The support and encouragement of missions is fundamental to the purpose of Calvary Baptist Church and our role in spreading the Gospel by carrying out the Great Commission. The church allocates over 20% of all received tithes and offerings for the direct support of missions or mission sponsoring organizations, including a church plant that meets in our own building every Sunday afternoon.
Calvary is currently working with church planter Pastor Marvin Perez to start a Spanish speaking church in our community, which is almost 70% Hispanic. Marvin and his brand new church meet on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:30pm in Calvary's sanctuary. Together, we hope to more effectively minister to our entire community and share the gospel message with every person in our neighborhood.
Calvary Baptist Church provides prayer and financial support to the following organizations:
Baptist Children's Home and Family Services - The Baptist Children's Home and Family Services is a private child caring agency operated in affiliation with the Illinois Baptist State Association. They exist to care for children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected or are otherwise in crisis. BCHFS cares for approximately 560 children and families in Illinois and its contiguous states each year.
Services are provided at four locations throughout Illinois: a residential campus located in Carmi, Illinois that provides housing, counseling and schooling for children; a facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois that provides maternity, adoption, and foster care programs; and locations in Chicago and
Fairview Heights, Illinois that provide Christian counseling and related family services.
For further information contact Doug Devore, Executive Director at (618) 382-4164 or .
Fox Valley Baptist Association - The Fox Valley Baptist Association is an association of about 25 Baptist churches and missions located in or near the Fox Valley of northeastern Illinois. The association provides mutual support and fellowship to member churches through a variety of programs and conferences. The FVBA is also instrumental in providing leadership and financial support for church plants and mission status churches throughout the Fox Valley area.
For further information contact the FVBA office at (847) 697-4111.
Illinois Baptist State Association Cooperative Program - Since its inception in 1925, the Illinois Baptist State Association Cooperative Program has provided financial support to local, national, and international ministries and missions. This program is a cooperative program between state associations and the Southern Baptist Convention. A designated amount of offerings from local churches are forwarded to the IBSA, which votes yearly on the percentage of these gifts to keep at the state level and the percentage to forward to the SBC. In 2001, for example, that percentage was 58.25% in Illinois and 41.75% to the SBC. At the state level gifts are used to support the various programs of the state association. Some of the gifts return to local associations and churches through programs sponsored by the state association. At the Southern Baptist Convention level, gifts are used to fund over 5000 missionaries in 154 countries as well as six seminaries, an ethics and religious liberty commission and ongoing operations of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Mexican Indian Training Center - Founded in 1956 the Mexican Indian Training Center is a non-denominational evangelical Christian ministry, headquartered in Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico, a city of approximately 200,000 people located one hour due west of Vera Cruz on the eastern coast of Mexico. It serves the spiritual, educational, and medical needs of indigenous Mexican people. With the support of individuals and American churches as well as the guidance of both a Mexican and American Board of Directors, the work of all the ministries is offered for the praise of God and the spreading of the good news of the Gospel.
M.I.T.C. consists of three interrelated ministries; a post secondary Bible school located in Cordoba, a missionary support network which oversees the work of former students and mission churches in the mountainous regions of southern Mexico, and general medical and surgical missions.
For further information contact Bill Magee, Executive Director, (318) 686-9380.
Riverwoods Christian Center - Sharing the Gospel with the economically disadvantaged people of the Fox River Valley is the stated mission of Riverwoods Christian Center. Headquartered on a campus adjacent to the Fox River in rural St. Charles, Illinois, Riverwoods accomplishes its mission through community advocacy programs, discipleship clubs, and resident summer camp. Riverwoods serves communities from Carpentersville to Aurora.
For further information contact Riverwoods Christian Center (630) 584-2222 or .
Chad, Africa - Calvary Baptist Church is blessed to provide prayer and financial support to the mission ministry of Calvary members Art and Denice Aviles. Having formulated a lexicon of the tribal language, are now writing a Bible translation in the tribal language.
Please keep the Aviles family in your prayers.