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What We Believe

The Calvary Chapel movement has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.

We believe…

…the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.
…that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
…that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
…in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are unsaved unto the resurrection of damnation.
…in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
…in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
…in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His personal return in power and glory.

WE BELIEVE: Worship of God should be Spiritual

Therefore: We remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship

WE BELIEVE: Worship of God should be inspirational

Therefore: We give a great place to music in our worship

WE BELIEVE: Worship of God should be intelligent

Therefore: Our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He would be worshiped

WE BELIEVE: Worship of God is fruitful

Therefore: We look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.

What To Expect

Our corporate worship services are designed to be informative, therefore we give great place to Bible teaching in our services.

Our services are also designed to be inspirational, therefore we give great place to corporate praise and worship.

The music itself would be categorized “contemporary”.

The teaching is predominantly expository (verse by verse, chapter by chapter, the whole Book… but not in one Sunday).

Most people find it acceptable to wear what they are comfortable in to worship.  Some will dress up more, most will not.

We’ve never made what we wear any sort of agenda.  Come as you are!

 

What We’re About

We are in pursuit of 3 relationships

Growing intimacy with God.

Growing intimacy with other brothers and sisters.

Growing influence with others who do not know Jesus Christ.

Our pursuit takes shape in 4 practices

Word:  Our philosophy is simple.  We believe that God can be known.  Desires to be known.  Has made Himself known.  He makes Himself known to us today primarily through His Word – the Bible.  We spend time together corporately studying the Word of God that we may know Him and that we may know how to love Him more!

Worship:  The Bible teaches that we were made to worship.  We spend time together in corporate worship because it’s what we’re created to do.

With-ness:  The church wherever it has been “successful” has discovered what the first church knew instinctively.  Namely that we do this thing together better than we ever could alone!  Together has power.  We spend time together in small groups so that we can make spiritual progress in this life for God’s glory!

Witness:  Our mission is to go and make disciples of all nations.  An outward expression of our faith should be the by product of Word rich, Worshipful, and people who live in Community (With-ness) with others.  We spend time individually and corporately seeking to meet the needs of others in our community and world so that the love and goodness of God would be displayed to those still in darkness.