2019 Youth Mission Trip

We call our youth ministry “Neon Youth,” because we believe in being “charged” by the personal growth and salvation that only a relationship with Jesus can provide. We also believe in “glowing” and representing Him in our words and actions, so I’m excited to announce that this summer, some of

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New Series for Winter 2019

We often think of Jesus as a lamb, and rightly so. Isaiah 53:7 foretold his death by saying, “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,

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Recommended Book: Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

  Christopher Yuan. Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2018. Reviewed by Bryan Craddock, Pastor, Calvary Bible Church East. One of the most challenging questions facing Christians today is how we should respond to the shift that is taking

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New Sermon Series for Fall 2018

Our educational system focuses on acquiring facts and regurgitating them. So, we associate learning with classrooms, books, homework and exams. The word disciple means “learner,” but the disciples of Jesus learned in a very different way. The Gospels tell us that he called them to follow him. Those who were

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Serve in September & October 2018

Today we are launching a new approach to scheduling people to serve in the various roles that need to be filled each Sunday at Calvary East. Our sign-up form  for September and October invites you to respond to four prompts: (Role) I am interested in serving as… (Frequency) I would like

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Church Is Not a Show

Sunday, July 22, 2018 In our culture, when you walk into a building with a stage and rows of seats, you expect a show. You need not interact with anyone. You simply pay your money, enjoy the entertainment (or not), and carry on with your life. No further commitment is

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The Problem with Hype

We originally published this article on Sunday, February 28, 2016, but it seems even more relevant today. We live in a world driven by hype. People exaggerate claims and dramatize issues. Sometimes the goal is to generate a sense of excitement, but often people use hype to provoke anger or

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