Calvary City Church Johor Bahru – Then & Now
CCCJB, formally known as Calvary Charismatic Centre was founded in 1981 and covered under the broad umbrella of the Assemblies of God ministries. It was pioneered by the Victory Family Centre (Singapore). In June of 2009, it was renamed Calvary City Church in order to be relevant to God’s calling to minister to His people in the city. Besides this main church in Johor Bahru City, there are satellite CCC churches in various residential areas, such as Sutera, Permas Jaya , Senai, Taman Universiti, Jayamas and smaller groups in other locations. The combined CCC congregations today number more than 4000 members, including different language section – English, Chinese, BM, Orang Asli and Tamil ministries. There are special outreaches also to guest workers from Nepal, Vietnam and Myanmar, recognizing them as “nations-within-a-nation” gospel opportunity to be reached and discipled for their later return to the respective homelands.
Pusat Kebajikan Kalvari (PKK) (www.pkk.com.my)
As an integral part of Christ-centered church mission and community outreach, CCC has an extensive social works programme with 30 homes for various folks with special needs. Please access the PKK website for more information on PKK, which is a recognized charity with tax exemption status.
CCC is committed to fulfilling the whole of the Great Commission, to reach, teach and disciple all people groups and seekers after the truth, that they may enjoy God’s offer of a life of forgiveness, peace, reconciliation, fellowship and service in the community of Christians committed to following the example of the Lord Jesus Christ. We endeavour be a model of the Antioch church as described in Acts 13 – a giving, discipling and sending-out church bearing an unchanging gospel message relevant to the current needs of people everywhere.
The English congregations in CCCJB meet at 8:15am and 10:45am for Sunday morning services and the main Prayer Meeting is on Tuesdays from 8:00pm to 9:30pm.
Cell groups are open to everyone. The leaderships of the church desire that every person experience the love, support, and development, which come through the ministry of a small gathering – the cell group. Guests are always welcome. The regular, ongoing involvement in cell life beneficially result in being a member of a united, caring family unit with great friendships, food and opportunities for equipping and communities outreach. At Calvary City Church the primary place for Christian care, growth and involvement is in a small group context or the cell. Christian life is a matter of living in relationship with Christ and with people. We need the inspiration and instruction of corporate worship, and we also need to integrate and express what we receive through a closer interaction with a few other growing Christians. Cell groups throughout our community support our mission to take Christ to the world and to develop disciples for Him by increasing accessibility.
Youth & Children
We run separate meetings for children and youth on Sundays. For those who are adventurous and prefer to hang out with those within respective age groups, there are units like JB Youth(Outbreak) and Children Group(Champ For Christ), who meet on Saturdays for instruction, equipping in music, worship and sporting activities.
The Calvary Young Adults Ministry (Eagles) brings together those who are at college level and at early working life. They meet on a weekday evening.
Christian Development Programme (CDP)
All members are encouraged to attend this structured Bible knowledge and life-focus training courses over the years they are in church, to build sound spiritual foundations and life principles for self and families.
Members regularly volunteer to go on short-term trips with focused aims (e.g. medical, dental, children’s programme, relief, teaching and evangelism). We have many years of involvement in places like China, East Timor, Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia and others. CCC is part of the Transformation Alliance, linking up with the other churches and denominations in the specific outreach to the new nation of East Timor.