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Calvary’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Track

Calvary’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Track

In Calvary's Outdoor Adventure Leadership track, students learn to explore, grow, and lead for effective ministry impact.  Calvary University’s Business Administration Department has introduced a course of study that combines biblical leadership, business principles,...

Shaun LePage: Are you prepared for the challenges of ministry?

Shaun LePage: Are you prepared for the challenges of ministry?

Are you “prepared” for ministry? Calvary University’s mission is to “prepare Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to the biblical worldview.” Shaun LePage, Chairman of the Ministry Studies Department at CU, explains in this conversation...

Lance Rensberger: Trust within Trial

Lance Rensberger: Trust within Trial

Aftermath of helicopter following hangar collapse. "'The safest place to be is within God's will.'"  Lance and Caitlin Rensberger are alumni of Calvary University who graduated one year apart from each other, Caitlin in 2015 and Lance in 2016. The couple, married in...

Camy Crank: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Camy Crank: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Camy Crank was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Her cancer went into remission after several months of aggressive treatment including chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapy. In January 2020, after finally feeling pre-cancer normal once again, she...

A Conversation with Randy Grimm

A Conversation with Randy Grimm

Randy Grimm has been on staff at Calvary University for 21 years and has seen God’s faithfulness to Calvary over and over. He is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer but will be retiring at the end of this fiscal year. Join Dr. Mike Dodds as he welcomes Randy...

Amanda Harman: A Writer on a Mission

Amanda Harman: A Writer on a Mission

Amanda Harman is a passionate writer, ready to impact the world of creative writing and literature.  "Christians can and should use literature to impact the world around us." Amanda Harman grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated on May 7th with an English...

What can we do about the “Dropout Problem”?

What can we do about the “Dropout Problem”?

It is known as “The Dropout Problem.” According to recent studies, there has been an increase in the rate of dropouts—those walking away from the Church. In 2011, the rate was 59%. In 2019, that rate had increased to 64%.  Join us as we discuss why is it happening?...

Camy Crank’s “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

Camy Crank’s “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

Camy Crank is a new author with a big story."Sometimes God doesn’t change our situation because He is trying to change our heart." In the truest sense of the word, Camilla ("Camy") Crank is a warrior. In 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after five years...

Rev. Tom Zobrist: A Man of Ministry

Rev. Tom Zobrist: A Man of Ministry

"Calvary gave me a solid foundation of Bible and theology on which all of the ministry God has given me has been built."   During this year’s Calvary Commencement Ceremony,  Rev. Thomas (Tom) A. Zobrist will be receiving his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity....

2022 Commencement Speaker: Richard Bargas

2022 Commencement Speaker: Richard Bargas

"A certain sense of fulfillment came to me when I realized I was a small tool God used to impact the lives of men who are ministering to people I would never have made contact with otherwise."   Dr. Richard Bargas is Executive Director of IFCA International, an...

Ben Bielenberg and the Blue Moon Youth Center

Ben Bielenberg and the Blue Moon Youth Center

Ben Bielenberg is a Calvary Alum (CBC ‘13) working as a missionary in the small town of Blue Mound, Kansas. He and his wife, Krista, have three children. Through connections made at Calvary, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies, Ben got involved...

Alumni Update: Rob Jordon

Alumni Update: Rob Jordon

Rob Jordon recieves his Biblical Counseling diploma at the 2021 Spring Commencement. "People won't care how much their pastors know until they know how much their pastors care."  Rob Jordon, a Biblical Counseling graduate from Calvary University, has recently written...

Warriors Fall ’21 Men’s Basketball Update

Warriors Fall ’21 Men’s Basketball Update

Athletic Director Jeanette Regier interviews Men's Basketball Coach Matt Sanders on the highlights and difficulties of the Calvary University Warriors Fall 2021 Men's Basketball Season as the team prepares for the remainder of the season in Spring 2022.

Coleson Voran Running at NCCAA National Meet

Coleson Voran Running at NCCAA National Meet

Coleson Voran is a Business Major (Sports Management Emphasis) at Calvary University, and he is excited see where the Lord directs him to go after his college experience is over.  He is now competing in his sophomore seasons as a cross country and basketball...

Warriors Finish in Third

Warriors Finish in Third

The Warriors picked up a third-place finish in the MCCC Tournament this weekend as the team defeated Central Christian College 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in Ankeny, IA.   "It's good to get a win like this," Warrior Head Coach Jayke Maples said. "We worked so hard this...

Warriors Finish Fourth

Warriors Finish Fourth

The Warriors volleyball team looked poised to have a great opportunity to win third place in The MCCC Tournament earlier today as they took a 2-2 tie with momentum on their side into the 5th and deciding set.  The Bears had other plans as the team stormed back to win...

Warriors Win Battle of Kansas City

Warriors Win Battle of Kansas City

The Warriors volleyball team had a strong showing on Graduate Recognition Night as they swept Kansas Christian College 3-0 in the Pyramid here in Kansas City.   With the win, the Warriors move to 1-0 on the season."It was a great team effort tonight,"...

Warriors Get Big Victory in Joplin

Warriors Get Big Victory in Joplin

The Warriors picked up another conference win on the season as the team defeated Ozark Christian College 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon in Joplin. With the win, the Warriors improve to 3-3 in conference play."It's good to get a win against anybody in our league because...

Calvary Proudly Hosts Sam Rotman Piano Concert

Calvary Proudly Hosts Sam Rotman Piano Concert

Calvary University is proud to host seasoned concert pianist, Mr. Sam Rotman, and his performance, Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Concert. Mr. Rotman received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School in N.Y.C. His most prestigious award was...

Freshmen Lead Warriors to Victory Saturday

Freshmen Lead Warriors to Victory Saturday

The CU freshmen had a dominant performance on Saturday as they led the Warriors to a sweep over Great Lakes Christian College.  "The freshmen were good tonight," Warrior Head Coach Josh Johnson said. "Elle took over in set...

Second Half Goals Lead to a 6-0 Shutout

Second Half Goals Lead to a 6-0 Shutout

The Warriors scored a handful of second-half goals as the team shutout Central Christian College 6-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, MO.  With the win, the Warriors improve to 3-3-0 on the season."I was proud of the guys and the way they created energy in the...

EXPLORE MISSIONS EVENT

EXPLORE MISSIONS EVENT

presented byLOCATION The CABRE Building on the campus of Calvary University 15900 Kensington Ave. Kansas City MO 64147 (see map on this page)  SCHEDULEThursday, November 4, 2021evening 6:00-9:00WHY DO MISSIONS? BreakHOW CAN I DO MISSIONS? So, God has called you...

Dr. Bonine reflects on time with Calvary alumni in Europe

Dr. Bonine reflects on time with Calvary alumni in Europe

Bonine's travels took him all across Europe, traveling via train by night, and visiting Calvary alumni serving as missionaries by day."I told the people I met along the way about my visits with Calvary grads, which then led to several spiritual conversations!" At the...

Constitution Day 2021

Constitution Day 2021

The United States Constitution was signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia by a convention of state representatives on September 17, 1787. September 17 is a day set aside by Congress to celebrate the signing and to reflect on the importance of the underlying legal...

Warriors Top BBC in Five Sets

Warriors Top BBC in Five Sets

The Warrior volleyball team looked poised to win their 5th match of the season as they took a  2-1 lead over Baptist Bible College Monday night.  The Patriots had other plans as the team stormed back to tie the Warriors two games apiece and to take the match to a...

Dr. Teddy Bitner is passionate about campus community

Dr. Teddy Bitner is passionate about campus community

"When you choose to focus on God, no matter what's going on around you, everything comes into perspective." Dr. Teddy Bitner began at Calvary University during the 1999-2000 school year as a history teacher. During his first semester, Bitner was still working for the...

Calvary Soccer Wins Two in a Row

Calvary Soccer Wins Two in a Row

The Warrior men's soccer team improved to 2-1 in conference play on Saturday afternoon as the team scored a pair of goals in the second half to tie the game.  They went on to get the golden goal about five minutes into OT to defeat Emmaus Bible College 3-2 in...

Warriors Top Bears

Warriors Top Bears

Another win is in the books as The Warriors defeated rival Barclay College 3-1 on Friday afternoon.  The Warriors gave the fans their money’s worth today.  The Pyramid was full of fans that were wanting to be there to support their Lady Warriors. The first...

Warriors Win at Home

Warriors Win at Home

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – The Warrior Volleyball Team managed to win Saturday’s matchup against Ozark Christian College. Both teams served inconsistently with too many unforced errors. Calvary was able to separate themselves because of a stronger front-line...

Warriors Win First Game for Maples

Warriors Win First Game for Maples

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Warrior Soccer Team had a historic day Saturday. It was the team’s first win with Jayke Maples as the head coach.  Calvary ended the day with an outstanding 4-1 victory against Barclay College. During the first half of the game, the Warriors...

Soccer Team Performs Well in OT Loss

Soccer Team Performs Well in OT Loss

Belton, MO  - Despite a strong first-time performance for the 2021 Warriors, the Ozark Christian Ambassadors still managed to come out on top.  Ozark secured a dramatic score during overtime to get the golden goal that gave them the game. Jeovany Castillo...

Warriors Continue to Grow in Texas

Warriors Continue to Grow in Texas

FARMERS, BRANCH TEXAS - The Warrior’s Volleyball team is on the rise after a good day going up against Dallas Christian and USAO even though they were outscored in each match. The team improved in their serving skills as they continued to force out of system passes....