God has called believers to step outside their cultural comfort zones and make a difference in the lives of others. How? It’s really quite simple—start by helping just one person. As World Vision founder Bob Pierce once said, “Don’t fail to do something just because you can’t do everything.” Read on for ways to help out Impact partners or get involved with short-term missions.

Impact Stories Live

Our Local and Global Impact partners have some amazing stories to tell. Stories of God’s power, and lives that have been transformed. Throughout the summer, you’ll have a chance to hear from the following people as they share about their ministry.          

JUNE 24 / Mihai and Tammie Lundell / One Challenge International
10am / Roseville Campus                

Mihai and Tammy met at an OCI global leadership conference and in 2013 joined forces both in ministry and marriage. They will soon begin a new One Challenge ministry based in Italy that will open up new doors for training, outreach and influence all over Europe.

JULY 1 / Doctor Missy Sandberg / Serving in Missions (SIM)
10am / Roseville Campus

Missy helps patients at Mukinge Hospital in Zambia receive relief and help for their physical needs, and also meets their spiritual need by sharing about God.                                                                    

JULY 8 / Israel/Jordan Short-Term Team Report
9am / White Bear Campus

This 10-member Calvary team served with our Impact partners in Jordan and Israel on a short-term trip this spring.

JULY 8 / Dominican Republic Short-Term Team Report
10am / Roseville Campus

This 11-member short-term team served with Food for the Hungry and our partner community in Los Caños in February 2018.

JULY 15 / Union Gospel Mission
10am / Roseville Campus
11:15am / White Bear Campus (Lunch ServedFREE)

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers help for those who are homeless, poor, and addicted through meals, shelter, recovery, education, and job training programs.

JULY 22 / Karen Drake / Uganda Partners
10am / Roseville Campus

Karen trains the next generation of African medical personnel through her ministry partnership with Uganda Partners and Bethel University.                                                                                           

JULY 29 / Slice of Shoreview—NO IMPACT STORIES LIVE      

AUGUST 5 / Ukraine Short-Term Teams
10am / Roseville Campus

Calvary-sponsored teams lead and guided camps June and July 2018 in Zolotonosha and Cherkassy. Hear from sports and ESL language teams.                                                         

AUGUST 12 / Justin Irving / Bethel Seminary
9am / White Bear Campus
10am / Roseville Campus

Justin teaches at Bethel Seminary, one of three schools supported by Calvary Church’s Impact ministry. Justin will be sharing about work as worship.

AUGUST 19 / Cher Moua / Cru, Minneapolis
10am / Roseville Campus

Cher is the Director of Leadership Development and Strategic Partnership for Cru Inner City. Cru’s mission is to serve and mobilize the church to live out God’s heart for those living in poverty so all can grow in Christ.

AUGUST 26 / Sammy Wanyonyi / Merge Twin Cities
10am / Roseville Campus
11:15am / White Bear Campus (Lunch ServedFREE)

Sammy is the Executive Director of Merge, an initiative whose goal is to bring the Gospel to both immigrants and the unchurched in the Twin Cities.

Short-term Impact Trips

Being the hands and feet of Jesus is one way to show God’s love. Young and old have invested their time and talents in short-term service trips, and each and every person has said their faith grew more than they thought possible. If you’re curious about serving at home or abroad, start praying about future opportunities. If you’re ready to take a leap of faith, here’s what’s next:

2017-18 Trip and Scholarship Application

(Calvary Church offers modest financial assistance, prayer, and counsel for members and regular attenders considering short-term trips.)

Calvary Community Theater

Everyone enjoys the retelling of the Biblical story in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This magical musical is full of unforgettable songs and is a sparkling family-friendly show.


Friday, June 22 / 7pm
Central Park Frank Rog Amphitheatre / 2540 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Saturday, June 23 / 3pm & 7pm
Central Park Frank Rog Amphitheatre / 2540 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Rain Back-Up for Friday and Saturday Performances
Path of Grace United Methodist Church
759 E County Road B / Maplewood, MN 55117

Sunday, June 24 / 3pm & 7pm
Calvary Church / 2120 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Bonnie Johnson

Impact Partners

We’re making a difference close to home by opening the doors to local ministries and across the continents by cultivating long-term relationships with global partners who build relationships that transform lives. Here are just a few of the programs and partners Calvary Church supports.


After School Kids (ASK)
Barnabas Ministry (senior homebound adults)
Monday Night Meals
Refugee Life Ministry
Threshold Mentoring
Impact Through the Arts (Community Theater and Arts Festival)
Step Up


Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
Food Shelf (Keystone in Roseville & White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf)
Haiti Outreach
Hospitality Center for Chinese (HCC)
New Life Family Services
Refugee Life Ministry
Salvation Army
The Sandwich Project
Union Gospel Mission
Career Impact Partners throughout the World

The Holy Spirit is moving in Haiti, and Calvary Church people are privileged to be a part of things our great God is doing in that impoverished country. Check out this blog article.

Vonn Dornbush
Impact Ministry Pastor