Calvary West

New Sermon Series

I’m looking forward this week to beginning a new sermon series through the book of Titus entitled “Faithful & Present”.  It’s a letter written by Paul to the church about the church.  As a congregation we are called to have a faithful presence in our world that models and reflects the kingdom that is to […]

Reflections on Calvary West

It’s been a little over 2 1/2 years since we launched Calvary West.  It’s been quite a ride and the journey has been quite memorable.  As I look back and contemplate where we started and where we are now, I’m humbled by God’s faithfulness and more convinced than ever that great days lie ahead for […]

An Open Letter From Al Gilbert

I wanted to post here a letter written by our pastor, Al Gilbert, to the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church. Dear Calvary Family: The purpose of this letter is to inform you that I am accepting a position at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and will soon be leaving Calvary. By mid-September, I will […]

Inside Out: Making Impossible Obedience Possible

I trust that you had a wonderful Easter Weekend last week as you celebrated our Risen Lord! Today, I want to begin a series entitled “Inside Out: Making Impossible Obedience Possible.”  We recognize the Scripture is full of commands by our Lord; commands that seem utterly impossible to fulfill.  So, how is it that we […]

Where is God when Earthquakes and Tsunamis Strike?

Over the last 10 days we have all been moved by the stories, pictures, and video of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan. Thousands of people have lost their lives, thousands more have lost all of their worldly possessions, and there continues to be tremendous uncertainty and unrest throughout the country. While watching these […]

Living Missionally in a Post-Christian World

Several Sunday’s ago we began painting a picture for you of the vision of our church.  As we talked about the desire to see every individual have a faith that is Personal, Growing, and Serving, we shared with you the framework that we would use to help us give direction to our ministry moving forward. […]

Core Value #6: Mercy Ministries

Can I ask you a couple of questions? How do you feel when you encounter someone on the street who is peddling for money? What do you think our response should be to the drug addict, the woman who sells herself to feed her family, or the person who walks up to you and asks […]