Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for answers to your basic questions about Calvary? Well, seek and you will find! Review our frequently asked questions--and answers--for a great overview of all we are and do. 


1. What should I do if I have some basic questions about Christianity? 

Calvary has several programs that can help you deepen your faith and understanding of Christianity. One such program is the Alpha Course, which answers some basic questions about Christianity and is held several times a year at Calvary. You're also welcome to contact our pastors--they would love to talk with you!


2. Where is Calvary located? 

Calvary is located in Golden Valley, Minn., a suburb just to the west of Minneapolis. The address is 7520 Golden Valley Road. Get directions>>


3. How can I contact the church or a staff member? 

Call Calvary's main number at 763.545.5659. Or you can refer to Calvary's staff directory for address and fax information, as well as the e-mail addresses and direct-dial phone numbers of our staff. Visit staff directory>>


4. When and where are Calvary's worship services? 

Calvary's worship schedule features five weekly services:

Thursday evening - 6:30 p.m.

Sunday morning - 7:50, 9 & 10:30 a.m.; Spanish - 11:15 a.m.

A couple of our services move outdoors in the summer! Join us in Calvary Park on the church's north side on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

During the school year, Calvary also offers Wednesday Night Live, a weekly worship opportunity geared just for students in grades 7-9.


5. Does Calvary offer different worship styles? 

Calvary offers two different types of worship styles: traditional and modern. We also offer a Spanish worship service! Learn about worship styles>>


6. Where should I park on Sunday mornings?

You're welcome to park in Calvary's main lots. In addition, on Sunday mornings during the school year, there is quick, easy and free shuttle service between several business parking lots immediately south of Calvary's front entrance. See parking map>>


7. Does Calvary offer childcare during worship services? 

Calvary's nursery serves families with young children (infant up to age 5) on Sunday mornings at all worship services except 7:50 a.m. Pick up and drop off occurs within 15 minutes of service. 


8. What is Calvary's mission?

The mission of Calvary Lutheran Church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We live out this mission through six key priorities. More about mission>> 


9. How can I become a member? 

If you would like to join Calvary, we ask that you do two things: 1) complete a new member information form and 2) attend a New Member Gathering. Become a member>>


10. What does Calvary offer for children? 

Grace Place, Calvary's Sunday School program, serves children age 2-1/2 to sixth grade. Grace Place is held September through May on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Sign up for Grace Place>>

In addition to Grace Place, children can experience Vacation Bible School, special holiday events and other activities that are both fun and faith-building. See special children's activities>>


11. What does Calvary offer for weekday early childhood programs? 

Calvary offers three certified and licensed weekday early childhood programs: hourly childcare, daily childcare and pre-Kindergarten. All three programs focus on growing children intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually.


12. What does Calvary offer for teenagers? 

Calvary's youth ministries serves youth in grades 7-12. We offer a weekly worship service geared just for teens, a confirmation program, summer trips, camp experiences and much more. Learn about youth ministries>>


13. What does Calvary offer for married couples? 

Calvary not only offers marriage preparation for new couples, but also marriage enrichment for couples at any stage in marriage. 

14. What does Calvary offer for parents?

Calvary offers a variety of parenting classes throughout the year, as well as special small group opportunities geared just for parents. 


15. What does Calvary offer for adult education? 

Adult education can help you grow in faith and meet others who share your questions. Calvary offers Sunday morning classes, as well as weekday and evening classes, that will help you take the next step on your faith journey.


16. What does Calvary offer around caring and health? 

Calvary believes that God wants all of us to experience wholeness in body, mind and spirit. With that end in mind, Calvary's Caring & Health Ministries offers a wide range of services, including parish nursing, wellness programs, support groups and special ministries for those living with disabilities or suffering from illness.


17. How is Calvary involved with mission and outreach? 

Calvary not only provides seed money for a wide variety of mission and outreach efforts, but also seeks to engage people in service opportunities both locally and internationally.

Calvary supports global mission partners such as Feed My Starving Children and Lutheran World Relief and local mission partners such as Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and PRISM. We are committed to responding to the needs of the poor, sponsoring missionaries, and hosting numerous worldwide mission trips and local service opportunities.


18. How can I get involved with music at Calvary? 

Calvary offers many opportunities for people to share their musical talents during worship services. There is a worship team, as well as several choirs and instrumental ensembles for both youth and adults. In addition to participating in Sunday worship services, musical groups sometimes present special concerts and perform on holidays. Learn more about music>>


19. How can I make a financial gift to Calvary? 

God calls us to use our time, talent and treasure in service and worship of Him. If you'd like to make a financial gift to Calvary, we offer numerous avenues for giving: one-time contributions, automatic bank transfers, online giving, stock gifts and endowment funds.


20. What about weddings at Calvary? 

Calvary can help you make Christ the center of your wedding day--from the worship service to special music to a reception. To be wed at Calvary, either the bride or groom must be or become a member. All couples must participate in Calvary's marriage preparation. Plan a wedding>>


21. What about Baptisms at Calvary? 

Calvary offers Baptism services for infants, children and adults. Baptisms are typically part of our regular worship services, but private Baptism services may also be scheduled. To prepare for Baptism, we ask families to attend a one-hour "Baptism 101" class. Plan a Baptism>>