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Toledo Calvary

By Calvary Church
Calvary has a vision of Life Change. We are a community of believers with a commitment to Christ and a compassion to change the world.
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While In Exile (6/26/22)
Do you feel stuck in life? Like you don’t know what to do? You only know that you don’t want to be here. You want to be somewhere else...anywhere else. But it’s hopeless…you are in exile. On Sunday, June 26, 2022, Pastor Chad concludes his Family Tree sermon series and looks at what we should do when facing exile.
June 27, 2022
Live Like a King (6/19/22)
For over 300 years, kings ruled over Israel and Judah. Even in Jesus’ family tree, there were those who served God and those who rejected Him. But few could say that they experienced both God’s blessings, and then lost them all like King Uzziah. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches a special Father’s Day message about how to live like a king.
June 20, 2022
Three Cheers for The Race of Life (6/12/22)
Everyone is running. Some people run towards money. Others toward fame or success. But as Christians, we are called to fix our eyes on Jesus, persevere, and run the race towards heaven. On Sunday, June 12, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us Three Cheers for Fellow Runners.
June 14, 2022
Sustaining the Blessing of God in Your Life (6/5/22)
We can receive blessings from God; and we can also lose them. Our temptations, our thoughts, our actions could cost us everything--every good thing God has ever given to us. We are the biggest danger to ourselves. On Sunday June 5, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us how to sustain our blessings.
June 06, 2022
Finding Faith in The Storms of Life (5/29/22)
You can be exactly where God wants to you to be and still find yourself in a storm. God never promised that it would be smooth sailing in life. There will be storms. There will be disappointments. There will be difficult times. But He did promise to be with you every step of the way. On Sunday, May 29, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us how to find faith in the middle of a storm.
May 31, 2022
Generations of Blessing (5/22/22)
If you went to a "Jesus" family reunion, who would you meet? What lessons would you learn? The decisions you make and what you do, not only affects you, but your children and generations to come. On Sunday, May 22, 2022, Pastor Chad paints a picture of life lessons to learn from Rahab, Boaz, Ruth, Jesse, and David.
May 24, 2022
Flawed and Faithful (5/15/22)
You don’t have to be perfect to be a friend of God. He knows your weaknesses. He knows your flaws. But He also sees your faithfulness. On Sunday, May 15, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues Family Tree, a sermon series about the genealogy of Jesus, and takes a look at the life of Abraham.
May 16, 2022
Five Unforgettable Moms (5/8/22)
Life is messy. It can make you feel discouraged, unworthy, unloved. Even if everything seems to be ok on the outside, you know that it isn’t all right on the inside. But hope can come from the most unlikely of places. And God can redeem even the unredeemable.  On Sunday, May 8, 2022, Pastor Chad gives a special Mother’s Day message about Five Unforgettable Moms from Jesus’ Family Tree.
May 09, 2022
Three Stories. One Savior. (5/1/22)
Everyone has a past. And no one is too low for redemption. Even when you look at the genealogy of Jesus, you find the lowest of low: a murderer, a liar, a prostitute. Yet, their bloodlines are tied to the Son of God. And no matter who you are or what you’ve done, Jesus also sees you and calls you to redemption and a better life. On Sunday, May 1, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan starts his new sermon series, Family Tree, and gives us Three Stories, One Savior.
May 03, 2022
Pack Your Bags (4/24/22)
God always keeps His promises. If He says He is coming back, then He is. We may not know the day or the hour, but we can be confident that the King is coming and we need to be prepared. On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Calvary welcomes back Pastor Bill McGinnis as he challenges us to pack our bags!
April 26, 2022
Because of the Resurrection (4/17/22)
The Resurrection is more than a fairy tale or anecdote. It’s historical. It happened. Proof ripples across space and time.  Power and transformation reaches from that day (almost 2000 years ago) to today. Jesus rose from the dead, and with that resurrection, He offers us the same. He offers Eternal Life. On Sunday, April 17, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives a special Easter message, revealing how the Resurrection changed everything.
April 18, 2022
Good Friday Service (4/15/22)
Too often, we are so focused on everything we gain from Good Friday that we forget that this day isn’t about us. It’s about Jesus. It’s about His suffering and sacrifice. It’s about everything He lost. It’s about His slow, agonizing death. On Good Friday, April 15, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes time to remember what’s most important.
April 18, 2022
Anointing for Today (4/10/22)
If you need wisdom, there’s the Holy Spirit. If you need peace, the Holy Spirit. Unity? Power? How to be a Christian living in a secular world? The Holy Spirit is there for you and ready to help guide you no matter what you face. That is, if you are willing to seek Him and His anointing. On Sunday, April 10, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, A New Season, and talks about the importance of the Holy Spirit and His anointing in our lives. If you want to learn more about Spiritual Gifts and what it means to pray in tongues, visit our YouTube Channel: Toledo Calvary. (What About Tongues?
April 11, 2022
Elimination of Excuses (4/3/22)
We have excuses for everything…especially when we don’t want to do something. It doesn’t matter if we know we should do it. It doesn’t matter if we know we are being disobedient to God. If we don’t want to do it, we will find a way to get out of it. And to avoid feeling guilty, the excuse is our perfect scapegoat. On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan challenges us that it’s time for no more excuses!
April 04, 2022
Weapons for Warfare (3/27/22)
You have an enemy: unseen, lurking in the shadows, pulling strings. His only objective: to kill, maim, and destroy. Yet, unless we prepare ourselves against it, he will succeed. Unless we recognize his tactics, we will see our defenses crumble and fall. But God is faithful in all things. God has provided us weapons to take on the enemy’s attacks. On Sunday, March 27, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us a battle plan for spiritual warfare.
March 28, 2022
Clarity for the Culture (3/20/22)
News, social media, celebrities, influencers, family members, and friends… the list goes on. Everyone wants to tell you what’s right, what’s wrong, what’s acceptable, and what’s not. With so many voices and opinions, it’s easy to develop spiritual amnesia and forget Who is our source of Truth. On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us six questions to ask to find clarity when cultural issues are cloudy.
March 21, 2022
Discernment For Direction (3/6/22)
Plans ruined. Obstacles block every path. Every prayer seems to go unanswered. What can you do when it feels like your world is falling apart and God doesn’t care? Know that God remains faithful. Even when you don’t see it, He has a plan. On Sunday, March 6, 2022, Pastor Chad gives us two questions to ask ourselves when God doesn’t do what we want.
March 07, 2022
Heart of a Seeker (2/27/22)
Even when we are walking according to God’s will, the road isn’t always easy. If we want to move forward into a new season, we must first face the obstacles in our path. Sometimes it’s other people. But more often than not, it’s usually our own weaknesses and insecurities that get in our way and hinder what God is trying to do in our lives.  On Sunday, February 27, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us 6 obstacles to a new season.
March 01, 2022
Eyes For Expansion (2/20/22)
The Bible is full of ordinary men living ordinary lives. Until they decided to put their faith in God, and then God used them to do extraordinary things. If we want to be used by God, it begins with faith. On Sunday, February 20, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us 8 simple steps on how to be used by God.
February 21, 2022
Wisdom for Leadership (2/13/22)
We make decisions every day. Some are big, others small. Some affect today: others affect us years from now. But no matter what decision or dilemma we face, we need God’s wisdom if we hope to succeed. On Sunday, February 13, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on the importance of wisdom in leadership.
February 14, 2022
Courage for My Calling (2/6/22)
There is power waiting for you. There is strength and renewal. Know that God has called you right where you are and has sent the Holy Spirit to help you. And when you seek a fresh encounter with Him, the Holy Spirit will bring a new season of courage to your life. On Sunday, February 6, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us four conduits of courage as we begin a New Season.
February 08, 2022
Don’t Forget Who is in Your Boat (1/30/22)
Storms are in inevitable. Sometimes you can see them coming from far off on the horizon; other times they suddenly appear, like a strong gale wind, to wreak havoc in your life. On Sunday, January 31, 2022, Pastor Jay Heiss challenges us that no matter what kind of storm you face, don’t forget Who’s in your boat with you.
February 01, 2022
A Holy Spirit Reset (1/23/22)
Before tackling your next challenge, stop and reset. A reset focuses your mind, settles your emotions, and prepares your heart for God’s will in your life. Without taking a moment today to reset, you may not be ready for tomorrow's struggles and difficulties. On Sunday, January 23, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to reset with the Holy Spirit.
January 25, 2022
Leave It Behind (1/16/22)
Sometimes we get so comfortable in our lives that we don’t even realize what a mess it’s become. Whether it’s from our past baggage, poor relationships, or even religion, our lives get so cluttered that it hinders our relationship with Jesus. If we want to experience a reset in our lives, we must first leave our mess behind. On Sunday, January 16, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, RESET, with the story of the Woman at the Well.
January 18, 2022
Now My Eyes Have Seen You (1/9/22)
Too often, we take our spiritual health for granted—just content to go through life as status quo. But God has so much more for you than the status quo! He has amazing and vast plans for you!  And if we don't stop to realign our focus and spiritually reset, we could miss out. On Sunday, January 9, 2022, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins his new sermon series, RESET.
January 10, 2022
New Year, New You (1/2/22)
Don’t make another new year resolution that you will immediately forget about and disregard. This year, decide to be bold. Take charge of your decisions, your actions, and your faith in 2022. On Sunday, January 2, 2022, Pastor Keith Kurtz kicks off the new year by encouraging us to be bold.
January 04, 2022
Christmas Eve: Make Jesus Your King (12/24/21)
Celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ at Calvary! On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021, Pastor Chad challenges us to examine the true nature of our hearts during the holiday.
January 04, 2022
Crossing Over (12/26/21)
Before we cross over into the New Year, it's important to stop and reflect on God's blessings in 2021. Take time to find a way to remember everything He has led us through. And seek His guidance and wisdom for the future. On Sunday, December 26,2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us 6 Questions to Ask Ourselves in order to prepare our minds and hearts for the upcoming year. Join us on a 6-day journey as we prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming New Year! Just click the link below and the devotional guide will be emailed to you.
December 26, 2021
Spirit-Filled Christmas (12/19/21)
One of the most vital characters in the Christmas Story is also one of the most overlooked and forgotten. Through Him, prophecy was fulfilled. Through Him, God spoke to His people. Through Him, the world was prepared to receive their King. He was essential over 2000 years ago and remains just as vital today. On Sunday, December 19, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows us that the only way to experience the true meaning of Christmas, as God intended it, is through the Holy Spirit. 
December 20, 2021
God With Us (12/12/21)
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins his new Christmas sermon series and unravels how Christmas was no accident, but God's grand design for you.
December 13, 2021
The Church (12/5/21)
The world needs the church now more than ever. But in order to be effective, authentic, and life-changing, we need to be the church Jesus has called us to be. We need to turn to God's Word and the Holy Spirit for guidance, Instead of politics or cultural rhetoric, if we ever hope to make a difference. On Sunday, December 5, 2021, Calvary Church celebrates their 70th anniversary and welcomes guest speaker, General Superintendent Doug Clay as he shares a powerful message about what it means to be the Church.
December 07, 2021
70 Years of Thanks (11/28/21)
No matter what you face in life, you can be confident that God walks with you. You do not walk this journey alone. And He will remain faithful during both the good times and the bad. On Sunday, November 28, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan looks back at 70 years of blessings here at Calvary and celebrates God’s never-ending faithfulness.
November 29, 2021
Jesus Christ: Our Firm Foundation (11/21/21)
Why do you believe what you believe? It's important to know what you believe and why you believe it. Everything you believe affects how you will live. It affects how you view yourself, how you treat others, and sets the foundation of your spiritual life. On Sunday, November 21, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes a look at our core beliefs about Jesus Christ. For more information about Calvary’s core beliefs and our denomination, Assemblies of God, please visit For more information about Jesus and what it means to follow Him, you can visit
November 22, 2021
If The Shoe Fits (11/14/21)
Like fighting a rip current in the ocean, there is a constant pull on believers to stray from God. As Christians, we must be careful not to be swept away and pulled under by the world’s lies. On Sunday, November 14, 2021 Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to hold onto our commitment when the temptation is strong, and stand firm, even when others around you abandon the faith.
November 15, 2021
Coming Home (11/7/21)
You are loved. You are valued. And no matter who you are or what you’ve done, Your Heavenly Father wants a relationship with you. If you want to know more about God, we invite you to Come Home. On Sunday, November 7, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, Coming Home, with the story of the Prodigal Son. If you would like more information about Jesus and what it means to follow Him, we have resources available for you at
November 08, 2021
Still Outside (10/31/21)
Sometimes, we are so caught up in getting our dues that we miss out on what God is doing. We are too concerned about what is fair that we end up failing ourselves and loved ones. On Sunday, October 31, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan recalls the story of the Prodigal Son and explores the red flags in the older brother’s attitude.
November 01, 2021
Prayers for the Porch (10/24/21)
The waiting…It can be one of the hardest and most trying of times. Your loved one has turned away; he or she has rebelled against God. And all you can seem to do is hope… and long… and wait… and desperately pray that one day your prodigal will come home. It’s all you can do, and it doesn’t seem like enough, and yet... in God’s hands, it is. On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Coming Home, and gives those who are waiting, Three Prayers for the Porch.
October 25, 2021
The Love of the Father (10/17/21)
God loves you. It’s one of the most basic of Christian principles. It almost seems too good to be true. But God is love. It’s who He is. No matter who you are, no matter what you have done, He loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. On Sunday, October 17, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins a new sermon series, Coming Home, and reminds us of the unfailing, unwavering love of the Father.
October 18, 2021
Win the Day (10/10/21)
Over-looked and seemingly inconsequential, thoughts consume our days. They are deemed meaningless, yet they manipulate our emotions. Harmless, but drive our actions. Too often than not, our thoughts control us without us even realizing it, and we do nothing about it. On Sunday, October 10, 2021, Pastor Keith Kurtz preaches how to win the day against negative thinking.
October 11, 2021
Good Soil (10/3/21)
When it rains, it pours. And tough times always come when least expected. Whether or not you can weather the storm depends on you and what you decide to do today. If you are not prepared, tough times could drive you away from God instead of bringing you closer. On Sunday, October 3, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan preached the importance of perseverance.
October 04, 2021
Nate Ortiz (9/26/21)
It’s not enough that we speak like Christians if our actions and heart do not match. If we want to be Christ-like, it starts with prayer. It starts with aligning our will to His. On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Calvary welcomes guest speaker, Pastor Nate Ortiz, as he stressed the importance of prayer in our lives.
September 27, 2021
Three Steps for Becoming Spiritually Awake (9/19/21)
Desperation, rejection, hopelessness... The true pandemic of these modern times is a pandemic of the soul. A pandemic of the lost. On Sunday, September 19, 2021, Pastor Jay Heiss gives Three Steps for Becoming Spiritually Awake.
September 20, 2021
Randy Young (9/12/21)
We are excited to welcome Randy Young, president and founder of Agora ministries. Join us for this powerful message as he challenges the church to be a part of finishing the Great Commission. For close to 40 years, Randy has been involved with public ministry, church planting, and mission work to dozens of countries. His heart for the lost drives him to continue pushing others to live a missional lifestyle!
September 13, 2021
One Small Step: Unbelief (9/5/21)
Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed and helpless? You are utterly defeated, and there's nothing you can do and nowhere to go for help. During those difficult times, it's important to not give up and not give into doubt. On Sunday, September 5, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to take one small step during times of unbelief.
September 06, 2021
One Small Step: Healing (8/29/21)
If we want to see God move in our life, if we want to experience something miraculous, it sometimes requires a step of faith from us. It sometimes requires us to go beyond our comfort zone and reach out to the only One who can heal us. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Pastor Chad encourages us to take the first step of faith and see what God can do. 
August 30, 2021
Stuck In My Head (8/22/21)
Like a song that's stuck in your head, we should never forget who God is. Imprinted on our hearts and ready at a moment's notice, remember that His love endures forever.  The good times, the bad times, no matter what you face, God doesn't change and neither does His love for you. On Sunday, August 22, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, Songs of Summer, with a promise of God's enduring love.
August 23, 2021
Hiding God's Word in our Heart (8/8/21)
In a world with many voices attempting to gain our attention keeping Gods word in our hearts allows us to stay grounded. 
August 10, 2021
Expand Your Vision (8/1/21)
Sometimes, life seems unfair. Everyone is getting ahead, except you. People, who do what they want, seem happier and more successful than you. Moreover, you are miserable, even though you try to follow God. It’s time to change your perspective. There are things and truths you cannot see on this side of eternity. On Sunday, August 1, 2021, Pastor Matt Ford challenges us to expand our vision and believe in the One who gives the perspective.
August 02, 2021
Love Songs, Mix Tapes, & Psalm 19 (7/25/21)
God loves you. We hear it so often that we almost disregard it. But do you love God back? The Book of Psalms is full of love songs to God. And when we take time to reflect on the reasons to love God, we realize how amazing He truly is. On Sunday, July 25, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan reads from Psalm 19 and reminds us of why we should love God.
July 26, 2021
Psalm 13: How to Sing the Blues (7/18/21)
Sadness, grief, struggle…it’s all a part of who we are. We were built for joy, but we were also built for grief, and God has given us the tools to cope with it. Whether in a moment of difficulty or months of crippling depression, God has a plan. Even in the worst times, God has a plan. On Sunday, July 18, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes a look at the blues of the Bible and what to do in times of lament.
July 19, 2021
Psalm 1: Seats and Streets (7/11/21)
Some of the most well-known and beloved scriptures from the Bible are found in the book of Psalms. No matter what you are going through, there is a Psalm that can impact, inspire, and relate to your situation. It’s more than a book of poetry; it’s a powerful reminder of God’s presence in your life. On Sunday, July 11, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins a new sermon series, Songs of Summer, and reflects on the lessons found in Psalm 1.
July 12, 2021
Awakening (7/4/21)
History is full of people—real people—just like us. They experienced the same frustrations, fears, concerns, and desires as we do today. And when we learn their stories, we go beyond paintings and sterile history books to realize that no matter the time period, in our hearts, we are all the same. On Sunday, July 4, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan recounts the Second Great Awakening and gives us Four Great Awakening Truths that We Need to Experience Today. 
July 06, 2021
Peace (6/20/21)
Peace has become a rare commodity. It can be hard to find and even harder to live by. People have made it their right and privilege to be outraged. But what if next time we chose peace instead of choosing to fight over something inconsequential? What if we chose understanding, or a new perspective? On Sunday, June 20, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his new sermon series, Be Cool, and encourages us to be people of peace.
June 21, 2021
Be Cool: With God, With Others, and With Yourself (6/13/21)
What does it mean to be a cool person? Is it a certain attitude or owning tons of stuff? Is it having lots of friends? Being cool to God isn’t about being perfect, or following all the rules, or even going to church every Sunday. Being cool is much simpler than that and a crucial part of our relationship with Him and others. On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Pastor Chris McCormick kicks off Calvary’s new sermon series, Be Cool, and preaches about the importance of being cool.
June 16, 2021
Construction (6/6/21)
No matter how large, or impressive, or beautiful a building may be, if its infrastructure is weak, that building is a danger to itself and others. The same can be said for us. When we don’t examine ourselves for weaknesses, we are ticking time bombs capable of wreaking devastation and destruction beyond measure. On Sunday, June 6, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Building for Blessing, and gives us Four Questions for Examining Your Infrastructure.
June 07, 2021
Shame Into Glory (5/30/21)
God sees you when no one else does. He knows and understands your pain, injustices, and regrets. No matter the mistake or sin, He wants to restore your broken heart and give you strength to endure for tomorrow. On Sunday, May 30, 2021, Pastor Jordan Moore preaches about Jesus and the woman from the well, and how Jesus can turn any shame into glory.
May 30, 2021
The Holy Spirit (5/23/21)
The Holy Spirit is more than an accessory; He’s a necessity in this life. Through Him, there is wisdom, power, direction, discernment, and a lifeline to the presence of God. Without Him, we cannot hope to accomplish God’s perfect will in our life. On Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan explains why we need the Holy Spirit in our lives.
May 23, 2021
Clarity (5/16/21)
The media, the politicians, your coworkers, friends, and even family want to tell you what to believe, how to think, and what to do. It’s hard to discern what is right, what is true, and what is just popular. When life seems uncertain, it’s important to stop and find clarity. On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives Three Clarity Decisions for Building Blessing in your life.
May 17, 2021
Character (5/9/21)
Character is more than who you appear to be, it’s who you truly are inside. And when pressure comes, when someone opposes you, and things don’t go according to plan, that’s when your true self begins to show. That’s when the door is open for God to bless you. On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives us “Three Legs of Strong Character.”
May 09, 2021
Conflict (5/2/21)
Conflict is a part of normal, everyday life. Some people avoid it. Some people instigate it. Some people complain about it. But conflict doesn’t have to be negative or destructive. It can also be a tool for building blessing in our lives. On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, Building for Blessing, and gives Three Keys to Constructive Conflict.
May 03, 2021
Change (4/25/21)
Change is inevitable – life is constantly changing. But some changes lead to something greater, better, and bigger. Some changes are orchestrating by God to bring blessing into your life. Instead of fighting change, ask God for His will and what you can do to prepare for it. On Sunday, April 25, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages us to accept and embrace the cycle of change in our lives.
April 25, 2021
Dreams & Hallucinations (4/18/21)
You've dreamed, you planned, you prayed. Your life is set out for you. But instead of the God-given dream you thought you had, it's actually a self-centered hallucination, destined to fail without God's blessing. Before you plan your next goals for the future, seek God's will and purpose for your life. That way instead of praying for your desires to be blessed, you can choose an already blessed path. On Sunday April 18, 2021, Calvary Church welcomes guest speaker, Pastor Greg Ford, as he speaks on Dreams & Hallucinations.
April 19, 2021
Building for Blessing (4/11/21)
All great achievements in life don’t just happen. They begin with preparation and planning. The same goes for spiritual blessing and growth. If you want blessing in your life, you must choose to build spiritual structure to support it. On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins a new sermon series, Building for Blessing.
April 12, 2021
Easter: Empty Tomb Truths (4/4/21)
The resurrection of Jesus shook the Earth and Heavens to its foundations. This cataclysmic event opened the gates of Heaven and provided forgiveness from sin, as well as freedom from the tortures of Hell. It was powerful enough to change the world and everything within the universe, but it was also personal enough to offer hope and healing for you. On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives 6 Empty-Tomb Truths and what Jesus' resurrection personally means for you.
April 09, 2021
What Happened When Jesus Was Crucified? (4/2/21)
The collision of good and evil, the ultimate showdown for our souls, became the darkest day in human history. How can something so horrible be still called “good”?  On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes time to remember the life-changing power of the death of Jesus.
April 06, 2021
Love is Here (3/28/21)
It was finally here: a time of celebration, a time of reflection, a time to look forward to the future with hope. Jews from all over the world would travel to Jerusalem to come together and celebrate Passover. However, this year would not be the same. It would never be the same again when the people heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem for the festival, and he arrived, riding on a donkey. On Sunday, March 28, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan recounts the story of Palm Sunday and reminds us that "Love is Here."
March 30, 2021
Make God Bigger (3/21/21)
It consumes you. Your thoughts, your goals, your feelings. It fills your days and guides your relationships. This unhealthy distraction will eventually fade away and leave you empty and devastated. This is an idol - anything or anyone that competes with God in your life. On Sunday, March 21, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, The Power of Love, and shows us the answer to today's modern idols.
March 22, 2021
All About Love (3/14/21)
God is love. There is no greater example of love. Through Him, there is hope, peace, confidence, family, and so much more all because He loves you. But, in return, He also made you to love others as well. On Sunday, March 14, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues “The Power of Love” sermon series by giving us Three Things About Us.
March 15, 2021
Questions for the Crossroads (3/7/21)
It’s a huge, life-changing endeavor. An important decision needs to be made. You are facing a crossroads in life; and your decision will directly affect your future. But before you make that first step, take a moment to make sure you are going in the right direction. On Sunday, March 7, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives five questions to ask yourself when you face a crossroad in life.
March 08, 2021
Love One Another: Three Case Studies (2/28/21)
Love is more than warm, fuzzy feelings. It goes deeper than emotions and beyond personal satisfaction. Love challenges us, stretches us, and calls us to be more like God. On Sunday, February 28, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives Three Case Studies and shows us what it means to Love One Another.
March 01, 2021
Confidence at His Coming (2/21/21)
No matter your age or status in life, you are unequivocally loved and valued by God. He believes in you and wants you to make the most of the season you are in right now. He is calling you to put your trust and confidence in Jesus, overcome the evil one, and stand up for your faith because Jesus is coming again. On Sunday, February 21, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan takes a look at 1 John 2:28 and the hope we have for the future.
February 22, 2021
Get Real (2/14/21)
When facing confusion and disunity, it’s best to get the facts straight first. People are quick to twist the truth, give half-truths, and deceive others and themselves. When you know the facts and what is real, the truth can set you free and pave the way for healing and growth. On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan began a new sermon series, The Power of Love, and gives us “Three Things that are Real.”
February 15, 2021
How to Run a Good Race (2/7/21)
Everyone has a purpose. Everyone has been placed in this world to do something. But staying true and fulfilling our purpose doesn’t just happen. It’s not an easy thing. If we do not train and discipline ourselves to stay focused, we may get distracted and lose our way. On Sunday, February 7, 2021, Pastor Jay Heiss gives us Four Tips on How to Run a Good Race.
February 09, 2021
Giving the Blessing (1/31/21)
A blessing is more than kind words or a superficial compliment. It is speaking truth and life into someone. It’s instilling purpose, hope, and trust. When you withhold your blessing from others, you deny both yourself and the other person what God can do through it. On Sunday, January 31,2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan shows the importance of giving the blessing to others.
February 02, 2021
The Blessing of Giving (1/24/21)
Generosity opens the door to blessing, and blessing opens the door to generosity. One directly leads to the other. If you are lacking blessing in your life, it’s best to start looking at your checkbook, your time, your talents, and your attitudes. What you do (or not do), could be impeding what God wants to do through you. On Sunday, January 24, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches about the importance of giving and the blessings that come from it.
January 25, 2021
The Comeback (1/17/21)
Life is full of setbacks, but you determine whether it ends in defeat or sets the stage for an amazing comeback. Don’t let today’s disappointment win; instead, ask yourself what can you do right now to open the door to victory? On Sunday, January 17, 2021, Pastor Keith Kurtz preaches from the book of Genesis and the life of Joseph, reminding us that an unexpected setback is only an opportunity to something greater.
January 18, 2021
The Blessing of Unity (1/10/21)
A nation, who once pledged unity, now stands divided. Following the attack on the Capitol building, American citizens everywhere struggle with the ramifications. After months of political and social outrage, America seems indivisible no more. But there is hope. God is calling His church to be the symbol of unity and peace our nation needs right now. He is calling us to go beyond our differences and truly care for each other. On Sunday, January 10, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan stresses the importance of church unity and the blessings that come from it.
January 11, 2021
A Prayer for Blessing (1/3/21)
Looking toward the new year, we hope for God’s blessings in our lives. But how should we pray? What do we ask for? On Sunday, January 3, 2021, Pastor Chad Gilligan first encourages us to prepare our hearts, and then, leads us in a prayer of blessing.
January 05, 2021
Receiving the Blessing (12/27/20)
After a long year, we are looking forward to 2021. We hope that things will change for the better, and the chaos and unrest of 2020 will finally be behind us.  But what we don’t realize is that the blessing we long for in the upcoming year is available to us today. On Sunday, December 27, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes the year, encouraging us to receive God’s unwavering and ever-steady blessing into our lives. 
December 30, 2020
Jesus was Born for You (12/24/20)
Few holidays are as polarizing as Christmas. Some people relish in the season every year. They can’t get enough of the music, the presents, and the decorations. While other people loathe it: the numerous obligations, the noise, the forced cheeriness. While the holiday “trappings” aren’t for everyone, Christmas is…because Jesus came for everyone. During Calvary’s Christmas services, Pastor Chad Gilligan recounts the story of Christmas, and reminds you that Christmas is God’s gift to you.
December 29, 2020
Joy to Your World (12/20/20)
Why do we talk about joy at Christmas? In a year of frustration, disappointment, and loneliness, what is there to be joyful about? But the joy of Christmas is bigger than any politics, pandemic, inequality, or injustice you faced this year. And it’s deeper than the presents, the lights, or the music. On Sunday, December 20, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan invites you to experience the joy of Christmas and what it can do for your world.
December 21, 2020
Finding Joy this Christmas (12/13/20)
After a long year of fear, confusion, and hate, we are ready for a break. We are ready for the hope and wonder of Christmas. We are ready for peace on Earth. We are ready for goodwill towards men and joy to the world. But all those good feelings don’t just show up because of the season, and a holiday doesn’t bring heart change. Joy can only be found in Jesus. On Sunday, December 13, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan encourages you to find joy this season with “Six Keys to a Joyful Christmas.”
December 14, 2020
Jesus is Coming… and We Don’t Seem to Care (12/6/20)
For over 4000 years, people longed for the coming of the Messiah. Generation after generation, they waited anxiously for Him to come in power and offer salvation to mankind. Finally, after centuries of prophecies, the Messiah came as a baby, born of a virgin, laid in a manger, and forever changed the world as we know it. Today, we know Jesus will come again, but this time, we don’t seem to care. On Sunday, December 6, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan concluded his I Am sermon series, and gives us Four Reasons We Stopped Caring about Jesus’ return.
December 09, 2020
Alpha & Omega (11/29/20)
If one thing has remained constant this past year, it’s inconsistency. News, politics, pandemic, life in general have been plagued with ambiguity and uncertainty. But even when life is at its craziness, there is One who never changes. On Sunday, November 29, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues with the I Am sermon series and shows us “How to Thrive in Crazy Times.”
December 01, 2020
The Way, The Truth, and The Life (11/15/20)
You do you. Live your truth.  #YOLO. These are the philosophies that define our culture, define who we are as a society, and how we see ourselves in the 21st Century.  We like to believe that as long as we are “a good person,” we are on the path to Heaven. But Jesus offers another Truth, and it may not match up to what we like. On Sunday, November 15, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, I Am, and gives us Four Busted Myths.
November 16, 2020
The Resurrection and the Life (11/8/20)
Whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, or a relationship, everyone grieves. Everyone has one moment of such great disappointment that it changes him or her forever. Hopes and dreams are lost. Unbearable darkness and endless sorrow overwhelm. Left unchecked and stifled, our emotions can destroy us and those around us. On Sunday, November 8, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan recounts the story of Lazarus, and how even in moments of grief, there can be Resurrection and Life.
November 09, 2020
Good Shepherd (11/1/20)
Sheep know their shepherd. The shepherd knows his sheep. He knows their strengths, weaknesses, hopes, and fears. And just a shepherd protects and cares for his sheep, the Good Shepherd cares for you deeply. You can trust Him with your future. And when you follow His voice, you can find life and live it to the fullest.   On Sunday, November 1, 2020, Pastor Chad continues his “I Am” sermon series and gives us Six Lessons from the Good Shepherd.
November 02, 2020
I Am The Gate (10/25/20)
There is only one way to salvation. There is only one way to the Father, and that way is through Jesus Christ. He is the gate available to every man, woman, and child. No matter who you are or where you are from, the gate is open to you.  And through Him, He promises protection, peace, provision, hope, and restoration. On Sunday, October 25, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan unpacks Jesus’ teachings and takes an in-depth look at how Jesus describes Himself in the Bible.
October 26, 2020
When Faith Collides with Reality (10/18/20)
One of the biggest lies Christians tell themselves is that followers of Christ will not have troubles and disappointments in life. When things don’t go according to plan, they end up questioning God and questioning themselves. But Jesus never said that there would never be trouble. In fact, He said the opposite. On Sunday, October 18, 2020, Calvary Church welcomes guest speaker, Pastor Scotty Gibbons, as he teaches from the story of Lazarus and what to do When Faith Collides with Reality. 
October 21, 2020
The Light of the World (10/11/20)
Even at our darkest times, there is no such thing as a hopeless situation. When Jesus said, “I am the light of the world,” it went beyond being a symbolic or religious idea. It’s Jesus’ promise of action and restoration to us. And when we allow God to move in His way, and trust in Him completely, He can bring light and change to any situation. On Sunday, October 11, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan continues his sermon series, I Am, as he recounts the story of Jesus healing the blind man.
October 15, 2020
Bread of Life (10/4/20)
Rabbi, Son of Man, Lion of Judah, Man of Sorrows … throughout the Bible, Jesus is known by many names. But who was Jesus really? If we want a relationship with Him and truly know Him on a deeper, more personal level, we need to unpack who Jesus is by His own words. On Sunday, October 4, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan begins a new sermon series, I Am, and takes an in-depth look at how Jesus describes himself in the Bible.
October 07, 2020
How to Live a Life Worth Living (9/27/20)
The world is filled with conflict, polarization, contradiction, hypocrisy, unknowns , fear, anger, frustration, and disappointment. But God has called His people to more, to not live lives of frustration, but to live our lives to the full. On Sunday, September 27,2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his How To… sermon series and encourages us to live a life worth living.
September 28, 2020
What is Missions? (9/20/20)
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.
September 22, 2020
My Go-To How To (9/13/20)
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.
September 18, 2020
How To Get Past Your Past (9/6/20)
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.
September 11, 2020
How to Prepare for the End Times (8/30/20)
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.
September 01, 2020
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. 
August 26, 2020
How to Get Unstuck (8/23/20)
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.
August 25, 2020
How to Disagree (8/16/20)
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.”
August 19, 2020
Pastor Chad, Pastor Lindsay, and Pastor Keith all sit down to discuss last Sunday's message, "How To Disagree."
August 18, 2020
How to Not Be Afraid (8/9/20)
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.
August 10, 2020
How to Know What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do (8/2/20)
How to Know What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do (8/2/20) by Calvary Church
August 03, 2020
Jonah (7/26/20)
Jonah (7/26/20) by Calvary Church
July 28, 2020
Daniel (7/19/20)
“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.
July 20, 2020
David & Goliath (7/12/20)
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.
July 14, 2020
Moses (7/5/20)
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.
July 06, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor John Wooton
John Wootton is the Superintendent of the Ohio Ministry Network and a good friend of Pastor Chad. Join them as they catch up and talk about Pastor John's book Messaging: Why Audience Matters.
June 30, 2020
Psalm 23 (6/28/20)
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.
June 29, 2020
Abraham (6/21/20)
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!”
June 22, 2020
Noah (6/14/20)
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.
June 16, 2020
Adam and Eve (6/7/20)
On Sunday, June 7, 2020, Pastor Chad begins his new sermon series, Summer Sunday School, with the story of Adam and Eve.
June 09, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor Dan Schmalz
So fun to be joined by our former Worship Pastor Dan Schmalz as he and Pastor Chad sit down for a fun conversation.
June 02, 2020
This is Us (5/31/20)
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.”
June 01, 2020
Open the Door (5/24/20)
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.
May 26, 2020
The Fifth Letter: Four Faith Killers (5/17/20)
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.
May 19, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor Lisa Seaton
Join pastor Chad as she sits down with Lisa Seaton for a super fun and encouraging conversation.
May 19, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor Scotty Gibbons
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!
May 12, 2020
Mother's Day (5/10/20)
On Sunday, May 10, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan celebrates Mother's Day by recalling life lessons from his mother.
May 12, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Dr. David Arnett
Join Pastor Chad as he sits down with his Pastor, and president of North Point Bible College, Dr. David Arnett
May 05, 2020
While We Wait (5/3/20)
While We Wait (5/3/20) by Calvary Church
May 04, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Dr. Wave Nunnally
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 —  What can we know about Jesus from evidence outside the Bible? — Other lenses through which to look to better understand your Bible —
April 28, 2020
The Fourth Letter: What We Have (4/26/20)
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.
April 28, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor Greg Ford
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.
April 20, 2020
The Third Letter (4/19/20)
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.
April 20, 2020
Easter Service (4/12/20)
He was devout, loyal, and brave. One of the chosen few. One of the twelve. But one moment of doubt changed the narrative. One moment of doubt changed his name forever. When circumstances are dire, we must remember to hold on to truth, hold onto hope, and hold on to the One who transcends above it all. On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, Pastor Chad Gilligan gives Three Ways We Doubt from the story of "Doubting Thomas." Featuring the following songs: O PRAISE THE NAME (ANÁSTASIS) BENJAMIN HASTINGS | DEAN USSHER | MARTY SAMPSON © 2015 HILLSONG MUSIC PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA (ADMIN. BY CAPITOL CMG PUBLISHING) CCLI SONG # 7037787 AS YOU FIND ME BENJAMIN HASTINGS | JOEL HOUSTON | MATT CROCKER © 2018 HILLSONG MUSIC PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA (ADMIN. BY CAPITOL CMG PUBLISHING) CCLI SONG # 7124065
April 16, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor Tim Gilligan
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.
April 14, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Pastor Binil Chacko
Pastor Chad sits down with Calvary's new Worship Pastor, Binil Chacko, to talk about hearing the Lord's voice and following His calling on your life. 
April 07, 2020
The Second Letter: Only After (4/5/20)
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.”
April 07, 2020
INTRODUCTIONS | Gen. Superintendent Doug Clay
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.
March 31, 2020
The First Letter: First Things First (3/29/20)
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.
March 30, 2020
Lessons from an Exile (3/22/20)
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.
March 24, 2020
Four Things To Do During COVID-19 (3/15/20)
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.
March 24, 2020
Called To Do This (3/8/20)
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.
March 10, 2020
A Prayer For Parents (3/1/20)
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.
March 03, 2020
We Get to Do This (2/23/20)
We Get to Do This (2/23/20) by Calvary Church
February 25, 2020
Vision Sunday (2/26/20)
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.
February 17, 2020
The Invitation of Hope (2/9/20)
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.
February 10, 2020
Healthy Things Grow (2/2/20)
Healthy Things Grow (2/2/20) by Calvary Church
February 04, 2020
People are the Priority (1/26/20)
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.
January 28, 2020
Roots (1/19/20)
Roots (1/19/20) by Calvary Church
January 21, 2020
The Lord's Prayer (1/12/20)
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.
January 14, 2020
Your Kingdom Come (1/5/20)
Your Kingdom Come (1/5/20) by Calvary Church
January 07, 2020
New Prayer Resolution (12/29/19)
New Prayer Resolution (12/29/19) by Calvary Church
December 30, 2019
Christmas Lights (12/22/19)
Christmas Lights (12/22/19) by Calvary Church
December 24, 2019
Making Jesus Big This Christmas (12/15/19)
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.
December 19, 2019
Three Questions for Christmas (12/8/19)
Three Questions for Christmas (12/8/19) by Calvary Church
December 09, 2019
Lessons Learned: Everything Matters (12/1/19)
“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.
December 03, 2019
Things I Want to Do While I Can (11/24/19)
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.
November 26, 2019
Overrighteous (11/17/19)
On Sunday, November 19, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on the dangers of being overrighteous and focusing on self instead of God.
November 19, 2019
Shifting Gears (11/10/19)
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.
November 12, 2019
What Does God Want? (11/3/19)
What Does God Want? (11/3/19) by Calvary Church
November 05, 2019
How to Live a Better Life (10/27/19)
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.
October 29, 2019
How To Be Miserable (10/20/19)
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.
October 22, 2019
The Importance of a Healthy Community (10/13/19)
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.
October 14, 2019
I’ve Got Good News, and I’ve Got Bad News (10/6/19)
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.
October 08, 2019
It’s About Time (9/29/19)
It’s About Time (9/29/19) by Calvary Church
October 01, 2019
Sunday Drive (9/22/19)
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.
September 24, 2019
Missions Summit 2019
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.
September 17, 2019
Let's Talk About...God's Presence (9/8/19)
On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, Let’s Talk About, by speaking on the importance of God’s presence in our lives.
September 10, 2019
Let's Talk About... Your Life
Let's Talk About... Your Life by Calvary Church
September 02, 2019
Let's Talk About...Life
Let's Talk About...Life by Calvary Church
August 28, 2019
Let's Talk About...Doubt
Let's Talk About...Doubt by Calvary Church
August 21, 2019
Let's Talk About...The Second Coming Of Christ
Let's Talk About...The Second Coming Of Christ by Calvary Church
August 14, 2019
Four Reasons The Bible Is Our Go-To Book
Four Reasons The Bible Is Our Go-To Book by Calvary Church
August 07, 2019
Salt And Light (7/28/19)
Salt And Light (7/28/19) by Calvary Church
July 29, 2019
The Power of Words (7/21/19)
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.
July 22, 2019
Help Me Believe (7/14/19)
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.
July 18, 2019
Drains and Faucets (6/30/19)
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.
July 02, 2019
Highs and Lows (6/23/19)
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.
June 25, 2019
Enough (6/16/19)
On Father's Day, June, 16, 2019, Pastor Chad challenges us to not allow fear to hinder us from everything we are called to be.
June 17, 2019
First Wednesday (6/12/19)
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.
June 14, 2019
Strength (6/9/19)
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.
June 11, 2019
An Unforgiving Heart (6/2/19)
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.
June 04, 2019
Angry Thoughts (5/26/19)
Angry Thoughts (5/26/19) by Calvary Church
May 28, 2019
Three Robes (5/19/19)
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.
May 21, 2019
Encouraging Words for the Overwhelmed (5/12/19)
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.
May 14, 2019
Four Voices We All Hear (5/5/19)
Four Voices We All Hear (5/5/19) by Calvary Church
May 07, 2019
What Are You Thinking? (4/28/19)
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.
April 29, 2019
Easter Service (4/21/19)
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.
April 25, 2019
Good Friday Service (4/19/19)
On Friday, April 19, 2019, Calvary takes time to remember and reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice and the everlasting hope and forgiveness He provides.
April 25, 2019
In the Cell (4/14/19)
In the Cell (4/14/19) by Calvary Church
April 15, 2019
In the Storm (4/7/19)
In the Storm (4/7/19) by Calvary Church
April 09, 2019
Speak For Yourself (3/31/19)
Speak For Yourself (3/31/19) by Calvary Church
April 02, 2019
A Story to Tell (3/24/19
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.
March 26, 2019
If Only I Can Be A Shepherd (3/17/19)
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.
March 19, 2019
If Only I Can Be A Builder (3/10/19)
If Only I Can Be A Builder (3/10/19) by Calvary Church
March 12, 2019
If Only (3/3/19)
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.
March 05, 2019
Sleeping in Church (2/24/19)
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.
February 26, 2019
Fight to Win (2/17/19)
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.
February 19, 2019
Fruit of the Spirit (2/10/19)
On Sunday, February 10, 2019, Pastor Jordan Moore speaks on the Fruit of the Spirit and the freedom that can only be found in living a Spirit-Led life.
February 12, 2019
Fan Into Flame (2/3/19)
On Sunday, February 3, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches on the Spiritual Gifts and Four Characteristics of the Work of the Holy Spirit in our Lives.
February 05, 2019
Unity of the Spirit (1/27/19)
On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Pastor Chad Gilligan challenges us to keep the unity of the Spirit and “live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”
January 28, 2019
A Temple of the Holy Spirit (1/20/19)
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.
January 22, 2019
Filled with the Holy Spirit (1/13/19)
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.
January 16, 2019
The Question (1/6/19)
The Question (1/6/19) by Calvary Church
January 08, 2019
A Prayer (12/30/18)
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.
January 04, 2019
Who Is Jesus To You (12/23/18
Who Is Jesus To You (12/23/18 by Calvary Church
December 31, 2018
Waiting for Christmas (12/16/18)
Waiting for Christmas (12/16/18) by Calvary Church
December 18, 2018
Timeless Truth (12/9/18)
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.
December 11, 2018
I Messed Me Up (12/2/18)
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.”
December 04, 2018
Death Messed Me Up (11/25/18)
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.
November 27, 2018
Church Messed Me Up (11/18/18)
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.
November 19, 2018
Conflict Messed Me Up (11/11/18)
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.
November 13, 2018
Stress Messed Me Up (11/4/18)
On Sunday, November 4, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan speaks on what causes stress and what we can do about it.
November 05, 2018
God: Multiple Choice (10/28/18)
On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan concludes his sermon series, Life on Mars, with your response to the God.
October 30, 2018
God: An Introduction (10/21/18)
On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Pastor Chad Gilligan introduces us to the attributes and characteristics of God found in Acts 17.
October 22, 2018
All In (10/14/18)
On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Pastor Bill McGinnis, Leah Lorann, and Pastor Chad Gilligan preaches a combined sermon about how to live the Great Commission across the street and around the world.
October 15, 2018