Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

He Watches Over Me
Love-Of-Christ And Respect Of Others

Keeping things fresh and exciting so that young people can’t wait to come back is of utmost importance. Creating a safe place to share the love of God and having an opportunity to explore the meaning of faith with friends and people who care is a priceless commodity.  This will offer an opportunity for building a stronger Christian in the future .

At Calvary Church Of The Nazarene, we continue to work on the Christian formation of our youth and help them form a positive approach to the  church community. Our goal is to provide them with a safe place to explore issues of faith, morals, social justice, and service. Our youth also grow and learn about their faith through retreats, lock-ins and mission trips.

The purpose of a youth ministry is not to take the place of parents, but to support them in raising their teens. The most important aspect of running a church youth program is building relationships with the youth.

Our youth development programs include: 

Summer Camps at Summersville

Kid's Caravan (Scouting Type Program)

River Club which is a Non-Denominal Program for the community school students (K through 5th Grade)   This program will feature stories and snacks.  Church Bus transportation furnished.

Bible Quiz Games ( Grades 1-5 and teens grades 6-12)

Youth Programs

Sunday School

Teaches why and how God loves us and what He has done for us.  Through Bible stories and creative activities, children can experience the Word of God on their level.  We teach and express unconditional love as God's Word instructs us and as Christ modeled for us.  We want to encourage each child to learn that love starts in the us a humble HEART....and gives us a servants HEART

Wednesday Night Ministries

This activity provides our children to interact with other kids and teachers.  The scripture lessons taught will help our children to discover what salvation means.  "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name (Jesus) under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."  (Acts 4:12)NIV

We teach and encourage our kids to "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."  (Ephesians 4:2-3)

Our Philosophy of Children's Ministry
* God transforms us when we believe in Jesus Christ.
* God gives us courage even when we are afraid.
* We grow deeper in love with God when we spend time with Him.
* We grow deeper in love with Him when we worship, read God's Word, serve others, share and pray.
* Loving God is the motive behind growth and ministry.  We believe true discipleship begins to happen when both head and heart are              combined
* Education in God's Word is key.  Children's Ministry is so much more than babysitting.  Ephesians 6 tells us about putting on the full             armor of God.  Our children need that armor of protection through the difficulties of this life.  The Bible will equip our children with that       armor.
* Our children need to develop eyes of compassion for the less fortunate in our world to discover a desire to spread God's love and                impact others for Christ.
* Kids need to learn to pray for themselves and others.
Education in God's Word
Children's Bible Quizzing
This equips our children to be a  part of a growing and exciting ministry that involves many other children from churches in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

Children learn the scriptures systematically and complete in Bible Quizzing Tournaments to express what they have learned and win recognition as well as trophies as a reward for their study work and memorization of specific scripture verses.  This activity is strictly voluntary and will involve some Saturdays for team members.  Parents are always encouraged to attend and participate too.

A snapshot of children's Ministry
* Bible Driven
     Where children are challenged to grow deeper in God's Word and see how the Holy Spirit can help them and empower in the everyday        life !

* User Friendly
    Where your friends will thank you for inviting and bringing them !

* Creative Spaces
Where videos, games and music are used to make a lasting impressions !

* Fun Memories
     Where learning is fun and relevant for all kids !

* Save
Where your child's safety is top priority with "Kid Check" (A check-in process).