Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please email us.
Q1. Where is Calvary located, and how do I get there?
Check out our directions page.
Q2. How can I receive updates about upcoming events at Calvary?
1. Subscribe to Calvary's enews. Subscribe now
2. Pick up a weekly bulletin each time you attend a weekend service.
3. Regularly browse our website. New information will be posted on the home page, the events page or individual ministry pages.
Q3. What is Communion? Who can participate?
Communion is the symbolic re-enactment of the Lord’s Last Supper in which he predicted and explained the significance of his own crucifixion. It is also a time of reflection. Partakers are given bread to signify Christ’s broken body and juice to signify his shed blood (I Corinthians 11:26). Membership at Calvary Church is not required to participate, but if you do participate, it is required that you have received Jesus as your personal Savior. You can receive him by confessing and repenting of your sins and making him Lord of your life (Romans 10:9-10).
Communion is open to all believers who wish to partake. Calvary usually participates in Communion once each month.
Q4. Can my child be baptized at Calvary?
Calvary Church does not baptize children (birth through age 5). Instead, we "dedicate" them or present them to the Lord according to the Old Testament example given in I Samuel 1:27-28 and expressed in the life of Jesus (Luke 2:22-35). Baby dedication is not an act of salvation; rather, it is a commitment by the parents to raise their child in a godly home as they submit their lives to the Lord.
For more information about baby dedications, visit our baby dedications page.
Q5. What is baptism like at Calvary?
Water Baptism is the second ordinance of the Church in which Calvary regularly participates. Calvary encourages obedience to the Lord’s command through Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation (Mt. 28:18-19). This act symbolically declares that a believer’s old sinful life died with Christ and that a new spiritual life with Christ has been raised. Water Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. The practice of Water Baptism is also a public testimony to signify the death of the person’s sinful nature and the new birth that they have experienced in Christ. It is an important event in the life of the believer, confirming the transforming power of the Gospel.
If you are a believer and have not yet been baptized in water, visit our water baptism page.
Q6. Does Calvary offer sign language during services?
Yes, we have interpreters (ASL certified) who translate the Sunday 9 a.m. service. These interpreters are located in the Auditorium balcony behind the sound booth.
Q7. Are Calvary’s facilities available to rent?
Due to the high demand for Calvary’s facilities, we are unable to rent them.
Q8. What is Calvary's wedding policy?
We believe that marriage is a holy covenant ordained by God (Genesis 1:27; 2:18, 23, 24), which also models the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23). Therefore, all of the plans for your wedding should reflect the sacredness of that covenant (Matthew 19:5,6). In addition, the leadership of Calvary Church has determined some important qualifications based on biblical truths, as outlined in our wedding policy.
For more information, visit our wedding page.
Q9. I noticed that the staff page has only men on staff. What is Calvary’s view about women on staff at a church?
Though we do not have any women pastors, we currently have women in many leadership roles in the church, including director level positions. We and the Assemblies of God endorse women in leadership.
Q10. How can I become a member?
1. Attend Calvary's two-part Get Connected class (first two Wednesdays and Sundays of most months)
2. Attend a Membership Seminar
3. Become baptized in water (at Calvary or another church)
4. Call the church office to schedule an interview with the deacons
5. After the interview, you will be put on a new member list and called to be presented to the congregation on a designated weekend. At that time, you will become an official voting member!
If you have any further questions, please email us or call 630-585-3210.
Q11. What is the best way to make friends and connect with others at Calvary?
There are many ways to connect with others at Calvary! Here are a few suggestions.
Stop by the Guest Welcome Center: This is located in Calvary's Atrium rotunda (across from the coffee shop). You can ask questions and receive valuable materials about opportunities for you and your family. The center is open before and after all scheduled weekend services.
Attend a Newcomer's Saturday Connect, Newcomer's Brunch or Newcomer's Lunch: These are offered at the end of the month after each weekend service. You will hear a brief overview of the church, meet some of the staff and explore opportunities to get connected. Plus, you'll get free food!
Start attending a Community Group: We invite you to pick one of our many Community Groups that meet in homes around the area each month. These groups are a perfect way to get to know a group of others who are part of Calvary’s family.
Q12. How can I submit a prayer request?
Visit the Prayer Ministry page for prayer opportunities.