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Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

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 first drive in movie I ever saw was The Cat from Outer Space.  The window speaker barely worked, it was hot and muggy, I got eaten up by mosquitoes, and it was awesome!  Back in the late seventies when I was growing up, movie theaters had two screens and two times.  Sevenish and Nineish.  Options were limited.  But then we also only had four channels on the TV so we weren’t picky yet.  Going to a movie was an event and staying up late to watch a huge movie screen outside – in the dark – with popcorn and candy – when you should be home in bed – was epic.

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

The drive in theater left such a big impression on me and my little brother that we used to sit in the closet with cereal and a flashlight and pretend we were at the movies.  70’s kids didn’t have a lot of perks, but we had IMAGINATION!

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

 

There are still a few drive in theaters left in the United States so they’re not exactly extinct but they are a dying breed.  So there is something very special and exciting for me when Calvary Temple hosts our annual Gospel Movie Night out on the lawn.

 

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

Calvary Temple Outreach Movie Night

 

This year the movie was Do You Believe.

When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate. – IMDB

 

148 visitors attended the Outreach Movie Night and received the Gospel – Praise the Lord!

 

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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 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr,Instagram

Upcoming Calvary Temple Events 2015

 

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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.

It’s time for Calvary Temple Events!

It’s the most exciting time of the year at Calvary Temple in Sterling, VA.  We are rolling out the 2015 Calvary Temple Events  and you are all our invited guests!  As part of our Community Outreach, we want to spread the Love of Jesus as far as we can. What better way than having Fun, Family Events that are Free for All!  During our events you will find lots of food, fun and games for the kids, and friendly people everywhere just wanting to help you to feel at home.  Events usually mean prizes!  Be prepared to go home with some souvenir loot!

Check out some of the pictures from our past events on the Calvary Temple Flickr Page.

Easter Event

finish the race 2015

cheer camp

basketball camp

soccer camp
movie night 2015You can sign up for the events on our website at www.calvarytempleva.org

If you’re so excited you just can’t wait for the Calvary Temple Events to get here, You can read all about last year’s events in my archives to tide you over.  Look over there in the margin —>

 

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

The Drive-In Movie is not Dead – Gospel Movie Night at Calvary Temple

gospel movie night

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.

When I was in high school I had a chemistry teacher named Mr. Maxwell.  He was teaching the theory of evolution from the perspective of someone who believed it to be truth.  I raised my hand and said I didn’t believe in evolution.  He asked me what I believed in and I said I was a Christian and I believed in divine creation.  He asked me where I learned such an idea and I said from the Bible and that I believed the Bible was true.  This did not go over well as you can imagine and he mocked me and said, “Do you believe everything you read?”

As has happened many other times in my life, when realizing that I am about to get into serious trouble, I made the decision that if I am going to go down – I may as well go down in flames with a boom.  So I responded, “Why do you believe in evolution?” To which he said something sciencey about the writings of the great Charles Darwin.  And my sixteen year old answer as I was preparing to get detention was, “Well do you believe everything you read?”

Mr. Maxwell stood there speechless and went “hmm.”  Then we moved on.  I did not get dragged to the clink otherwise known as the principal’s office and the class continued on.  A couple of weeks later Mr. Maxwell went on medical leave and a short time after that we were told that he had died.  He’d had cancer.  I have thought about him many times over the years and wondered if he got Born Again.  If my small inadequate words had done anything to point him to Jesus.  I wish I had said more and been more of a witness to him.

Each year, at the end of the two weeks sports camp palooza, we set up a giant movie screen and invite the community and all of our sports camp families to enjoy an evening under the stars with FREE POPCORN.  The night is a relaxing time of fun and fellowship.  The kids have special games set up to keep them entertained while we wait for dark.  The band plays worship music and you can sing along if you know the words.  As a community service I choose not to sing along – you’re welcome.

outdoor movie

Our drama team performs an original skit with an evangelistic message.  This year the skit was about a man who was so weighed down by the distractions of the world that he couldn’t hear the voice of God.  I played an old woman who got tripped by the devil and rolled off the stage.  I need to find a new ministry that is less painful but the band won’t have me.  See above.

One favorite feature at Movie Night is the bonfire and roasted marshmallows. I need to find a way to get the roasted marshmallows into the FREE POPCORN.  That will be an action item for next year’s movie.

Right before the movie begins Pastor Jon Miller will present the gospel and share with our visitors that Jesus died for them so they could be reconciled to a Holy God for eternity.  Each of the movies have an evangelistic message to them.  In the past we have shown the following:

  • Left Behind
  • Time Changer
  • The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
  • Fireproof
  • Home Run – Pastor Scott’s favorite

This year we showed God’s Not Dead.  A freshman in College defends God’s existence to his Philosophy Professor who is a professed atheist.  It was an excellent message with some fascinating statistics that will leave you very excited about what God is doing and you will want to be a bolder witness for Jesus.

Gospel Movie Night only comes around once a year so be on the lookout for the next one.  We have hundreds of visitors who hear the gospel through the music, skits, message and movie.  It is my favorite outreach here at Calvary Temple.  And it has FREE POPCORN!  How can that not be good.

Why am I craving popcorn now?

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