SERVING

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. 

MATTHEW 20:25-28

“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

First Impressions

GREETER

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.

BREW CREW

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.

WELCOME CENTER

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.

Outreach

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.

Creative Team

VIDEOGRAPHY

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY

“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.

EDITING

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.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The graphic design team uses digital platforms to design visually engaging branding for church ministries and events. Some graphic design experience preferred.

WEB DESIGN

“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

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.

Audio/Visual/Lighting

LIVESTREAM

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.

SOUND PRODUCTION

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.

LIGHTING/SLIDES

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.

DIGITAL CURATOR

The Digital Curator uploads and edits media to share the heart of the church with our online viewers during services.

Kid's Ministry

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER

Sunday teachers deposit biblical truths into our youngest and cutest church members.

MIDWEEK VOLUNTEER

Our Midweek Volunteers provide children with opportunities to learn and grow in their faith during our midweek gatherings.

RESOURCE TEAM

Resource team volunteers help ensure our classroom volunteers have all the supplies and materials needed for a great classroom experience.

 

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 is helpful.

Ministry Teams

WORSHIP TEAM

Through musical excellence and spiritual sensitivity, our Worship Team serves to facilitate atmospheres of praise and moments of breakthrough. Musical experience preferred.

YOUTH MINISTRY

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.

ASL INTERPRETER

The ASL interpreter team ensures that our deaf community experiences grace on Sunday by interpreting all elements of service.

Weekday Teams

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.

EVENT SET-UP/TEAR-DOWN

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.

PRAYER

The Prayer Team prays for a variety of requests that are sent out via a weekly report from our church.

CLEANING TEAM

The cleaning team ensures that we create a safe and welcoming environment for the community to come together and grow in their faith.

LANDSCAPING TEAM

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.

ADMINISTRATIVE

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.

FACILITIES

The Facilities Team works alongside facilities leaders to arrange and adjust our facility for midweek and weekend activities, as well as for Sunday services.

First Impressions Team

Our First Impressions teams are responsible for making sure every person feels welcome and cared for at our church. We have new guests every week and our goal is to make them feel welcomed into the house of God.

Creative Team

Our creative teams are an integral part of our mission to bring hope to individuals through Jesus. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to use your creativity to enhance and bring to life the message of hope in Jesus in an artistic and purposeful way. You will work alongside a group of like-minded individuals who share your passion for creativity and desire to make a difference. Together, we can spread hope and inspire others through our shared talents and conviction.

Ministry Teams

Our Ministry Teams volunteer lead our church community with teaching, connection, and towards knowing God better.

Weekday Teams

Church doesn’t end at noon on a Sunday. Throughout the week, volunteers are doing ministry that impacts every area of our church.

Outreach

Faith is not limited to the walls of a church building, and we aren’t limited to loving those who think like we do. Our outreach teams strive to create long-term connections and transformational relationships in a variety of spaces around Rochester. Our vision is to see a societal change as our community learns a new and deeper meaning of what it means to receive and to give God’s love.

Audio/Visual/Lighting

We live in a constantly changing world of technology and information. Our audio/visual teams utilize a wide variety of mediums to share the message of hope in Jesus through technology.

Kid's Ministry

Our AdventureKids Ministry volunteers enjoy spending time and building relationships with kids as they invest in their eternity. It’s fun. It’s rewarding. And we’re raising up little world-changers.

Not sure what your gifts are?

talk to one of our pastors!

want to get involved in serving?

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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 @Second!

 

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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OUR NAME REPRESENTS OUR IDENTITY

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! 

 

Email me - steven@rcalvary.org

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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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