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Transition

Transition

Calvary, thank you for the large response to our Church Assessment. Your contribution matters. Here's a quick update about the next step in our Lead Pastor search process:

NL Moore (the search firm Calvary is using to help us search for our next lead pastor) will be in town the weekend of May 21-22. They will be conducting interviews with our staff, elders, volunteers, and congregation members. If you want to participate in sharing your thoughts and feelings about what kind of pastor you believe Calvary needs, please register for one of the focus groups. There are several focus group timeslots - some are open to anyone from the congregation, while others are specific to particular groups of people. It's important to note that the content of all focus groups is the same so each person only needs to register for a single focus group. This weekend with NL Moore will serve as the second step following the CAT survey that just concluded. 

Highlights from the Video

We have made adjustments to our 2022 operating budget (just under $4.7 million) by cutting around $350,000 in light of current giving trends. We're thankful for you, church, for responding as we've seem some consistent growth when it comes to giving. However, we still have some more work to do with our budget, so we're working on future cuts to be good stewards and to be responsible with what the Lord has entrusted us with. We're asking, as the Lord leads you, to continue to faithfully support and partner with us so we can all do the work we feel led to do.
Exciting things are happening at each campus. New people are joining us and getting connected each week. We will have baptism services at each campus on May 1. Our family dedication services will happen during services on Mother's Day, May 8. And finally, on September 17 & 18, we'll all join together for our 60th Anniversary Celebration. 
We are partnering with NL Moore, a company made up of believers whose sole purpose and passion is matching the right pastor with the right church. One of the main tools they use is the Congregational Assessment Tool. This assessment will be made available for members and attenders to take beginning April 24. This Church Assessment Tool will provide us with valuable insight to help us find the right Lead Pastor for our church. Your input will be very helpful in this process so we hope you'll make time in your schedule to take the assessment. It will be available until Sunday, May 8. You'll receive email reminders to participate and there will be a link to the assessment from this page.  

Joining Together in Prayer

We have set a few prayer initiatives for the remainder of 2022 to help lead our church in unified prayer during our current season of transition. Visit our Seasons of Prayer page.

Advisor Paul

Paul Bauman, Interim Advisor from the EFCA

Paul comes to Calvary with 29 years of full-time ministry experience having served as senior pastor for three different churches in Michigan, Iowa, and Nebraska. He currently serves on the EFCA Central District team as the Director of Church Multiplication and Revitalization. Paul is graciously serving Calvary through advising the Elder Board, leading crucial and healthy conversations, and mentoring and coaching the new Team Leads as they lead the staff.

Team Leads

Brad Aslin
Ministry Resource Team Pastor
Chris Bantz
Saint Charles Campus Pastor
Dan Borth
Mid Rivers Campus & Interim Lead Pastor