Turning Vision  Into  Reality

Calvary Christian Church began in 1924 when Charles Enticknap preached to a small group of people at a house in South Townsville, Australia. The first convert, Mrs Howell, gave the equivalent of $5,000 she had invested so that a tent could be purchased for church meetings.

Now, Calvary meets in eight cities across Australia and South Africa, while also reaching a growing community through Calvary Online. From the very beginning, the expansion of God’s work through Calvary has been resourced by generous giving.

Every year in Calvary, our Expansion Offering is a time of faith-filled joy as we express our love and trust in Jesus through financial generosity. It’s through our Expansion Offering that we experience:

  • The joy of returning to the Lord that which He first gave us
  • The joy of establishing ministry centres that become ‘home’ to countless thousands of people
  • The joy of discovering God’s faithfulness as He rewards faith and pours back into our own lives
  • The joy of leaving a legacy for future generations

For every person who calls Calvary ‘home’, we simply ask that you prayerfully prepare your heart for this year’s Expansion Offering on Sunday 20th June, just as we will be doing in our household. As we each do this, our generosity is joyful, Jesus’ is honoured and the generations are strengthened.

Dustan & Sarah Bell

Cairns

We’ve signed an unconditional contract for the purchase of a former five cinema complex in the heart of Cairns CBD. Our new Cairns home has 4,500 sq meters floor space, dedicated children’s ministry facilities, room for 600 people per service, plus large café and fellowship spaces, Fit out commences in July and will cost approximately $400,000, with the aim to commence Sunday services in the building by October.

Townsville

Architects have been engaged to develop concept plans for construction of a Calvary Kids facility which will host up to 400 children per service, in an air-conditioned and play-based environment. To make this vision a reality, our goal is to have $1 million saved toward the project cost prior to commencement. It’s within our reach to accomplish this in the next twelve months, positioning Calvary Townsville to kick start the project in mid 2022.

Sunshine Coast

We’ve identified two important steps forward for Calvary Sunshine Coast. Firstly, the expansion and fit out of mid-week ministry and communication hubs to facilitate our growing team and online engagement. Secondly, the construction of new Calvary Kids facilities serving up to 350 children per service, providing an age-specific and fully equipped learning environment for our children, commensurate with our auditorium capacity.

Emerald

The slab has been poured for our indoor play Centre and café. This will be the only venue of its kind in Emerald and become a thriving hub of community for families in that city. Our new play centre and café will be open to the public midweek, increasing our connection with the community. The total project cost is approximately $900,000, with an expected opening in September this year.

Gold Coast

Currently, our Expansion Offering on the Gold Coast contributes to the expansion of ministry initiatives and lease agreements for Sunday services, positioning us for future growth in this key South-East Queensland urban centre. In the last twelve months, significant relationships have been built with local high-schools, university residential colleges and community organizations, providing opportunity for Calvary to reach a growing number of people on the Gold Coast.

Rockhampton

We’ve signed a lease and fit out agreement at Headricks Lane, one of the most iconic and popular venues in the heart of the city. Our new venue provides 600 square meters floor space, allowing us to create age specific, air-conditioned kids spaces and empowering mid-week ministries to influence the local community. Construction has commenced and Sunday services will kick off in our new Rockhampton venue in late June.

Yeppoon

Calvary owns a significant parcel of land just minutes from the centre of Yeppoon. With an increase in development and population growth in Yeppoon, this parcel of land is incredibly strategic. Over the last twelve months, Calvary has engaged engineers to produce a feasibility report which will form part of our development application for the construction of a new church auditorium on this block.

East London

We see a future Calvary precinct occupying multiple city blocks, becoming the hub from which Calvary expands into Africa. Over the last twelve months we have expanded our footprint by purchasing a neighbouring property and are currently completing site works to expand our onsite carparking. We’ve engaged architects and town planners to acquire planning permissions and land sale agreements, as we continue to move toward our master plan for our Calvary East London campus.

Online

Through Calvary Online we are able to help people across the globe to know Jesus and find community. Already our team are receiving a stream of testimonies of people who’ve come to faith through Calvary Online services.

O LORD our God, from Your hand comes all this abundance that we have provided to build You a house for Your holy Name, and all of it belongs to You … and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

1 Chronicles 29:16-17

How to be involved

On Sunday 20th June we will be bringing our Expansion Offering and making faith pledges in all onsite services in Calvary Australia campuses. In East London, this will take place on Sunday 4th July.

If you are unable to attend in-person or you are part of our Calvary Online community, you can be involved by clicking below.