Outreach

 
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Community Outreach
 


If you have a heart to see Jesus Famous in our community through extending God’s love to the vulnerable, you’re invited to participate. No experience required!

Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 19:14
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OUR VISION

Proclaim to the World through Acts of Mercy

We desire to see Calvary Monterey involved with the vulnerable in our community through mercy ministry and strategic partnerships with community agencies and other like-minded churches. To see Jesus Famous through mobilizing our congregation to care about our community and extend service and love without expectation.

FOSTER CARE

We believe everyone can “Find Their Fit in Foster Care.” There are so many ways to help and support children in foster care and their families.

Check out the video above to learn why it’s important for churches and believers to take an active role in providing care for children in the foster care system.

Ways you can support children in foster care:

  • Become a Resource Family through the County or a private foster care agency (new term for foster parents)

  • Certified babysitting (get livescan fingerprinted and put on the approved list)

  • Tutoring

  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

  • Engage Your Business

    • Offer free or discounted services to foster families

    • Contact the County or a Foster Care Agency about placing foster care materials in your lobby or workspace to raise awareness for children in foster care.

  • Make a Cherish Box!

    • Cherish Boxes provide fun activities and basic necessities to a child the moment they enter foster care in Monterey County. Take a look at the Cherish Boxes video to learn more about how you can pack a Cherish Box!

FOOD PANTRY

We have an on-site food pantry available to our church body as well as any family in the foster care system with referral from their case manager.

The food pantry is open during Sunday services and also on Wednesdays from 9 AM - 12:30 PM. Please call the church office for more information on how to donate food and hygiene items and how to receive access.

ANTI-TRAFFICKING

We have a partnership with the YWCA and their efforts to combat human-trafficking in Monterey County.

ADDICTION RECOVERY

Our church supports and closely works with The Bridge Restoration Ministry, a faith-based, year-long, residential addiction recovery program for men and women founded by our Recovery Pastor, Mike Casey. To learn more about how to get involved and support this ministry, head to their website tbrm.org

VOLUNTEER

We invite you to join us in our efforts. Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Anne, for information on how you can extend mercy to our community (anne@calvary.com).


 

CHURCH PLANTING

We desire to see bible-teaching, spirit-led churches planted throughout our region and the world as we focus on discipling and training men who are working out their calling toward planting churches. Our mission is to bring men with pastoral church-planting hearts under the wisdom and teaching of Calvary Monterey leadership for a season of equipping through teaching and hands-on experience with the goal of being sent out.

Rather than a traditional class-based model, we will utilize an immersion-based curriculum to equip men for the planting of new churches.

Our curriculum will build on previous traditional, foundational Bible-based study that each member of the program should have already obtained. Exceptions may be made in rare circumstances for equivalent ministry experience.

This stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.
— Genesis 28:22
 



MALAWI
Steve & Nora Braselton

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Steve and Nora serve with Ruth’s Shawl, an organization whose mission is to proclaim the Gospel to the men, women, and children of Malawi through adult literacy programs, orphan care, outreach, and ministry training programs, including church planting.

To learn more, visit ruthsshawl.org

To support, donate directly by visiting the link to the left.

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA
David Joannes

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David Joannes is the founder of Within Reach Global, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. David and his family live in Thailand and their team focuses on unreached people groups within the 10-40 window (geographic area of most unreached people).

To learn more, visit withinreachglobal.org

To support, donate directly by visiting the link to the left.

 

INDIA

Calvary Monterey supports long-term church planting and discipleship ministry in India. Due to the sensitive nature of their work, we cannot reveal the identity of our supported missionaries. India is currently 88% unreached. Please pray for our missionaries as they work to see Jesus Famous in their corner of India.

To support, designate “India” on your gift and place in the Sunday offering.

 

CLOSED COUNTRIES
"Michael"

Calvary Monterey supports an anonymous church planter whose aim it is to get into closed countries (countries that restrict or outlaw evangelism) to train local church planters. Unfortunately we cannot introduce him to our church, but know him personally as a man of passion and integrity.

To support, designate “Closed Countries” on your gift and place in the Sunday offering.