Calvary Corvallis International Missions Outreach
Calvary Corvallis is adjusting its Missions vision to emphasize two paths of service in the area of cross-cultural ministries. Along with long-term missionary care and short-term missions, we will pursue an even greater emphasis on outreach to local international students who attend Oregon State University each year. About two years ago, while at a senior leader retreat, the senior staff of Calvary Corvallis sensed a greater opportunity for our church to reach the nations right here in Corvallis, realizing a need to focus on the students attending OSU. There are many efforts by local churches in reaching out to international students and many ways in which our own church is currently involved. The hope is to bring a cohesive and connected vision in the areas where our church family is already involved, as well as new God-inspired ideas to come, and also to eventually encourage interconnection between both local and overseas outreach.
Overseas Cross-Cultural Outreach
Long-Term Missionary Care
There are many individuals and families who are part of our church family but have chosen to lay down their lives in service to God by leaving the comforts they have known and stepping into new and often unknown places in the world. Our church supports them through varying levels of financial sponsorship and through prayer and encouragement.
We send out short-term teams on trips that are typically one to two weeks long to locations around the world. Teams evangelize, work on projects, and support established ministries. Click here to view the most recent trips and any upcoming trips.
Local Cross-Cultural Outreach
Outreach To International Students
There are approximately 3,300 international students representing over 100 different nations attending OSU this year and the number will be higher next year. The nations are coming to us right here in Corvallis! For most of these students, experiencing the American culture is both exciting and overwhelming. This opens doors of opportunity for our church to reach out, providing ways for international students to connect in safe environments. Many events sponsored by Calvary have been in existence for some time and will continue to grow. Others are just being birthed.
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them
to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the
age,” Matthew 28:18-20