VBS Outreach Party
By: Amanda Trammell

Join us for the 8th Annual VBS Outreach Party!
Encourage your class to participate in our Outreach Party...the competition is fun, but the contacts we make in one night for VBS are crucial.Tell your LG how many people in your family are participating.Make sure someone in your LG contacts Angie in the church office by May 19 with your LG’s number of teams expected.Make it a priority to show up on May 28.*Dinner and activities will begin at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Center.*
Important Reminders:
Childcare providedChildren grades 1-6 go with parents to make visitsStudents grades 7-12 will form their own teams to visit

For the Record
By: Amanda Trammell

For the Record
May 4- May 11, 2014
THE PEOPLE CAME…
May 4
8:00 Worship 356 10:45 Worship 374
Life Groups 694
Mission Churches 296
Nursing Homes 108
Outreach Bible Study 19
May 11
8:00 Worship 478
10:45 Worship 335
Life Groups 640
Mission Churches 323
Nursing Homes 123
Outreach Bible Study 0
THE PEOPLE GAVE…
General Fund
Given May 4$54,981.63
Given May 11 $33,211.91
Given Y-T-D $848,000.48
Y-T-D Required $960,413.52
Partners In Ministry
Given May 4 $750.00
Given May 11 $3,194.00
Tier I Goal$100,000.00
Tier II Goal$200,000.00
Tier III Goal$235,000.00
Given to Tier III$197,923.46
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Goal $30,000.00
Given May 4 $1,352.00
Given May 11 $510.00
Given Year To Date $32,028.00

Sermon Schedule
By: Amanda Trammell

Sermon Schedule
Sunday, May 18
8:00 and 10:45 am
RESET: A Return
To Biblical Norm of Disciple-Making
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, May 21
6:00 pm
Message by Paul Thompson
Sunday, May 25
8:00 am and 10:45 am
RESET: A Return
To Biblical Norm of Disciple-Making
Message by Paul Thompson
Wednesday, May 28
6:00 pm
VBS Outreach Night

From the Senior Pastor
By: Paul Thompson

Since the beginning of the year, we have been exploring the Biblical picture of discipleship – what it means to truly follow Christ.
Lee Camp, author Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World writes: “Jesus of Nazareth always comes asking disciples to follow him--not merely “accept him,” not merely “believe in him,” not merely “worship him,” but to follow him: one either follows Christ, or one does not. There is no compartmentalization of the faith, no realm, no sphere, no business, no politic in which the lordship of Christ will be excluded. We either make him Lord of all lords, or we deny him as Lord of any.”
But being a disciple also entails making disciples. That means we – as followers of Christ – live every day fully surrendered to Him, and use every opportunity to make much of Him in our conversations and relationships. This is not a program (“discipleship training”) or an activity (“door-to-door outreach”). This is a lifestyle. This is normal Christianity. This is my passion for God and my passion for the Gospel overflowing in all of life. This is me – a follower of Jesus – helping others follow Jesus. This is Biblical Christianity – life on life and face to face.
As Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators said, “Men, where is your man? Women, where is your woman? Where is the one whom you led to Christ and who is now going on with Him? . . . How many persons do you know by name today who were won to Christ by you and are now living for Him?”
Being a disciple-making disciple requires two predominant passions – for God and for the Gospel. Without those, we will struggle spiritually and our lives will lack Kingdom impact. We will miss the mark of our calling in Jesus.
When Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”, He responded: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37). That’s passion. That’s a love that supersedes all other loves. That’s a desire to know deeply the God who knows us completely. That’s surrender – giving yourself completely to Him and saying to God in essence, “Take my life, God. Use it as you will. I am a blank check for your purpose and your glory in this world.” That is what a disciple thinks, feels, and does.
Paul the Apostle referred to himself often as Christ’s “slave” (Rom. 1:1, Gal. 1:10, etc.). As a fully surrendered disciple of Jesus, he knew his life’s worth was in his relationship with and service to God. He also knew the power of God that saves men’s souls and dramatically changes lives. He had experienced it personally and dramatically. That power is found in the Gospel available to all who will believe. Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16) This passion for the Gospel was not artificial or mechanical. It was real, personal, and deeply spiritual. It flowed out what God was doing in his life and out of his love for the Lord.
My prayerful hope is that God would continue to stir in us a passion for Him – that we as His disciples would passionately pursue Him, endeavor to learn much about Him through His Word, and give ourselves completely to Him. I hope and pray that as that happens in us, we also will necessarily grow in our passion for the Gospel – that as His disciples we would long to see others know him, love him, and be satisfied in Him as we are. And that we would ask God to leverage our lives – our opportunities, occupations, relationships, everything – for His sake and the sake of those who need Him.
For God and the Gospel,
Pastor Paul

Preschool VBS Volunteers Still Needed
By: Joyce Alexander

Preschool Vacation Bible School Volunteers Still Needed
Contact: Joyce Alexander, joyce@calvarydothan.comWe are still looking for help with the Preschool during the week of VBS. The dates are June 9-13. If you are interested, please call Joyce Alexander at 334-792-5159 or email her at joyce@calvarydothan.com.

Vacation Bible School
By: Joyce Alexander

Vacation Bible School Registration
Trace it back to just the facts! The evidence is clear. The proof is all right here! Come discover, decide, and defend the truth about who Jesus really is at Agency D3 on June 9-13!
VBS is open to all children who turned 3 years old by September 1, 2014 through those who have completed sixth grade by May 2014. There is no cost to attend VBS! Enroll your children today at calvarydothan.com. Contact Jacob or Joyce in the church office today!

Senior Adult VBS
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult Vacation Bible School
Contact: Patty Farrington, patty@calvarydothan.com
Senior Adult VBS will occur June 2-6 beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Center. This will a fun time of fellowship, crafts, food and more!

Senior Adult Celebrator's Conference
By: Patty Farrington

Senior Adult Celebrator’s Conference
Contact: Patty Farrington, patty@calvarydothan.com
Join us for the Celebrator’s Conference at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The speakers are Max Lucado, David Jeremiah and Mark Lowry. Worship leader is Charles Billingsley. Cost is $430.00. A nonrefundable $25 deposit is due by May 16. For more information about the conference visit celebrators.org.

College Graduation Announcements
By: Amanda Trammell

College Graduation Announcements
We would like to honor our college graduates by listing their names in the newsletter. If you are a graduate from college either send an announcement to the church, or directly contact Amanda Trammell at amanda@calvarydothan.com. Please turn in your announcement by May 27.

Community Parent's Bible Study
By: Anne Register

Community Parent’s Bible Study
Volunteers are needed to teach the Community Parent’s Bible Study Fall 2014-Spring 2015 on Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you are interested, you can sign up for a six week period. Please contact Anne Register, anne@calvarydothan.com, or call her in the Recreation Outreach Center, 334-836-2949, if you would like to sign up.

WinShape Camp 2014
By: Anne Register

Click Here To Register Your Child
WinShape Camp for Children
Calvary is hosting a WinShape Camp for children (first – sixth grade) this summer July 28 – August 1. Camp cost is $196.00 per child. Scholarships are available to families that need assistance for children to attend camp. If you are a member of Calvary and need assistance in your child attending camp please, contact the Recreation Outreach Center at the church. My email address is: rbruce@calvarydothan.com or phone at: 334-836-2949. Calvary wants to help every child from our church to attend camp. There is also a scholarship fund set a side for families in the community that need assistance. Assistance applications for the community will be available on Tuesday March 11. *(kick-off coupon cannot be used with assistance)
Would You Like To Volunteer?
If you are 16 years or above, you can sign up to volunteer atwww.winshapecamps.org/wscvolunteer

A Note From Our Children and Families Pastor
By: Amanda Trammell

A Note From Our Children and Families Pastor
First, let me say thank you to those who have provided meals and helped my family transition to Dothan and Calvary. Your time and effort to make us feel welcome has been more of a blessing than you will ever know. Second, I am excited to be a part of the Calvary family and leading the children and young family ministries. Keep your eyes and ears open for information regarding upgrades and key points at which you can contribute to these ministries.
Michael Brooks

Staff on Call
By: Amanda Trammell

Staff On Call Schedule
Saturday, May 17
Steve Chambers, 772-215-3606
Sunday, May 18
Ron Bruce, 334-701-1817
Saturday, May 24
Jeremy Allen, 334-648-6695
Sunday, May 25
Jeremy Allen, 334-648-6695

Articles
By: Amanda Trammell

Deacons of the Week
May 18 Mark Shiver, John Downs, Sam Tarwater, Sam Robinson
May 25 Chris Suddarth, Lee Gross, Mike Tew, Roger Simpler
First Touch Ministry
Serving May 18, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – Holland/Shiver
Sanctuary – Barrentine
Preschool – Donop
Serving May 25, 9:30 a.m.
ROC – DeHaven
Sanctuary – Bourland/Knight
Preschool - Searcy
Volunteers in Preschool
VIPS Sunday, May 18
8:00 Shane and Christina Sinquefield
10:45 Eric and Melanie Donop
VIPS Sunday, May 25
8:00 Ian and Jennifer Worrell
10:45 Ben and Angie Blaxton