Out of our 130 Days of Prayer, we believe Go3 is the will of God for Calvary’s future.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
We believe a third campus in another city is how God is leading us to continue to make disciples and extend the gospel. There are 400 people who call Calvary home that live to the south and east of the Erie campus. We don’t have a set location yet, but we think the next campus could be launched in Thornton in August 2020.
In order to develop more leaders and get ready to launch a third campus, Erie now offers 3 services at 8am, 9:30 & 11am to open up more seats. Boulder will continue to build up the 3 existing services at 9am in the Worship Center & Classic Calvary, and 10:30am in the Worship Center.
We think there are more phases of building projects ahead for us in the future on both of our campuses in order to accomplish what God wants us to do in our communities long-term.
Third Campus FAQs
Why launch a third campus?
We believe a third campus in another city is how God is leading us to continue to make disciples and extend the gospel. Our vision is to go to an area that is underserved with the gospel and be a local church that impacts its surrounding community.
There are 400 people who call Calvary home that live to the south and east of the Erie campus. The Elders commissioned an investigatory team to look at this area and determine, based on projected growth and existing infrastructure, where the best possible location would be for a third campus. After much diligent work, Thornton was determined to be that place. Adams County is currently the fastest growing county with lower taxes, a better cost of living, and a vision of creating places of work next to residential areas to encourage community.
How will staffing be determined?
We desire to have a core group devoted to the mission of God in the Thornton area and committed to the community. The staffing of the third campus will partly depend on the demographics of those who go and that of the developing church there. Additionally, we want to think beyond the hiring of staff to raising up and empowering leaders within our current congregation. A campus pastor/leader has not yet been determined, but no matter who that person is or how the preaching is structured, the leadership is committed to having biblical teaching consistent with what we have now in Boulder and Erie.
What programs will be offered?
Our campus ministries are primarily a reflection of the community needs which have yet to be determined. However, Calvary is committed to launching the new campus with family ministries for children and students, community life ministries for adults, and community outreach ministries in an effort to be the best church we can for the City of Thornton.
Where will we meet?
We are currently exploring all possibilities including pursuing relationships with the school district as we did in Erie, finding a vacant storefront to refurbish, purchasing land to build on, or finding a church in the community that is looking to partner with us.
When will all of this happen?
We are continuing to move forward with the work done by the Elder-appointed teams with a target date of fall 2020.
What are the next steps?
First and foremost, we invite you to pray with us. We don’t have any ambition to do something if God isn’t in it. Additionally, some of us will be called to go to a new place to make disciples. God may be calling you to go. Prayerfully consider this as well. Finally, launching and resourcing a third campus and funding building projects will require all of us to give faithfully and generously of our financial resources.
Watch the third campus announcement from Pastors Tom and Thomas.
Watch the announcement from Pastor Tom at our 130 Years Celebration.
Go3 is our response to 130 days of prayer together to reveal His will for our next season. We invite you to pray with us. We don’t have any ambition to do something if God isn’t in it.
Some of us will be called to go to a new place to make disciples. It may be your part to go.
Launching and resourcing a third campus and funding building projects will require all of us to give faithfully and generously of our financial resources.