Here at Calvary Chapel Newport News, we believe that every mature believer must reach out by sharing Jesus. In obedience to the Great Commission, we not only seek to make disciples domestically but also internationally to the ends of the earth.

Over the years, Calvary Chapel Newport News has sent out members on several short-term mission trips to the countries of Honduras and Kenya. We seek to empower our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ by leading conferences for pastors and church leaders and teaching Vacation Bible School for children while also ministering to those in orphanages and detention centers. In addition, as the opportunities arise, we seek to perform various service projects.

Once God opens the door for a short-term mission trip, we have an application and interview process, as well as rigorous training to prepare those being sent. Lastly, while each team is on the mission field, we have a 24 hour prayer chain to pray for each member’s safety and effectiveness in ministry.

In 2014. Panama Mission Trip



Saturday, July 15th, was Day One of Calvary Chapel Newport News’ mission trip to the inner-city Kensington area of Philadelphia, PA. We are going there to come alongside Rock Ministries which established a church in that area along with many outreach ministries, including boxing for boys and girls. The most important ministry of all is to be there to share our faith in Christ. We seek to be available to make a difference in the lives of the people we will meet whether a missionary, church member, or someone from the street, and we give the Lord all the honor, glory, and praise for all He is going to do in this coming week.

We are a group of 15: including old and young and every age in between! There are 8 men and 7 women, including 3 teens. We arrived at this day after many months of preparation. We met every month with Pastor Reg to pray together and study and consider truths from Greg Laurie's book, Tell Someone. On June 22nd and July 13th, we met (via Facebook) with Pastor Craig from Rock Ministries. We got an idea of the environment we were going to serve in when Pastor Craig used his phone to show us the street outside the church and told us, "Everyone on this street that you can see is involved in drugs."

On the bus ride to Kensington, Pastor Reg led us in a discussion of "Seven Costs to Being an Evangelistic Leader in Your Church". The team was encouraged to focus on evangelism.

When we arrived in Kensington, we learned that a big bus with "Fun Tours" on the side could be quite an attraction in this neighborhood! As soon as we got off the bus, the team immediately began to look out for one another. We had to be mindful of what we were doing and our surroundings. Being in an area that is so desperate gave us a greater appreciation of the area we come from. We took a prayer walk around the neighborhood led by Pastor Craig. It was a very eye-opening experience.

We had our first ministry experience at the Lost Coin Coffeehouse which is a storefront that the church owns that is used for ministry. Team members sang while others served coffee, water, and snacks. The main objective was to talk to everyone that came in about a relationship with Jesus Christ. Glory be to God, 2 people prayed to receive Christ. We saw many hurting and suffering people; and we also saw the result of loving and caring for people in Jesus’ name.

Thank you for your prayers, and please continue to pray that we will be obedient to do whatever the Lord is sending us to do (1 Thessalonians 5:24). Pray that the Lord will prepare hearts and minds to receive the Gospel and draw them to Himself (John 6:44). Pray that the Lord will give us strength and health and stamina for the week ahead (Philippians 4:17).

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