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CHE and Neighborhood Transformation Vision Seminar

CHE and Neighborhood Transformation Vision Seminar




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Date:  Nov. 9-10, 2018


Friday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am – 5:30 pm (Includes lunch),

Location: (Langmade Room) Calvary University, 15800 Calvary Rd, Kansas City, MO 64147

Cost: $45 per participant


Community Health Evangelism (CHE) addresses the root causes of poverty, disease, and spiritual darkness by training local leaders to share the gospel and mobilize community action.

Vital biblical faith is nurtured during every step. CHE integrates the physical and spiritual, revealing the practical power of Christ. CHE is a proven, practical, and multipliable strategy for ministry.

There are differences between small villages and large urban spaces, however, the same CHE principles taught in this seminar can be applied to affect local change within our city. Neighborhood Transformation occurs when neighbors get to know each other, and dream together about ways to improve the place they live in.  The local church can be involved as a good neighbor.  If you have wondered about how your church can be more engaged in the neighborhood where it is located, please join us. This Vision Seminar will address how your church can affect its neighborhood by engaging with the community and leveraging local resources to enable the community to achieve its own goals.

These sessions are highly interactive and designed for people wanting a brief but thorough introduction to CHE. After completion of this Vision Seminar, participants will have the knowledge and tools to introduce CHE to other individuals, church groups, or organizations. Individuals who want to learn how they can implement CHE in the field are encouraged to enroll in the Training of Trainers (TOT1) course.

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2019 Israel & Jordan Trip Informational Meeting

2019 Israel & Jordan Trip Informational Meeting

All interested students, faculty, staff, and CU friends are invited to a 2019 Israel Trip Informational Meeting, Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 8:00 pm, in the Langmade Room of the Conference Center. Contact Dr. Mike Dodds (ext 1348).with specific questions about the meeting and the trip.


MS Department Chair, Dr. Mike Dodds, Teaching Preaching Course to Pastors in Uganda

MS Department Chair, Dr. Mike Dodds, Teaching Preaching Course to Pastors in Uganda

September 12—19, Dr. Mike Dodds, the Ministry Studies Department Chair, is in Uganda teaching a course on preaching to Pastors from 5 different East African countries. Pictured are a number of the pastors and Dr. Dodds and the host Pastor Wellington Oliech, pastor of the Word of Life Church in Kampala, Uganda. Last year Dr. Dodds taught two courses (on Ministry and the Spiritual Life) to the same group of pastors. He had the opportunity to return this year to teach a course on preaching. Dr. Dodds commented that it is so spiritually challenging to him to be involved in the equipping of these Shepherds of God’s people in this area of the world.

Join Calvary University in India Summer 2019!

Join Calvary University in India Summer 2019!

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Join Calvary University in India May 19-June 1, 2019!

Calvary University has a long standing tradition of hosting and training students from India. Only a few short years ago one of those students lead several summer ministry teams to his home country. Now another one of our students is opening the door for a more long-term relationship between Calvary and India.

India is home to 1.4 billion people, only 2.2% of which have a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Most believers live in the densely packed urban areas leaving many villages with little to no witness of who Jesus is.  Local pastors work hard to reach these surrounding villages.  However, they face a mountainous task in reaching everyone. Of 2,554 people groups, 2,290 (89.7%) remain unreached with the gospel (Joshua Project)  Many of these groups still do not have the Word of God in their own languages.

India is a location rich with history and deeply entrenched in the History of Missions as many of the early pioneers of the Modern Missions Movement, folks like William Carey, Adoniram Judson and others set out to reach this richly diverse area with the gospel. However, India remains a place of great need, especially in the poorer village areas.  Hinduism is the dominant religion and recently the government has become increasingly hostile to Christian activities.

Next Summer the Burnham Center for Global Engagement is offering a two week mission trip to India. Faculty, staff, students and friends are welcome to join us for two weeks of ministry. We will be focusing on supporting the work of indigenous pastors through training and children’s activities. We will also be working on a project to complete construction on a local church. This project will require $3000.00 for the material costs.


For more information about joining us in India or helping with the construction project contact Joshua Paxton, Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement.

Join Calvary University in Southern Texas, Summer 2019!

Join Calvary University in Southern Texas, Summer 2019!

Hot off the heels of spending time in Greece the Burnham Center for Global Engagement is already preparing for 5 potential trips for the summer of 2019. Itineraries and plans are being assembled for trips to Southern Texas and Israel. Three other possible locations for students to serve are Panama, India, and Utah.More details will be announced about this summer opportunities as they are being put together.



2019 Texas Trip (May 17-26)

Students, faculty, staff and friends have the opportunity to visit Alianza Cristiana del Valle church in southern Texas. The church is about as far south in Texas as one can get and within several miles of the Mexico border. We will not be crossing the border into Mexico, so passports are not necessary. However, we will be working with people in the church. Mornings will be filled with work projects and then the evenings with vacation Bible school for the kids and adult discipleship lessons. Opportunities on this trip also include leading a worship time in the evenings.


Potential Itinerary

May 17 – Depart Calvary for Dallas, TX

May 18 – Continue to Alton, TX (Five nights stay at Melody Lane Renewal Center)

May 19-23 – Ministry and work at Alianza (Morning work projects, VBS and Adult Discipleship in the evening)

May 24 – Visit to Padre Island

May 25-26 – Return to Calvary via Dallas

Total Cost – $600

The Burnham Center is excited to offer this opportunity to Calvary students and others who are interested in going. It is necessary to conduct a background check in order to go on this trip. For more information contact Burnham Center Director Joshua Paxton  or Trip Leader Tammy Pihl.

Burnham Center Educational and Ministry Experience in Greece Helps Students Understand Global Need

Burnham Center Educational and Ministry Experience in Greece Helps Students Understand Global Need

At the river where Paul met Lydia in Philippi

This summer found five Calvary students accompanying the Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement on a three week educational and ministry tour of Greece. The students enjoyed learning the history and cultural background of much of the New Testament as they traveled in the footsteps of Paul. Along the way, we were able to learn about the continuing ministry needs to refugees. We visited two refugee care centers created by AMG, our host for the three weeks.  Students were challenged by those ministries as to how God might be calling them to be involved in this continuing global crises. The Burnham Center is already making plans for the next Greece trip in 2020. Students will have as many as five opportunities coming up next summer for both cross-cultural and local national ministry involvement including a trip to Israel! Stay tuned for more information on these opportunities, and enjoy some pictures from the recent trip.

Students spent a day helping with a local ministry to refugees in Thessaloniki.We were not allowed to take pictures inside the center.

Costas, our guide. He is a great friend and incredibly knowledgeable about Classical Greek culture and its involvement in the biblical text.

Visiting the Monasteries at Meteora

We were privileged to attend the graduation ceremony for Greek Bible College. Calvary has recently signed an agreement allowing students to study abroad with GBC.

The inscription on this stone mentions Galio as proconsul of Achaia, verifying Acts 18:12 as well as providing a timeline for the events.

Erastus the City Treasurer of Corinth (Romans 16:23)

The Bema in Corinth (Acts 18:12)

Mars Hill (Acts 17:22-34)

Greece is a beautiful country, However, it is also a very needy country. The economy is still struggling, sharing one’s faith is illegal, and refugees continue to arrive daily.

That’s it for now, if you want to see more join us for our next trip to Greece in 2020! Please be in prayer for the work of AMG and many others who are sharing the gospel in this historic place. While Greece is rich in biblical history and heritage, the needs are also great. Calvary hopes to provide an internship opportunity soon through our partnership with AMG and the Cosmovision center in Athens.