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 


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

Thursday Night Worship/College Late Night
7:30pm | Underground:
1010 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana

Sunday Morning Worship
9:30am | Worship Center: 1010 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana
(Connect with the Foundation Family in the front right seats)

Foundation Facebook Page

Foundation Instagram


Tim Nellis - College Pastor | 714-550-2332 |   
Cat Aragon - College Associate  | 714-550-2359 |   


20's-30's (Young Adults)

young adults

Young Adults at Calvary, is a community of singles and marrieds, ages 22 - 32, who encourage one another by studying God's Word and walking through life together.

*Also, join our Facebook Group : “Calvary 20's-30's"

The Apostle Paul’s words in the Bible from Philippians 1:27 are a great encouragement to us: “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”

20-30's Gatherings

We gather on a weekly basis in a couple of different formats:

#1 – Large Group Gathering
Sundays at 9:30am
Main Calvary Church Worship Center

Join us each Sunday morning for a time of worship through music, a biblical message from our Teaching Team (Pastors David Mitchell, Eric Wakeling, Matt Davis, Matt Doan and Doug Brown) 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 9:30am service.

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

#2 - 20's-30's Small Group Connections 

Young Adults | Sundays at 11:00 am | C-202 
Connect with this encouraging community of singles and couples, ages 22 - 32, who study God's Word and walk through life together.

Thursday Night Worship | Thursdays at 7:30 pm | Underground (C Building)
Join us for a large group gathering of worship, message time, and fellowship open to everyone. Then, connect in a Foundation group with other college aged students ages 18-22 at 8:30 pm. 

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 (Formerly known as "Praying for Your Grandchildren")
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. 1:30pm Will resume on Wed. Jan 16, 2019


January Events:


Adult Ministries Dessert:                                           

 Tuesday, January 15, 6:30pm. Fellowship Hall. Israel Trip recap and reflections. 4 people will share about their experiences on the Calvary Israel trip from Nov. 2018.  Tickets $5/ea. Available for purchase on the patio on Sunday's. For more info contact Beth Green at 714-914-1644

Gene Roberson Concert: Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 4:00pm Samsvick Chapel. See more info under "Events"

Game Night: Impact & Young Adults Monday, Jan 28, 2019 6:30pm in W-209. 








Some Examples of Previous IMPACT Events:

• Special musical events in Fellowship Hall
• Wildflower hike
• Game night mixer with SAM and Young Adults
• Progressive dinner “Walk through Mayberry”
• Beach parties during the summer
• Murder Mystery Night/Dinner
• BBQ and movie night in a home
• Annual True North Retreat
• Christmas Open House
• Christmas Lights Boat Ride

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. No meetings in Dec. Will resume Jan 16, 2019

 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. 


Gene Roberson Concert: Sunday, January 13, 2019 4pm Samsvick Chapel. See "Events" for more details

Adult Ministries Dessert: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. Israel Trip recap and reflections. 4 people will share their experiences from the Calvary trip to Israel from Nov. 2018. Tickets $5. for sale on Sundays on the patio or call Beth Green for more info. 714-914-1644.

White Rose Luncheon: Friday, Jan 18th 11am-1pm Fellowship Hall. Lunch and special guest speaker to honor our widows and widowers. 

SAM Movie Night: Friday, January 25, 2019 7pm in Fellowship Hall. We will be showing the movie "I Can Only Imagine". Popcorn provided. 

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


"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.

Sign up to Receive SAM Emails

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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