Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please email us.
Q1. Where is Calvary West located, and how do I get there?
Check out our directions page.
Q2. What is Communion? Who can participate?
Communion is the symbolic re-enactment of the Lord’s Last Supper in which he predicted and explained the significance of his own crucifixion. It is also a time of reflection. Partakers are given bread to signify Christ’s broken body and juice to signify his shed blood (I Corinthians 11:26). Membership at Calvary Church is not required to participate, but if you do participate, it is required that you have received Jesus as your personal Savior. You can receive him by confessing and repenting of your sins and making him Lord of your life (Romans 10:9-10).
Communion is open to all believers who wish to partake. Calvary usually participates in Communion once each month.
Q3. Can my child be baptized at Calvary?
Calvary Church does not baptize children (birth through age 5). Instead, we "dedicate" them or present them to the Lord according to the Old Testament example given in I Samuel 1:27-28 and expressed in the life of Jesus (Luke 2:22-35). Baby dedication is not an act of salvation; rather, it is a commitment by the parents to raise their child in a godly home as they submit their lives to the Lord.
For more information about baby dedications, call 630-466-4940.
Q4. What is baptism like at Calvary?
Water Baptism is the second ordinance of the Church in which Calvary regularly participates. Calvary encourages obedience to the Lord’s command through Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation (Mt. 28:18-19). This act symbolically declares that a believer’s old sinful life died with Christ and that a new spiritual life with Christ has been raised. Water Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. The practice of Water Baptism is also a public testimony to signify the death of the person’s sinful nature and the new birth that they have experienced in Christ. It is an important event in the life of the believer, confirming the transforming power of the Gospel.
If you are a believer and have not yet been baptized in water, please call 630-466-4940.
Q5. What is Calvary's wedding policy?
We believe that marriage is a holy covenant ordained by God between one man and one woman (Genesis 1:27; 2:18, 23, 24), which also models the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23). Therefore, all of the plans for your wedding should reflect the sacredness of that covenant (Matthew 19:5,6). In addition, the leadership of Calvary Church has determined some important qualifications based on biblical truths, as outlined in our wedding policy.
Q6. I noticed that the staff page has only men on staff. What is Calvary’s view about women on staff at a church?
Though we do not have any women pastors, we currently have women in many leadership roles in the church, including director level positions. We and the Assemblies of God endorse women in leadership.
Q7. How can I become a member?
The opportunities below are available at our Naperville campus
1. Attend Calvary's two-part Get Connected class (first two Wednesdays and Sundays of most months)
2. Attend a Membership Seminar
3. Become baptized in water (at Calvary or another church)
4. Call the church office to schedule an interview with the deacons
5. After the interview, you will be put on a new member list and called to be presented to the congregation on a designated weekend. At that time, you will become an official voting member!
If you have any further questions, please email us or call 630-585-3210.
Q8. What is the best way to make friends and connect with others at Calvary West?
There are many ways to connect with others at Calvary West! Here are a few suggestions.
Stop by the Guest Welcome Booth: This is located in the lobby right outside of the sanctuary. You can ask questions and receive valuable materials about opportunities for you and your family and you will receive a free gift! The booth is open before and after service.
Start attending a Community Group: We invite you to pick one of our many Community Groups that meet in homes around the area each month. These groups are a perfect way to get to know others who are part of Calvary’s family.
Q9. How can I submit a prayer request?
Visit the Prayer Ministry page for prayer opportunities. Prayer request cards are also available on Sundays at the table outside the auditorium.
Q10. How do I text give?
Text giving is an easy way to give to Calvary Church. Full instructions can be found on our giving page. Be sure to use the keyword: west.