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Serving Inside the Walls

One of Calvary’s values is Shared Leadership—we willingly surrender and sacrifice for others.
There are hundreds of opportunities available for leading and serving inside the walls of Calvary throughout the week.

Preschool Ministry: Ministry to Birth through Kindergarteners
Volunteer Positions Available: Preschool workers are needed on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, Tuesday mornings, and Parents Night Out once a month. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare for the Easter Eggstravaganza and during Vacation Bible School.
Contact: Jonathan Freeman,

Faith Factory: Ministry to First through Sixth Graders
Volunteer Positions Available: Greeters, small groups facilitators, and activity leaders are needed on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, and during Parents Night out. Volunteers are also needed for summer camps and Vacation Bible School. Basketball & Cheer coaches, referees, and concessions stand workers are needed for Upward each Spring.
Contact: Jonathan Freeman,

Calvary Youth: Ministry to Seventh through Twelfth Graders
Volunteer Positions Available: You can volunteer as an Adult Investor (small group leaders, social investors, cook team members) or as a College Investor or Volunteer. You can also help with our Spring DNow Weekend by being a host home, or by providing transportation or meals. Other opportunities to get involved include providing meals for our leadership team meetings that take place every other week or opening your home to students by hosting our monthly Sunday night HangOut.
Contact: Branna Burns,

The Well College Ministry
Volunteers Positions Available: Adult Mentors are needed to invest in a relationship with a college student. Adult Discussion Group Leaders are needed to help students think through the application of Sunday sermons. Adult Growth Group Leaders are needed to help facilitate mid-week Growth Groups that are available to college students and the rest of the church family.
Contact: Jeremy Horton,
The College Ministry also has opportunities for adults and families to help support and resource the Kids Club ministries at McKenzie Court and Rosedale. This would involve helping buy supplies, set up each week’s lesson plans, and serving alongside college volunteers on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons is possible.
Contact: The Kids Club Ministry Team,
Every month, The Well International Ministry Team hosts a dinner to engage and love on international students on UA’s campus. These events usually take place the last Thursday of every month and begin at 7:00 pm. The number of students who attend ranges from 75-150. Host homes are needed, but do not feel like you have to have a large home to host. You can also choose to cook or provide a meal, or even a dish for a one of these events.
Contact: The International Ministry Team,

55+ Senior Adult Ministry
Volunteers Positions Available: Our homebound members love to receive visits, cards, phone calls, flowers, etc. We have a list of members who are unable to attend church services but would enjoy knowing that they are still an important member of Calvary.
Contact: Rod Poovey,

Lead a Sunday Morning Small Group Bible Study
Calvary offers Bible studies at 9:45 & 11:00 AM each Sunday morning for adults of all ages.
Contact: Tim Plant,

Lead a Growth Group
Each semester Calvary offers Growth Groups to equip,
train, and provide opportunities for people to find their place in the story of God.
Topics include Bible study, finances, parenting, physical health, creative arts, etc.
Contact: Tricia Perkins,

Join our Worship Ministry
There are various opportunities within Calvary’s Worship Ministry including Worship Choir, Children’s Choir, Orchestra, Bands, Technical Team, Missions Choir, and more.
Contact: Jeff Blevins, Traditional,; Jared Shepard, Contemporary,

Welcome Ministry
Calvary relies on volunteers’ friendly faces and welcoming attitudes every Sunday morning to welcome guests and help them find their place. These positions include crossing guards,
parking lot & entrance greeters, welcome desk hosts and shuttle drivers.
Contact: Tricia Perkins,

Offering Collection & Ushers
Welcome worshippers as they enter worship and hand out bulletins with a friendly greeting.
Collect the offering during the 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 AM services.
Contact: Tim Plant,

Worship Attendance Counters
Help us keep accurate records by counting the worshippers in each service.
Contact: Tricia Perkins,

Serve with the Decorating Committee
The Decorating Committee needs volunteers of all ages to help decorate for Christmas and other special events during the year.
Contact: Tricia Perkins,

Serve with the Fellowship Committee
The Fellowship Committee helps plan, set up, and execute special church-wide fellowships such as the Thanksgiving Dinner and the Homecoming meal.
They also assist in serving our Wednesday Night Supper meals.
Contact: Tim Plant,

Serve with the Ordinance Committee
Help prepare for the observance of the Lord’s Supper and baptisms.
Contact: Tim Plant,

Serve with the Bereavement Committee
The Bereavement Committee helps serve meals to families before funerals.
Contact: Rod Poovey,

Funeral Usher Ministry
Help welcome guests, hand out programs, assist with receiving lines, seat families, and host guests for funerals and memorial services held at Calvary.
Contact: Rod Poovey,

Flower Arranging for Shut-Ins
Make or deliver bouquets from arrangements left from worship/weddings to homebound members.
Contact: Eula Shannon, 758-3486

Counting Committee
Count the Sunday contributions on Monday mornings at the bank.
On average volunteers serve every three weeks for about three hours.
Contact: Tim Plant,

Administrative Assistance
We often need an extra set of hands to help out in administrative ways (i.e. office assistance during special events,
Sunday morning table sales, church directory help).
Contact: Tricia Perkins,

Bus Drivers
Extra bus drivers are often needed. No CDL license needed.
Contact: Rod Poovey,

Sign Language Ministry/Deaf Ministry
Use your sign language skills to help deaf members and visitors plug into Calvary.
Contact: Vickie Brown, (205) 316-8998.

Little Friends School
Volunteers and donations are often needed for our classes.
Need service hours for an organization? LFS can offer you these volunteer hours.
Contact:, (205) 345-2465.

2020 Trips & Events

A portion of all Acts 1:8 gifts goes towards supporting church-wide mission trips for the entire Calvary family.

Preparing the Way Spring Break Missions Trip 2020

We are putting together a team to head out to Eastland, Texas, this spring break on a construction & clean-up mission trip at Solid Rock Camp. Join us as we help prepare the camp for the 4,000+ campers it will serve and minister to this year!

Trip Details:

  • Depart from Calvary on Saturday, March 14 at 7 AM
  • Return on Friday, March 20
  • Approximate cost is $150 per person (Includes food, lodging, van transportation)
  • Van drivers needed
  • All ages welcome
  • No construction experience required

Summer 2020 Missions Trip 

Check back soon for details on our Summer Family Mission Trip!


Each Spring and Fall semester we come together as church family to serve our community and our church family. Serve Day opportunities include ministering to our own Calvary members, including our homebound members, through yard projects, minor home rehab/repair, visits, etc. We also serve in schools and alongside our Acts 1:8 Ministry Partners doing special projects throughout the community.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2019 Serve Days. Check back soon for 2020 Serve Day information!

Contact: Tricia Perkins, (205) 758-0495,

Move-In has been a long-standing favorite tradition for our Calvary family.  What better way is there to welcome incoming students to campus and our community than with a smile and a helping hand, making the Move-In process a little easier?

2019 Move-In Days were August 8-9 & August 16-18. Thank you to everyone who participated! Check back next summer for 2020 Move-In Day information!

Serving Outside the Walls through Acts 1:8 Partners

Calvary started the Acts 1:8 Fund in 2012 to help our church dramatically increase financial gifts to missions and increase personal participation in missions giving. Since its inception, nearly $700,000 has been given through the Acts 1:8 Fund. These local, state, and international organizations are chosen by our Missions Council, who spend hours discussing and prayerfully determining which organizations the fund will support yearly. All money given to the Acts 1:8 Fund supports these organizations. To see how each dollar given is distributed, pick up a 2018 Budget in the office or visit To give to the Acts 1:8 Fund, designate Acts 1:8 on your check/giving envelope or give at

Essential Church was planted in Huntsville in 2015 by a group of
men and women that included former Calvary staff members. Volunteers are needed
to help throughout the community as well as spreading awareness about Essential
throughout Huntsville. Groups of any size can be accommodated.

Contact: Tim Milner, (256) 653-1865,

This international prison ministry aims to teach inmates that quality of life
depends on relationships with God and fellow prisoners. Volunteers can help with
discipleship weekends, retreats, follow-ups, and small group meetings. Volunteers
are also needed to prepare cookies and meals for these events and to commit to
praying for the ministry and all involved with it.

Contact: Jack Howard, (205) 210-3242,

YFC reaches over 2,000 middle school and high school students.
YFC desires to raise up an army of adults who will establish relationships with kids
around the area. Volunteers are needed to serve directly with students, be
intercessors, help in the office, and work the Pumpkin Patch in October.

Contact: Mike Green, (205) 752-3361,

The Clinic provides free primary healthcare, medication, &
health information for low-income adults who have no medical insurance. They have
developed a network of medical providers who provide pro-bono. Volunteers are
needed in a variety of roles. Volunteers can also take meals to the clinic.

Contact: Lynn Armour, (205) 343-2212,

By providing children with a safe and secure
place to go after school, the children and their families, are educated, empowered,
and encouraged. Spiritual, social, and academic support are provided for kids
grade K-8th in a positive environment. Volunteers are needed to tutor in the
programs. Facilitators are also needed for community work projects.

Contact: Betty Washington, (205) 752-2762,

Tuscaloosa Urban Mission seeks to take Jesus to
unchurched populations of Tuscaloosa living in multi-family apartment housing.
Volunteers are needed to serve in these programs by leading Bible studies, tutoring,
providing food and snacks, and supporting special events.

Contact: Barry Latham, (205) 765-3917,

The Community Soup Bowl is a cooperative effort to help
alleviate problems associated with poverty. They open their doors seven days a
week to welcome and feed the hungry. Volunteer teams are needed for weekends
and holidays. Weekday volunteers are needed to serve from 10:45 am–12:30 pm.

Contact: Amy Grinstead, Director, (205) 752-2421,

Caring Days is a day program for adults with Alzheimers and other
memory disorders. Volunteers are needed to work with clients and their caregivers
as well as work in our office and help with building maintenance as needed.

Contact: Vicki Kerr, (205) 752-6840,

Love INC is an organization that partners with churches to process
information for those who contact local churches looking for financial assistance. They
work with applicants to determine their true needs and then assist them through a
long-term relationship that focuses on the person, not the particular need in order to
enable them to be more readily self-sufficient in the future. Volunteers are needed
to assist with office support as well as projects and working with applicants.

Contact: Cathy Vanderford, (205) 614-2849,

Love INC Baby Gap Ministry
Calvary collects and distributes diapers and formula through Love INC.


This ministry provides furniture and appliances to
those in need based off referrals from ministry partners and other agencies
throughout the Tuscaloosa County area and beyond. Volunteers are needed to assist
with pick-up and delivery of furniture as well as other projects that arise throughout
the year. Donations of furniture, mattresses, and appliances are also needed.

Contact: Jeff Hurn, (205) 752-2757,

Each year, a group of around 12 college students are selected to serve as S.D. Allen Summer Missionaries. They commit their summer to working with Acts 1:8 and S.D. Allen’s Missions partners in the Tuscaloosa community. Our hope is that once these students are exposed to local missions, they will feel the responsibility to do the same wherever God may lead them after college. They learn to work with a team to complete the task of furthering God’s Kingdom locally.  The Summer Missionaries serve with these churches and ministries in their summer programs, backyard Bible clubs, block parties, Bible studies, etc. This empowers some of our partners to more effectively minister to their respective communities throughout the summer.

Volunteers are needed to serve as host homes for these missionaries as well as provide meals for them throughout the summer.

Contact: Jeff Hurn, (205) 752-2757.

This ministry is designed to assist both
church and community members in performing repairs and rehabilitation to their
homes. Volunteers do the work at no cost to recipients. Volunteer time and donations
of materials and funds will be gratefully accepted. They receive requests from
community organizations such as Habitat, Housing Authority, and Love INC. Also, this
ministry partners with other churches and organizations to accomplish its work.

Contact: Billy Hatmaker, (205) 561-7146,

PWAP provides an opportunity to use your purchasing
power to empower others. Their events host vendors representing adoptive families,
local nonprofits, church plants, fair trade artisans, global mission, and orphan care.
To date nearly $50,000 has been generated for missions. Volunteers are need to
assist with event set-ups, hosting & greeting participants, and tear-downs.

Contact: Jennifer Ballard, (205) 200-0378,

TPN brings pastors together in prayer, and seeks to foster unity in the body of Christ while transforming individuals, congregations, and the community. Volunteers are need to participate and assist with city-wide prayer events.

Contact: Fred Shuckert, 205-239-2599,

The Brown House is our newest Acts 1:8 Ministry Partner. The
Brown House is located in the West Circle community in Northport. The families
serving full-time in this ministry have found that by living in the community they are
serving they can better see and met that needs that arise. Through a Christ-centric
approach and by walking together as equals, they strive to meet emotional,
spiritual and economic needs of the community. Volunteers of all ages are needed
for after-school tutoring, summer programs, caring for the community garden, and
for clean-up and handyman projects as needs arise. Internships are also available for students.

Contact: Amy Pierce,

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