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July 15 - 21
SUNDAYS MESSAGE - Pastor Jeff KIngery Daniel 5
Monday - Men's Prayer 7PM // College & Carrer 7PM // Dove's Softball 7:15 PM
Wednesday - Core Groups // Youth Group 6:30 PM
Thursday - Third Thursday
Saturday - Downtown Outreach 10AM
Media & Sound
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: ... (Romans 12:6)
Our Media & Sound Team uses technology to help the various ministries at Calvary Chapel Joplin to accomplish their own missions. The Media & Sound Team contributes to Sunday & Wednesday worship and study through sound, projection & lighting. We also provide access to Sunday & Wednesday studies through online sermons and audio CD's. Our objective as The Media & Sound team is to provide a setting in which every person is comfortable to engage in worship and in study.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Come visit the Calvary Chapel Coffee Shop located in the fellowship area. We have a variety of drinks; not limited to coffee. The purpose of the Coffee Shop is to fill you with a delicious beverage as you are filled with the encouragement & edification of fellowship.
Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord - Your salvation according to Your word. (Psalm 119:41)
Located on the Coffee Shop counter is our Feed The Elephant ministry. Change a life with your pocket change! The pocket change placed in the vessel goes toward purchasing bibles for those at Calvary Chapel of Lagos in Nigeria.
Projects & Grounds
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. (Acts 20:28)
The purpose of Projects & Grounds is to maintain the appearance of all indoor & outdoor areas of the church.
The goal of this ministry is to maintain the indoor areas of the church through a sizable number of volunteers, spreading the duties among a few groups each week. Anyone can serve with this ministry – even children (with adult supervision) are welcome.
The indoor area of this ministry handles the vacuuming, mopping, window washing, trash removal, cleaning restrooms & other general cleaning. The outdoor area includes mowing, string trimming & other general upkeep of the grounds.
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
In short, we have a biblical responsibility as well as a privileged opportunity to give of ourselves to the Lord. Some might argue that the “tithe” (which means “one tenth”) was a principle to be adhered to strictly under the Law of Moses. However, we see in scripture that the tithe was adopted hundreds of years before the Law through Abraham (Gen 14:18-29, Hebrews 7:1-3 [who is the “father of faith” Rom 4:11-12]).
In the first chapter of the book of Haggai, the people of Israel find themselves confused because they had sown much grain but brought in little harvest. They ate but didn’t have enough, drank but weren’t filled. They clothed themselves but no one was warm & the money they made seemed to not avail them in any real way. “…he who earns wages, earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Haggai 1:6. God said, “Consider your ways!” & He went on to speak of how His house was in shambles while everyone else focused on their own homes, the things of themselves. God told them that the reason they looked for much but it came to little was because He was “blowing it away” because their priorities were out of line. They were to focus on His house first, then He would bless their efforts in their own home.
The bible is replete with scripture speaking of both the responsibility of the believer, as well as the privileged opportunity of the believer to give. Jesus acknowledged the appropriateness of the tithe (the tenth) when He rebuked the Pharisees. He said, “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” In other words, they did well to tithe, they failed however in justice & the love of God. He said, “… lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven… for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:20-21
In Luke’s gospel, we read where He said, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38. Translation? You can’t out give God (Check out Malachi 3:8-11)!
The apostle Paul echoed this same principle when he said, “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
So giving is a way in which we worship God through the giving of ourselves. It’s a biblical responsibility as well as a privileged opportunity to give to the Living God, the One who has saved us & given His all, His only begotten Son for us!
Some people ask what the difference is between a “tithe” & an “offering”. The bible teaches that the tithe belongs to God, it’s His, it’s not ours, it never was. That’s why God accuses His people of stealing from Him in the book of Malachi. They were withholding what was His, the tithe.
The offering begins at 10.1% When you give any amount over 10%, you are giving what the bible refers to as a “freewill” offering. It’s not required of you, you’re simply giving out of your own freewill, over & above the tithe, simply because you love God & want to give more than what is His to Him.
Thanks for taking the time to check out this page on why we give. Below you will find various short clips that simply demonstrate how you can give should you sense the Lord leading you that direction. They are there simply for your convenience.
May the Lord richly bless you!
College & Career
...that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; (Colossians 1:10)
The mission of our College/Career Ministry is to become more ROOTED in the faith by REACHING non-believing young adults, to promote TOGETHERNESS by meeting and developing meaningful relationships with other Christians, to OBTAIN biblical truths and apply it to their lives, to consistently DEVELOP in their spiritual maturity and Christian character, to OUTPOUR their God given gifts and talents to serve GOD, and to EXALT God with their life.
College & Career Group meets on Mondays at 7pm at the church. Childcare is provided.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
"Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;" (Acts 6:3)
Our leadership is in place to assure church operations are handled in a proper manner. These men have proven themselves faithful to His Word, to His church and to His kingdom. They are available on Sunday mornings to pray over anyone seeking prayer. They are also a support system for Pastor Jeff as he leads the sheep as he feels the Lord has called him to.
"Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." -Isaiah 56:7
There are a few avenues to get plugged into prayer here at The Chap!
On Sunday mornings at 9AM before service (10AM), there is a group of men and women who gather upstairs in the War Room and pray. Some of the things they pray for: the body of believers, the leadership, the non-believers who may be in service, for God to be glorified, and more....
Join us Monday evenings at 7pm. After reading through a chapter in the bible, we pray over the individual prayer requests that are turned into the prayer box located in the front foyer. Each prayer request is then prayed over for 30 days. We also pray over current events that are happening locally as well as globally, our leadership here at The Chap, each ministry, each family, and each individual that calls this place home.
What To Expect
Welcome to Calvary Chapel Joplin! Whether this is your first time or you have been here before, we want to make it clear to you that you are welcome and you are loved! What can you expect to see and experience when you visit Calvary Chapel Joplin?
We currently have one Sunday morning service, at 10:00AM. Wednesdays we meet in various homes throughout the community at 7:00PM for our Core Groups. Atmosphere
At Calvary Chapel Joplin, you will experience friendly people, modern worship music and biblical messages in a comfortable environment. We want to make you feel as welcome as possible.
A Typical Service
Services begin with a welcoming by the worship leader followed by 25-30 minutes of worship expressed through song. After a few announcements there will be a song and offering will be received (As a visitor you will not be asked or expected to give an offering. You are our guest!). Pastor Jeff will deliver a message designed to help you apply biblical principles to everyday life. This message is typically 45 minutes in length. After the message there will be a closing song. There will be pastors and other leaders available to talk and/or pray at the end of service. You are always welcome to come forward to do so.
How to Dress
We invite you to dress casually and comfortably. You’ll fit right in. After all, the Bible tells us that God is more concerned with our hearts than He is with how we dress or look. (1 Samuel 16:7)
What Calvary Chapel Believes
At Calvary Chapel Joplin, our mission statement is “Knowing God and making Him known.” We are committed to bringing people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, assisting them to maturity in the Christian faith and equipping all believers to share the gospel message with as many as will listen. For more on what we believe, visit our What We Believe page.
What’s available for my children?
The Children’s Ministry is available for infant through 6th grade children during both Sunday services and the Wednesday eveving service.
For more information on what is available for your children, check out the Children’s Ministry & Nursery pages.
Youth Group is available for 7th through 12th graders on Wednesday evenings 6:30PM to 8PM. Visit the Youth page for more information.
In addition, there is a mother’s room in the back of the Sanctuary open to nursing mothers and their babies. This is also available for parents and their children who aren't quite ready for the nursery.
We’d love to visit with you. Please come and see us or contact us via one of the paths below.
"And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all." -Mark 9:35
There are many ways you can put your faith to work here at Calvary Chapel Joplin. Whether you would like to help lead little children in song or you would like a more behind the scenes opportunity, there are plenty of avenues available. Contact us and we will get you started. You can also download the application and bring it to The Connect Desk and a ministry leader will contact you soon.
Connect to CCJ
From the moment you pull onto our lot, we want you to feel welcome and at home. There are designated parking spaces in the front-row for first timers! If you choose to go in the main entrance that faces the west, you will come directly into our foyer area. You will be welcomed by one of our greeters. Our Connect Desk is located in the foyer! Stop by and introduce yourself! We want to meet you! Our Connect Desk is home to various sign-ups along with other information about what is going on around The Chap. You may also go to our Upcoming Events tab on the home page or our Weekly Bulletin under the Connect tab and see what else is happening here.
For those of you with children, infant through 6th grade, we have a great Children's Ministry and Nursery available for all services. We also have Youth Group for 7th through 12th grade on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm. On Monday evenings our College & Career Group, ages 18-30, meets for fellowship and study at the church from 7pm-8:30pm; childcare is provided. You can find more information on each ministry's page and you'll also be able to meet the leaders and get the run-down of how things flow.
Here is an example of what a week at The Chap looks like:
Men's Softball @ Joplin Athletic Complex (3301 W. 1st St. Joplin)
Mobile Meals @ 5pm (meets at Salvation Army)
D-Groups @ 4pm-8pm
Downtown Outreach @ 10am (meets at Salvation Army)
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"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." -2 Timothy 2:15
We are currently in our SIngle Service Summer. During Single Service Summer we offer only one 10 AM service. In it you'll find solid Bible teaching, contemporary praise & worship and children's ministry at both of our services. Wednesdays we meet at the church at 7:00PM for Table Topics. We take a look at a new topic each week and discuss how it is revelent for today and how it relates to the ministry of Calvary Chapel of Joplin.
Pastor Chuck Smith began welcoming hippies into the Southern Californian church he pastored in the 1960s. When some complained that the "dirty young people" would ruin the new carpet, Pastor Chuck responded, "Then we'll remove the carpet." The revival that began became known as the "Jesus Movement." From its humble beginnings, the ministry of Calvary Chapel has expanded around the world. From Austria to Australia, Budapest to Boston, South Africa to South Carolina, Ireland to Idaho, Jerusalem to Japan, Moscow to Mexico. Calvary Chapel pastors, churches, and Bible colleges are following Pastor Chuck’s example of expositional Bible teaching: “Simply teaching the Bible simply.”
Calvary Chapel of Joplin began in 1989 and to this day follows the same vision of teaching the Bible verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter and book-by-book. Since our first Sunday morning service, we’ve been declaring Jesus as Lord through the pages of the Scriptures.
We’re located at 4899 East 7th Street---two miles East of Rangeline on the North side of the road.
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What We Believe
Bible- We believe that the Scriptures, which consist of the Old and New Testaments, are fully inspired Word of God without error in the original manuscripts and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which the church operates and the basis by which the church is governed. We believe that the 66 books of the Bible supersede any and all earthly law in precept and principle (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21).
Trinity- We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. We believe that the Trinity created all, upholds all, and governs all things (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3).
God the Father- We believe in the person of God the Father—an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit—perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer and saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3).
Jesus Christ- We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58, 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; John 1:2; Revelation 1:8).
God the Holy Spirit- We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit—that He proceeds forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment; that He does regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe the biblical gospel (Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26, 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14).
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and functions as their abiding helper, teacher and guide (John 6:13, 14:16-17, 16:8-11; Romans 8:26).
We believe the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is a distinct and separate experience to that of regeneration, occurring either subsequent to or simultaneous with the experience of the new birth. We believe the baptism with the Holy Spirit is evidenced in the Christian’s life as a dynamic enablement to be a bold and more effective witness for the gospel.
We believe that the supreme evidence of the Spirit-filled life is the fruit of the Spirit and love (Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
We believe in and advocate the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit in the church regarding the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the instructions outlined in 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 13:1-13, 14:1-40.
Humanity- We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people have broken the law and heart of God at the level of desire, imagination, thought and behavior, and as a result are under God’s righteous judgment.
Gospel- We believe the gospel—the good news that God forgives, regenerates and saves all who come to Him through faith in the biblical gospel. This is possible because, though all humans are guilty, Jesus Christ died on the cross in our place for our sins, absorbing God’s wrath on our behalf. In so doing, God is able to forgive the spiritual crimes of people without violating the demands of justice. God now offers an invitation to every sinner to believe in the gospel for reconciliation with God. We believe Jesus will ultimately renew the entire cosmos in the new heaven and earth, and that all who believe the gospel will rule and reign with Him in His kingdom (Romans 3:23; Acts 3:19, 20:21; Ephesians 2:1-3, 8-9; John 3:16; 1 John 2:2; Matthew 11:28; Revelation 22:17).
Gender Roles- We believe in the pattern and principle of male leadership and responsibility in both the home and the church. We believe this limits the roles of pastoral leadership and doctrinal authority to qualified men (1 Corinthians 11:1-12; 1 Timothy 2:1-15).
Gender Differentiation- We believe that God created mankind male and female. Men and women are both created in the image of God, and as such, they are equal in value, dignity and worth, but different in function so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament precepts (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3, 7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11).
Church- We believe in the universal church—the living and organic spiritual body of people—of which Christ is the Head and all who are born-again through faith in the biblical gospel are a part (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16).
Ordinances- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full emersion water baptism of believers in the gospel, and (b) the Lord’s Supper (or communion) (Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
Eternal Destiny- We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell. All those who place their faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation proclaimed in the gospel will spend eternity separated from God and His people in Hell (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15).
Rapture- We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church through which all believers will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of the world prior to the Tribulation that will then come upon the earth (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16, 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14).
Second Coming- We believe the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will be a personal, visible return to earth. The Second Coming will coincide with the establishment of His millennial kingdom, the resurrection, final judgment, eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal condemnation of the wicked (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15).
"So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:46-47
Core Groups are currently on hold while we meet back at the church for our Table Topic series.
Core Groups will resume in 2018
Core groups are one of the many solutions to a deeper discipleship experience.
A small group setting is the ideal environment for personal accountability, ongoing discipleship and growth. It’s perfect for developing relationships and friendships that you might not otherwise be able to attain in a larger corporate gathering. You will certainly be challenged and encouraged to grow deeper in your love relationship with Jesus.
Ushers & Greeters
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:10-12) "And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." (1 Peter 4:8-10)
A good usher is someone who is interested in helping others, whether it be directing someone to a seat or being sensitive to a need that they may have. People will look to you as someone that knows what is going on around the church so it is important to know the church layout and the current events. They may also look to you as an adviser or counselor. Most importantly, they will look to you as someone who cares and is interested in them. Remember, you are the mediator between the people and the pastors. Be sensitive and allow the Holy Spirit to use you to the glory of God. Your conduct is the forerunner to the ministry that is to be experienced inside the building.
Ushering is a vital part of the body ministry and should be taken very seriously. Diligence and dependability are a necessity! Remember, we are here to serve others! As an usher you will come in contact with more people on a one-on-one basis than anyone else, so be aware that you are many times the first representative of Jesus Christ that the people will see when they enter the doors.
The temple ushers were uniformed guards. In the book of Acts they were used to make arrests and handle the crowds. Jesus’ disciples were used to prepare the way for Him. They directed people where to sit in order to hear Him, so ushers need to be as sheep dogs—surrounding the flock and protecting them from any disturbances or danger. Sheep won’t lie down unless all is safe.
It’s our desire to ensure the people’s sense of safety and security so that they might receive what God has for them without distraction or further concern.
The ministry of a greeter is one of the most important jobs in the church because we want to offer up more than just a handshake and a smile—we want to reflect the heart of the church and extend the love of Christ to all who enter. Greeters also provide information about the church, hand out bulletins and extend a warm and friendly welcome to prepare the congregation for a positive worship experience so that they may receive what God has prepared for them.
There are 3 parts to the greeter ministry: First Impressions, Hospitality and Making Connections.
Greeters are sometimes the first people someone sees when entering the church. We have this single opportunity to make a great first impression that reflects the heart of the church and extend the love of Christ to all who enter. Greeters work alongside the Usher ministry to make as smooth a transition as possible from the door to the service.
Spiritual gifts are given by God, exercised by the Holy Spirit through the life of the believer. In Christ we have received a spirit of love—as greeters, we are called to extend that love to others. Thus, an attitude of warm hospitality is a must! Greeters will guide visitors to classrooms, nursery, refreshments, acting somewhat as a “tour guide” for the church. Working knowledge of other areas of ministry is required to provide seekers with direction without confusion.
As a greeter, caring for others should be a natural response. The congregation counts on the greeters to make personal connection between them and the church. The opportunity to listen to deeper needs and be involved in helping meet those needs is an essential part of this ministry. What a wonderful way to extend the compassion of Christ to others! It is important for a greeter to be acquainted with church staff, church beliefs, service schedules & times and calendar events. You may end up connecting with every person who walks through the door. This is such a great opportunity to meet people and bridge the gap between the door and an amazing encounter with Jesus Christ!
“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among the peoples.” Psalm 96:1-3
Our Sunday morning worship sets are typically a full band including but not limited to: vocals, keyboard, drums, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, and saxophone. It’s a casual environment where we encourage everyone to worship in spirit and truth. The sanctuary lights will be dimmed and the lyrics are projected for you to follow along.
The worship team is always accepting applications for those gifted in the musical department.
Download the Application and hand it in at The Connect Desk and someone will contact you soon.
Labor of Love
“But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” – Hebrews 6:9-12
Formed from the desire to aid those in need and for the propulsion of the Gospel, Labor of Love supports the work of several sound missions organizations as well as its own endeavors.
These endeavors include local outreaches to that which is worldwide. Our desire is to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone, anywhere at any time. We are committed to undergo whatever task the Lord may entrust into our hands.
Saturdays @ 11am
The downtown outreach started in 2002 with a simple desire: to seek and find those in our area that are going through some tough times and minister to them on a very practical and personal level. A small group sacked up 12 lunches and began to roam the streets of Joplin, looking for those to whom we could minister.
Up until 2012 that purpose and vision remained. We built 80 sack lunches a week (totaling over 30,000! Praise the Lord!) and were blessed with the opportunity to not only serve the less fortunate in our town, but have come to know them on a very personal level. The outreach has continued to grow and as we have let the Lord lead, He has taken us in directions we couldn’t have ever imagined.
Our weekly service now focuses around the Salvation Army. The Lord has opened doors for us to minister and love the people that gather there weekly as well as the staff that dedicate their lives for the good of others. The consistent service has lead us to be a part of so many different things including: Family Day, Disaster Relief, leading services at the City of Refuge, and have been in a part of so many other things. We’ve celebrated birthdays, offered grief counseling and prayer support, we’ve rejoiced with them in the good times and stood by them in the bad times. It’s truly an honor to know them and to encourage them with the hope that is found in Jesus Christ.
In 2012, The Lord opened a huge door for us. Now, instead of doing the sack lunches, we have taken full responsibility for the planning of and the executing of the Saturday noon meal.
We seek to fulfill the Lord’s desire to reach our community by serving in various capacities on a local level. Over the years this has proved to be a valuable tool for opening doors to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Mobile Meals-- Since November of 2014 we have had the opportunity to hand out evening meals at the Budget Inn and various other camps and gathering places for the homeless community on a weekly basis. If you are interested, meet us at The Salvation Army on Thursdays at 5:00pm.
Family Day – Annual Back to School event to bless those families in need of school supplies.
The Harvest— At the Chap, our annual event, on October 31st, gives families a safe, friendly alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.
Downtown Joplin Third Thursday—We set up a pop-up tent and have various activities for the kids to participate in while on the Art Walk.
Bright Futures—We are the faith-based partners for Soaring Heights Elementary.
Tailgate Parties—A couple times a season we like to do a tailgate prior to a Joplin High School and/or an MSSU football game.
Van Ministry-- We have been blessed to have the ability to use our church van to grab folks for church. If you need a ride on a Sunday morning, give us a call.
“You have been taught the Holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 3:15
Our Nursery is designed for newborns to 3 year olds. We want to provide an environment where parents can be confident in knowing that not only are their child’s physical, mental and emotional needs being met, but so are their spiritual needs. Each week your child will learn a Biblical truth from a bible verse. For example: God is My Shepherd (Psalm 23 & John 10); God is My Fortress (Psalm 18:1-2); God loves me (John 3:16) etc...
There are two rooms available for nursery-aged children: The Infant Room (Newborn through 18 months) and The Toddler Room (18 months to 3 years). Both of these rooms are located on either side of the fellowship room on the south side of our building. While your child is in our care their safety and wellbeing is of utmost importance. They will participate in praise and worship, learn a Biblical Truth, have snack time and interact with other children during playtime!
We are excited to meet and love on your littles!
If you have been blessed by the Nursery ministry and would like to bless little ones by serving them, we would love to serve alongside of you. Send us a message, fill out an application, and turn it in to the Connect Desk and a leader will contact you soon!
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Decisions made early in our lives can radically affect our futures. The guidance and wisdom that is offered by the Holy Spirit through the reading and understanding of God’s Word can help to make those early choices Christ-centered. Our heart is for all those involved in Vindicated to become hungry for the Word of God, lovers of worship, students of prayer and witnesses for Jesus Christ. We’ve been given the awesome responsibility from God to raise up this generation into the godly men and women of tomorrow.
Vindicated meets upstairs in the Youth Room on Wednesday nights 6:30pm-8:30pm. These weekly studies are open to students in grades 7th-12th
In addition to the weekly program, students are encouraged to participate in extra things such as: outreaches (local and abroad), group activities and Raise (our annual summer camp)!
If the Lord is leading you to reach out to the youth here at the Chap, fill out a volunteer application and turn it in at the Connect Desk and a leader will contact you soon. Send us a message ahead of time and introduce yourself! We look forward to serving alongside of you!
“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:8-11
It’s for love’s sake that our ministry exists; the love that God has for us and the love He calls us to have for Him and for one another. We desire to grow in godliness as taught in 1 Peter 4:8-11, and to pass on what we have learned to women everywhere, as many as the Lord would send us. Our prayer is that each woman would have a more intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, grow in the knowledge of His grace and learn how to function as a godly woman in today’s society.
The Women’s Ministry meets every other Sunday from 4pm-6pm from October 23rd through May. There is an identical study for those unable to make Sunday’s study on the following Monday at 9am. Childcare is available at both Sunday & Monday gatherings. Throughout the year we also have special events including: Coffee Night, Craft Night, Christmas Party, and our Annual Women’s Retreat.
Sunday Studies @ 4PM
December 17th- Christmas Party
April 29th- Retreat
Monday Studies @ 9AM
December 17th- Christmas Party
April 29th- Retreat
“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24
The Men’s Ministry exists to provide opportunities and encouragement for men to grow into the image of our Savior Jesus Christ through fellowship, Bible study, prayer, accountability and service in the body of Christ. One of our primary objectives is to raise men up to assume their God-given role as the leader in their homes, workplace, community and church.
Men's prayer is Monday evenings at 7 pm.
Men's Softball Team
Currently our ball team is on break between seasons. If you’re interested in playing this next season contact Russ Hibbard (417-437-2939) All games are held at the Joplin Athletic Complex (3301 W 1st St, Joplin) The game schedule will be posted when the season starts back up.
“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)
Jesus wants children to encounter Him, to experience Him and to learn of Him. At Calvary Chapel, children ages 3 through 6th grade achieve this through song/worship, games and Bible study. We love kids and are excited for what each week brings in helping each one of them develop a personal relationship with Jesus!
From check-in to checkout you can expect your child to be taken care of both physically and spiritually. Our Children’s Ministry area is designed to promote a safe, age-appropriate learning environment. Each teacher is spiritually equipped to properly deliver a hands-on Bible study that your child will be able to apply to his or her life on a daily basis.
We encourage parent involvement at home as well and welcome you to join us any time in the class on a Sunday morning.
We can’t wait to meet you!