Calvary - Adults

Adult Ministries


Calvary offers ministry connections for Adults primarily through ongoing small group communities called LifeGroups, as well as Athletics, Men's, Women's and even Care Ministries.

Use the links below to learn more about the mid-sized, monthly Adult life-stage ministry gatherings available at Calvary:

Foundation CollegeYoung Adults

Impact 50-65  Seniors 65+

 Widows & Widowers


Foundation Family | College Ministry

Foundation College Ministry

Foundation is a ministry to college students of Calvary Church of Santa Ana.  Calvary Church is a community where we CONNECT with God and others to GROW in our faith so we REACH Orange County and the world for Jesus Christ. Although we are a college ministry, we recognize that college is not the path for everyone, so if you’re 18-23 years old, then come join us for some fellowship!

Why Foundation?

We call ourselves Foundation because we desire to be a family who hold Jesus Christ to be the foundation for life.  This idea comes from Jesus’ words as recorded in Matthew 7:24-25.

"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.  The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock." – Jesus Christ 


Thursday Night HouseGroup | 7:00pm 
Check our Facebook or Instagram for the address of the house we are meeting at for the week.

Sunday Mornings CYA @ Domingo | 8:30am 
For more info and upcoming dates of this gathering - click here

Sunday Morning Worship | 9:30am
Connect with the Foundation Family in the front right seats of the Worship Center.

Foundation Missions Trip

Millions of people are fleeing their home countries due to dangerous situations such as war and famine. Greece & Europe are getting around 1,000 new arrivals each month. In response to this situation, Calvary's College Group is partnering with GEM (Greater Europe Mission) and EuroRelief to assist in the needs of the refugees ending up in Lesvos, Greece. If you are interested in learning more about this trip and/or joining the team you can take a look at the application below.

Greece Application


Foundation Facebook Page

Foundation Instagram


Tim Nellis - College Pastor | 714-550-2332 |   
Eryn Holm - College Associate  | 714-550-2340 |   


20's-30's (Young Adults)

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If you are in college, establishing or established in your career, single or married, and desire to connect with God, the church, and other young adults, then this is the place for you!


We would love to have you join us every other Sunday starting February 3rd from 8:30-9:15 am in the Fireside Room for FREE Breakfast & Coffee.

Spring 2019 CYA @ Domingo Gatherings:
- February 3
- February 17
- March 3
- March 17
- March 31
- April 14
- April 28
- May 12

We really hope to CYA there!!


CYA @ Sunday Morning Worship

Join us each Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the Worship Center for a time of worship through music, a biblical message and a time of response where you can take communion, pray with our prayer team and/or give financially.

Our Young Adult group typically sits together on the front right hand side of the Worship Center during the service.

After the service, stop by Connection Point in the Lobby to learn more about Young Adults and getting plugged in at Calvary.


CYA @ Sunday Night Worship

Join us for a large group gathering of worship, message time, and fellowship open to everyone. Check back here for details soon on date, time and location.

Check out inter-generational connection opportunities like 6 Packs, LifeGroups, Workshops, volunteering and more - CLICK HERE

To learn more about the Calvary Church Young Adults Ministry, contact the College and Young Adults Pastor, Tim Nellis at or at 714.550.2391.


Operation Love

Reaching out to those in need

Next Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Join us for Breakfast and Speaker at 8:00 AM in Fellowship Hall.  Then from 9:00 - 11:30 am, head out with a team that will travel to area homes of the widows and elderly who need help with home repairs, yardwork, etc.

Bring/Wear: work clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water
Gardening Tools: gloves, clippers, trimmers, loppers, shears, pruners, pruning saw, long-handled pruner, bamboo rake, dust pan

Questions? Contact Pastor John Sherman at 714.550.2378 or Stephanie Christian at  714-550-2455

Want to get involved as a handyman on an ongoing basis? There are ongoing opportunities to get involved and be a blessing to those in need. Email  to find out more.




Calvary's IMPACT Ministry is a forum for fellowship, aimed at those 50-65, but age is not the key factor. It's an opportunity to get connected and start building closer relationships among the adults at Calvary.

While IMPACT is not a LifeGroup, our hope is that you can explore the possibility of taking a next step and joining a LifeGroup of someone you meet at an IMPACT event.

There is usually one IMPACT event each month. Some are joint events with SAM (Senior Adult Ministries), but most are independent.

Weekly Events:

Grandparent Matters 
1st Sunday of Each Month · 12:30 pm · N-1
Benefit from a greater vision of the role you have with your grandchildren. Join us on the first Sunday of each month at 12:15 pm in Room N-1. Please bring your own lunch. 

Retirement Home Ministry:
Second Saturday of each month. 9:30-10:30am.
We will visit and serve seniors at The Groves of Tustin Assisted Living Home. 1262 Bryan Ave., Tustin.  Contact Bob at   for further information.

Adult Ministries Bible Study:
Wednesdays in Fireside at 1:30pm
Bob Foyle will be teaching for the month of February.


February Events:

Adult Ministries Dinner: Tuesday, February 19, 6:30pm. Fellowship Hall. Guest Speaker: Steve Gertsen, US History teacher here at Calvary Christian School.  Tickets $15/ea. Available for purchase on the patio on Sunday's. For more info contact Beth Green at 714-914-1644


Mike Stand and The Altar Billies in concert: Sat. March. 2, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Fellowship Hall. Rockabilly and Gospel Music. Fun for all ages. Bring you family and friends! Tickets on sale on Sunday on the Patio or at the door. $5/person includes dessert! Call or email Stephanie for more info:  714-550-2455.

Adult Ministries Dinner: Tuesday, Mar. 19, 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. "A Night to Honor Liz Gold", Calvary's former Reach Global Missions Director. Tickets $15/person.

Wildflower Outing: Saturday, Mar. 30. Meet in the North parking lot at Calvary at 8am. We will go explore some local nature reserves/parks. More details to come. 



Impact "Flash" 
Weekly email sent out every Friday with information on the week's or month's happenings as well as prayer requests, opportunities to serve, etc.

Impact "News"
Monthly newsletter - emailed out the first of each month to keep our adults in tune with what is happening during the month, opportunities to participate or serve, and birthdays for the month.



To learn more or receive updates about upcoming IMPACT events, please contact Stephanie at  714-550-2455.


Senior Adult Ministry


We call ourselves SAM and we have a goal, based on the verse in the Bible that encourages us to "...become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world." (Philippians 2:15)


Monthly Dinners

Adults of all ages are welcome to join us for an enjoyable evening of delicious dining, melodious music and a guest speaker - all for only $15 per person! 

These events take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (Except for July, Aug and Dec).  Tickets are available in the patio Sunday mornings prior to the dinner. Come join us for food, fellowship, and faith building. We look forward to meeting you! 

SAM Weekly Events 

Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study
Join us for Bible study each Wednesday at 1:30 pm in Fireside Room. Bob Foyle is teaching for the month of February.

 Grandparent Matters (formerly known as “Praying for Grandchildren”)
1st Sunday of Each Month · 12:15 pm · N-1
We are a group of grandparents that meet together to pray for our children and grandchildren and encourage each other with prayer, DVDs, discussions, and tips. Please bring your own lunch. 



Adult Ministries Dinner: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker: Steve Gertsen, US History Teacher here at Calvary Christian School.  Tickets $15. for sale on Sundays on the patio or call Beth Green for more info. 714-914-1644.

March Dinner: Tuesday, March 19. A Night to Honor Liz Gold, former Missions Director at Calvary Church. 


National Conference on Christian Grandparenting
February 21-23, 2019 | EV Free Church in Fullerton
Register at legacycoalition.com/summit. For more info, email

 Mike Stand and The Altar Billies Concert: Sat. March. 2, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Fellowship Hall. Rockabilly and Gospel Music. Fun for all ages. Bring your family and friends. Tickets $5/person includes dessert! Tickets for sale on the patio on Sundays or at the door. Call or email Stephanie for more info:  714-550-2455.

"SAM Times"
Monthly newsletter - sent out the first of each month to keep Seniors in tune with what is happening during the month and opportunities to participate or serve.

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For more information on SAM activities please call Pastor John Sherman at 714.550.2320 or contact Stephanie Christian at 714-550-2455 or email at