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absolutely everybody has a next step.

Next Steps University is a one-day experience focused on calling up and sending out leaders from Calvary Assembly in Rochester, NY. You will gain clarity about who God is and your calling.

Whether you’re completely new to the idea of faith, or if you’re just wondering what God has for you in the next season of your life, Next Steps University is for you.

who we are

As a church family, we share a vision for the city of Rochester and for the people in it. Calvary Assembly is a safe place for everyone to find authentic faith, real relationships in a disconnected world, and to find the future God intends for us. Our church is committed to cultivating a healthy community where people from all walks of life can truly belong.

what to expect 




Sat. March 14, 2020






Complimentary lunch is provided.



All ages welcome. 



The Goal of Next Steps University

This one-day experience will feature interactive teaching times, group activities, passionate worship and more. Our goal is to empower you to connect to our church, equip you to grow through life in community, clarify the strengths of your God-given design, and deliver purpose in connecting others to grace.


9:00 - 9:30 Registration and Check in


9:30am - 10am Worship


10am - 10:40am Session 1: Belong


10:45am - 11:30am Session 2: Life Together


11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch


12:15pm - 1:10pm Session 3: Calling


1:15pm - 2:00pm Session 4: Purpose

breaking down the sessions



Next Steps University is a one-day experience that will expand your view of God, and your view of self. We believe everyone who participates  will walk away feeling challenged and clear on what God has next for them.


Session 1: Belonging

→ Find out who we are as a church family.
→ Learn our church’s fundamental beliefs.
→ Understand the purpose and mission of Calvary Assembly, and how you can be a part of it.


Session 2: Life Together

→ Discover the value of experiencing life in a community with other people.
→ Practical wisdom on how to growing and maintaining  deep, meaningful relationships.
→ Discuss specifically how to increase connection with others in the context of a church.


Session 3: Calling

→ Grow your capacity to hear the voice of God, and understand how that can change the way you see yourself.
→ Get a more clear picture of your spiritual giftings.
→ Gain confidence in your calling through interactive conversation.


Session 4: Purpose

→ Better grasp the concept of “servant leadership.”
→ Discover serving opportunities within our church family.
→ Draw a connection between what your calling is in life and how you can serve the Kingdom of God through that.


SUNDAYS @Second!


Sundays are about growing in faith in Jesus. Students begin in the auditorium for worship and are released after about 20 minutes to head to our lower level. Here we connect with new friends and have a non-pressured faith conversation. The experience all together lasts about 65 minutes and we hope you leave encouraged and challenged in your spiritual journey.


The first Sunday of each month, students will stay in the auditorium for the message.

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Wednesdays are the most exciting night of the week! Every week a powerful and relevant message from scripture is preached, and students are given a chance to respond to the nights message.  Wednesdays alternate between small group nights (where students and volunteers connect by playing, learning and praying together) and worship nights (where our student led band, EMBERS, lead songs of worship and praise to Jesus).

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Our messages are based out of the Bible, which we believe to be God-breathed and useful for our lives today. On Wednesday nights, we learn from engaging teaching, worship with our student team, take time to pray together or individually, and reflect on how we can become closer with our God. If you have never come, we encourage you to check it out!

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Second is our POSITION...
         After God, I am second
         After others, I am second

Second is what we OFFER through Jesus Christ...
         by Grace we all have a second chance in life
         you have a second chance to be who God created you to be

Every Second Counts...
         we use our time to serve and honor GOD
         we use our time to show people that they are valuable

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My name is Steven Nichols and I am the Youth Director at Calvary Assembly! I am absolutely thrilled to be in this position and to be given the chance to work with your children and help lead them to all that God has planned for them.

I live in a neighborhood in Gates where my wife, Moriah, and I purchased our first home. When I am not actively involved in our youth  ministry, I throughly enjoy reading and training in martial arts. Moriah is an extremely gifted vocalist and piano player and can make any song sound like a billboard hit. I cannot. When we go out on dates together we both enjoy exploring the surrounding area looking for a restaurant we have not tried yet, searching for the best food our city has to offer. But for us, the best day is a simple and quiet one.

Although I am still working full time as an electrician for my father’s company, I want you to know I am available for you, for your son or daughter, and to help encourage our students towards the unique calling God has for their life! Don’t hesitate to email, call, or text me. I am looking forward to getting to know you! 


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Come as you are. You don’t have to dress up or pretend like you have it all together. We will meet for 65 minutes and in that time we will sing some songs about God’s love, have an engaging teaching that will encourage and challenge you, and participate in prayer that inspires you.

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A lot of our lives is spent doing the SAME things. After all, we have reoccurring responsibilities. Faithfulness is the term the Bible uses for this.

There comes a time when we are called to do the NEXT thing. This
is not a call to stop doing the regular things. Rather, it is a reminder that we don’t have to be limited by them. In fact, the 
NEXT thing is possible because of faithfulness. You have faithfully prayed, served, and given generously. As a result our current facility is used three times on Sunday (and throughout the week) to connect people to - and help people grow in - God’s grace.

Every week we hear stories of people daring to hope again, finding freedom, and feeling loved and accepted. And if this was all God accomplished through us, we would be glad and grateful.

But with God there is always a NEXT. There are still individuals and families who have not been exposed to the grace of God. There are still people who have disconnected from faith and have not yet found their way back home. Since God is not done with them, He is not done with us.

Our mission is to provide a safe place for people to find authentic faith, risk real relationships and discover the future God has planned for them.

Our problem - we can’t provide a safe place if we are out of space.

Beginning on the first Sunday in October our church family will begin to take the NEXT step. We cannot do this alone. The faith and finances necessary for a project of this size will require each and every person to dare to pray bold prayers and boldly respond to God’s direction.

NEXT reminds us of God’s unfailing love and unwavering effort to reach each and every one.

NEXT reminds us that our dreams can be brighter than our memories.NEXT reminds us that the best is yet to come.

Pastor Bob

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