Meets: Every Sunday, 9:30 AM, Sanctuary
Leader: David Capoccia
Our goal is to challenge the church to think deeply and biblically through issues that matter. The purpose of Sunday school is to equip ourselves to do so by offering ongoing spiritual education and training. The class is usually very interactive — we encourage all to ask questions and share observations. The topics vary according to series, but have included prayer, mercy ministries, missions, hermeneutics, hot-button issues in American culture, and church history. Currently, we are using the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis, a chronological study through the Bible with a strong apologetic component. All are welcome to join us!
Meets: (As needed) Sundays, 9:30 AM, Church Office
Leader: The Elders
Have you been baptized after coming to saving faith in Jesus? Are you experiencing the benefits of church membership? In the New Testament, believers didn’t just go to church, they obeyed Jesus’ command to be baptized and then joined a church. In doing so, believers were committing themselves to Christ, their brethren, and the teaching and leading of the church elders. We want to follow this biblical pattern at Calvary. The Membership Class is a four week course designed to explain what baptism and church membership really are all about. While this course prepares believers to become members at our church, those who attend are not obligated to be baptized or become members. The course begins at different times in the year based on interest.
Meets: September to May, Wednesdays 6:45-8:15 PM, Fellowship Hall (Will resume fall 2017)
Leader: Mike Ponzo
Kids4Truth is our midweek children’s ministry! An exciting and rapidly growing national program, we believe that Kids4Truth is one of best children’s programs available today because of its focus on systematically imparting Biblical truth to children in a way that is also enjoyable. Like a modern-day catechism, children will gradually memorize 120 questions and answers supported by Scripture on twelve key themes of the Bible, with the opportunity to earn rewards for each theme. Children also complete fun learning activities related to the Biblical themes. Families with multiple children will appreciate the unified curriculum; all children learn the same topics each week but at different levels of depth. This unity also provides valuable continuity and review as children ascend the levels. The program accommodates children from age three to those in sixth grade.
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Meets: Every Sunday, 9:30 AM, Downstairs Classrooms
Leader: Dwayne Muller
Because of today’s challenging spiritual landscape, our children need the best when it comes to spiritual training. Our church is committed to giving our kids content-rich, God-centered teaching that presents the deep truths of the Bible in an interactive, understandable, and enjoyable way. We are, therefore, pleased to use the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis, a chronological study through the Bible with a strong apologetic component. In class, the kids will ask and answer questions, study Bible passages, complete crafts, memorize Bible verses, and engage in various learning activities all geared towards creating in them hearts that truly love God and that are confident in what He has accomplished in history. Our children’s Sunday school welcomes all kids from age two to those in high school.
Meets: Fridays, 8:00 PM, Bibbo home
Leaders: Khaleef Crumbley, Dwayne Muller
Transition into adulthood brings tough challenges, especially in the spiritual realm. We want to provide special discipleship for those making that transition. In our Young Adult Ministry (YAM for short), young men and women meet together at a church member’s home for fellowship centered around Bible or book study. Participants benefit from both critical instruction in relevant areas and formed bonds with peers and mentors. Currently, YAM is studying the topic of evangelism. We welcome all those aged from late teens to early thirties to attend.
Meets: First and third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM, First Stop Barber Shop, Branchburg, NJ
Leaders: Pastor Joseph Babij and Ermanno Bibbo
At our church, we do not want mere surface relationships; rather, we want to deeply invest in one another for mutual spiritual sharpening. This is precisely the goal of Iron Man. Iron Man features both instruction and discipleship specifically designed for men. At the Tuesday meetings, the men dive into the truths of the Bible using a book study led by one of the leaders. Outside of the Tuesday meetings, the men of Iron Man pair up to meet with one another, pray, and memorize Scripture. If you are man, please join us as we seek to strengthen each other in Christ! Iron Man is currently going through A Man After God’s Own Heart by Jim George.
Meets: Second Monday of each month, 7:15 PM, Fellowship Hall; pair/small group meetings with various schedules/locations
Leaders: Jayne Babij, Sherrian Crumbley, Yiyin Ho
At our church, we believe it is critical that our women foster meaningful relationships with one another, and this is why we have Side by Side. Side by Side is a women’s ministry focused on discipleship, women coming alongside one another to form a safe, redemptive environment in which to minister to each others’ struggles. The women meet one-on-one or in small groups to develop friendships, openness, and accountability. Once a month, the pairs and small groups come together for greater fellowship, an exhortation, and/or a service activity. No woman should journey through the Christian life alone; if you are a teenager or older, please come join us!
Meets: Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM, DeFalco home
Leader: Denise DeFalco
God has called women to learn more about His Word and to help each other put it into practice. Our Ladies Bible Study seeks to aid women in this crucial calling. Each meeting includes small-group study, discussion, and sharing of prayer burdens. The ladies are currently going through The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction by Sinclair Ferguson. If you are a woman looking to grow in the wisdom of God and in relationships with your sisters in Christ, we encourage you to join this study!
Meets: 2nd and 3rd Sundays after church each month, September to June, Fellowship Hall and in various homes; summer schedule varies by home group
Leader: Dwayne Muller
As much as bold preaching is an essential in church, so is real fellowship between the members of Christ’s body. Getting to know one another deeply, however, can be difficult on Sunday mornings, with so many people in church and little time between and after service. That’s why we have home groups, smaller gatherings that meet after the church service to share a meal, get to know one another, study and discuss a book, and pray. Right now, our home groups are going through a study of 1 Corinthians using the LifeChange Series study guide from Nav Press. Biblical fellowship is so much more than saying “hi” to each other on Sundays; come join us in purposeful inter-personal investment through home groups!
Meets: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Sanctuary
Leader: Robert Battikha
One of the most powerful ways we can serve one another, the church, and people in the world is through prayer; that’s why, at our church, we want a whole ministry centered on praying to God! At our weekly prayer meetings, we share answered prayers and prayer requests together as a large group then split into smaller groups of two or three to share personal prayer requests and to pray. We would love to have you partner with us in this ministry, because when God’s people pray according to God’s will, God acts amazingly!
Meets: By appointment
Are you struggling with a difficult circumstance, habit, or sin issue but don’t feel like you have a suitable Christian brother or sister that can help you with it? Biblical counseling, a private ministry committed to explaining how the Bible applies in all kinds of life situations, may be just what you need. We have access to a number of both professional and volunteer Biblical counselors able to help. Contact us to learn more.