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Calvary Church GR

Jerusalem Project

God is continually at work transforming Calvary into a more hospitable, merciful and mature church, and part of that transformation is updating our ministry programs to help us better adapt to how He is at work in Grand Rapids and around the world.

For more than 20 years, Calvary Church held an annual offering called Open Door Project that gave the congregation the opportunity to fund special projects. These projects often focused on Calvary’s passion for church planting and training ministry leaders.  As our commitment in this area has grown, there was a desire to be more intentional in this giving and consolidate our efforts in various areas of the church in one location.

In 2017, the elders unanimously agreed that the season for the Open Door Project had ended and we are being called to move forward in a new direction. A direction that has roots firmly planted in the rich soil of sacrificial giving and missional outreach that ODP helped to establish in the Calvary DNA.

The Jerusalem Project gets its name from Jesus’ mandate to take the gospel from Jerusalem to all parts of the globe primarily by establishing and strengthening churches. This project has three main areas of emphasis: church planting, church strengthening, and church leader training. 

There are a lot of exciting things happening through the Jerusalem Project. We appreciate all of the support given to fund this ministry. Our hope is that you would prayerfully consider how God might want you to be involved in giving to the Jerusalem Project as we continue to serve, equip and build his church in West Michigan and around the world.

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Jerusalem Project 2018-19 | Church Planting


Jerusalem Project 2018-19 | Training Residents


Jerusalem Project 2018-19 | Church Strengthening

Jerusalem Project | Spring 2018