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Calvary United Methodist Church
Serving the Crystal City area of Arlington, VA

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It’s our hope at Calvary Church that everyone will grow in his/her relationship to Jesus Christ, in these ways (list of classes and courses below):

* Grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ

Christ-centered disciples exhibit healthy, growing and vibrant relationships with Christ.  God desires growth from every living thing He has created, whether it is a mustard seed or a Christ – follower.  The Apostle Peter put it this way, “ But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ …..” (2 Peter 3:18).  So it is our goal at Calvary to help every person grow spiritually and move forward on his or her spiritual journey

* Worship: You were planned for God's Pleasure. 

Psalm 147:11 says” The Lord is pleased only with those who worship him and trust his love.” So anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship. Our worship: includes praying, Scripture reading, singing, confession, silence, being still, listening to a sermon, taking notes, giving an offering, baptism, communion, signing commitment cards, and even greeting other worshipers.   Worship is not for our benefit but to bring pleasure to God- not to ourselves.  Worship is not part of your life- it is your life.  We are told to “worship Him continually” Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship if you do it for the praise, glory, and pleasure of God. The Bible says “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthian10:31.    


* Connect in Biblical community

Every Christ-centered follower of Jesus Christ needs to have strong and vital relationships with fellow believers.  There is no such thing as a Christ- centered  person who lives in isolation.  Jesus modeled Biblical community for us by spending the majority of His time with His disciples – teaching, encouraging, and correcting them.  They lived, ate, traveled, prayed, and served together.   Jesus said “ By this all men will know that your are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35) 

* Serve in your God –given ministry

Every great leader in the Bible exemplified service to God.  The Apostle Paul’s most common title for himself was “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that the person who looses their life in the service of Christ will find the real meaning for their existence and a true joy and satisfaction in living that nothing in this world can duplicate.    Serving God does not end when we leave the church building – in many ways, it is just the beginning 

* Share the message of Jesus Christ

The Bible makes it clear that sharing our faith is an integral part of being Christ-centered. In Mark 16:15, Jesus tells us to go into all the world and preach the message of Jesus Christ to every person.  In 2 Timothy 4:2, Paul instructs Timothy and us to “preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season,” and in 2 Tim 4:8 to “do the work of an evangelist.”  The risen Lord Jesus himself told us to go share his message with people, and his orders supersede all other orders.   

As we develop and exercise these disciplines in our daily lives, we experience both personal fulfillment as well as fruitfulness for His kingdom! Join us in growing!

Adult Programs Available at Calvary

Sunday School ~ Join us for a look at the UMC lectionary, and other interesting conversations. We are currently meeting in the library at 9:45 Sunday mornings.

On Line Book Study ~  One chapter a week is covered with an on-line discussion of a book chosen by the group.  E-mail Beth Posey, for more information.

Each  Sunday,  9:45 - 10:45 AM in Harris Hall

 

 
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