Pastor Willy's Blog
Calvary is pleased to welcome Pastor James MacDonald this weekend, February 22. Dr. MacDonald is the founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel (HarvestBibleChapel.org), which launched in 1988.
Tom Price is returning to our staff leadership team as Executive Pastor of Ministries. As Pastor Aaron Walp transitions to his role as church planter/pastor in Pittsburgh, we searched and prayed for the right leader to fill this void in our ministry and provide the crucial leadership needed for our Ministries Division. It became clear to me that Tom Price was the ideal person and this was the ideal time for him to return home to Calvary.
This coming weekend, January 23-25 Calvary is pleased to host Dr. Sean McDowell. Sean will be speaking numerous times to our students on Friday and Saturday and then he will be preaching at both services Sunday, 9:15 and 11:00.
Surrendering to God means surrendering to His work in you, through you and around you. Last weekend and over the last few months we’ve begun to share some things that we believe are on the horizon at Calvary.
The Glory of Christmas is Jesus. The book Hebrews states that Jesus “sustains everything by the mighty power of His command.” He holds everything together. Everything. The whole universe.
This last weekend I was able to share the exciting news about Calvary next ministry expansion. As part of our NAMB Send North America initiative Calvary will be launching a new church in the city of Pittsburgh in 2015.
For the last several years we have partnered with “Going the Distance Ministries” (GTD) to provide a great adventure trip to the Grand Canyon while teaching the biblical doctrine of creation. The Grand Canyon is a perfect laboratory for examining scientific and geological evidence that reaffirms biblical truth. I would love for you to accompany Dr. Aaron Walp and myself on an exciting trip to the Grand Canyon this fall.
Like many Southern Baptists, my first response when hearing about our 2015 convention destination was an incredulous, “Columbus, Ohio?” Why Columbus? Now I know.
This weekend we will begin something at Calvary that we haven’t done in 10 years. Over the last decade the only way people could formally commit to membership at Calvary was to attend our membership class...
Parents who allow their children to opt out of church attendance and involvement have abdicated their role of leadership and set their children up to abandon the faith altogether. The Church is the “Body of Christ”. The American fad to separate Christ, a personal relationship with Him, from The Church, a corporate commitment to Christ through His body, is unbiblical, toxic, and hurtling a generation toward apostasy and eternal destruction.