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Campus Information

What to Expect

Here's an idea of what to expect when you arrive at Calvary . . .
Is registration required?

Registration is not required at this time.

What will happen during service? Will worship and the teaching be live?

Yes! We’ll experience live worship, prayer, and a Bible teaching as we love like family from six feet apart.

Do I have to bring my own mask? Do I have to wear it at all times?

Yes. We believe that love seeks to protect (especially those who are the most vulnerable), so we ask that you please bring and wear your own mask at all times. Did you accidentally leave yours at home? No worries! We got you covered in case you forget. Children ages two and younger are not required to wear one.

How are you handling sanitation?

Staff and volunteers will be sanitizing every seat and commonly touched surfaces before you arrive and after you leave. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at multiple locations throughout the property.                                        

We know you can’t wait to see each other, but please remember that we’ll be waving, giving a thumbs up, and air-fives instead of shaking hands or hugging.

How many people can attend service? How will I be seated?

1 Corinthians 13 tells us that love “always protects.” With that in mind, for the safety of you and your family, as well as the vulnerable in our church, we’ll be limiting the capacity of person(s) on campuses. Seating capacity will be limited to allow for physical distancing. Groups that arrive together (family units, roommates, etc.) will be seated together and given ample room. 

Will childcare and/or Calvary Kids/Youth Services be happening?

Calvary Youth (middle and high school) services will resume at various campuses on the weekend of October 17 and 18, and Calvary Kids on the weekend of October 31 and November 1. For campus-specific info, visit the campus page in the section above. 

Will kids and youth services have limited capacity?

Similar to our adult services, there will be a limited capacity in the nursery, kids, and youth. Once that capacity is reached, your children are more than welcome to join you in service!

Will students be required to check in?

Calvary Kids (the nursery–elementary) always requires check-in. For middle and high school, at this time some campuses are requiring students to check in.

Where do I park?

Calvary Crew members are so excited to welcome you onto campus, easily park, and guide you onto property.  . As we safely guide people indoors, you may be asked to remain in your vehicle until you’re greeted by a Calvary Crew volunteer.

What happens after service is over?

At the end of the service, you’ll be dismissed by your service host from each seating area section to prevent crowding. If you need further support or information, feel free to stop by the Connection Point at your campus.

Will food be available for purchase after service?

Yes! Some campuses will have grab-and-go options available for purchase. Food service will be limited.

Will bathroom facilities be available?

Yes! Bathroom facilities will be available, but occupancy will be extremely limited allowing us to control the risk of exposures by sanitizing the entire bathroom before and after every person occupies it.

What if I don’t feel ready to come back to a large group gathering?

We totally understand! Everyone needs to make the best decision for their individual circumstance. If you’re at-risk or feel more comfortable worshipping at home, you still can! We’ll continue providing an awesome online worship experience, prayer line, and outreach and virtual small group opportunities during the week. You might also decide that hosting virtual or in-person watch parties with a smaller group is right for you in this season.

Will there be access for wheelchairs?

Yes. There will be accommodations for those with limited mobility.

Will there be translation?

Translation will be available at the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton campuses.

***Translation for the Fort Lauderdale campus will be for Sunday services only***

How long is the service?

Our services are typically 90 minutes—this includes a powerful time of worship and a practical, inspiring Bible teaching.

Where do I go when I get there?

Our Parking Team will direct you to the closest available spot. Just follow the smiling faces in the bright orange vests.

What should I wear?

At Calvary, our heart is for you to come as you are. For some, this means jeans and t-shirts; for others, a suit and tie. We don’t have a dress code. We’re genuinely interested in you, not your attire.

Can I attend if…?

Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, transgender, member of another faith group, atheist, skeptic, etc. We want you to know that everyone is welcome at Calvary. So, come as you are, and we’ll see you at service!