At Calvary, mission and outreach is a natural part of who we are—helping people beyond ourselves, and alleviating suffering and injustice wherever it is found in order to improve the conditions of others in the name of Christ. We are passionate about showing Christ’s light and love through our own action and commitment, and through mission, we live out our faith by our commitment to serving others both locally and globally.
At Calvary, we extend the reach of our support across our state, our country and overseas. We work to create opportunities for kids, youth and adults to get involved in a hands-on way, and with ministry staff and congregational leadership, we serve with vision, purpose and resources. In other words, we don’t just write checks, as critical as financial resources are… we truly get to know the people we are serving and the causes we are supporting. Get involved in mission and outreach at Calvary.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” – Words of Christ from the gospel of Mark
How to get involved in missions at Calvary
Serve hands-on with ministries led by our own congregation or held within the walls of our building.
Serve hands-on with local partnerships in our city and community.
Help raise awareness and financial gifts for issues related to social justice and equality in our city, country, and world.
Serve by taking a short-term mission trip
Hear from our Calvary partners
Family Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. The problem of poverty is complex. It requires an integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs but reaches much further to help people achieve independence and to alleviate the root causes of poverty.
Our strategy is to focus our efforts on five programs that work together in a holistic, integrated approach.
The mission of Metro CareRing is to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency. Metro CareRing operates one of Denver’s largest hunger-relief programs, including a fresh foods shopping market, teaching garden, and weekly healthy living and nutrition classes.
– Distributes between 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of food, baby items, and personal care products in helping
to meet the nutritional and health needs of up to 500 people every day
– Helps with utilities assistance.
The Denver Inner City Parish (The Parish)
The Denver Inner City Parish was established in 1960 to assist Denver’s working-poor families in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty prevalent within their communities.
The Parish serves Denver’s under-served families (25,000 people annually) at 6 locations by offering 13 programs that focus on four key community needs: Hunger, Education, Community Enhancement, and Economic Development.
The primary goal is to empower our communities and support personal transformations, to ultimately create self-sustaining lifestyles for those who are most vulnerable. We equip our clients with the skills needed to break the cycle of poverty.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity utilizes the concept of “partnership housing” which centers on those in need of adequate shelter working side-by-side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. Habitat’s no profit and no interest financing is affordable. And the “Fund for Humanity” (homeowner mortgage payments, no interest loans and fundraising dollars) provides the capital needed to build.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was established in 1979 and Habitat Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S., celebrating the construction of our 500th home in 2012.
The Habitat Helpers faith coalition is made up of 10 churches working alongside Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. These churches are located around the Denver Metro area and include the following:
Kentucky Circle Village
55 years ago three religious communities, united in a faith of love and service, made a decision to establish an independent-living, low-cost, senior-housing community. In 1959, three church entities built Kentucky Circle Village (KCV):
American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains
First Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC)
Green Mountain Presbyterian Church
Over the years, KCV has grown from 148 to 171 apartments, providing a home and a truly unique community to countless Denver-area seniors.
Pastoral Counseling for Denver
Pastoral Counseling for Denver encourages the renewal of mind and spirit so that hurting lives heal and relationships grow.
PCD nurtures health and wellness in communities by offering counseling that is faith sensitive and clinically informed. The staff of the agency provide counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families from a wide diversity of backgrounds with a range of ability to pay. We are able to offer our services at a reduced fee if needed.
A person’s relationship with self, others & God are interdependent. Professional training in both the behavioral sciences and theology helps us to be sensitive to the emotional, relational, and spiritual consequences of significant life events. While we at PCD stand within the Biblical tradition, we respect clients’ personal beliefs, and work within their faith-frameworks. This allows us to expand our repertoire of godly wisdom, and to stretch our own original faith foundation – all to bless more richly the lives of many.
Dan & Estela Schweissing: Local Region Missionaries
Dan and Estela currently serve ABCRM as region missionaries, dividing their time between
– part-time teaching in the local schools
– providing pastoral ministry and educational opportunities to the growing refugee and immigrant community from Burma (Myanmar) on the East Colfax corridor of Aurora-Denver.