We would love to help meet physical and financial needs for you, your family or your neighbors during the COVD-19 crisis.  To let us know about a need, please email help@calvarywestlake.org and our team will let you know if we are able to help! 

Hope and healing for every season of life

Minister on Call
Speak to a minister 24/7

Ministers on Call are available 24/7 to provide spiritual support and practical next steps to those in crisis and emergency situations. Call the main Calvary line at 818.991.8040 and ask for the “Minister on Call.”

Spiritual Care and Counseling

Calvary has an in-depth referral library of Christian counselors as well as short-term pastoral care giving and lay care giving for members of the church family. For more information contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Real Life Classes
Resources to help you create a balanced lifestyle.

The four classes we offer are listed below. If you have any questions, contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267 or Lynn at lynn.nibarger@calvarywestlake.org  for more information.

  • Changes that Heal —  Understanding your past for a healthier future.
  • Hiding from Love —  Learn how to change the withdrawal patterns that isolate and imprison you. 
  • Boundaries — Taking control of your life and saying ‘no’ when you need to. 
  • Safe People — How to find relationships that are good for you and avoid those that aren’t. 
Classes suspended due to COVID-19.

Support & Recovery Groups

Calvary offers a variety of support and recovery groups. These groups are meant to be a safe place to take steps towards healing. If you would like to get connected to a support or recovery group, please contact the person listed for that group.

DivorceCare: Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. In DivorceCare, you will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. Class currently suspended due to COVID-19 with plans to start again in September.

DivorceCare for Kids: Are your kids angry, hurt, and confused about your divorce? DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. Ages 5-12. Class currently suspended due to COVID-19 with plans to start again in September.

If interested in DivorceCare or DC4K, contact Lynn at lynn.nibarger@calvarywestlake.org or 818.575.2267 to be put on an interest list.

For Women – Betrayal and Beyond: Healing from Broken Trust
Tuesdays. New class begins on 9/15/20, meeting from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
Do you need a safe and supportive place to navigate the devastating effects of pornography, adultery or trauma caused by ongoing sexual betrayal in your marriage?
This confidential class offers women hope and healing from the devastating effects of a partner’s sexual betrayal. Utilizing God’s Word, women are provided a safe and supportive group to share their painful experiences, and curriculum to help move beyond the pain. This 9-month course will cover topics such as: the impact of relational trauma, understanding the signs of sexual addiction, creating healthy boundaries, grief and loss, forgiveness and restoration.
Contact Jody at skincarebyjody@live.com if interested.
Class fees: $25/book; $15/journal. Childcare available for an additional fee.
Advance registration required for childcare. Click Here to register for childcare.

Men Are Giving up Porn Because of This…
In this 12-week class, you will learn to live free of porn through the proven strategies and practical tools taught in the Conquer Series. New class began 5/11/20. For more information on this class, please contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Pure Desire – Seven Pillars of Freedom: Ongoing classes for men who are overcoming sexual addiction. Prerequisite to this course is the Conquer Series. Contact the Care Center for more information at 818.575.2267.

GriefShare
This is a 13-week course that offers the opportunity to process the death of a loved one with others who are dealing with the same stages of grief. Learn how to work through your emotions and process the pain.
Contact Lynn at lynn.nibarger@calvarywestlake.org or 818.575.2267 for more information. For more on GriefShare, visit www.griefshare.org.

For information on any support group contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Post-Abortion Support Group
A safe group for women who need to experience God’s healing and forgiveness post-abortion. Class meets at the Ohana Health Clinic. Cost is $10 for the book. Contact: OHC at 805.373.1222. Ask for Tricia Williams.

Hospital/Home-bound Visitation

Calvary offers visitation for those who are in hospitals, rehabs, and those who are home-bound. Our Care Center offers Visitation Chaplains, lay ministers, and pastors to visit. If you’d like us to visit a loved one in the hospital, we would be honored to do so. We will connect with the patient first to confirm. Contact Pastor Mack Braden 818.575.2228.

Visitation Chaplains
Do you have a compassionate heart and a merciful spirit? How would you feel about God using you to encourage and support someone in need of His healing touch? If you are looking for a powerful and meaningful way to live and love like Jesus, please join the Care Visitation Chaplain ministry. Next training begins soon, so apply now! Contact Pastor Mack Braden at 818.575.2228

Funerals & Memorials

We know it is incredibly difficult to lose someone you love, and we are here to help support you through the grief process. Please consider our GriefShare Support Group. Calvary is available to help plan a meaningful funeral or memorial service. 

Calvary also has a team of lay ministers and pastors to officiate at funerals based on their availability. To speak to someone about a memorial service, please call the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Marriage Resources

Counseling Opportunities
Calvary offers short term pastoral caregiving and lay caregiving for members of the church family. Calvary also has an in-depth referral library of Christian counselors. For more information contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Marriage Prep Class
Calvary offers an eight-week course for those preparing for engagement or marriage. This course helps couples build a healthy foundation by developing a biblical understanding of marriage. We teach through topics such as communication, conflict resolution, finances, compatibility, expectations, sex, and much more. The Marriage Prep Class is offered three times each year. Click Here for 2020 calendar. Class is on Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Cost: $80 per couple. For more information, contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267 or Lynn at lynn.nibarger@calvarywestlake.org.

Class to have begun on May 31 is being suspended because of Covid-19 until the next class due to begin on September 13. 

Weddings 
We are honored to provide our facilities for weddings to Calvary members. Weddings in our facilities are to be performed by a Calvary Pastor. On special occasions, an outside Pastor may join with a Calvary Pastor in performing the ceremony. In order to get married at Calvary, couples must also attend our eight-week Marriage Prep class. 
If you have questions about a wedding at Calvary, please contact the Care Center at 818.575.2267.

Financial Assistance 

If you have an immediate financial need, Calvary may be able to help. Please contact our Director of Benevolence to make an appointment (818.575.2269).

We’d Like to Pray for You

Care Ministry Corner
Care Representatives are available after each worship service at our “Care Ministry Corner” in the lobby to provide resources, a listening ear, and prayer. You can find us across from Pastor Shawn in the lobby, next to the men’s room.

Submit a Prayer
We have an amazing group of people who would like to pray for you. If you’d like to submit a prayer request, we can pass your prayer need on. Please Click Here to tell us how we can pray for you, your family, or your friends.

Care Partners
Every Saturday and Sunday, there are people who would love to hear your story and pray for you. You can find the Care Partners at the front of the auditorium after every worship gathering.

Care Partners are committed to helping individuals navigate current challenges and transitions in a Godly way. Care Partners connect with individuals in a safe, one-on-one confidential environment. Is God calling you to consider becoming a Care Partner? For more information on Care Partnerships, contact Pastor Mack Braden at 818.575.2228 or mack.braden@calvarywestlake.org.

Staff Contacts

STEVE DAY
CARE PASTOR
STEVE.DAY@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG
818.575.2289

MACK BRADEN
CARE MINISTRY PASTOR
MACK.BRADEN@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG
818.575.2228

CHRIS MATSUURA
DIRECTOR OF BENEVOLENCE 
CHRIS.MATSUURA@CALVARYWESTLAKE.ORG
818.575.2269

Lynn Nibarger 
Ministry Team Coordinator 
lynn.nibarger@calvarywestlake.org
818.575.2267