Calvary’s Purpose Statement (What We Do Together) - 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.
Calvary’s Vision Statement (Who We Will Be) - Calvary seeks to be a church family that is better together, being changed by the Gospel to love like Jesus across all cultures and generations.
Who is my neighbor? Luke 10:25-37
The Great Commandment Matthew 22:36-40
The Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20
Each One Reach One in Your Neighborhood Romans 15:2
“Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.”
- Who is your neighbor - Block Map (see map and Digging Deeper below)
- The OC Rescue Mission Grocery Bag Challenge - Take 8 grocery bags, invite 8 neighbors to participate
- Praying (10:02) for who to invite to Calvary for Christmas Eve
- “We can choose our friends, we can even choose our enemies, but God chooses our neighbors.” - GK Chesterton
Digging Deeper + LifeGroup Discussion:
Fill out the Block Map above - Write the names of your neighbors by listing out the names of the adults and children of the 8 closest houses or apartment units next to you and pay attention to the blank spaces. Take a second and identify each of the neighbors and decide if they are a stranger, acquaintance, or relationship.
Luke 10:29 says this about the teacher of the law: “But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” In what ways do we attempt to justify ourselves in order to avoid taking the Great Commandment literally? What are your fears about reaching out to your neighbors?
Imagine yourself with the time it would take to be a great neighbor. What are the things you would have to sacrifice to make that a reality? Why would it be worth it? What could change in your life or in your neighborhood?
TAKE A PACK OF GROCERY BAGS TO DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR NEIGHBORS: Calvary is partnering with the OC Rescue Mission this month to fill the food shortage in Orange County this Fall! Distribute grocery bags to your neighbors this week and bring back filled bags over the next three Sundays to the OC Rescue Mission Truck in the courtyard.
COME TO “THE ART OF NEIGHBORING”: What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? Join this 6-week workshop on Sundays, October 14 - November 18, at 11:00am in A-205 for thought-provoking and practical discussions that could transform not only your life but also your community.
ATTEND “IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANITY”: Come hear John Stewart share a special 3-part workshop on The Case for God, the Case for the Gospels and The Case for Jesus on Sundays, October 14-28 at 11:00am in B-205. John is a lawyer, Christian apologist, author, award-winning radio personality and co-founder of Intelligent Faith.
PRAY FOR SOMEONE TO INVITE TO ONE OF OUR CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICES: On Monday, December 24, at 2:00pm and 4:00pm, we will gather in the Worship Center to present the life-changing good news of great joy found in Jesus Christ. Be praying now about who you can invite to join you this Christmas Eve at Calvary Church.