer Sunday School, with the story of Noah.
Known for being a teacher of wisdom and an example of unconditional love, Jesus brought salvation and hope to the world. After Jesus, the Holy Spirit came to give us discernment, power, and unimaginable gifts to strengthen our spiritual walk and build His church. Today, we strive to be the spirit-filled people that Jesus called us to be. But what does that mean? On Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us how to live by the Spirit with the sermon series, “This is Us.”
As quarantine is nearing its end, we look forward to businesses and restaurants opening their doors. We anxiously await the return to normal, and we are hopeful for what the future may bring. But as you look ahead, do not miss the open doors available to you today. On Sunday May 24, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, Seven Letters, as he gives us Three Reasons We Do Not Open the Door.
We can sometimes forget that living in isolation does not isolate us from God. What we do in the privacy of our own homes, what we do in the privacy of our own hearts, can make a huge difference in our spiritual lives. Faith in God cannot be quarantined, and our everyday choices and attitudes can end up killing our faith. On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Four Faith Killers.
Join Pastor Chad as he sits down with his long time friend, and one of our speakers for this weekend's Parenting Conference, Scotty Gibbons. This is a fun and encouraging conversation and we hope you enjoy it!
Join Pastor Chad for this insightful conversation with Dr. Wave Nunnally.
Below are some of the resources they talk about during this conversation
The Difficulty of Transition — https://vimeo.com/251471359
What can we know about Jesus from evidence outside the Bible? — https://subspla.sh/y422tyh
Other lenses through which to look to better understand your Bible — https://subspla.sh/89qpx69
When the world seems to be spinning out of control, it’s important to hold onto what matters. And when we hold on Jesus, we can be grounded when our lives are shaken, persevere in our calling, and have hope for tomorrow. On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Three Things We Have to Hold on To.
Pastor Chad is joined by his good friend, a Pastor of One Church, Greg Ford. Pastor Greg served as Calvary's Youth Pastor for several years before leaving to plant a church in Columbus. Join us for this encouraging and insightful conversation.
After a month of quarantine, people are anxiously awaiting their return to normal routines. But what is normal? Perspectives have changed, culture has changed, you have changed. And what we learn from this season will make a difference in our lives and others. On Sunday, April 19, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Seven Letters, as he takes a look at What to Take into What is Next.
Join Pastor Gilligan as he interviews his brother, Pastor Gilligan. This is a fun conversation between Pastor Chad and his Brother Pastor Tim Gilligan. Take a few minutes to listen in and learn a little today.
During a crisis, it can be hard to see the purpose or reason why it’s happening. It can be even harder to remember that every moment is in God’s hands. Like traveling through a dark tunnel, the wait feels interminable and the end never coming. Some things in life only make sense only after it has passed. On Sunday, April 5, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Seven Letters, and shows us how to wait for the “only after.”
Join Pastor Chad for this very first episode of his podcast Introductions as he sits down with Assemblies of God Superintendent Doug Clay. They talk about all that is going on in the world and how we as Christians should handle it.
Nobody wanted the COVID-19 outbreak. No one wanted this lingering isolation in quarantine, but if this is to be our new normal, let’s not let this opportunity pass us by. Instead of focusing on what we cannot control, let’s look at our priorities and see how we can make the most of it. On Sunday, March 29, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us three steps for keeping first things first.
Plans were broken, dreams disillusioned, and now you are feeling the strain of isolation. While the world seems at the end with this massive world-wide pandemic, you are locked down, stuck inside your house. Long before COVID-19, the apostle John was forced into exile on the island of Patmos. Knowing the strain of isolation and missing loved ones, he wrote seven letters to churches of that time. On Sunday, March 22, 2020, Pastor Chad begins a new sermon series, Seven Letters, and gives us three things to remember in isolated times.
The Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19, has swept through the world, terrorizing people of every nationality. People are panicking, hospitals overwhelmed, and stores emptied. But the Creator of all things is still on the throne. The God, who has knitted us together in our mothers’ womb, knows every fear and weakness, loves each one of us, and has a plan for our future. On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Calvary Church hosted a special online service, calling together all believers for a time of prayer, worship, and to remember Four Things to do during COVID-19.
As Christian parents, our role is to gradually transfer a child’s dependence away from us until their dependence rests solely on God. But with the world and human nature fighting against us, it can be hard to know where to start. On Sunday March 8, 2020, Pastor Lindsay Jordan, Calvary’s Children’s Pastor, showed us that being parents is more than an existence, it’s a calling from God.
Parenting is never easy. Even King David, a man after God’s own heart, failed at parenting three of his sons. Only by relying on God and turning to Him for guidance can we hope to succeed. On Sunday, March 1, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan looks at the life of David, showing how your relationship with God today will impact your children tomorrow and generations to come.
On Sunday, February 16, 2020, Calvary Church celebrated nearly 70 years of God’s faithfulness as well as looked forward to the future with vision, excited to see what God will do in and through His church.
Hope. It's what drives us for something better and gets us through the day. It can make a weak man strong. A tired man press on. A sad man believe there is a better day approaching. And while everyone wants it, few know where to find it. On Sunday, February 9, 2020, Calvary Church welcomes guest speaker, Matt Hammitt, as he gives an Invitation to Hope.
The reason Jesus came to earth, the reason He taught, and the reason He died and rose again was because of people. The love of people drove Jesus and His ministry. If we want to be more like God, we need to remember that people are the priority to Him. On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Life Change Initiative, and teaches how we can make people the priority in our lives as well.
In the Sermon of the Mount, Jesus showed us that prayer is more than the words we say, it's a call to action. It's a call to reverence. It's a call to forgiveness. And we need God's help and guidance to live accordingly. On Sunday, January 12, 2020, Pastor Keith Kurtz breaks down the Lord's Prayer and show us how to apply it to our daily spiritual walk.
Few people knew Jesus as the disciple John did. John was Jesus’ closest friend, the disciple whom He loved, a brother of His heart. Yet, when John wrote his gospel, instead of recounting the story of the manger, John reminds us of Jesus’ power and divinity from the very beginning. On Sunday, December 15, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan reminds us to go beyond the nativity story and make Jesus big this Christmas.
“Everything is meaningless!” Nothing matters…and yet, somehow, in the end, everything matters. It’s where we focus our actions, thoughts, and attention that makes a difference. On Sunday, December 1, 2019, Pastor Chad wraps up his Sunday Drive sermon series by reviewing the lessons learned from the book of Ecclesiastes.
Life happens fast, and before we know it, our life will come to an end. If we want to live a life without regrets, we need to make the most of our days while we can and not let opportunities pass us by. On Sunday, November 24,2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Sunday Drive, by giving us Three Things to do While We Can.
Whether you are rich or poor, young or old, successful or not, no matter who you are, we will all meet the same end one day. Death will come, and none of the accomplishments or material possessions will matter anymore. But there is still hope! We can have eternal impact far beyond our meager lives. On Sunday, November 10,2019, Pastor Jordan Moore challenges us to shift gears when we face the prospect of our own mortality.
Eat. Work. Sleep. One hour later. One day done. One year gone by. Following our routines and schedules, we get so caught up in living our lives that we never question whether this is the best life we’re living. Our hours, days, and years are worth more than just the passing of time. On Sunday, October 27, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Four Rules to Live a Better Life.
When misery becomes a part of your daily life, it can be hard to see your life without it. Feelings of discontent, listlessness, and unhappiness become your constant companions. And, often times, we don’t even realize that it’s our own actions and thoughts that’s the cause of it, On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us three things that make us miserable.
People are everywhere. We see them every day: at the grocery store, at work, in our homes. But we are called to more than live alongside people; we are called to create and thrive in community. God never intended for us to live alone. On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Pastor Jay Heiss teaches the importance of community and our role as Christians to support and strengthen it.
Life is unfair. No one said it was going to be easy. No one said it was going to go according to plan. There will be people who will go out of their way to make your life miserable. That’s the bad news. We live in a fallen world of selfishness, greed, malice, and every kind of evil. But just as there is bad in this world, there is also good. Good that can triumph over whatever you are facing. Good enough to heal, make you whole, and redeem your disappointments. On Sunday, October 6, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues from the book of Ecclesiastes and breaks down for us the Good News and the Bad News.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? What consumes your days, your thoughts, your actions? Before life passes you by, take the time to slow down and figure out what drives you. On Sunday, September 22, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins a new sermon series, Sunday Drive, based on the book of Ecclesiastes.
Missionaries are normal, everyday people who said yes when they saw need and opportunity. On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Serve Director Leah Lorann kicked off Missions Summit by showing how you can be a missionary in your everyday life.
Taken for granted, used flippantly, and disregarded, we often forget words are powerful. They can start wars, end relationships, ignite emotions, and even destroy lives. Words can also bring restoration, hope, and determine the course or our lives and those around us. It’s our choice whether what we say will bring death or create life. On Sunday, July 21, 2019, Pastor Keith Kurtz speaks on the power of words and Three God Keys to Controlling Your Tongue.
After a powerful Serve Week, Calvary Church moved their Sunday service to the Lucas County Fair, demonstrating their mission of love and service to the community around them. On Sunday, July 14, 2019, Pastor Chad preached on three things that keep us from believing in Jesus.
Whether good or bad, the gravity of life drains the life out of us. And nothing can be more draining than the voices in our head. When it seems you have no more to give and can no longer press on, where do you get restored, replenished, and refilled? On Sunday, June 30, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, Voices in My Head, by looking at 10 Things that Drain Us and 3 Faucets that fill us back up again.
As Christians, we want to believe that if we think enough positive thoughts, pray hard enough, go to church regularly, we won’t face anxiety, fear, or depression. But just because you are a Christian, it does not mean you’re not human. Just because you are wrestling with something in your life, it doesn’t mean you’re not a person of faith. On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Pastor Chad takes a look at depression and the highs and lows we all face.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Calvary hosted Summer Kickoff for adults, youth, and kids. Pastor Chad continues his sermon series, Voices in My Head, by taking a look at the Seasons we find ourselves in life.
Life is unpredictable. There are unexpected physical ailments, relationship struggles, crippling exhaustion, and even new transitions and exciting opportunities can seem daunting. If you aren’t ready for it, life can catch you off-guard and ill-prepared. But God knows the future, and you can start today to build the strength that you will need. On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Voices in My Head, and gives us 5 Ways to Develop Strength.
Do you ever feel like no matter how much you pray, there’s no response? When we hold onto unforgiveness or bitterness toward someone, we are putting up a barrier between us and God. We make it impossible for our hearts to receive what He wants to do for us and through us. On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Pastor Jay Heiss teaches about the spiritual consequences of an Unforgiving Heart.
Whether you get angry, anxious, sad, or overwhelmed, disappointment has a a way of making you vulnerable to the voices in your head. When life doesn't go according to plan, when the people you trusted betray you, or when the world seems out to get you, what do you? On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Pastor Chad gives three declarations to tell yourself when you need to combat disappointment.
Sometimes the loudest voice we hear is the one saying that we're not enough. Not smart enough... not strong enough... not good enough... And no matter how much someone may love us, we can't get this voice out of our head. On Mother's Day, May 12, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on how to shut down these defeating voices.
It’s that moment where you wonder if you are good enough. The times you wonder why you feel sad, angry, or overwhelmed. That temptation or fear keeps coming back. What do you do with the voices in your head? Join us as we look to God’s Word for the answers. On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins his new sermon sermon series by giving us Four Questions for Thinking About Your Thinking.
When life brings you questions and fear, where do you find answers? Discover the hope that only Jesus can bring! On Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, 2019, Calvary hosted their Easter Services, celebrating the resurrection and hope of Jesus.
Everybody has a story. It’s what makes you…you. Who you are, what you experienced, what you learned along the way, all allows you to build meaningful and potentially help those struggling. But when your story includes the life-changing power and transformation of Jesus Christ, your story could be someone’s only hope for the future. On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues from the book of Acts, encouraging people to tell their story. After all, the only person who can reach the people in your world with your story is you.
You don't have to work in agriculture to be a shepherd. Whether it's at home, work, or with friends, God calls us to lead and protect the people in our lives. When we understand the roles God has called us to, we can live a life without regrets. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us how to live out our role as shepherds.
What is your biggest regret? Is it a past relationship or decision? The thing you chose to do? Or the opportunity you missed? No one lives a life without regrets. Because no one is perfect. We all have a past, but it doesn't have to define our future. On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on how to look to the future and live a life without regret.
For many of us, we look back with great regret on the decisions and actions of our lives. What if we could look forward and determine how to live life without regret in the future? By examining the example of the Apostle Paul, we can take steps to live a life without regret and filled with purpose. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches on not letting an opportunity pass you by as he begins his new sermon series, If Only.
How you respond to a person. What you think about when you're alone.The actions you take. They are all a part of spiritual warfare. It is the struggle we face everyday. It's the fight that matters. On Sunday February 17, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his Essentials sermon series with How to Fight to Win.
You are ready to walk and live by the Spirit. You are ready for His purpose, power, and calling in your life. You are ready for more. But are you ready to give your all? When you invite the the Spirit of God to move in your life, you are also inviting Him to dwell in your life. On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on what it means to be a Temple for the Holy Spirit.
On Sunday, January 13, 2019, Calvary welcomes back the President of Northpoint Bible College and long-time friend, Dr. David Arnett. Dr Arnett speaks on the Holy Spirit and what it means for today's believer.
If we want the Word of God to come alive in our lives, we need to do more than listen to it on Sundays. We need to incorporate the Word into our everyday life and prayers. On Sunday, December 30, 2018, Pastor Chad takes a passage of scripture, applies truths and principles to our lives for the upcoming new year, and prays through it together as a body of believers.
For over 30 years, Calvary has been blessed by the ministry of Pastor Bill, Janie, and their family. Their faithfulness to ministry, family, and the faith has been a shining beacon to all who knew them. On Sunday, December 9, 2018, Pastor Bill McGinnis gives his final sermon at Calvary and leaves us with 5 Timeless Truths from God's Word.
Well, you did it again. You said something you shouldn’t. You’ve sabotaged another relationship. Maybe you will do better tomorrow? Maybe you will make everything worse. Despite best intentions, it seems you can’t do anything right. On Sunday, December 2, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches on what to do when “I Messed Me Up.”
We’re all told that death is a part of life, but what does that even mean? Few things in life leave us feeling so lost, confused, and destroyed. All of us have either been personally affected by death or know someone who has. On Sunday, November 25, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks to those who are grieving this holiday season and how friends and family can help.
It was supposed to be a safe place—a place of love, welcoming, acceptance—but, instead, it became a place of betrayal. Whether it was intentional or an accident, you were hurt by the Church. So many people all over the world are hurt by other believers and don’t know what to do. They feel like they’ve lost a voice, a community, even a Savior. On Sunday, November 18, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us six ways the Church can hurt people and what we can do about it after the hurt.
Anywhere you find people, you can find conflict. It’s at work, at home, at school, even at the grocery store. Conflict ranges from mild annoyances to full blown, blackout rage. However, no matter what the other person does, no matter the circumstances or the situation, your response is what matters to God. On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan give us 5 Steps to Handing Conflict and reminds us that your response is your responsibility.
We know we are supposed to read our Bible. But whether it's lack of time, understanding, or initiative, our personal devotions are usually left to the wayside. On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Pastor Chad gives us tips and tricks to getting it done and getting the most out of our Bible reading.
The first commandment Jesus gave his disciples still holds true for His follower today. "Come follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” And yet so many believers not only don’t fish but goes out of their way to avoid doing so. On Sunday, September 2, 2018, Pastor Keith Kurtz gives us reasons why Christians do not fish and why it's imperative that we do.
It's everywhere we look--on our TV, in magazines, on our News Feed. We live in an overly-charged sexual world where anything goes and culture defines the norms. But what does the Bible say about sex? The answer may surprise you. On Sunday, July 5, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, #Trending, and takes a look at what the scriptures say about human sexuality.
Every day we are confronted with choices that seem to have no clear answer. What do we believe and how does that affect the way in which we live? What does the Bible say about the tough, trending topics of our time? On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Pastor Chad explores God’s Word to discover how to make choices that make a difference
On Sunday, January 14, 2018, Calvary welcomes guest speaker, Dr. Wave Nunnally, as he preaches on the transition of the early Church and how from Biblical times to today, God is in the smallest details, working on our behalf.
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, Calvary Ministry School presents Encountering Jesus: His Ministry & Culture, featuring Dr. Wave Nunnally. In Session 1, Dr. Nunnally gives historical evidence, outside from Biblical resources, for the existence and ministry of Jesus Christ.
During the course of this study, Dr. Nunnally references his published article, "Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?" Available at this site: http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200804/200804_090_Real_Jesus.cfm
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, Calvary Ministry School presents Encountering Jesus: His Ministry & Culture, featuring Dr. Wave Nunnally. In Session 2, Dr. Nunnally give historical evidence, outside from Biblical resources, for the existence and validity of the Bible.
Right now, no matter your age or who you are, you are creating a legacy. Your words and actions today will have lasting impact on those around you. You decide how people will remember you, whether it will it be for your consistency of character or selfish pursuits. On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues from his study on the book of Acts and gives us steps on how to leave a life-giving legacy.
As we continue or studies in Acts, Pastor Chad Gilligan challenges us with a message about faith. Join us as we dive into Acts chapter 3 and learn about what our individual next step of faith looks like.
Everyone faces 'storms' in their life. Whether you are entering a storm season, leaving a storm season, or IN a storm season, we pray that this message will bring clarity and peace to you. Join us as Pastor Keith Kurtz teaches us how to identify and combat storms in our life based on truths found in the book of Acts!
In this series, we will explore what God has planned for our lives. During this sermon series, titled "The Next Big Thing", Pastor Chad will teach from the book of Acts to illustrate the sense of expectation we should have for what is to come.
In this series, we will explore what God has planned for our lives. During this sermon series, titled "The Next Big Thing", Pastor Chad will teach from the book of Acts to illustrate the sense of expectation we should have for what is to come.
This Sunday we dove into week 6 of our sermon series, "Living Rightside-Up In An Upside-down World". In this message Pastor Chad Gilligan teaches from Matthew 5,6 and 7 to go in depth about what it truly means to be a peacemaker in an upside-down world!
As we continue our series, "Living Rightside-Up In An Upside-Down World", Pastor Chad teaches on Mercy. In this message, we discuss Mercy from 3 different vantage points and explain why extending grace and mercy is so vital for people today.
Today we begin the first week of this 8-week sermon series titled "Living Right-side Up In An Upsidedown World. In this message, Pastor Chad teaches from the book of Matthew to illustrate the blessing God promises to us and how we, as christians, should react to a world that is changing.
We're taking a break from our current series in the book of Peter to dive into a message about God's faithfulness through suffering. In this message, 'Welcome To The Party', Pastor Bill will be illustrating God's love despite the trials that we face. Pastor Bill will focus his study on multiple verses throughout the Bible that will teach us the value of suffering.
Join us was we begin our new sermon series Staying Alert. In this message, Pastor Chad will be sharing four crucial steps to survive testing. We are focusing our study in 1 Peter to discover truths and examples on standing firm against the enemy.
Join us was we uncover the sermons series "Spiritual Leadership." In this message, Pastor Chad will be discussing the responsibility and wisdom that comes with being a leader. We are focusing our study on 1 Peter 5:1-4 and 1 Peter 5:2-3 to unfold practical truth that we can apply to leadership.
On January 17th, 2016, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us a special message derived from his experience in Israel. Through this message we learn that it is important for us to prepare ourselves for the Presence of God.
On January 10th, 2016, Pastor Bill McGinnis brings us a message about the importance of spending time in the Presence of Jesus. We learn about what it means to have our own 'Room in the Basement with Orange Carpet' and how to use that in our everyday lives.
On January 3rd, 2016, Pastor Chad Gilligan began his new series called "Real Life Stuff". Our words are important and learning how to control what we say is even more important. In this sermon, Pastor Chad shares five reasons why our words matter.
On December 27th, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan completes his series called Christmas Presence. He teaches us that God has provided us with the greatest example of how we should live our lives and shows us how to follow that example.
On Sunday, December 13, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us steps on how to avoid sinful anger before it presents itself as well as what to do when you’re caught in the heat of the moment. Join us as we discover Four Truths About Anger in this week’s message.
On Sunday, November 29, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan reminds us that the holiday season isn’t about presents as much as our presence, and our gratitude and love for each other will give us immeasurable more than we could ever ask for.
On October 18th, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us a great reminder that Jesus in the Head of the Church. In this message, we learn that if Jesus isn't Lord of all He's not Lord at all.
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When there’s insufficient funds, physical limitations, challenging individuals, or the exhausting routine of the day to day, don’t forget that God is more powerful! He has the power to overcome any enemy, fears, or limitations. On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Pastor Chad speaks on the attributes of God’s Power and how not to let life blind you to what God’s power can do for you.
What makes your life worth talking about? Is it your faith? Your love? Your gratitude? On September 20, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan examines Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians, so we can live lives worth hearing about.
Life doesn’t always make sense. It seems that the worst and hardest things always happen in life at the same time, piling up on us. But no matter how bleak things appear, we can hold onto hope that God has a plan, and there’s a purpose for everything. On September 13, 2105, Pastor Chad Gilligan reveals God’s purpose and promises when we live in Christ.
Even after a full night’s rest, we still find ourselves weary. Why? Just because our body rests it does not mean that our soul does. Our souls need rest too; and without rest, we cannot find the resources we need to move life forward. However, finding rest for our souls doesn’t just happen. We need to intentionally set aside time to reflect and seek God’s transformational and restorative power. On August 30, 2015, Pastor Chad gives us three exercises to examine our souls, so we can find rest.
Life is weariness; we can’t deny or avoid it. As long as we are moving forward in life, we will find yourself drained even as followers of Christ. Jesus never said that we would be free of the strain, fatigue, and disappointments in life. But He did promise that we wouldn’t have to work alone. Still, we find ourselves struggling and we don’t know why. We’re quick to blame our difficulties, demeanor, or inadequacies on the burdens we are forced to carry instead of the true reason: ourselves. When we choose to pave our own way through life, we make every step more difficult. However, when we out aside our own desires and decide to truly live alongside with Jesus, we can find the rest, strength, and renewal. On August 23, 2015, Pastor Chad speaks on what it means to live with Jesus.
Before we know it, the day is gone; the week is over; seasons change; and another year has passed us by. We fill our schedules with activities, appointments, and obligations, putting off any time to slow down, rest, and recharge. We ignore the feelings of weariness that grate on us and pretend the burdens we carry in life do not weigh us down. Eventually, our overcharged lifestyle and overloaded schedules will deplete our souls and restrict the quality of our lives. On August 16, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on the importance of rest and how to find renewal when we need it most.
Times in Death Valley will inevitably touch us all. No life is immune to the dark and painful experiences of life. But only we can determine how those experiences will shape us. When we focus on the quiet voice of God, instead of the distracting voices around us, we are able to come through the valley stronger and not shattered. On Sunday, August 9th, Pastor Bill McGinnis concludes his sermon series, by giving us three more lessons about Walking Through Death Valley.
Have you ever felt completely alone? While everyone else seems to be progressing through life normally, you’ve somehow lost your way and, before you knew it, you were left behind. It even feels that God has abandoned you; no longer do your prayers seem to reach Him. Whether it was triggered by physical suffering, unexpected trials, disappointments in life, or for no reason at all, you’ve stumbled into “Death Valley”—an endless wasteland of hopelessness. Every Christian will face it at least once in his or her life, but what do you do? On Sunday, August 2, 2015, Pastor Bill shows us the first steps to take when you find yourself walking through Death Valley.
It’s finally time to Love the 419! Calvary spent a week in July serving the community, helping local ministries, and making a difference beyond the church walls. However, there’s more to loving our neighbor than just acts of service. On July 26, 2015, Pastor Chad challenges the church and gives us Three Things to Remember the Week after Serve Week.
Everyone knows that Jesus is the model of love and sets the highest standard of sacrifice and commitment. However, we forget that as Christians, we are held and expected to keep that same standard. Too often, we base our love on how other treat us first. But God calls us to love first, whether or not they deserve it. We are to love people with the same unconditional selflessness. On July 19, 2015, Pastor Chad challenges us to not only love like Jesus, but also let God’s love live in us and through us.
Showing love is more than being affectionate or spending time with people, more than hugs, kisses or compliments. Love defines you and your character; it’s where you place your joy, hope, and values. Your love should shine through despite any circumstance, whether things are going your way or not, whether you like the person or not, no matter what. On Sunday, July 12, 2015, Pastor Chad preaches from the Love Chapter: 1 Corinthians 13 and shows us what it means to have genuine love for one another.
Books regale it, songs emulate it, movies immortalize it, and every person hopes to one day find it. Love has not only become the focus of our society; love has become god. In the end, pursuing love will only lead to disillusion and disappointment because love is not the ultimate achievement. Love does not define God. God defines love, and love comes from God. Only when we understand who God is, that God is love, and everything God does He does in love, then, we can live a life of love. On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Pastor Chad answers the question, “What is Love?” and what love should mean to us as children of God.
In a world where laws change, perception changes, and values change, one thing stays constant. God never changes. He is the same God of the Old Testament, New Testament, today, and tomorrow. And His Word is the source of Absolute Truth. On June 28, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan reintroduces the person of God, as shown in John 3:16, and teaches what it means to show Love and Truth to the World.
In Ephesians 3:20-21, God has promised us more than we can ask or imagine. However, in our pursuit for more, we can be dangerously self-focused and care more about what we can get out of God’s blessings than God’s intent. We forget that more has a purpose that goes beyond our personal desires, wants, or needs. Until we surrender to God's will for our lives, we will miss on God's more. On June 14, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Three Misconceptions About More and how we as believers can Get More Right.
How much MORE FROM GOD you experience in your life is directly determined by how much MORE OF GOD you allow in your life. When we let outside influences become more important than Jesus, we inhibit our ability to get more in our lives. Only when we make everything less: our will, our attitude, our desires, even our relationships, then, God will be able to come into our lives and give us more than we can ever imagine. On June 7, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Four Questions to Ask Yourself When You Want More.
It seems like satisfaction is hard to find. We live in a world that is constantly looking for more. Whether it be in your family, finances, job or spiritual life, we always seem to be striving. Join us as we take a look at what God’s Word says about finding all we need and more for our lives in Him.
There is more help, more strength, and more power available to you, and it only can be found in the Holy Spirit. The person of the Holy Spirit, like Jesus, is God and continues today what Christ Himself did while on earth. It is because of the Holy Spirit the believer received discernment, wisdom and truth. And through the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to fulfill God’s purposes for His Kingdom and for our lives. If you are in need of MORE in your life, on Sunday, May 31, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us “Five Things To Remember When You Need More.”
Have you ever been in a hurry when God wasn’t? One of the most difficult things in life is to sit in God’s waiting room. God’s waiting room is that place when there’s something beyond your control that you can’t speed up—a prayer; a miracle; a change in a situation—you want it to change but it’s totally out of your control. On May 17, 2015, guest speaker and the General Treasurer of the Assemblies of God, Pastor Doug Clay gives us a message on what to do when you are waiting on God.
Heaven is a real, wonderful place. Whatever pleasure we find here on earth is only a taste of what we will experience in Heaven. Everything will be made new in Heaven; there will be no mourning or pain or death. We will be reunited with loved ones and live with God forever. However, Heaven is also our choice. It’s a choice we make as we live on Earth, and today’s actions have eternal consequences. On May 10, 2015, Pastor Chad speaks on the reality of Heaven and how we can choose to live with Eternity in mind.
Hell is taken for granted. We throw around the word every day. We use it flippantly when we are angry, excited, or trying to describe something we are unable to describe. We use it as an expletive, as a description of something we don't like, or don't understand. The word Hell is so prevalent in our culture that we forget that Hell is an actual place of real, unspeakable torment. We forget that while God is a God of love, He is also a God of justice. We forget that, in the end, Hell is our choice. When we choose not to follow God, we choose eternal separation from Him. We choose Hell. On May 3, 2015, Pastor Chad preaches on the reality of Hell.
While there may be speculation and assumptions about how the End of the World will play out, only the Word of God stands on Truth instead of hype or hysteria. When studying prophecy, the Bible must be the first place we go. After all, we only know what the Bible tells us. On April 26, 2015, Pastor Chad summarizes End Times Prophecy and what will happen after the Rapture.
Ever wonder how the story is going to end? The Bible talks to us about the end of all things. See what God’s Word says about the end of the world as we know it. On April 12, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches about what will happen when Jesus comes back and answers 5 Questions people have about the Rapture.
A disregard for God’s truth and choosing to color outside the lines of morality can lead to personal destruction. However, it is through our relationships there can be an opportunity for life change. And because we genuinely care about our loved ones, we must be willing to follow the Spirit’s leading, act in love, and speak the truth to others. On March 29, 2015, Pastor Chad gives us 5 Things to Remember When You Speak the Truth in Love.
Truth is found in the Word of God and in the person of Jesus Christ. However, humanity has suppressed the truth about God. On March 22, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us truths about a truthless culture and keys for living in it.
Speaking the truth in love is essential if we are to go from immaturity to maturity. However, to speak in love, we must first have love in our hearts. Only when Jesus remains our first love—our most important priority—are we able to be messengers of eternal hope. On March 15, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us 3 Things that can cause us to lose our First Love.
Truth is more than words; it is essential to our life, personal growth, and ultimately our salvation. However, in a culture where truth is considered subjective and based on opinion, it’s important to recognize that there is absolute TRUTH. No matter who challenges it or disagrees with it, absolute truth will never change and never become less true. On March 8, Pastor Chad explains 6 Truths about Truth and what it means to speak the truth in love.
The Bible has become the best-loved, never-read, treasured possession of all time. While 93% of Americans own a Bible, only 12% read it on a regular basis. It’s time to take the Bible off its shelf and apply it’s truths to our lives. On February 15, 2015, Pastor Bill McGinnis challenges us to read our Bible and discover God's plan for our lives. After all, what good is a treasured possession if it’s never used?
In the busyness of today, we have neglected a crucial part to our personal, spiritual growth. We have forgotten that merely going to church is not enough. Without regularly meeting and connecting with other believers, our faith is stunted. We need to strive to be like the early church, devoted to fellowship. On February 1, 2015, Pastor Keith Kurtz preached the importance of connecting with other believers and that there can be no true spiritual growth without accountability and unity.
Maturity makes us strong, healthy, and growing, able to discern truth, and detect schemers. Without pursuing maturity, we are prone to selfishness, instability, and stagnation. On January 25, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives 3 Truths about Maturity and how we express it in our everyday lives.
Are you a friend of Jesus or His stalker? It’s not enough to know facts about Jesus’ life and teachings. We should all strive to have a real relationship with Him. On January 18, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us 4 steps to getting to know Jesus.
Unity is critically important if your church is going to thrive, if your home is going to thrive, and if your life is going to thrive. It’s the “secret sauce” to success in life, and it’s our choice to make the effort and choose unity above our individual rights. On January 11, 2015, Pastor Chad Gilligan defines what it means to live a life of Unity and the vital importance it has in our lives.
Get your spiritual body in shape for the New Year! Every week, we will consider goals and practices that keep us growing and healthy. On January 4, 2014, Pastor Chad gives us five ways to strengthen our prayer life and pray for the year ahead.
No matter the external situations you face, you can have internal peace. This New Year, don't miss out on God's perfect peace to help protect your thoughts and emotions. On December 28, 2014, Pastor Chad gives us four keys to finding peace in the year ahead from Philippians 4:4-9.
No matter what great things God has done in our lives, we are all prone to forget. Joshua encouraged Israel to set up a memorial of 12 stones to help them remember when they crossed the Jordan River. On December 7, 2014, Pastor Chad encourages us to deliberately remember our past and God’s faithfulness, so we will not tragically forget.
On November, 23, 2014, Pastor Chad tells the story of Caleb from Joshua 14 and highlights three different generations of Israelites. Although all three generations (or types of people), witnessed the promises, blessings, and victories from God, they all had different experiences with the promises of God. If we are not careful and do not evaluate our hearts, we also risk missing out on our inheritance.
When we're in the midst of a battle and it seems only a miracle can save us, God hears our bold prayers, but we have to do our part too. On November 16, 2014, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us three reason why we fail to find victory in our lives
How do you know you are making a wise decision? Or a decision you may come to regret? On November 2, 2014, Pastor Chad gives us six practical questions to consider when making Decisions With Discernment.
Where do you need victory today? Often times, on our path to finding victory in our lives, we face obstacles and walls blocking our way. On October 19, 2014, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon about the battle of Jericho and gives us more "Words Of Wisdom For Walking Around Walls."
Where do you need victory today? Often times, on our path to finding victory in our lives, we face obstacles and walls blocking our way. On October 12, 2014, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches about the battle of Jericho and gives us "Words Of Wisdom For Walking Around Walls."
As the people of God, we are created to live in the promises of God. Sometimes the things we are the most familiar with are the things we need to be the most reminded of. On October 5, 2014, Pastor Chad gets "Back to the Basics" of Christianity, so we can achieve spiritual victory.
As the people of God, we are created to live in the promises of God. Join us as we look at the story of Joshua to discover God's vision and purpose for our lives. On September 28, 2014, Pastor Chad teaches us 6 Truths about Crossing Over into the Presence of God.
As the people of God, we are created to live in the promises of God. Join us as we look at the story of Joshua to discover God's vision and purpose for our lives. On September 21, 2014, Pastor Chad reminds us of what it means to be Promised Land People.
As the people of God, we are created to live in the promises of God. Join us as we look at the story of Joshua to discover God's vision and purpose for our lives. On September 14, 2014, Pastor Chad shows us how to recognize the moment of God's Calling and Vision for our lives.
As the people of God, we are created to live in the promises of God. Join us as we look at the story of Joshua to discover God's vision and purpose for our lives. On September 7, 2014, Pastor Chad encourages us to be strong and courageous in the Lord and never give up as we journey toward the promises of God.
Where are you headed? How do you get there? These are questions we ask on every journey and especially the journey of life. As we look at the story of Joshua in the Old Testament, God's Word will help us to discover His vision for our lives.