Making Jesus Non-Ignorable in Encampment, Wyoming
Calvary Encampment, formally Foothills Baptist Church, was planted in Encampment, Wy. in 1982, with the vision to reach Encampment and the surrounding communities with the Gospel.
Foothills Baptist Church has made an impact for the Kingdom of God throughout its history. In 2019, the members of Foothills sensed that the church needed to change, or it would have to close its doors. The folks of Foothills Baptist said, “God is not done with our church,” and with one heart in one accord agreed to be replanted by the Calvary Family of Churches.
There is great potential for Calvary Encampment to reach the North Platte Valley for God’s Kingdom by making Jesus non-ignorable! Our mission is to glorify God by making joyful, passionate disciples of Jesus in Encampment and the surrounding communities!
What is replanting?
Think of it like this … you were given a plant that was beautiful! Everyone that came to your house complimented you on its size, health, and vibrance. The plant’s fragrance was breath-taking. One day, however, you noticed the plant was changing. Its leaves were turning pale yellow and the plant looked slightly withered. You hadn’t forgotten to water it. Maybe someone else watered it too much? Maybe it is not getting enough light? You love this plant and you will do whatever it takes to save it! If you do not act now it is going to die!
Quickly you get the plant into a pot where you can get back to the basics. You get good soil in the pot with some quality nutrients. All you need now is ample sunshine and water. Deep green color starts to return to the leaves and its strength starts to return. It took time, but it is coming back to health and vitality!
Now replace the flower in a pot with a church in a community. This is “replanting.” There is nothing about a dying church that brings glory to God! As Christians, we need to lock arms and fight to stop the trend of in our communities of churches dying.
The Calvary Family of Churches is passionate about replanting! We are committed to building off the legacy of a church like Foothills Baptist Church and seeing God do an amazing work through His church in the Encampment community!
In the analogy above regarding the plant, you did not hear that it took loud music, smoke machines or a cool new building to make the plant come back to life. It was getting back to the basics of what the plant needed for health: good soil, fresh water and sunshine. It took a person that loves radically and sacrificially to save the plant.
How Can I Help?
We are in desperate need now of people who want to see faithful, biblical churches healthy and thriving! People that will love the community of Encampment through this new church being replanted out of Foothills Baptist Church.
This new Calvary Church needs your prayers and potentially your involvement. Please join us to worship, connect, grow, and share the Gospel boldly. Also, we would love to hear from you if you are being led to be a part of this church’s new core team. We would love to visit in more detail about how good soil, water and sunlight translates to bringing a church back to life. If you would like to visit, just connect with us through our email, Encampment@thecalvary.org, to set up a time to talk.
During this transition time in the life of our church we are continuing to worship at 10 a.m. on Sundays. We are also gathering a core team and making the necessary preparations to launch this new church. As we do this Calvary Encampment is functioning as a campus of Calvary Englewood. You can learn more about Calvary Englewood and keep up to date HERE.
Address & contact
504 Freeman Ave.
Encampment, WY 82325