Missions

Through missions, Calvary Church is able to partner with people and organizations around the world in order to take the message of Jesus Christ to all people of the earth. Missions is the heartbeat of Calvary Church.

The following four activities describe how Calvary Church is involved in global missions:

Reaching – We are involved in local, national and international efforts to proclaim the Gospel to the spiritually lost through every available means. Our evangelistic efforts range from personal evangelism to large-scale evangelistic meetings. 

Planting – We are supporting efforts around the world to establish local churches. Our goal is to replicate growing, life-giving churches both locally and around the world. 

Equipping – We are helping to train leaders throughout the world to take the message of Jesus Christ to their own people and other nations. We support missionaries who teach or lead Bible schools around the world, as well as several Assemblies of God colleges and universities in the U.S. 

Caring – We are reaching out with the compassion of Jesus Christ to those who are hurting and in need. This year, we have several worldwide missions trips planned to help with disaster relief, orphanages, feeding and vocational training. Locally, we continue to offer a food pantry and a homeless-feeding ministry.

Pay for a missions trip

Call: 630-585-3214

Missions Pledge

Missions pledges (formerly called Faith Promises) are used at Calvary Church to support missions. These are one-year commitments—from May 2016 through April 2017. A missions pledge is what a person agrees, after prayer, to give to missions as God enables—over and above a tithe.

Missions Pledge funds are used for:

  • Monthly support for more than 200 missionaries and missions organizations
  • Missions projects such as church buildings, equipment, vehicles, Bible schools, student tuition and disaster relief

If you would like to commit to a Missions Pledge this year, please use the link below.

Make a Missions Pledge

Missions Trips

WE TRAVEL TO TOUCH THE WORLD

Calvary Church believes in the importance and power of missions. We take teams to other places of the world (and our own country) to tell people about God’s love, to lend a helping hand to an area in need and to encourage the missionaries, pastors and congregations who have been called by God to serve in those areas. 

CALVARY'S 2017 MISSIONS TRIPS

To make a payments towards a missions trip, please use our online form.

RWANDA/ETHIOPIA

February 24 - March 7   

  • Leaders: Pastor Rob Winkler, Pastor Cody Winkler and Wanda Burgund
  • Cost: $2400
  • Information:  Join with a team from Calvary to participate in outreach and compassion activities in Rwanda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  During the time in Addis we will partner  with Beza International Church which is led by the Mengistu family.  During the trip we will conduct eyeglass clinics, training workshops, and have opportunity to provide programs in outpost communitites.  Our schedule will allow us to worship with our sister congregations in both countries.  
  • Next Step: Contact Wanda Burgund's office: 630-585-3240 or email​.  

 

NICARAGUA (NXT SR HIGH only)

March 27 – April 2                                                                                        

  • Leader: Pastor Eric Dunker
  • Missionaries: Steve & Kim Sobey
  • Cost: $1700
  • Information: High school youth will be doing children's evangelism with King's Castle.  For more information and a registration form click here.
  • Next Step: Contact Shannon Sullivan: 630-585-3296 or email.  

 

LUGOJ, ROMANIA

April 24- May 4

  • Leader: Wanda Burgund  
  • Information: We will be working with Gigel & Mariana Olariu and the national Assemblies of God leadership.  We will be involved with construction and community outreach for orphanage and refugee centers in the area.
  • Next Step: Contact Wanda Burgund's office: 630-585-3240 or email​.  

 

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

June 11-20

  • Leader: Wanda Burgund
  • Information: We will help a thriving congregation with a recent acquisition of a church facility and working with Pastor Andrew Smith, the Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Scotland.  We will be doing renovations and community outreach.
  • Next Step: The first meeting will be on Sunday, March 26 at 12:15pm in the Ministry Training Center.  Contact Wanda Burgund's office: 630-585-3240 or email​

 

KEWANEE, IL

June 19-25 

  • Leader: Pastor Ron Markese
  • Missionaries: Kent & Judy Anderson
  • Information:  We will working with Rural Compassion.
  • Next Step: Contact Pastor Ron Markese's office: 630-585-3217 or email.

                                        

HAITI

June 24-30

  • Leaders: Pastor Jason McElwee & Wendy Waltmire
  • Approximate Cost: $1500  
  • Information:  We will be working with Convoy of Hope Field Teams to assist churches and communities surrounding Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.  Team will be limited to 30 members (Ages 14/15 with a parent through adults are all welcome!). Application and $300 non-refundable deposit are due by February 20 to confirm a spot on the team.
  • Next Step: Follow-up Session #1 will be on March 12th 12:30-1:30pm in Atrium Conference Room.  Please read the corresponding session materials in the COH Field Guide in preparation for each of the follow up sessions.  You can download it here. Printed copies will be available at Session #1.  Dates for the remaining sessions from 12:30-1:30pm are April 9, May 7 & June 4.  Contact Wendy Waltmire at 630-585-3214 or email with any questions.
  • Payments for Haiti team members can be made using this online form.

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dates TBD

Leader: Pastor Alberto Lopez
Information: We will be doing outreach and children's ministry.  English and Spanish speakers welcome!!
Next Step: Contact Pastor Alberto Lopez's office: 630-585-3243 or email.  

 

LITHUANIA

October 2-11                

  • Leaders: Pastor Tim Loar & Wanda Burgund
  • Missionaries: David & Kandra Millsaps
  • Information: This trip will involve construction, renovation and outreach.
  • Next Step: Contact Wanda Burgund's office: 630-585-3240 or email​

 

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

November 2-12           

  • Leader: Pastor Michael Grove 
  • Information:  This trip will be outreach.
  • Next Step: Contact NXT Kids office: 630-585-3284 or email.