WE GO INTO THE WORLD!
We believe in reaching beyond ourselves, beyond our borders and our culture, beyond the familiar.
Calvary Temple is taking the good news to many parts of the world in many ways. One way is by supporting long-term missionaries who are involved in sharing the gospel in many countries around the world. We refer to these programs as our "Shared Funding Partners". But Calvary Temple also supports missions projects that grow from the vision of people in the church. This could be a short-term missions trip, or could be evangelistic outreach by evangelists who are associated with Calvary Temple. We refer to these programs as "Family Business"... and we want you to meet some of our Partners!
SHARED FUNDING PARTNERS
BILL & SHIRLEY
Bill and Shirley are global workers based out of Canada. They believe in equipping the local Canadian church to partner with leaders and church planters at home and around the world. (Currently working in Cuba, Ukraine, Indonesia, Africa and China). The Pipke’s are working in partnership with Don and M.J. Mann in developing two Africa wide ministries:
BCA (Bridging China and Africa) brings the Canadian, Zambian, and Chinese church together to reach the millions of Chinese workers living in Africa. BCA will meet their social and spiritual needs through a cultural center. The dream is to replicate the BCA ministry strategy across Africa.
CLI (Commissioning a Lifestyle of Integrity) is a vision to raise a movement of integrity across Africa that will counter the epidemic of corruption. An integrity driven generation of leaders in business, church, education, professions, and government will transform the culture.
GARY & MARINA
Gary and Marina train Africans to reach Africans. Gary teaches graduate and undergraduate courses inleadership and theology at Pan Africa Christian University (PAC). He is also involved in off-site leadership development across Kenya and East Africa. Marina disciples young women at PAC, in the local community and at their church.
Many of the challenges that Africa faces are directly related to poor leadership. At the same time, there is much potential and capacity on the continent. As the mission field quickly becomes the mission force, training and equipping of leaders is key. Gary and Marina’s vision is to mobilize a new generation of godly, servant-leaders who will be instrumental in the transformation of society.
JOHN & RUTH
The Kerrs serve with a great team of Zambian leaders, their ministry centres around Trans-Africa Christian University in the copperbelt city of Kitwe. Here various development programs are offered, along with the training of pastors and leaders. A teacher-training college has recently been added. Over the past 50 years, graduates of TACU have filled many strategic roles and pulpits across Zambia. Surrounded by Shanty Towns of 400,000 people, TACU reaches out to its impoverished neighbours through an agriculture co-op, skills-training, tailoring school and the Barnabas Soccer League and Discipleship program. The soccer league disciples some 700 youth weekly through the "Brian's Place" Youth Centre.
That peace and divine favour would prevail in Zambia
That the scourge of poverty might be lifted, providing all Zambians with a future and a hope
For continuing good health and vitality for John & Ruth and their Zambian colleagues
For safety in their "going out and coming in" -- especially on the roads
JEREMY & CHRISTINE
Jeremy & Christine serve at Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school run by missionaries for missionaries, providing a high quality western education to nearly 500 students each year.
Jeremy's primary responsibility is as the Food Services Manager, managing a staff of thirty national workers who cook nearly 1000 meals a day for the boarding students. Christine is overseeing the travel and immigration for all of the students as well as the 120+ missionaries. Additionally, they get to pour in to the lives of the students through Sunday School classes, small groups, class sponsorship, teaching, mentoring students one on one, providing dorm cover, and more!
The vast majority of the students who attend RVA are Missionary Kids, and the existence of the school allows those families to remain on the field when many others return to their home countries as their children reach high school age. RVA may not look like traditional missions, but it enables hundreds of families as they spread the Good News to those who don't yet know Jesus.
Jeremy and Christine have four children, Jacob, Natasha, Paul, and Benjamin who all have the privilege of attending Rift Valley Academy.
Children’s Camps International is an evangelical,non-denominational organization that has been promoting the dynamic work of children’s camping ministry around the world since 2003. They work together with the indigenous church to reach the children of the developing world.
Programs focus on complete transformation through intentional evangelism, discipleship and leadership training programs. They train young people from churches that are local to each area, and equip them to reach the children and families in their communities through engaging camp experiences and year-round follow up. The children will then often introduce their families and friends to the people in the church.
Greg Wood is an award winning magician, comedian, and speaker who attends Calvary Temple Winnipeg. He has performed his own brand on comedy and illusions across Canada and in ten countries on five continents. Greg works with Children’s Camps International to bring the message of Jesus to children around the world.
DAVID & EILEEN
Investing their lives in Europe, Eileen and David Courey work through two seminaries in Belgium; one Pentecostal, Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels; the other broadly Protestant, Evangelical Theological Faculty in Leuven. They see their ministry in three dimensions:
Shaping Leaders - Both David and Eileen love people. In college ministry, they meet lots of young men and women filled with passion and promise and they love to fan those flames into a blaze. Their home is always open and they have built great life-sharing relationships with young leaders that will grow over the years.
Encouraging Churches - Churches in Europe are often small and struggling. David preaches motivational, practical, biblical messages in European (mostly Belgian) churches virtually every Sunday. All over Europe he and Eileen have made friends with pastors, leaders and folk they’ve encouraged in the journey.
Building Foundations - David’s heart has always been to model spiritual passion, pastoral effectiveness and theological rigor. He does that as a teacher, but also as an author and thought leader with students, pastors and churches. Building strong foundations for spiritual vitality strengthens believers in this highly secular environment.
Over the past quarter century missionaries like Bill and Linda Mercer, Stephen & Heather Chaloner, Izirlei and Lenilda Guimaraes, Manuel & Agripina Bessa, and others from Canada have been working with the churches in Mozambique, focusing on theological training, pastors seminars, and extension program that provides training at many locations in this large country.
These ministries are now under the direction of national leaders.
Calvary Temple remains in partnership with these national leaders through ongoing support for the Bible School.
S & C
S & C are church planters in a booming Southeast Asian city. The people of this city are mostly unreached, and many are economically disadvantaged. Even though most people in this region have never heard the gospel before, the church has grown to serve more than 1,000 members. They have seen countless numbers of people give their lives to Jesus, entire communities touched, and many new disciples grow into leaders.
The Holy Spirit is moving in a special way here, and we believe that the church will impact the city for generations to come.
The church has established a centre that provides for people in need and serves the community with outreach programs. They also plant churches in outlying regions, and reach people through a fruitful and far-reaching television and internet evangelism program. In addition, the church has become a focal point for training leaders for church planting in the region.
Calvary Temple's partnership makes disciples and reaches the surrounding towns and villages with the gospel!
Aimee works at a missionary run Agricultural Training Centre called Fazenda Tchincombe (Tchincombe Ranch). The focus of the work is to combat famine and disease through training about crop management, animal husbandry and basic personal healthcare and to use the farm as a point of contact to convey the gospel to the area's largely un-reached people group.
The ranch has been in existence for almost 20 years, has a population of more than 250 people and has grown to include a church led by local elders, a school up to grade 4, a health outpost to provide primary health care and programs that offer internships in carpentry and animal husbandry.
JOHN & LAUREL
John directs humanitarian relief and development projects and gospel witness in Africa and Asia. Their calling is to serve in the world’s impossible places. They have two children, Caleb and Emma. Their desire is to open doors for people to impact their world in ways and places they never thought possible. Their family is a witness to the fact that God can use unlikely candidates to do just this.
John grew up in Calvary Temple, and now lives in Fort Langley BC with his wife Laurel and his two children Caleb and Emma. He is an Associate Global Worker with the PAOC.
PAUL & LYNN
Paul and Lynn are in Slovakia in Central Europe to develop a 2nd year program with an emphasis in leadership for Gateway College. Gateway (which has been birthed and nurtured by colleagues Miro and Marta Toth and Kristus Mestu Church in Nitra, SK) is the bible college of The Apostolic Church in Slovakia. The primary focus and passion of the ministry is to develop young leaders to become a church planting movement across the region. Both will teach in the college and come alongside leaders to help build and expand the kingdom in this ever-so-needy post communist, post-Christian very secular mission field.
Since the mid 1990's Calvary Temple has been partnering with Pastor Reuben Nazurchuk to bring the message of salvation to the people in Russia. In October 1988 Reuben was called by God to minister in this city in central Russia that had no evangelical Christian witness. He traveled to Manitoba to receive his theological training and while he was in Canada he developed a relationship with Calvary Temple.
Reuben and his wife Lyuba now lead a large church in this strategic city as well as numerous daughter churches in the surrounding region.
Calvary Temple encourages them in three areas of ministry: evangelistic outreach, ministry to orphans and rehabilitation.
Visit www. russia-church.com
MISSION CANADA U of M
Tammy’s passion for seeing young adults serve God and others led her to develop Segue, a student group at the University of Manitoba.
“Segue”, meaning smooth transition from one thing to the next, focuses on seeing students transition well, building faith community and addressing injustices like human trafficking, poverty, and food security. In 2013 Segue expanded to include Red Frogs initiatives on campus where teams creatively serve thousands of students.
Tammy’s heart is to disciple students and walk out the love of God. You might find her in the campus community garden, investing in the life of students over coffee, handing out food and beverages at a Red Frogs event, teaching a study or planning an initiative with students to combat injustice. Tammy is also a student at the University of Manitoba which helps in maintaining an understanding of the unique rhythms and challenges of student life. Her love for God and others is contagious and inspires others to search, learn and grow.
JEREMY & CANDACE
Jeremy pastors Church on the Mountain, one of Whistler’s only churches which meets every Sunday evening in the heart of Whistler Village. He also provides leadership to Snowboarders for Christ, a group who invites all who will come, attracting transient young adults in great need of community. Candace leads a ministry to women and moms. Together Jeremy and Candace have a desire to see the mission of Jesus lived out in the town of Whistler.
MISSION CANADA WINNIPEG, MB
Anna is a Mission Canada worker who is passionate about reaching Canada’s next generation of children and youth who need to find their identity and purpose in Christ. Anna is a gifted communicator and motivational speaker who often uses her own personal story to communicate God’s love to students. She is desirous of seeing Canada’s next generation experience a real encounter with Jesus.
There is much at stake if we are not intentional about reaching Canada’s children and youth. So many are heavily ‘at-risk’ of becoming involved in self-harming and even criminal activity. She seeks to walk with children and youth, and their family members, to see them set free through the love and forgiveness that only Christ provides. Purpose, hope and even restoration can result when a young life is transformed, and it’s beautiful when it does.
MISSION CANADA SASKATOON, SK
Calvary deJong is a Mission Canada campus worker in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, working as part of the Mission Canada SERVE Campus Network. The University of Saskatchewan is situated in the heart of the city, just across the river from the downtown core and is the largest post-secondary institution in the province with over 20,000 students. Being present allows for multiple opportunities every day to rub shoulders with post-secondary students, building personal relationships and serving as a bridge between the campus and local faith communities. Calvary comes alongside students, helping them develop a healthy worldview, and connecting their universal needs with a spiritual journey—one that centres on the person, work, mission and community of Christ. In the journeying, vision and purpose are challenged and strengthened, and students are encouraged to seek true meaning for life. Calvary is energized by casting the vision of a thoroughly missional lifestyle in the context of a multicultural secular society that is religiously pluralistic. He delights in helping students engage the social world around them—in Jesus’ name.
GIVE THE WORD, MANITOBA
Ryan works with Give the Word to equip churches, ministries and believers for outreach and evangelism. Every year the ministry raises funds to distribute approximately 50,000 Bibles across Canada and into Spanish speaking countries. They also visit churches with the intention of challenging and equipping other believers to be ministry minded by sharing the Gospel with those who do not know Jesus Christ.
CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY
Calvary Temple is involved with Arab World Ministries right here in Canada, as well as care and ministry for new immigrants here in Winnipeg. We care for needy men and women through organizations like Union Gospel Mission and Canadian Lifelight Ministries. Since sending our first missionary in 1908 (Martha Hisey to Liberia) to this day, Calvary Temple has believed the Gospel is for everybody in every part of the world.
There are exciting ways to be involved in Missions at Calvary Temple. You can give financial support, pray for our partners, or serve in volunteer mission’s ministry!
Family Business projects are missions projects that grow from the vision of people in the church. This could be a short-term missions trip, or could be evangelistic outreach by evangelists who are associated with Calvary Temple. We refer to these programs as "Family Business". What differentiates them from Fields of Burden projects is the time frame. These missions projects involve a specific trip to a missions field, and finish once that trip is completed.
Each proposal is presented to the Board of Calvary Temple. The Board reviews each proposal to ensure that the project is in accordance with the church's missions vision, is well planned, and is likely to be supported by members of the church. Once the project is approved the proponents can bring it before the congregation requesting prayer and financial support.