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Spring Car & Motorcycle Show 2018

Car Show

I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA FOR OVER 25 YEARS. WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT REACHING THE LOST AND ENCOURAGING THE BELIEVERS IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE MANY Events THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL. I HOPE YOU FIND THE FOLLOWING TO BE A BLESSING.

Car Show

We were blessed with a beautiful spring day for our Car and Motorcycle show on April 14, 2018!  Over 500 visitors attended, and 270 participants brought the show to life with a wide variety of colorful cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

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If you missed it, feel free to check out our You Tube highlights.

Many volunteers from our church provided free water, food, and children’s activities.  One attendee asked why we gave away so much for free.  The response?  “Because we want to share the Gospel.”  The man replied, “And you guys do that really well too!”

“37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'” (Matthew 9:36-37, ESV) Bible Gateway

Third Day Power Ministries

Perhaps the most exciting activity was a special appearance from Third Day Power ministries, by Ray and Jannet Clark.  Jannet is one of the strongest women in the world, able to bench press 345 pounds!  Ray and Jannet travel, performing feats of strength and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Below, Jannet asked one of our strongest young men, Stephen Spriggs, to tear a phone book in half.  Though unsuccessful, he had fun.

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Next, Jannet performed the same feat, this time successfully.

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Her husband, Ray Clark, broke a wooden bat over his thigh and then turned it into a cross.

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The couple then shared their testimonies and a powerful gospel message.  One Muslim attendee said the message changed his life, and he would never be the same.

“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:32, ESV) Bible Gateway

Rev Your Rumble

Car Show

This was a loud event!  The “Rev Your Rumble” contest measured the contestants’ decibels when their engines were revved.  The cars went individually, revving their engines which were measured by a decibel meter.  The winner was chosen by the crowd’s applause.

Fun Displays

Some car owners’s displays were fun and creative.  I liked the mini car, the road runner, and the coyote duster.

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About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on FacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrInstagram.

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel. I hope you find the following  to be a blessing.

The 2015 Car show was a huge success.  We had over 500 first time visitors and more than 100 cars entered into the competition.

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

One of my favorite entries this year was a 1980’s DeLorean.

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show – DeLoren

I was so excited because the Drama Team had made a DeLorean for our production of Back to the Bible.

Calvary Temple Drama Team

Back to the Bible

There may be slight differences in quality between the two.

Another cool entry was this:

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

It’s called a Polaris Slingshot, and I have never seen anything like it before the show.

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

This was another fun entry that everyone enjoyed signing the bug.

 

I’m a big sucker for Muscle Cars!

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Car Show

 

The car show is a really fun event and a great chance to meet people and share your testimony.

Come check out our 2016 Spring Car show and see for yourself.

Check out my other blog posts on my homepage.

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr,Instagram

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder – Back to the Future Delorian

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel. I hope you find the following story about the Calvary Temple Outreach Finish the Race Car Show Reminder to be a blessing.

Pastor Star Scott has preparations underway for         Calvary Temple’s Finish the Race Car Show

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder – Batmobile

Finish the Race is one of the Ministries of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling, VA under Pastor Star R. Scott.  The ministry opens doors to spread the gospel to people who enjoy participating in car shows and racing.  We host two annual Car shows in Sterling VA each year.  You don’t need to enter a car to attend and enjoy the day, but if you have a car you want to enter there is still time.  Registration is Free and comes with many Free Benefits for participating.  And if you read the awards listed below, you’ll see it’s probably hard to NOT win a prize!

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder – Ghostbuster Car

The 2015 Spring FTR Car & Motorcycle Show is an event for Car & Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages. Held on the grounds of Calvary Temple Church there is something for everyone. Come on out and show off your Car or motorcycle or just enjoy strolling the grounds and admiring the over 200+ vehicles and motorcycles expected to show up. All makes and models are welcome! Free trailer parking. FREE Registration! FREE Admission! Food and other vendors! Kids Zone with lots of games and activities for kid’s and “big” kids!

Date: April 11, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Calvary Temple Church

Motorcycle Stunt Show! Music! Fun!

Dash plaques for the first 100 Cars to arrive!

Car Awards:

Top 10 and Top 25

Best of Show

Best Interior

Best Paint

Best Engine

Top 5 for Trucks

Top 5 for Imports

Top 5 for Late Models (1989 and newer)

Top 5 for Exotics

Motorcycle Awards:

Top 15

Best of Show

Best Paint

Best Engine

Pre-registration available on-line at eventbrite. Registration on day of event opens at 10:00am.

Featured Vendors:

The Dons’ Wood-fired Pizza

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder – Hopefully This Vendor will Attend!

While you wait for April 11th to arrive, you can read last year’s blog post about the Summer Car show and browse the pictures.

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder

Calvary Temple Outreach Pastor Star Scott Finish the Race Car Show Reminder – Flintstone’s Car

Read my posts about our other events at my Calvary Temple Outreach Blog Home Page

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr,Instagram

Water Baptism at Calvary Temple Sterling VA

water baptism

water baptism

I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following story to be a blessing.

Recently we had the privilege of observing one of the blessings of Christianity: water baptism.

Water baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and our identification with Him.  Baptism doesn’t make you saved – but its something you get to do once you are saved.  Its  a public testimony of the inward conversion.  It’s an exciting day in every Christian’s life.

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One very special baptism was of a young man from West Africa. He was born again in Africa and came to the US on a student

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West Africa

visa seeking refuge from the persecution that he was facing from the tribal leaders in his home village.  He came with no family or friends and hoped to find some people from his country to stay with.

Through a mutual friend on Facebook he found a family in Sterling that offered to take him in.

While at the library, he was invited to the Finish the Race Car Show.  He fell in love with the people and ministry of Calvary Temple and said they are a big loving family. He came to church the next morning and told Pastor Scott that he didn’t have a home church.  Pastor told him, “Now you do.”

We are blessed to have another member of the family of Christ fellowshipping with us in Sterling VA.

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram

Car People – and My Most Heinous Car Sins – Calvary Temple Car Show

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I’ve been a member of Calvary Temple Church in Sterling VA for over 25 years now.  We are passionate about reaching the lost and encouraging the Believers in our community.  We have many Events throughout the year to spread the Gospel.  I hope you find the following story to be a blessing.

I don’t know the first thing about cars. And I should since I was raised in a car family.  Not the kind of car family that collects exotic cars and likes to go look at them and show them off to other car people on weekends.  But the kind that spends their time in the body shop inhaling paint fumes and listening to air drills and compressors.  My dad was a Parts and Service Manager for a dealership and I worked there part time in high school.  We had Fords, which everyone knows stands for Found On Road Dead.  Still, I have always been partial to the Ford Mustang.  Its literally the only car that I recognize and can pick out of a lineup. I must be afflicted with car blindness because all cars look the same to me.

Car people have their own community. They speak their own language and I need an interpreter. They spend every weekend working on their cars. Lovingly detailing them. Polishing them.  Cleaning the air grates with q-tips and tiny brushes. And they like to show their cars off to other car people who appreciate them as only car people can.  How do you share the gospel with car people?  As a rule, people can be hard to witness to if they’re not around.  So if you want to witness to car people you have to go where the cars are.  At Calvary Temple we have an event to bring the cars to us.

Twice a year we host the Finish the Race Car Show and it takes our entire church to make it a success.  Our whole fellowship passes out flyers and posters to promote the event.  On the day of the show, volunteers arrive at 8:00am to set up the tents, tables, sound equipment, awards and signs.  Everyone has a job to do.  From serving food to face painting and games to driving the shuttle buses so spectators can have easy access to the fun.  We even have a group of hospitality people who go around passing out watermelon to the registrants.

Registration begins at 10:00 am as car people like to get here early to get a good spot.  Each registrant gets a goody bag filled with vendor donations, tracts, a food voucher for a free sandwich or hot dog from the Calvary food tent and a book or teaching of Pastor Scott’s.

Our day includes lots of music and 1950’s era gospel performances.  A visit to the lemonade and funnel cake vendor.  A stop by the missionary tent to discuss the current missions work in Africa.  Another visit to the funnel cake vendor.  And all the car viewing, discussing and picture taking you could possibly want and more.  You want to know about tail fins.  We got em.  You want to know about Rumble Seats.  We got em.  How about Fancy Paint jobs.  Yep.  Got that too.

And then there’s the judging.  So. Many. Awards.

Trophy Winners - Summer 2013

This year we had a special visit by one of the Redskins who is a believer and he shared his testimony with the crowd.  Our visitors were very receptive and open to the gospel and we’ve received many prayer requests, praise reports and testimonies from the event.  God is doing wonderful things here and its exciting to be a part of it.

And now I shall list for you my most heinous car sins.  If you are car people you may not want to read any further as it could be too graphic for you.

 1. When I was four I put my mother’s car in reverse while she was putting groceries in the house.  I took the passenger side door off on a tree before she shot back into the car and slammed on the brakes.

 2. When I was eight I left the passenger door of my Aunt’s Pontiac open just a crack and when she turned the corner the door flew open and my little brother fell out of the car.  I didn’t confess to it for over thirty years.

 3. When I bought my first car my only criteria was that it had to have a cassette tape player.

 4. I only added oil to my car when the engine started tapping

 5. I had an old car that was made the year before I was born and it dropped its transmission and wouldn’t go forward.  I had to drive the length of Sterling Boulevard in reverse to get home.  Twice.  I stopped at every light and stop sign and used my signals like it was just another day. *if you are a cop this is in no way an admission of guilt*

6. I once drove a brand new car all the way home with the emergency brake on.  I just thought the engine was sluggish.

7. I bought a car with a manual transmission because it was cool and red and I thought I would learn to drive it later.  – I didn’t.

8. I had a car that would stall out every time I stopped for a red light so I would slow down, put it in neutral and rev the engine until the light turned green then pop it back into drive.  I drove my kids to school in that car for several years.

9. I almost crashed a car because I thought there was a mouse hanging from the rear view mirror.  It was the shadow coming off of the air freshener.

10. I can’t tell one car from another so one time I got into a car that pulled up to the curb thinking it was my husband picking me up.  It wasn’t.  The driver freaked out and thought they were being carjacked.  My apologies did not matter.

Try not to judge me too harshly.

About Calvary Temple

Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.

Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.

Visit Calvary Temple online on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram