Check out these highlights from Calvary over the summer, celebrating God at work and lives changed for Jesus Christ locally and globally. We also celebrate God's great generosity and the generosity of our church community that make these ministries possible.
New Field Project
The new construction, which began on June 15, is replacing the old modular building and blacktop playground area with new turf field! While this was a part of the original vision for the Restoration Project seven years ago, we are so grateful to the school and church families that have donated funds and labor to make this project a reality today.
In addition to the field, this project will also include some exterior hangout space for student small groups to connect before or after they go to the Student Underground. We are excited to add green play space on campus and finally say goodbye to our modular building that was installed as a temporary construction trailer over 30 years ago.
End of the Fiscal Year
Calvary's fiscal year comes to a close at the end of June and we want to thank you for your support this year. Our Global Missions fund will end ahead of budget, so we were able to extend our reach and support more Partnership Projects this year! Our church's General Ministry fund will finish behind budget, but we were able to delay some projects in order to break even. If we do receive more giving before the year-end we can move forward with some needed maintenance and improvement projects over the summer.
Over the last several years, we have been able to provide over $5 million of improvements to our campus due to the generous participation of so many in the Restoration and Generation Projects. This has included creating a new Nursery and offices for ministry staff and counseling in the Worship Center, remodeling Samsvick Chapel, making needed campus upgrades in roofing and air conditioning, and repurposing the C Building basement into the new Student Underground.
As these projects come to a close, we only need an additional $20,000 as of June 29 to finish paying for our Generation Project expenses. Will you help today with a special gift to the Generation fund? Thank you for your prayerful generosity.
Joining the ECFA
We strive to be good stewards of all God provides for Calvary’s local and global ministry. In addition to our annual audit process, we have now also joined the ECFA (Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability) to follow their best practices for financial management of ministries. This accreditation agency is dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public's trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Read below for more details of how Calvary is making a difference locally and globally.
Your Giving is Making a Difference
Thank you to all who have given faithfully and generously of your time, resources, and finances. We are excited about the plans we have to share the love of Christ as we look ahead to 2017. Here are a few highlights of ways your generosity is making a difference in people’s lives through Calvary Church:
· Care Ministries offering counseling, recovery and support through difficult times
· Multiplying discipleship relationships through Alpha and Following Jesus courses
· Equipping and restoring marriages and families through biblical principles
· Reaching the generations to come, by building the new Student Underground
In Our Community:
· Caring for women in crisis pregnancies with Obria Medical Clinics
· Providing resources for foster children who are a part of Safe Families
· Helping the homeless through Orange County Rescue Mission
· Giving gifts to children who have incarcerated parents with Angel Tree
Around the World:
· Supporting 90+ missionary families sharing Christ all over the world
· Translating the Bible worldwide until all have heard the Good News
· Clothing Syrian refugee children in Europe this winter
· Giving resources to orphans affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa
· Building homes for families in need in Mexico
Please pray and consider how God has equipped you to extend his blessings to others by furthering the work of ministry locally and globally.
This Year at Calvary | Annual Report
This report provides a look into how the finances and resources of Calvary Church are being used for ministry here in Orange County and around the world. Thank you to those who give so faithfully and generously. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to what God will do in and through Calvary as a result of your giving.
Thank you to those who give so faithfully and generously to support the ministries of Calvary. We now have several options available for simple and secure digital giving:
Online: By electronic check or credit card at calvarylife.org/give
Mobile App: Search “SecureGive” in App/Google Play Store and follow prompts.
Text: 888-280-4456 with amount and keyword: General, Missions, ENF, GP or Camp. Consider saving the number in your contacts for future use.
Please contact us at or 714-973-4800 for more information on any of these areas of stewardship.