middle school

Worship Services

Join us to connect with other students, play games, and worship God together through music and biblical teaching.  
 
Our 11am Sunday service is in the MSM room! For those not yet comfortable meeting in-person, we will live-stream our 11am worship service on our Calvary MSM YouTube channel.  
 

Each service we have new students joining us for the first time, so you aren’t alone if you haven’t been to MSM before!  Find any of our leaders wearing an MSM T-shirt or badge to get connected. 

Summer Camp

Calvary MSM Summer Camp is the best week of the year for any incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  We head to Angeles Crest Christian Camp for an adventure of seeking Jesus together.  Filled with outdoor summer activities, incredible worship, and rooted in biblical teaching, we strive for our students to not only grow in their relationship with God, but also in their friendship with one another.  We always say, if you only join Calvary MSM for one event, make sure it is summer camp!  Come along with us for an experience you’ll never forget!

July 18-22, 2022

8th Grade Transition Trip

On May 29-30, 8th graders will get the opportunity to celebrate all that God has done in their middle school years with the middle school team, while also meeting the high school staff and getting ready to transition into HSM!  We will be spending the night at Calvary on Sunday, and then heading off to Universal on Monday. 

This will be a great opportunity for your student to get to know their future church leaders! If your student can only attend on the 30th, let us know and we will figure out the details with you!  

Small Groups

Our small group ministry we call “Tribes” meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:15pm.  Tribes will return in the fall.

Foundation Journal

The Firm Foundation Journal is a tool for students to obey the words of Jesus in Luke 6:46-49.  Jesus tells us that those who go to him, listen to his words, and do what he says will be like a house built on a firm foundation that can weather any storm!  We know that for many students, they either do not know what to read, and if they do read they might become confused.  This journal should help solve both those issues as they are guided through the word of God each day with space to reflect on what they read.  If they get confused, they can talk with our leadership or other students, because we are all working through this together.

Baptisms

MSM Ministry hosts a baptism class the Monday before the next baptism service on Zoom. There will be a short video to watch with your child before the Zoom Class that teaches the fundamentals of the Christian faith and baptism as practiced here at Calvary Westlake. Then children in MSM, along with their parents, will be invited to our Zoom meeting where will discuss questions you might have about baptism!  Once the child, parents, and leaders agree the child has a clear understanding of its meaning and is ready, they are invited to be baptized at the next baptism service. 

Upcoming Baptism Dates

July 24 after camp in MSM Room  – 11am

Sun., Aug. 14 – TBD (Beach)

Sat., Sep. 3 – 6pm; Sun., Sep. 4 – 9am & 11am

Sat. Nov. 5 – 6pm; Sun., Nov. 6 – 9am & 11am

For more information on baptism for MSM, contact Connor Johnson at connor.johnson@calvarywestlake.org.

Winter Camp

Every winter we have the opportunity to take students up to Hume Lake for winter camp, where we partake in a weekend of worship, recreation, and Biblical teaching. Winter camp is a perfect place to get away from normal life for a weekend, enjoy the beautiful campus of Hume lake, and even see snow if you’re lucky!

Staff Contacts

Connor Johnson 
Middle School Pastor 
Connor.Johnson@calvarywestlake.org 
818.575.2253

Megan Talbot 
Associate middle school director 
MEGAN.TALBOT@calvarywestlake.org

Courtney Lopez 
Student Ministries Administrative Assistant 
courtney.lopez@calvarywestlake.org 
818.575.2223