The mission of Calvary Church is to be and make authentic followers of Jesus Christ through a balanced ministry of worshiping God, preaching and teaching the Word, edifying one another, caring for the needs of others, and evangelizing the world.
The purpose of this church is to glorify God in the salvation of souls, the edification of Christians through the teaching of God’s Word, the world-wide proclamation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, the promotion of godly worship, the defense of “The faith once delivered,” and cooperation with Christian activity functioning in harmony with God’s Holy Word, the Bible, until He comes.
We value the Bible as God’s revealed truth and the catalyst for life transformation and change.
The Word of God is one of the greatest gifts He has given us. God appears through the Word of God (John 1:1) It’s so many things – divinely inspired, relevant, applicable, perfect, supernatural, simple, complex, comforting and challenging. Word of God teaches us on how to live our lives, lead our families, and function as a church.
The Bible is not a self-help book; it’s not a collection of ancient sayings that may or may not apply in today’s world, and it’s not a mysterious book of answers to life’s most confusing questions. More than anything else, the Bible shows us who God is. As we come to know God and walk deeper in relationship with Him through reading His Word, He begins to change us. In the process, God gives us His character. What comes natural to Him that’s so hard for us (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, compassion, mercy, justice, etc.) begins to show up in our lives.
Like any relationship this takes work – it takes commitment. We’ve got to be willing to wrestle, to work through difficult issues, to ask ourselves hard questions and to hear things that may be difficult for us. But when we do, we’ll never be the same.
Building Spiritual Family
The Bible makes it clear that God builds through family, both natural and spiritual. God has called all believers to be a part of a healthy spiritual family.
God has never been about building a religion, a philosophy, or a movement, He’s building a family. A spiritual family is made up of God’s children, coming together to love God, worship, sacrificially give, and serve one another. Jesus said that the world would know we love Him by the way that we love each other. Yet, so many people feel alone, they feel unloved, the feel insignificant, and what they really want is to feel like they belong. This is where the Church comes in.
We believe the church should be a safe place where people can be honest, where they can share their challenges, where they can wrestle with truth and where they can look for help in a time of need. People matter to God and He wants all of us to experience His love through genuine spiritual family. This doesn’t happen through coming together for a few hours a week – it’s what happens when people are joined together and do life together.
We value the biblical principle of giving our first fruits to God and believe that generosity transforms our lives as Christ followers. When we give, we affirm our commitment to the ongoing mission of Calvary Church: reaching people and building lives. As we continue to give generously with our time, talent and our resources, we believe we’ll experience the joy of seeing God transform lives.
One of the most powerful things about generosity is the truth that it always makes a difference in the life of both the one who gives and the one who receives. And remember, when you give your tithe (10% of your income), you are acting in obedience and worship to God, inviting His blessing in all areas of life (Malachi 3:10).