I’m excited about where we’ve been and where we are going!
In 2013 members of Calvary Baptist Church traveled across town, over the state of Georgia and around the world. You can’t miss the large metal map of the world located in our welcome center. It is large on purpose. We want every family that walks by the map to see how serious we are about taking the gospel of Jesus from our neighborhoods to the nations.
In 2013, our church sent 50 people to 12 countries to bring the message of Jesus all over the globe. Many men and women went on mission trips for the first time in their lives. Others went on more than one trip last year.
We did more than just travel around the world. We also sent a team of people to Blue Ridge Georgia to share the gospel in a very underprivileged and economically depressed part of our state. What I am most proud about is that almost 50 people from our church ministered throughout the Chattahoochee Valley this year. From participating with Habitat for Humanity, to ministering to children at Camp Joy, to partnering with other churches as part of Mission Columbus, Calvary showed that we are as serious about our neighborhoods as we are about the nations.
I’m praying that more people will go in 2014 than ever before. We want to be a church that goes across town and around the world to introduce people to our Savior. I hope you will start praying now about how you can minister in the city, the state and around the world for King Jesus.
We are kicking off our the 2014 mission trips with our Mission Banquet on January 12, 2014. We would like for all of you to attend this fundraising event. This is a $10 per plate event with all of the proceeds going to help fund mission trips in 2014.
The meal will begin at 6:00 in the cafeteria and the program will begin at 7:00 in the Worship Center. Our keynote speaker is Kurt Holliday from Johannesburg, S. Africa (urban missions planner for Sub-Saharian Africa).
Please plan to attend and hear about what Jesus is doing around the world, in our state and in our town this year through missions.