Our Teachers and Staff

Becky Miller:

Is a life-long resident of Sarasota.   She graduated from Sarasota High School.   Her love for mathematics, accounting and numbers lead her to a career in banking.   She worked at Tabernacle Christian School in Sarasota over 20 years ago as she sought to educate her children in Christian school.  

She transferred to Calvary Chapel School shortly after its inception and has taught every grade from K4 through 8th.   She has taught 5th grade since 2004.   Her attention to detail and vast experience has kept Calvary Chapel School on an even keel these many years.   Her ministry behind the scenes especially during the summer, keeps the school running smoothly through many transitions.  

Calvary Chapel School is what it is today because of the continuing ministry of Mrs. Miller for over 20 years.

Carol McGough

Education:

Darien High School, Darien, Connecticut

AA Liberal Arts, Katharine Gibbs School, Norwalk Connecticut

University of Maryland, Japanese studies

Trades:   Dressmaking, Interior and Fashion Design, Catering

Experience:

Business Administration from 1984 through 1990.  

Executive assistant, Naval Supply Depot, United States Navy, Yokosuka, Japan

Stay-at home, home-schooling mother of three, and business owner 1990-2003.  

Calvary Chapel School teacher 2003-2012

Business administration  2012-2015

Calvary Chapel School 2015-present

Monica Yoder

Monica Yoder has acted in the role of teacher for the past 20 years. Serving in Christian schools such as; Tabernacle, West Florida Christian in addition to Calvary Chapel. For the past 6 year Monica Yoder has served faithfully at Calvary Chapel School. Attending Pensacola Christian College, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration on Early Childhood. She has also earned a Master of Science in Elementary Ed. at PCC during a two summer program from ’96-’97. It is her heart’s desire is to see these young people walk in truth. 

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Dear CCS Parents,

Starting Monday (October 30th) we are changing the way you will pick up your student for extended care. Instead of coming to the front door, we will have you come to the side gate, travel up the sidewalk and knock on the K5 classroom door (the second door on the right side of the building). The teacher will greet you at the door.

Thank you,

CCS Staff

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Our desire is to prepare each child to be the best they can be through a quality spiritual and educational environment while keeping it affordable for their parents!

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The blackbox is a place for students to ask the tough questions, and teachers to seek God and His Word for wise answers. Yes, we admit it: we do not know everything. But whether you realize it or not, God has given you safety in this multitude of spiritual counselors. It is our hope that by offering this safe place for your honest inquiries, we can help you avoid looking for answers to tough stuff from secular sources.

 

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What’s the Significance of Simon Carrying Jesus’s Cross?

Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell us that Simon of Cyrene helped carry Jesus’s cross. What’s the significance of this story?

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Author: John Piper
Posted: April 19, 2019, 1:02 am
He Was Forsaken by the Father

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
     Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? (Psalm 22:1)

We will never know the full weight those nails held.

The divine Son had broken through into our dark world, shining into the pitch-blackness of our brokenness. Yet his own refused him, because they loved the darkness. And now, at Golgotha, the darkness fell, all the way down, on him. His shoulders bore the sin he never knew.

He had been born to climb this vile tree, walking hand in hand with hostility his whole life. Murderers stalked him before he could walk (Matthew 2:16). He fought the war of wars when he lined up against evil himself in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1). While he healed the sick and cast out demons, the religious leaders accused him of devilry (Matthew 10:25). The Word became flesh and dwelt among sinners, and they brutally assaulted him — relentlessly plotting, beating, mocking until his flesh gave way.

Now, on the cross, his silence only amplified the enmity in their mutiny.

But he did eventually break his silence — not with his own words, but with Psalm 22:1. “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Matthew 27:45–46).

God Surrounded

With pierced hands and collapsing lungs, Jesus gripped Psalm 22. These had been the desperate words of an innocent man facing aggression on every side. Now the sinless Son of God was the surrounded one.

Like the rabid jaws of wild bulls (Psalm 22:12–13), the scribes and Pharisees wanted every last ounce of his blood. The viper’s brood had hunted him at every turn, falsely accusing him of evil and conspiring to destroy him (Matthew 12:14). While he hung where he never belonged, they mocked him, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. . . . He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him” (Matthew 27:42–43) — fulfilling what had been foretold in Psalm 22:8.

Like a pack of mad dogs with razor teeth (Psalm 22:16), the crowds seethed with cravings to kill. Salivating, they yelled, “Let him be crucified!” (Matthew 27:22). “Why? What evil has he done?” Pilate asked. “But they shouted all the more, ‘Let him be crucified!’” (Matthew 27:23). The children of wrath rose up in monstrous rage, hating their one and only hope.

Like a herd of lions crouching murderously behind blades of grass, or wild oxen stampeding their prey (Psalm 22:21), the soldiers licked their lips. They stripped him naked (Matthew 27:28). They forced thorns into his head (Matthew 27:29). They spit into his sinless face (Matthew 27:30). They drove nails into his hands and feet. After hanging him out to die, they gambled for his garments (Matthew 27:35), just as it had been written (Psalm 22:18). They relished his misery, laughing into the face that would soon shine like the sun at full strength.

Even one of the criminals, hanging for his own sins and facing his own judgment, spent one of his very last breaths despising the Son. “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” (Luke 23:39). And if the scribes, crowds, soldiers, and robbers were not enough, his closest friends left him for dead. Peter vigorously denied knowing him (Matthew 26:70), then repeated himself. The rest fled in fear (Mark 14:50).

Jesus was surrounded in every way, but not only surrounded. Now he was lowered among the bulls, dogs, and lions alone.

My God, My God

But every threat around him was but a whisper compared with the wrath he endured from above. “It was the will of the Lord to crush him,” Isaiah writes, “he has put him to grief” (Isaiah 53:10) — a grief great enough to swallow every other grief. The hostility of his Father, against thousands of years of God-despising atrocities, finally fell on him — for us.

The apostles soon would pray to his Father, “Truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel” — the bulls, dogs, and lions gathered together — “to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place” (Acts 4:27–28). Before the foundation of the world, the horror of these hours had been written (Revelation 13:8). Every moment of history had led here — to the slaughter of the spotless Lamb.

Jesus knew what he must suffer (Matthew 20:17–19), but that did not lessen the torment. As mere humans, we simply will never know the depths of his agony. We would have known some of his pain, had he not borne it for us.

Final Word

We remember Psalm 22 for its declaration of forsakenness, but when Jesus rehearsed verse 1 from on high, he had not forgotten how the psalm ends. Even when David was feeling utterly abandoned by God, he could still say,

[The Lord] has not despised or abhorred
     the affliction of the afflicted,
and he has not hidden his face from him,
     but has heard, when he cried to him. (Psalm 22:24)

And then two verses later, “The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord!” (Psalm 22:26). Jesus owned the weight of verse 1, but he would not feel forsaken for long. He knew he would see the Father’s face again — that he would sit and rule at his right hand. The man who died for sin would rise and be enthroned as Son.

He Has Done It

When the author of Hebrews looked through the tree drenched in blood to the unfading crown Jesus received, he quoted Psalm 22:

It was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. . . . He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” (Hebrews 2:10–12)

When Jesus lost his breath while crying out Psalm 22:1, he knew he would finish the song one day, and soon. When he said, “It is finished” (John 19:30), he was just getting started. He was finishing the war that began before the first baby was born, and closing the foreword to his forever kingdom.

And, as Psalm 22 foretold (Psalm 22:30–31), it is and always will be told, what he has done.

Author: Marshall Segal
Posted: April 19, 2019, 12:02 am

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Calvary Chapel Sarasota

Taking it to the World

#HoldNothingBack2019 CLICK HERE to listen to the sermon. The 2019 theme for the church is “Hold Nothing Back”; the verses Romans 12:1-2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: January 3, 2019, 8:28 pm
Have you ever thought of the difficulties in translating the Bible? There are many misconceptions about Bible translations even by experienced Bible teachers. That is why there are those who suggest only one or two translations are valid and all the others are inaccurate. They often tear individual verses out of context and use their […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: November 29, 2018, 7:07 pm
It was many years ago. I was very discouraged about the sermon I had prepared for that day and I expressed my doubts to a small prayer group. As I stood worshipping, a man from the prayer group handed me a piece of paper, the note read Isaiah 55:10-11. I knew the verses by memory […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 30, 2018, 4:35 pm
        One of the best resources in our church for learning how to explain the Gospel to others is the Rescue Evangelism Course taught by Daniel Hilts. The course itself is inspirational and Daniel, as leader, does what he is teaching others to do. Daniel has been gifted by God with the […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 29, 2018, 7:47 pm
Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test […]
Author: Cheryl Powrie
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:17 pm
You’re invited to remember the death, and then celebrate the resurrection, of our Savior Jesus Christ this Easter! Good Friday, 6pm- We will be having a Good Friday Service where we will remember the sacrifice of our Lord – through worship, the Word, and Communion. This will be a great time to reflect and thank […]
Author: Cheryl Powrie
Posted: March 6, 2018, 9:22 pm
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? I don’t have the slightest problem with the historical reality of Jesus’s bodily resurrection, but I know many people do. The University of Miami now has a Chair of Atheism and I would guess they are teaching the students that Jesus did not rise from the dead. Maybe […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: February 28, 2018, 6:52 pm
#StandFirm2018 CLICK HERE to listen to the sermon. The 2018 theme for the church is “Stand Firm”; the verse 1 Corinthians 15:58: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: January 4, 2018, 8:49 pm
I know I have written this line before but here it is again: “Time is going so fast!” The reality is time is going at the same speed as always but how we use time or redeem it is up to us. The time of year we are entering is called Christmas. I love the sound […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: November 29, 2017, 6:40 pm
To the church-gathered of Calvary Chapel Sarasota, Out of an abundance of caution we are CANCELING our weekend services along with any other weekend church-sponsored activity. We don’t make this decision lightly and only recall one other time that we have taken such measures. You might wonder, why? The biggest factor in this decision is […]
Author: Jim Burke
Posted: September 7, 2017, 9:04 pm

Calvary Chapel Sarasota

Taking it to the World

#HoldNothingBack2019 CLICK HERE to listen to the sermon. The 2019 theme for the church is “Hold Nothing Back”; the verses Romans 12:1-2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: January 3, 2019, 8:28 pm
Have you ever thought of the difficulties in translating the Bible? There are many misconceptions about Bible translations even by experienced Bible teachers. That is why there are those who suggest only one or two translations are valid and all the others are inaccurate. They often tear individual verses out of context and use their […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: November 29, 2018, 7:07 pm
It was many years ago. I was very discouraged about the sermon I had prepared for that day and I expressed my doubts to a small prayer group. As I stood worshipping, a man from the prayer group handed me a piece of paper, the note read Isaiah 55:10-11. I knew the verses by memory […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: August 30, 2018, 4:35 pm
        One of the best resources in our church for learning how to explain the Gospel to others is the Rescue Evangelism Course taught by Daniel Hilts. The course itself is inspirational and Daniel, as leader, does what he is teaching others to do. Daniel has been gifted by God with the […]
Author: Carl Dixon
Posted: May 29, 2018, 7:47 pm

 

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