Discovering Purpose Through Serving
People are more important than things. People are not more important than other people. Jesus insisted that real leadership involves serving, and He set an example by serving those who could do nothing for Him in return- this was His purpose. As a result of this, we get access to love and grace that we never deserved. Our lives are changed because of the value that Jesus placed on us. As we serve others, we find purpose in meeting the needs of others. Through serving, we get a frontrow seat to God’s life-changing work. And as we serve, we are shaped to see others the way that Jesus does. On this page, you’ll find a brief description of the heart behind the different ministries that happen at Calvary Assembly. Our hope is that you can find purpose as you serve those around you.
“Jesus called them together and said ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’”
Learn more about OUR TEAMS
The average first-time church attender decides their initial feelings about a church within 15 seconds of walking in the door. The greeting team fills these 15 seconds with a smile and a welcome to let all people know that they are home at Calvary Assembly.
Nothing sparks conversation and getting to know people like enjoying coffee and snacks together. Our hospitality team, fondly known as the Brew Crew, loves to serve together to create a comfortable atmosphere and have things available for Sunday services and other events.
PARKING LOT GREETER
The first thing that people see on Sunday mornings is a smiling face directing them to a parking spot. This team goes above and beyond in being hospitable.
The Welcome Center is the spot to go if you have questions about or want to register for upcoming events, get ministry information or bring your guest to receive a gift of thanks for visiting.
CHURCH CLEANING TEAM
The Cleaning Team makes sure all areas of the church are clean and ready for ministry to take place. There are opportunities before and after events as well as weekly tasks. This team makes a way for all other teams to do their job more efficiently.
FAMILY WELCOME TEAM
Walking into a new space not knowing anyone or where to go can be intimidating. Our family welcome team helps serve our parents and kids by cheerfully providing clarity and direction.
SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP TEAM
You don’t need an education degree to make a difference in the lives of local students. Volunteers go in on a once/week basis each semester to assist teachers and build relationships with students – and a larger team helps out with fun events for families once every other month!
REFUGEE SUPPORT TEAM
Our church partners with World Relief Western New York to come alongside local refugees in their resettlement process. There are opportunities to come alongside refugees from all over the world and to show them what it looks like to be cared for by a neighbor.
PRACTICAL NEEDS TEAM
When a local family has a need, this team receives an invitation to help by purchasing the items needed. We want to keep families together, support adoptive placements, and care for local students. Each gift comes with a personal connection to show our community that God loves them, and so do we.
OPEN DOOR MISSION TEAM
Once a month, volunteers serve a meal and facilitate a short worship service at the Open Door Mission in Rochester. This is a great way to practically and spiritually meet the needs of the homeless population in Rochester.
MEAL TRAIN TEAM
Our meal train team provides meals for families both within our church body and also in our community. Whether a family just had a baby, lost a loved one, or had an unexpected change of circumstance, having a meal prepared for them is a weight off their shoulders and an avenue for them to see the love of God.
YOUTH MENTORSHIP TEAM
LINK connects men from local area churches with young men from our community who would benefit from a consistent and caring male role model. Interested in being a mentor? Click above for more information and to get involved.
The videography team captures and edits impactful events and powerful testimonies to show the life-change that Jesus is bringing about. Some videography experience preferred.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Our photography team seeks to show the joy and freedom that people are finding in Jesus through photos. Some photography experience preferred.
The editor collaborates with the Communications team to create engaging and inspiring content that reflects the heart of our church. Videography and photography experience are preferred but not required.
The graphic design team uses digital platforms to design visually engaging branding for church ministries and events. Some graphic design experience preferred.
“Your website is the front door of your church.” Our web design team creates user-friendly and engaging web content that encourages newcomers to come to our church. Some web design experience preferred.
Social Media is rapidly becoming a primary source of not only information but also of ministry. Our social media team seeks to share hope with a world that desperately needs it through various social media platforms.
Most people watch our service before ever attending a service. Our live stream team amplifies the Gospel outside these walls of the church. It’s one of our greatest outreach tools we have. We’ll teach you how to work the cameras or work the switchboard. No need to be intimidated – no experience needed.
The Sound Production Team accentuates and refines the music of our worship team to create an atmosphere of worship that is pleasing to the ear. Some background in sound engineering/mixing is preferred.
Having the correct lighting and well-timed slides ensures that everyone who enters the doors on a Sunday morning can focus on finding grace. No experience is required.
SERVICE OVERSIGHT PRODUCER
The service oversight producer is to own the tech and service success. They ensure that the service flows smoothly and that the congregation can focus on worship.
The Digital Curator uploads and edits media to share the heart of the church with our online viewers during services.
Sunday teachers deposit biblical truths into our youngest and cutest church members.
Our Midweek Volunteers provide children with opportunities to learn and grow in their faith during our midweek gatherings.
Resource team volunteers help ensure our classroom volunteers have all the supplies and materials needed for a great classroom experience.
Our curriculum team creates age-appropriate content to teach and grow our kids spiritually. There are opportunities for script writing, video editing, and more. No experience is required.
SOAR HELPER (SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY)
The SOAR ministry aids serve to provide kids with special needs with any assistance that they might need as they learn how much God loves them on a Sunday morning.
DEAF ADVENTUREKIDS TEACHER
The deaf and CODA AdventureKids class is taught by volunteers who place a high value on making sure that our deaf and CODA AdventureKids are being taught how much God loves them. ASL experience required.
Through musical excellence and spiritual sensitivity, our Worship Team serves to facilitate atmospheres of praise and moments of breakthrough. Musical experience preferred.
At Second Student Ministry, we believe teenagers are given a unique purpose and calling by God and we want to help them discover who they are created to be.
YOUNG ADULT & COLLEGE MINISTRY
Outpost is a young adult and college ministry that meets in small and large group settings. We study Scripture together as well as create communities for college students to be a part of.
The ASL interpreter team ensures that our deaf community experiences grace on Sunday by interpreting all elements of service.
SEATBACK RESET TEAM
One of the ways that our church provides resources at Sunday services is through a pocket in the back of each seat. The Seatback Reset Team makes sure that every person coming in on a Sunday morning has access to the resources that they need.
The Event Set-up/Tear-down Team is called upon to help with specific ministry and church-wide events. This team makes sure that all church events can run smoothly.
The Prayer Team prays for a variety of requests that are sent out via a weekly report from our church.
The cleaning team ensures that we create a safe and welcoming environment for the community to come together and grow in their faith.
If you enjoy soaking up some sun while driving a zero-turn mower, then our landscaping team might be right for you! The landscaping team helps keep our lawn and gardens looking good throughout the summer months.
During the week, the Administrative Team works alongside administrative assistants to accomplish a variety of high-priority church tasks that enable Calvary Assembly to be a healthy place for people to find faith, friends, and their future.
The Facilities Team works alongside facilities leaders to arrange and adjust our facility for midweek and weekend activities, as well as for Sunday services.