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4001 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Sunday: 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Saturday: 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:30 pm
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Saturday

 

Twinkle Light Parade Outreach

Calvary Church Nob Hill opened their doors to serve hot cocoa and Christmas cookies during the city's annual Twinkle Light Parade on December 1. People in our community enjoyed a warm welcome during this festive outreach.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Franklin Graham

We welcomed our friend Franklin Graham as our guest speaker November 24-25. Franklin taught from 2 Chronicles, reminding us that forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ is available to everyone, no matter their past. We enjoyed lively worship with Dennis and Danny Agajanian and we rejoiced with those who chose to accept Jesus as their Savior.

Wednesday

 

I'm Thankful for... Banner Service and Tree Lighting

We proclaimed our thankfulness to the Lord at our annual family Thanksgiving Banner Service on November 21. After worshiping together with Battledrums and a brief message from Pastor Skip, individuals and families paraded handmade posters around the sanctuary declaring what they're grateful for. After service, we enjoyed live Christmas music, warm drinks, and the lighting of our Christmas tree in the amphitheater.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Nate Heitzig

This weekend in our series Smart Home, Pastor Nate Heitzig offered an important look at the biblical roles of parents, especially fathers, and children. In his message "The Fundamentals of Family and Fatherhood," he rallied parents to discipline biblically and love their children well.

Wednesday

 

30K Connecting Flight with Neil Ortiz

On November 14, Calvary Church enjoyed a 30K Connecting Flight with Pastor Neil Ortiz. After a time of worship with Battledrums, Pastor Neil presented the message "The Bible: God's Perfect Flight Plan for Our Lives." He explained that God's Word is perfect, complete, and powerful - a trustworthy guide for life.

Tuesday

 

Live Deeply

The ladies of she Ministries wrapped up their semester of Live Deeply: A Study of the Parables of Jesus on November 13. After a time of worship, participants shared powerful testimonies of how the Lord worked in their lives throughout the study. Afterward, the women enjoyed fellowship and tasty treats in Solomon's Porch.

Saturday

 

Welcome Weekend

We were excited to welcome many first-time visitors at our Welcome Weekend on November 3-4, where they enjoyed tea and hot cocoa in the amphitheater with our pastors and leadership. Pastor Skip shared the message "A Mother's Role in the Smart Home" before inviting his wife, Lenya, to the stage for an interview.

Wednesday

 

Funfari

Children and families dressed up in their best costumes for Bible Island's free Halloween alternative, Funfari, on October 31. They enjoyed face painting, soft toys, and bounce houses as they collected candy and prizes from the games that were set up on the campus.

Wednesday

 

Fall Fest

Calvary Church Westside held its first big event at our new location on October 31. At Fall Fest, kids and families enjoyed bounce houses, carnival games, obstacle courses, costume contests, food, and heaps of free candy. It was a great, fun opportunity to introduce others to Calvary Church Westside.

Sunday

 

October 2018 Baptism

In 2018, over 350 people have been baptized at Calvary Church, and at the last baptism of the year on October 28 we rejoiced as even more went public with their faith. Friends and families packed the amphitheater to celebrate the children, adults, and families who identified themselves with Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection.

Sunday

 

Citywide Night of Worship and Prayer

New Mexico Prays hosted a night of worship and prayer with believers from across our city at Calvary Church Albuquerque on October 28. Worship leaders from other Albuquerque churches joined Battledrums to lead worship, and together as the body of Christ, we praised the Lord and lifted our city in prayer.

Saturday

 

she Lives: Handfuls of Purpose

At she Lives: Handfuls of Purpose on October 27, ladies learned how to bless others through acts of hospitality. They enjoyed a sweet time of fellowship, intimate worship, a hands-on activity, and a short message on hospitality from Frances Byrne.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Nate Heitzig

Pastor Nate Heitzig shared a challenging but hopeful teaching in our Smart Home series on October 27-28. In the message "Looks Can Kill: Winning the Battle with Temptation," Nate examined the topics of temptation and adultery, giving us two strategies from Matthew 5 on how to stop temptation before it starts and how to stop it once it starts.

Sunday

 

VIP Lunch

We were excited to host a VIP Party on October 21 for those who visited Calvary Church for the first time this year. They enjoyed food and fellowship in the Hub and had the opportunity to get to know our pastors. It was a great time to come alongside them as we welcomed them to the Calvary Church family.

Saturday

 

Weekend of Generosity with Bob Shank

We celebrated love demonstrated through giving at our Weekend of Generosity services on October 13-14. Our capacity for ministry continues to expand as God's people give generously, and we heard powerful testimonies of lives changed locally and around the world. We were joined by guest speaker Bob Shank, who shared the message "How to Live Rich Now...and Be Rich Later," emphasizing a biblical view of material wealth.

Friday

 

Passion Worship Night

Together as the body of Christ, we worshiped the Lord with Passion on Friday, October 5. We enjoyed music from special guest Travis Greene and heard a message from Pastor Levi Lusko. Before the concert, fans engaged in a Q & A session with Levi, Travis, and the worship leaders in Passion.

Wednesday

 

30K Connecting Flight with Jesse Lusko

Calvary Church welcomed Pastor Jesse Lusko as our guest speaker for our 30K Connecting Flight on October 3. Following worship with Battledrums, Jesse presented the message "Turbulence," where he explored what believers can to do help stabilize the faith of those who are in a tailspin.

Sunday

 

September 2018 Baptism

It was a joyful celebration on September 30 as believers affirmed their walk with Jesus through baptism. Families gathered with loved ones to cheer on those who decided to go public with their faith.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Nate Heitzig

Calvary Church welcomed Pastor Nate Heitzig as our guest speaker on September 29-30. Nate shared a vital message in our series Smart Home titled "Communication Breakdown," in which he discussed addressing relationship issues and resolving marital conflict.

Thursday

 

Westside Startup Party

Pastor Jesse Lusko and his wife, Bekah, hosted our second Westside Startup Party on September 27 at Noah's Event Venue. Jesse reiterated the vision of the new campus, emphasizing how lives will be changed, eternities will be rerouted, and empty souls will be filled.

Wednesday

 

30K Connecting Flight with Brian Nixon

Pastor Brian Nixon piloted our 30K Connecting Flight on September 26. After a time of worship with Battledrums, he shared two practical and productive means to approach Scripture in the message "The Telescope and the Microscope," and welcomed Nelson Walker and Jason Mills to join him for an interactive Q & A with the passengers.

Sunday

 

Team Celebration

Calvary Church welcomed servants and their families to a Team Celebration on September 23. Servants enjoyed the carnival atmosphere, including face painting, a petting zoo, games, cotton candy, caramel apples, popcorn, and dinner from Nomad's Barbecue.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Tony Clark

Pastor Tony Clark of Calvary Chapel Newport News joined Calvary Church as guest speaker at our weekend services on September 22-23. He presented an important message from Romans 12:1-2 titled "Watch Out for This World" about what it means to be a living sacrifice.

Wednesday

 

30K Connecting Flight with Nelson Walker

On September 19, Calvary Church enjoyed a 30K Connecting Flight with Pastor Nelson Walker. Dr. Walker presented the message "The Old Testament from 30,000 Miles," offering an overview of the first thirty-nine books of the Bible.

Tuesday

 

Live Deeply Launch

she Ministries welcomed ladies to their study of the parables of Jesus, Live Deeply, on September 18. After a time of worship, Lenya Heitzig presented the message "Forgiving the Unforgivable" from Matthew 18:21-35.

Saturday

 

Reload Love Book Signing

After our weekend services September 8-9, Lenya Heitzig signed copies of her new book, Reload Love: Transforming Bullets to Beauty and Battlegrounds to Playgrounds. Her book tells the story of how God used her heartbroken prayers to build a ministry that turns weapons of war into something beautiful.

Tuesday

 

Live Deeply Launch

she Ministries launched their fall Bible study Live Deeply: A Study of the Parables of Jesus on August 28 at Calvary Church Albuquerque. Hundreds of women gathered for worship and fellowship, and they learned about this semester's teaching theme.

Sunday

 

August 2018 Baptism

On August 26, we celebrated with those who chose to affirm their faith through baptism. Friends and family gathered in the amphitheater as men, women, and children went public with their faith in Jesus Christ.

Sunday

 

she Ministries Open House

On August 25-26, she Ministries welcomed ladies to their outdoor open house, where they enjoyed friendly fellowship, refreshments, live worship music, and a beautiful photo backdrop for individual and family pics. she leaders sported "You Can Sit with Me" t-shirts to emphasize that everyone has a friend and a home at Calvary Church.

Saturday

 

Challenge Men's Monthly Rally

At the Challenge Men in Ministry rally on August 11, nearly 150 men devoted their Saturday morning to prayer, worship, Bible study, and godly fellowship. Pastor Austin Walker taught from Acts 2, and the men enjoyed coffee and breakfast burritos.

Wednesday

 

The Bible from 30,000 Feet

Calvary Church was transformed into an airport for the launch of our midweek series The Bible from 30,000 Feet. Dozens of volunteers served as sky caps, gate and ticketing agents, airport security, and flight attendants to kick off the series. Over 500 people joined the Frequent Flyer Rewards Program to engage with the weekly teaching through our mobile app, and the sanctuary was packed for Pastor Skip's first teaching "Flight GEN01" in Genesis 1-11.

Saturday

 

Welcome Weekend

We celebrated our first-time visitors at Welcome Weekend, August 4-5, where they enjoyed strawberry lemonade and iced coffee in the amphitheater with our church leadership. We worshiped the Lord with Battledrums before hearing a message from Pastor Skip called "Get Prequalified—Finding a Mate.

Saturday

 

she Ministries Summer Conference: Pillow Talk

Hundreds of women attended she Ministries' summer conference on August 4. Along with worship and fellowship, women heard from guest speaker Mo Isom, a New York Times best-selling author and former All-American soccer goalkeeper. Her teaching about God's original design for sex was honest, tender, and thought-provoking for single and married women alike.

Friday

 

Westside Startup Party

On July 3, it was standing room only at the Calvary Church Westside Startup Party as hundreds of people gathered to get in on the ground floor of this new work of God. We heard from Pastor Skip as well as Pastor Jesse Lusko, who will be the Westside campus pastor. We're excited to venture into uncharted territory and reach new people with the life-changing message of Jesus.

Sunday

 

July 2018 Baptism

Fifty-six people went public with their faith at our baptism on July 29, from children just beginning their walks with Christ to men and women in their sunset years. Cheers and applause filled the amphitheater as these believers took this important step of faith.

Saturday

 

Smart Home: Building the Home of Your Future

We launched our new series, Smart Home: Building the Home of Your Future, July 28-29. After a time of worship with Battledrums, Pastor Skip shared the message "Meet the Architect," encouraging us to build our homes alongside the Lord so they can become satisfying places of refuge, palaces of joy, and platforms for worship.

Saturday

 

she Lives: Death Becomes Her

Women packed the Hub on Saturday, July 21, for she Lives: Death Becomes Her. After a time of worship and fellowship, the ladies enjoyed a teaching from Jennifer Santiago as she shared what Scripture says about the special role God has given to women.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Carlos Whittaker

At our weekend services July 21-22, guest speaker Carlos Whittaker shared a message called "Kill the Spider." Carlos explored the difference between trying to correct sinful patterns and uprooting the root sin. He pointed out that freedom is not found in striving; freedom is found in surrender.

Friday

 

Freedom Celebration 2018

We celebrated two big nights of life change as 1,968 people gave or recommitted their lives to Jesus Christ at Freedom Celebration, June 29-30. People from all over the city came to Isotopes Park to have some fun and enjoy food, fantastic music, spectacular fireworks, and a hope-filled gospel message by Pastor Skip.

Wednesday

 

Evening of Worship and Prayer

At our midweek service on June 27, we spent time in worship and prayer for Freedom Celebration. Together we asked the Lord to do a mighty work in our community through this event, and we lifted up every seat at Isotopes Park in prayer to Him.

Sunday

 

June 2018 Baptism

It's a joy to celebrate people going public with their faith through baptism. On June 24, friends and families packed the amphitheater to cheer on the kids and adults who took this important step in their Christian walk.

Saturday

 

Father's Day 2018: The Greatest Show

On June 16-17, we took the opportunity to honor the fathers in our lives with special pint glasses they could fill with root beer as they took pictures at our photo booths with circus-themed props. During the services, we enjoyed a dazzling tribute to dads, and Pastor Skip shared the message "Our Father In Heaven."

Wednesday

 

Expound Exposed Outdoor Communion Service

It was a beautiful evening of worship and taking the Lord's Supper together on June 13 at our outdoor Communion service. In the beauty of God's creation, we heard a teaching by Pastor Skip from Acts 24 and remembered Jesus' sacrifice for us.

Monday

 

VBS: Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

Over 700 children flooded the Calvary Church campus for this year's VBS, Shipwrecked. Their week was filled with games, crafts, and worship as they learned what it means to trust Jesus. The kids collected a ton of food for Feed NM Kids and $7,500 for Reload Love's Uganda playground project.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Nate Heitzig

At our weekend services, June 9-10, guest speaker Nate Heitzig taught from Psalm 23 and reminded us that no one is immune to hardship—the heat of human life. He explained that we can allow the heat to either make us or melt us, and he encouraged us to choose to declare God's glory even through the hard times.

Wednesday

 

Interview with Aileen Coleman

We welcomed nurse and medical missionary Aileen Coleman for a conversation with Pastor Skip at our midweek service on June 6. Aileen encouraged us to see the great needs in our community and the world and to meet those needs in Jesus' name.

Friday

 

Reboot 2018: Far Far Away

Hundreds of middle and high school students kicked off the summer June 1-3 with high-energy worship, practical teaching, and extreme games at Reboot. Over 120 students gave their lives to Christ, and fifty-five were baptized.

Sunday

 

May 2018 Baptism

We rejoiced with those who were baptized at Calvary Church Albuquerque on May 27. Friends and families packed the amphitheater to celebrate the children, adults, and families who went public with their faith in Jesus Christ.

Saturday

 

Weekend of Generosity with Levi Lusko

We welcomed Pastor Levi Lusko for our Weekend of Generosity services, May 19-20. In his teaching "Thunderstruck," Levi examined Mary's generous act of worship in John 12, revealing several principles for giving. We celebrated God's blessing on our past and look forward to giving to His future work.

Friday

 

Team Night

The Life Team, made up of ministry leaders and volunteers, gathered together for Team Night on May 18. The Calvary Church staff was honored to serve those in attendance as the evening kicked off with games in the amphitheater. The Life Team enjoyed worship with Battledrums and an inspiring message from Levi Lusko.

Friday

 

School of Ministry Graduation

Family and friends gathered on May 18 to celebrate our 2017-2018 School of Ministry graduates. Students completed ten months of academic study and practical ministry training and now have the spiritual foundation for a lifetime of service.

Saturday

 

Mother's Day 2018: The Most Interesting Mom in the World

We honored all the moms in our lives at our services on Mother's Day weekend, May 12-13. Moms received a pint glass filled with lavender lemonade and had the opportunity to have their pictures taken at our photo booths. We enjoyed special creative elements during weekend services, and Pastor Skip shared the message "The Most Interesting Mom in the World."

Saturday

 

Welcome Weekend

We were excited to welcome many first-time visitors at our quarterly Welcome Weekend, where they enjoyed coffee and lemonade in the amphitheater with our pastors and leadership. Pastor Skip shared the message "We've Failed...but God," and many responded to the gospel.

Tuesday

 

Tyson Motsenbocker Concert

Fans and friends filled Calvary Church Nob Hill on May 1 to hear singer/songwriter Tyson Motsenbocker live in concert. Tyson's lyrics and melodies are inspired by his personal experience with loss. Fans also enjoyed guest artists John Van Deusen and Matthew Wright.

Tuesday

 

Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis

Live Relationally concluded with women sharing testimonies of what they learned from studying the women of Genesis. Lenya recognized the nearly 150 volunteers who helped make the study memorable, and everyone enjoyed fellowship and food from food trucks in the amphitheater.

Sunday

 

April 2018 Baptism

We rejoiced as sixty-three people were baptized at Calvary Church Albuquerque on April 29. Families and friends crowded the amphitheater to celebrate as these believers went public with their faith in Jesus Christ.

Saturday

 

she Lives: Gossip Girl

The women of she Ministries packed the Hub on Saturday, April 28, for she Lives: Gossip Girl. They enjoyed worship, fellowship, and making homemade lip gloss. They also learned what Scripture says about gossip and slander, as well as the power and potential of believers' words.

Sunday

 

VIP Party

We've welcomed over 200 new people into our church family in the past several months, and we were excited to host our newcomers at a VIP party on April 22. Individuals and families enjoyed fellowship, a delicious meal, soft toys for the kids, and the opportunity to visit with our pastors and ministry leaders.

Saturday

 

Challenge Men's Monthly Rally

Nearly 200 men devoted their Saturday morning to prayer, worship, Bible study, and godly fellowship at the Challenge Men in Ministry rally on April 14. Pastor Austin Walker taught from Ephesians 5, and the men discovered what God's Word has to say about marriage.

Wednesday

 

Guest Speaker: Jesse Lusko

We welcomed Pastor Jesse Lusko at our midweek service on April 11. After a time of worship led by Battledrums, Jesse shared a message from 2 Corinthians 11, reminding us that as Christians, we need to know the gospel of grace until it becomes our very nature.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Pancho Juarez

At our weekend services on April 7-8, we welcomed Pastor Pancho Juarez, who shared a powerful message from Acts 10. Battledrums led our church in a time of worship, and Pastor Pancho explained how being good—including being kind, moral, and even prayerful—does not make us right with God.

Wednesday

 

Guest Speaker: Neil Ortiz

On April 4, Pastor Neil Ortiz taught from Matthew 18 at our midweek service. After we worshiped together with Battledrums, Neil reminded us that we are never more like Christ than when we forgive those who have sinned against us.

Sunday

 

Easter Sunrise Service: ...but God

Thousands assembled at UNM Stadium for our annual Easter sunrise service on April 1. Special guest Sarah Reeves led worship, and Pastor Skip shared a resurrection message from Acts 13. Over 180 people responded to the gospel, giving their lives to Jesus Christ.

Friday

 

Good Friday Communion Service

Our amphitheater overflowed with people as we gathered on Good Friday, March 30, to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us. Thousands enjoyed worship with Battledrums and a message by Pastor Skip before we took Communion. United Blood Services had mobile stations for those who wanted to donate blood.

Sunday

 

March 2018 Baptism

Calvary Church celebrated changed lives at our first baptism of 2018 on March 25. Families and friends rejoiced as believers went public with their faith in Jesus, identifying themselves with Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection.

Sunday

 

Team Night

Calvary Church celebrated over 300 ministry servants at Team Night on March 18. Pillars of the Calvary culture axioms were honored, and everyone was blessed with a delicious pasta dinner, a time of worship, and an encouraging message from Kyle Turner.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jack Graham

Calvary was honored to welcome Dr. Jack Graham as our guest speaker on March 17-18. After a time of worship led by Battledrums, Dr. Graham presented the message "Angels: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters."

Saturday

 

Vision Weekend

During Vision Weekend on March 3-4, Calvary Church embraced God's purpose for our fellowship to create life change. Video testimonies and Pastor Nate's message encouraged us to use our gifts to make a difference in the lives of others, and we learned about plans for the new Westside campus, which launches in fall 2018.

Wednesday

 

Guest Speaker: Jason Mills

On February 28, Pastor Jason Mills delivered a challenging message from Exodus 2-3 titled "Why Your Vision Has to Die." He explained the importance of total surrender to the Lord and encouraged us to recognize He often has more in store than we imagine.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Chip Lusko

Calvary Church welcomed Chip Lusko as our guest speaker on February 24-25. Chip presented the message "Spring Cleaning" from Romans 12:1-2, and we considered the necessity of total surrender to the Lord.

Wednesday

 

Guest Speaker: Mat Pirolo

We welcomed Mat Pirolo as our guest speaker at Expound on February 21. Following a powerful time of worship with Battledrums, Pastor Mat presented the message "Jesus-ology" and looked at how Jesus is presented in God's Word.

Saturday

 

Guest Speaker: Al Pittman

Calvary Church welcomed guest speaker Al Pittman at all services on February 17-18. The congregation was delighted to hear Pastor Al open in song before being encouraged by his message on Micah 7:8-10 called "The View from Rock Bottom."

Wednesday

 

Guest Speaker: Brian Nixon

Calvary Church welcomed Brian Nixon as our guest speaker for Expound on Wednesday, February 14. After a time of worship, Brian presented the message "Lessons from Longing Love Letters" from Jeremiah 29:1-14, followed by a Q & A.

Saturday

 

Challenge Men's Monthly Rally

At their monthly rally on February 10, Challenge Men in Ministry focused on taming the tongue. After a time of worship, Pastor Austin Walker presented a study of James 3:1-12, followed by small group discussion.

Saturday

 

Drop the L-Bomb with Reload Love

Reload Love dropped their annual L-bomb on February 10-11, raising over $74,000 for children affected by terror. A special collection was taken at Calvary Church's weekend services as well as at partner churches across the nation. This is Reload Love’s fourth year and thanks to generous donations, they have built over twenty playgrounds in Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Jordan, Iraq, and more.

Saturday

 

Welcome Weekend

Calvary Church held our first Welcome Weekend of 2018 on February 3-4. These quarterly events provide a way for visitors and attendees to meet church leadership and determine their next step at Calvary. Pastor Skip presented the message "The Destructive Harvest of a Bitter Heart," and many came forward to receive freedom from sin and new life in Christ.

Tuesday

 

Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis

she Ministries launched their Bible study Live Relationally: Lessons from the Women of Genesis on January 30. Ladies gathered for worship, followed by an introduction to the semester by Lenya Heitzig, Janaé Heitzig, and Zanetta Romero.

Saturday

 

White Collar Sins

Calvary Church kicked off the series White Collar Sins on January 13-14. After a powerful time of worship with Battledrums, Pastor Cody Byrne performed a spoken word piece about sin, judgment, and forgiveness in Christ. Pastor Skip then presented the message "Sin in a Three-Piece Suit," in which he discussed five characteristics of sin and reminded us that recognizing the sin we embrace is the first step toward confession, forgiveness, and freedom.

Saturday

 

Challenge Men's Monthly Rally

Challenge Men in Ministry started the new year with their biggest monthly rally yet on January 13. After a time of worship with Ryan Wiley, Pastor Austin Walker challenged men with the message "The Dangers of Comparison" from his text in 1 Corinthians 12.