Weekend Message Takeaway: “Vision 2023: Get in the Story”

This past weekend, we kicked off “Vision 2023: Get in the Story.” During this special two-week vision series, we began hearing about the amazing story God is writing here in South Florida through Calvary and how you can be part of His work. As Calvary enters a new season with a single-minded focus on increasing the number of disciples in South Florida over the next five years, Pastor Doug taught about the importance of walking in the vision God gives you, encouraged us to dream big, and shared where God is leading us and how He’s called us to get there.

Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here.



For the Note Takers

Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Pastor Doug's message this weekend:

Vision inspires . . .

Vision gives focus . . .

Vision leaks . . .

Vision gives pain purpose . . .

It's never too late to get in the story!

Quote to Remember: Ask yourself . . . What does God want to do here? What part can I play?Pastor Doug Sauder


This weekend, you heard Pastor Doug share a little bit of information about each of the areas our church will seek to make an impact in. Below you'll find a brief summary of these project teams.

  • Addiction: Help bring lasting change to those struggling with addiction!
  • Business Engagement: Help infuse kingdom-based principles, training, and transformational connections in business!
  • Church Planting: Help plan and support the launch of new gospel-focused churches!
  • College Ministry: Develop discipleship opportunities for college students and post-college young adults!
  • Education: Help students thrive while also making an impact in both public and private education!
  • Elderly Care: Equip the elderly community to deepen their faith and engage in discipleship!
  • Foster Care: Help advocate and provide a loving home for every child in crisis!
  • Marriage & Family: Help couples grow in their marriage and be the foundation for healthy families!
  • Youth Leaving Their Faith: Help kids grow in their faith and influence the next generation!

Click here to learn more about each project team.


Are you looking for ways to be part of what God is doing in and through your church? Do you want to make a powerful impact on people in your neighborhood, city, and around the world? Join us for a Vision Launch party and hear how you can get in the story! Learn about each team and how you can join in on this amazing journey to influence South Florida and beyond with the gospel of Jesus. To find the launch party that best suits your schedule this week, click here.


In week four of our five-week class on communication, Pastor Chris Baselice of our Plantation campus will go in depth on how to have difficult conversations. Discover how to say the hard things, and how to confront, rebuke, and correct a brother or sister in love and truth without having a critical spirit.

This weekend, each campus will hear from their pastor about how God is calling their campus to carry out Vision 2023. What does Vision 2023 mean for Plantation, Boca, or Hollywood? What projects will Boynton, West Boca, and North Lauderdale focus on? How will your campus seek to increase the number of disciples and saturate your city with the gospel of Jesus Christ? How can you get in the story? All of these questions, and more, will be answered in service.

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra has served on the staff of Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.