A Letter From Pastor Dave

How exciting it is to have you worshipping with us! We hope you've had a chance to ask questions at the Information Center, to build relationships with some of our members, and to preview or take part in an adult growth group.

Get Plugged In

What's the next step? As you continue to be challenged and encouraged, I would like to personally invite you to invite you to a six week membership class called “Treasures of the Transformed Life.” This is an informal introduction to the Christian faith and to Calvary Church, and is open to both current church members and those interested in joining Calvary. We offer the class three times a year. It's a great place for Pastor Joel and I to get to know you, and for YOU to get connected to other believers, learn more about the basic beliefs of our church, and ask questions. This group is currently meeting Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

Our prayer is that every believer would be actively connected to a church family. The apostle Paul said, "Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God's very own family, and you belong in God's household with every other Christian" (Ephesians 2:19, LB). The Christian life involves more than just believing. It also includes belonging. What are some of the benefits for YOU in getting more connected to a church body?

1. Membership provides a spiritual family to support and encourage you in your walk with Christ.
(Galatians 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:24-25)

2. A church body gives you a place to discover and use your gifts for ministry.
(1 Corinthians 12:4-27)

3. Being part of the church family provides spiritual protection and mentorship from godly leaders.
(Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:28-29)

4. Being connected with other believers provides accountability to help you grow.
(Ephesians 5:21)

5. Membership in the church body helps identify you as a genuine believer.
(Ephesians 2:19; Romans 12:5)

We are so honored to have you involved at Calvary United Methodist Church and would love to help you get connected, grow spiritually, plug into ministry, and learn more about your life's purpose. Would you start to explore this with us through "Treasures of a Transformed Life?" Click here to preview current growth group and membership class options or call the Calvary office at 701-232-5650 for specific information about this opportunity. Hope to see you soon!

Serving Christ, Colossians 3:23-24

Pastor Dave Motta

P.S. Did you know we offer nursery care (birth to age two) and ministry for kids of all ages during our 9:00 a.m. worship/growth group hour? Click here for more details on ministry options for your kids!