The community of Ayr is largely unreached, and is poised to continue to growing in the future. There is an incredible opportunity to establish a thriving, life-giving church in the heart of this community. This exciting plan to reach people and expand God’s Kingdom in Ayr is well worth the sacrifice and effort required to make this happen.
Healthy things grow, and growing things change. Calvary Pentecostal Assembly has lived a full century of historical growth and change. On Our 100th anniversary, we now have a new opportunity to step out in faith, and build for a bigger and brighter future!
Our ministry philosophy drives us to be very active in our community. This means we leverage a lot of financial, spiritual, and human resources into reaching people with various events throughout the entire year. The Ayr Campus would adopt and reflect the same ministry vision, mission, and philosophy. In essence, it will carry the same heart, feel, and ministry ‘DNA’ as our location in Cambridge.
Execute Legal Acquisition
Hire Campus Pastor
Identify and Release Launch Team
Immediate Short-Term Fundraising
Repairs, Renovations, Upgrades at the Ayr Facility
Repairs, Renovations, Upgrades at the Ayr Facility
Ayr Promotional Campaign
Public Launch and Community Outreach
The building is mortgage free, but requires a significant investment to complete an important list of repairs, renovations and upgrades.
Calvary will assume financial responsibility for renovations to the Calvary Ayr Facility. The overall goal is for the Ayr campus to look, sound, and feel similar to our campus in Cambridge. This project is to include, but may not be limited to the following projects:
- Sanctuary Upgrades
Building, Electricial, Seating, Tech, Etc$210,000
- Public Areas
Lobby, Cafe, Calvary Connect, Guest Central, Bathrooms$56,000
- Children's Ministry Space
Classrooms, Decor, Equipment, Tech, Furniture, Playground, Etc.$50,000
- Miscellaneous Fees and Projects
Staff, Legal, Auditors, Office, Signage, Disposal, Promotions, Etc.$67,000
Phase 1: Short term Fundraising in First 90 Days = $100,000
Phase 2: Mid-term Fundraising by Easter 2020 = $150,000
Phase 3: Long term Fundraising by September 2020 = $133,000
How to Get
As you can see above, the best way to get involved is by pledging to give. We’re also looking for volunteers to help with renovations, along with a launch team that will call Calvary Ayr their home for a minimum one year commitment. You can find more information about these below in the FAQ.
Most frequent questions and answers
See the “Vision” section above to understand the “why” behind the addition of the Ayr Campus. As a matter of fact, 2019 is the 100th Anniversary of Calvary Assembly. In this season of celebration, we very much realize that we have the unique opportunity and remarkable privilege to also reach forward into the next century of ministry for this House, with fresh vision to reach lost people in our region, and to grow God’s Kingdom.
Yes! We will create a new pastoral position of “Campus Pastor” for the Ayr location. This will be a full-time position, and require the pastor to devote the majority of their time to leading the people and ministries at the Ayr location. They will be a member of the CPA pastoral team, and receive direct oversight from our Lead and Executive Pastors. They will be responsible to preach the majority of Sunday services at the Ayr location.
Primarily, each campus will host events and outreaches at its own local facility, but there will be key moments throughout the year when we will invite both campuses to come together to make connections and build stronger community with one another.
Calvary will mobile a team of capable, mature, high energy leaders and volunteers to be a part of the new Ayr Campus. They will work in harmony with the current leaders in Ayr in the pre-launch, launch, and post-launch stages.
This team of people will be asked to make a minimum one-year commitment to attend and serve at the Ayr location, beginning in Fall 2019.
Yes! We will be holding two Launch Team Interest Meetings in August for those who would like more information about this opportunity:
Tuesday, August 6 at 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 13 at 6:00pm
Yes! You are welcome to visit the Ayr Campus.
Can we still participate in Calvary small groups and activities if we commit to the Ayr launch team?
Yes! And more specifically in the short term, the entire Ayr congregation also is invited to participate in our “Wednesday Night Life” during the Fall 2019 semester.
For any of the methods below, please designate your giving as “Ayr Campus Capital Campaign” to make sure it is assigned to the expansion project fund.
- At the church: Cash or cheque in the offering, or the debit/credit machine in the atrium.
- On the website: Follow the link to give a one-time gift or recurring donation using your debit, Visa, or Mastercard.
- Text to give: Simply text 77977 ‘mycalvarylife + gift amount’ to get started. For example ‘mycalvarylife 10’ in order to give $10.
Yes! You can make a one-time donation, or set up a recurring donation.
We have set up the three fundraising timelines to give an accurate representation of the funds we will need in order to complete specific projects in time for the 2020 Easter Launch, as well as costs that will follow after the launch.
Yes! You will receive a tax receipt in early 2020 if you give in 2019, and in early 2021 if you give in 2020.
Please give all donations via the Calvary Cambridge campus, and mark the designation as “Ayr Campus.” It is important that all donations come through the Cambridge campus until we finalize the legal acquisition of the Ayr property.
We are looking for people who are skilled in all sorts of areas, including, but not limited to:
- General Construction
- Flooring Installation
- Social Media and Promotion
- Interior Design
Are we borrowing any money for the building projects or the other fees related to acquiring the Ayr Campus?
Our goal is to raise all of the necessary funds through the main Cambridge campus, Ayr campus, and additional minor assistance from the Western Ontario District of PAOC. When this initiative was presented to and affirmed by our church membership, the stated goal was to raise the entire amount of funding required to complete all of the projects relevant to this new campus in Ayr. This opportunity calls for a sacrificial commitment from our entire congregation. We are convinced this is God’s assignment for us to fulfill, and our giving can set up the long-term reward of reaching Ayr in a significant way for Christ.