Ministries

Sunday School

Sunday School is a wonderful time in our church! We have so much fun in each class and we love everyone that gets to join us! Sunday School classes are held in the annex building located at 62 High Street.  They begin at 9:30 with a small breakfast and fellowship.

Kids

We have a wonderful program for every age group!  A full Nursery is provided for infants thru 3 years of age for Sunday School and every Worship service.  Kings Kids Class (Kindergarten), Bright Lights Class (1st grade – 3rd grade), Sunshine Class  (4th grade – 6th grade). We have amazing teachers who love the kids.  They sing songs, play games, and hear a story from the Bible!  Breakfast is served after the Sunday school class to these age groups just before Super Church begins.

We have a teen class led by Mr. Jamie and Mrs. Sue Brunson. A small delicious breakfast is provided for the teens before class.  This is an uplifting class filled with a solid Bible lesson and great Christian fellowship.

For the adults we have two classes. Pastor Bell teaches the “Mighty Men’s” class in the annex building located at 62 High Street.  Mrs. Amy Bell teaches the ladies “Faith Class” in the sanctuary of the church, located at 68 High Street.

Bus Ministry

Luke 18:16,17 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not:for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein
 
Mark 10:16  And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
 
As a local church we take literally what the Word of God says.  Here in this verse  we find the phrase “suffer the little children to come unto me”.  What exactly does that mean?  The word suffer means to make a way or to allow.  At Calvary Baptist Church we believe that the bus ministry is one of the avenues that makes a way for children to come to Christ.  Our bus captains and workers go out weekly compelling kids to ride the busses so that they may come to our Sunday School and children’s church and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ.  Also in Mark 10:16 Christ took kids up in His arms and blessed them.  As Christians we feel it’s a wonderful thing to brings kids in on the busses and take them in our arms and bless them.  Our church loves kids and we do everything we can to make for sure they hear the life changing message of the Lord Jesus Christ.  
 
If your interested in seeing your kids ride the bus please contact us or call the church office at
327-0777 and we will arrange for one of our workers to visit you and pick up your kids and bring them to church.

Missions

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. — Mark 16:15
 
Calvary Baptist Church is a church that is aggressive in doing all they can do to fulfill the great commission from Sanford, Maine. We believe the Bible teaches that there is a personal responsibility to each local church to get the gospel out. Calvary Baptist Church believes and practices faith promise mission giving. We know if God can get the monies through us He will give the monies to us. The monies that come in through faith promise go out to missionaries around the world. Currently Calvary Baptist Church supports 44 missionary families. We praise God for how our faith promise has grown and are looking forward to the possibilities of it increasing more and more as our faith is increased. Come be a part of this young, exciting, mission hearted church that by God's Grace is making a difference in our area for HIM!!

See List Of Missionaries

Some information is not available due to protection of our Missionaries in dangerous places.

Reformer's Unanimous

Reformer’s Unanimous is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.  This ministry is led by Keith Burns, who is a trained counselor and has years of experience and meets every Friday at 7:00 pm in the annex building located at 62 High Street.  A meal is offered to everyone that attends.

Church Planting

We here at Calvary Baptist Church believe it is God's will for churches to birth churches.  Mark 1:38 declares "And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also:  for therefore came I forth."  Since the birth of this church we have strived to see other churches started out of this church.  Currently we have started three other missions with plans of starting many more if the Lord tarries His coming.  We are going into the next towns and starting churches all over this state. Come and join with us in this great undertaking.  What a joy and delight it is to obey the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ and take His gospel from place to place.

  (Island Baptist Church)

The Islesboro mission was the first mission planted out of the Calvary Baptist Church.  I was invited to come and help plant this church by a lifelong resident of the island.  They shared with me their desire to have a Bible preaching Baptist Church on the island.
We started the church by meeting on Friday nights with 25 to 30 of our people going up every week.  As we went and preached, God burdened the heart of Bro. Bill Schoppe to move to the island and continue the ministry there.  What a joy it has been to see God's hand of blessing on this work and the faithfulness of this family.
Please pray for this remote work as it continues to reach the souls of Islesboro Maine.

 The First Baptist Church of Jackman is the second mission church the Calvary Baptist Church of Sanford, Maine has planted.  It was a thrill since the summer of 2011 to fly up weekly for soul-winning and services.  Currently, the church has called David Bowman as their Pastor.  The God of Heaven has saved souls and stirred our hearts through this church.

 Providence Bapitst Church was planted in the summer of 2014. It currently meets in the basement gathering hall beneath the town diner. The Lord is blessing under Pastor John Kelly. Fort Kent is the furthermost northern town in the Continental US, and lies in the St. John Valley across the St. John River from New Brunswick, Canada. Please be in prayer for this young mission.

 In December of 2014 I received a phone call about a church that had shut it doors in June of 2014.  I begin to meet with a few of the people that had formerly been a part of this church.  We discussed at length our vision and goals and what we felt like the God of Heaven had in mind for this region.  After several sessions together we starting meeting with regularly scheduled services at 2:30 on Sunday Afternoon.  We also meet on Thursdays at 6 as schedules permit.  Aviation is a great tool in this exciting outreach.  After I preach on Sunday morning I fly up to hold afternoon services and then fly back for the evening service in Sanford.  It’s amazing to see what the Lord is already doing in such a short period of time.  We are excited to see churches started all over our state and our thrilled to see life again in this town.

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