Calvary Worldwide2019-04-03T10:09:11+00:00
Internship 2019
Mission Trip 2019

‘I’ve set you up
as light to all nations.
You’ll proclaim
salvation to the four winds and seven seas!’

Acts 13:47

Some people live in a world of need. Others live in a world of opportunity. The difference between the two is the way in which we see our world.

One person’s need for food is another person’s opportunity to provide sustenance.

One person‘s need for spiritual truth is another person’s opportunity to preach the gospel.

One person’s need for aid is another person’s opportunity to support.

We typically think it is the poor who have needs and the rich who have opportunities.

Rather, it is those who see nothing but need who are poor, and those who see an abundance of opportunity who are rich.

When Scripture instructs us to be ‘rich in good deeds’ it means that our lives are truly enriched when we see and lay hold of opportunities to help.

Whether you are a student or a parent, a business person or a pensioner, someone who struggles on minimum wage or someone making a fortune – all of us have the opportunity to be part of the answer.

In doing so, we become truly wealthy.

During the next twelve months, we have the opportunity to expand our ministry in Africa, help children in Borneo, establish two new Calvary campuses in South East Queensland, and reach another generation of university students.

Calvary Worldwide helps us to lift our eyes from our own needs and see a world of opportunity. We will all be richer for the experience.

Pastor James Macpherson


In 2018 Calvary was invited to take on leadership of what had been known as City Life Church, East London.

Since launching Calvary East London in February 2018 we have seen:

  • Almost 300 people make first time commitments to follow Jesus.
  • Hundreds of people make Calvary ‘home’
  • The rapid expansion of Calvary Kids ministry, now providing care and an age-specific worship experience for 200 children every Sunday.
  • 50 people baptised in water, making a public profession of faith in Christ.
  • Calvary Leadership College launched, providing ministry and leadership training for future leaders of our church, community and nation.
  • Weekly meals and new blankets provided for hundreds of homeless individuals across our city.
  • The commencement of Calvary Youth
  • The establishment of Calvary’s Varsity ministry, pioneering outreach initiatives into Fort Hare University.

This is just the beginning!

Calvary East London will become the hub of our expansion into Africa.

Continued resource will enable to keep the growth going, see ministries expanded and many more people helped.


Calvary Gold Coast is now 12 months old and developing in strength and maturity.

Sunday service attendance is growing, with many families now calling Calvary home. There has been a strong emphasis by Andy and Christie Kirk on team development, allowing this campus to expand its ministries.

Establishment of the Gold Coast of hub now facilitates team offices, as well as CLC classes and mid-week meetings.

Zac and Jacqui Swanton moved in January 2018 from Calvary Townsville to the Gold Coast to take on the role of campus youth pastors. They have spent the last six months building great connection with the campus youth and have just launched Friday night Youth meetings.

The transition to university can be one of the most challenging times in a young person’s life. That’s why you’ll find our Calvary crew supporting thousands of university students at local campuses, year-round.

Throughout the semester you will see them handing out water at parties, cooking pancakes, hosting cafe crawls and performing many other random acts of kindness to support university students during their studies.

It creates the perfect opportunity to invite students to church, opening up amazing conversations about God and faith.

In January 1995 Ronny and Kay Heyboer were sent from Calvary Townsville to pursue their vision of making life better for the underprivileged children of Borneo.

Borneo is home to more than 14 million people, many of its children subject to poor living standards, with little or no access to health facilities or education.

Many children are malnourished and neglected, suffering from preventable diseases such as Tuberculosis, Malaria and Typhoid. At a young age children leave home in search of work to pay for food, living and a possible education – a responsibility no child should need to bear.

Ronny and Kay were so moved with the need of Borneo’s children, they established in West Kalimantan what is now known as Living Waters Village.

Over two decades Living Waters has grown to consist of over 300 hectares (or 700 acres) of land in the dense jungle of Borneo, providing help to more than 1,000 neglected children who would otherwise be homeless.

Living Waters provides education to 600 primary and high school aged children through its comprehensive training centre, with vision to increase to 2,000 students. The site also features a praise and worship centre, workers’ and teachers’ accommodation, a medical clinic, bakery, nursery and Bible College.

Developing initiatives include reaching remote villages to deliver the gospel and plant churches amongst isolated people groups in Indonesia.

It has been an ongoing commitment of Calvary to support the work of Ronny and Kay and Living Waters Village. Through Calvary Worldwide we have the opportunity to care for Borneo’s children, providing security, hope and purpose through housing, medical care and education.

Alphacrucis is the national training arm of the Australian Christian Churches. The College has a rich history of ministry training, having taught and trained thousands of Christian leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the world. The vision of AC is to be a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.

We have a great opportunity to see Australia’s first Pentecostal university established in our generation. Education is the cradle that influences the minds of the next generation.

We at Calvary have partnered with Alphacrucis so we can participate in giving Christian young people access to excellence in education from a Christian worldview.

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