Calvary 56

Calvary 56 is a unique ministry for our 5th & 6th graders! Throughout the year, there are a variety of Bible teaching units that encourage and challenge the students to dig deeper into God’s Word. The focus is on ENCOUNTERING God and exploring His greatness, bringing about life-change through heart TRANSFORMATION, and DISCIPLESHIP by growing in faith, maturity, and wisdom, in order to lead others to Christ. The teaching units are taught in two-year cycles and address tween needs, spiritual disciplines, topical studies, and Bible characters.

Our prayer is to create an environment that will:

• challenge kids to dig into God’s Word for themselves and apply it to their lives
• prepare kids spiritually for the changes that adolescence will bring
• create smooth transitions from Elementary to Student Ministries
• help kids build strong Christian friendships

Plan Your Visit


5th-6th Grade Hallways


Discovery Clubs | September-April


This November-February, we are going through three series: ULTIMATE, MAD, and This Changes Everything.

Take Home Papers


God is The Ultimate! He is the best at everything. In this series, we will look at how God is the Ultimate King of kings and Lord of lords. Preteens will encounter God as he reveals himself to be the powerful and mighty Adonai. Pray that they will give their hearts to him. 

MAD Series

In the series, MAD, students will focus on some of God’s qualities that will help them be more than conquerors when things seem unfair or make them angry. They will learn that God is a fair and perfect judge, He is surprising and powerful, and that everything about God is good.

This Changes Everything Series

Preteens are very familiar with change. These years of early adolescence are a time of rapid development in just about every area of life. The goal of this series, This Changes Everything, is for students to respond to change in their lives with a greater peace, knowing that Jesus is a constant source of strength who will help them as they grow in faith.  


We plan a variety of fun & engaging events to help build community and friendships between the students! A few of the upcoming events require permission forms—see the links below to view and download.

Game Night Permission Form
Retreat Parent Letter
Retreat Permission Form

Kid’s Choir is designed to give children the opportunity to develop their musical talents for the purpose of leading others in worship and bringing glory to the Lord through singing!

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If you have any questions, please contact our Director of C56, Meg Iseman, at