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1/7/21 | Weekly Pastor's Email | by Eric Wakeling

    Dear Calvary Family,

    The new year began and we were all getting back into the normal rhythms of life after Christmas with hope for a new day. Then our world and country continue to be filled with division and fear while looking to all the wrong sources for salvation. More and more we need to be able to ground ourselves on the Word of God and make our primary pursuit to be growing closer to Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the time of year to spend some time reflecting on how things have been going and what hopes you have for the future. This is even more needed and important now. One of the best rhythms we can have is to reflect with the Holy Spirit about our spiritual beliefs and practices.

    So, we want to check in with our church family to see where each person is at on their individual walk with the Lord and how we will gather together in this next season. Our heart is for everyone at Calvary to be growing in their faith, and we believe that we grow best when we are able to gather together to live out God's "one another" calling from Hebrews 10 - spurring one another on toward love and good deeds, and encouraging one another, especially as we see the day of Christ's return drawing near.

    SHARE ABOUT YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE

    My guess is that this last year has been a little more about surviving than thriving. You might have dropped some good habits and picked up some unhealthy ones. We want to help you thrive in your journey with God and that requires reflection. We also want to have a good sense of how we are doing as an entire church community. That’s why we developed this Spiritual Health Check-In Survey.

    This survey should take somewhere between 3-5 minutes - maybe more if you spend some time prayerfully considering each question. It will help you identify areas of strength and areas of needed growth in your life of following Jesus. We will also be able to give you some tools and resources to help you grow in needed areas and we are offering a 30-minute consultation with a pastor for how to put together a plan for growth using the information gathered on your survey.

    This Spiritual Health Check-In Survey will also help us create new classes, LifeGroups and sermon series based on our congregation’s needs. We would love to have everyone complete this survey as soon as possible. This can be a beautiful tool to grow in our faith in 2021!

    Spiritual Health Check-In

    SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON REGATHERING INDOORS

    We also want to continue to hear from you regarding regathering at church and our response to the coronavirus pandemic. We have a Regathering Indoors 2021 Survey that we would like for you to complete to get an update on our church’s thoughts on returning to services indoors at Calvary Church. This should take you 3 minutes to complete.

    Regathering Indoors Survey

    Please complete these surveys by January 18.

    SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH OUR LEADERSHIP

    We also want to give you an opportunity to share your thoughts with our church leadership through a Leadership Listening Session that will be available both in-person and online.

    These are small groups meeting with a few elders and a couple pastors where we will briefly share the heart behind how we have responded as well as our hopes for the future. Then we will spend time listening to your hopes for the future of Calvary Church regarding regathering and ways we can pursue God’s mission for Calvary moving forward.

    We have two dates available to start and we will create additional breakout sessions and times as needed.

    • Zoom: Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00pm - RSVP Here

    • In-Person: Sunday, January 17th at 12:30 pm - RSVP Here

     

    May the Lord bless you and keep you,
    Eric