In Scripture we see that it is possible to know God's word, and yet not know Him. Saul is the clearest example that comes to mind. The seeds were there, but it was not until they were watered by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that he began to bear fruit and became the Apostle Paul. His knowledge of scripture was incredible, yet while sighted he could not see. In his physical blindness he turned to Jesus and the veil was removed. (1 Cor 12:3)
It is in the knowledge of our total dependence on the Spirit of the Living God that we prayerfully approach the teaching of God's holy word to our children. We seek always His leading and illumination for ourselves and the kids. Our goal is to raise up children who not only have a solid knowledge of the entire counsel of God's word, but but who are also filled with the Holy Spirit, and have a hunger, thirst, and LOVE for the Logos though whom all things were made.
Children are dismissed to Sunday School following worship and announcements. Dismissal from classes coincides with the end of services. (Parents of small children are asked to pick up children at classroom immediately following services.)
Ronald McDonald House Ministry
Each third Sunday of the month a group of volunteers from Calvary Chapel goes to the Ronald McDonald House (actually a 14 story apartment building connected to Children's Hospital in Bloomfield) to prepare a meal and minister to the families and patients there. We use the kitchen facilities there to prepare dinner and serve it to all who come to the dining room that night. It is a blessed time to talk and pray for those there.
Each second Sunday of the month, members of the church do home visits with families in a nearby immigrant and refugee community.
Homeless Food Ministry
Each Monday night, volunteers from Calvary Chapel and others gather in West Park on the Near North Side of Pittsburgh to distribute food and clothing to the homeless population and other needy individuals who come.