In the Fall of 2013, Ron and Terry Ciraulo began to hear the Lord call them to a ministry focused on reaching out to the people of their Maple Valley community. As most ministries go, they started small, reaching out to the people of their neighborhood with the offer of a home Bible study. When the doors opened, one couple showed up, and thus began the ministry.
Over the next year and a half, their Bible study grew to a group of 8-10 souls. Through that time, though, the Lord continued to convince them that He wanted to do a greater work in the hearts of their friends and neighbors in the Maple Valley area.
One day in February 2015, the Lord put it on Ron’s heart to ask the leadership of Calvary Chapel Eastside to hold one of their regular park outreaches in Maple Valley, instead of one of the parks around the Bellevue Campus. Separately, and unbeknownst to Ron, Associate Pastor, Merlyn Linden, who coordinates the park outreaches was getting the same message from the Lord . . . on the very same day! The Lord was up to something!
The July Maple Valley park outreach turned out to be the largest outreach Calvary Chapel Eastside had ever held. For attenders and the ministry team alike, it was a blessing bigger than anyone dared anticipate. And, it was then that everyone involved began to sense the power of what God was doing through the people of CCE here in Maple Valley .
Over the next two months, the Lord gave Ron the vision to start a Sunday evening Worship Service as an extenstion campus of Calvary Chapel Eastside. After a search for a location and a few conversations with Pastor Kevin Hopkins of the Maple Valley Church of The Nazarene, it became clear that the Lord had provided a location. And so, on September 20th, 2015, the Maple Valley Campus of Calvary Chapel Eastside held its first service! We give all glory and honor and praise to God! And, we look forward to what He has planned for us and for our wonderful community!
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