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Calvary Church’s “Open Doors” Campaign Approaches Historic Finish

Vision for Life: “Open Doors”  Capital Campaign

“…and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 10:11

“We are on the homestretch”

The finishing line is within sight. Eleven hundred families that have made pledges of $3.6 million to our “Open Doors” capital campaign can see the finish line. But, we are not quite across the line, yet. We are at the homestretch and need you to continue this journey with us! Our “Open Doors” campaign, which ends December 31, 2014, has a pledge balance of $1.26 million outstanding. Now is the time to finish strong. Now is the time to fulfill our pledge commitments.  Also, in addition to this $3.6 million pledge amount, 51 families have given $4.3 million in cash, specifically to help fund our Christian Education Center!  This $4.3 million in cash has allowed us to start our Christian Education Center.

Now is the time to give thanks to God for the “open doors” He has provided through our “Open Doors” campaign:


Calvary East Lake Campus

  • Calvary East Lake Campus– our 10-acre campus, which opened Easter Sunday 2012, is averaging over 600 on campus every Sunday. A significant ministry outreach to East Lake High School, development of numerous community groups, bible studies and an ever growing preschool and children’s ministries are “fruits” of this open door.  Come visit us at 1190 East Lake Road, Tarpon Springs, FL.

Calvary Student Ministry Center

Calvary Student Ministry Worship Center

  • Calvary Student Ministry Center– our ministry center for Calvary’s middle & high school students. We purchased the 4-acre property and 17,500 square foot facility at 150 S. McMullen Booth RD and converted this 4-acre, 17,500 square foot building into “the place to be” for students to connect with their friends and experience a DYMANIC spiritual environment.

Calvary's Pastor Willy Rice and Dr. Jerry Haag in the Dominican Republic dedicating new church building Calvary funded

Calvary’s Pastor Willy Rice and Dr. Jerry Haag, President of FL Baptist Children’s’ Home, pictured in the Dominican Republic dedicating the new church building Calvary funded from our “Open Doors” campaign

  • Global Missions– Calvary has invested in the Dominican Republic, partnering with Orphan’s Heart to build a church/community center and homes. In Thailand, funding a church plant and a new building. In Guatemala, investing in church planting and Christian education. Also, Calvary’s adoption fund continues to help families who accept God’s call to adopt orphans.

Calvary Education Center -ORIGINAL

Calvary’s Christian Education Center expansion, opening July 2015

Christian Education Center- construction in process

Christian Education Center construction in process

  • Calvary Christian High School– our dream of a new facility that will expand the capacity for our school and create additional ministry space at Calvary Church is happening right before our eyes! Through early and generous support we were able to break ground on this 28,000 square foot facility in August 2014. Eleven additional classrooms, a large band room, a choir room, new restrooms, and additional facility offices will allow our high school to grow to almost 600 students! As a “bonus”, 8,000 square feet of this space is a church lobby expansion that will bring us a DYNAMIC resource center, new café space and plenty of seating in this area.  Thank you to the 51 families who have made additional designated gifts of $4.3 million to our high school expansion.  This $4.3 million is in addition to the $3.6 million pledged to the overall campaign!  How’s that for DYNAMIC life!?

So, please continue to pray as we approach the $8 million amount.  AMAZING, why yes!  But our God is an AMAZING God.  Thank you Lord for blessing Calvary with a historic “Open Doors” campaign!

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Posted by on November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized