Calvary Bible Church is a Christ-centered community whose purpose is to glorify God through the transforming power of Christ's truth and love, so that we can make disciples from all nations who know Him and make Him known.
In order to carry out this mission and to make Christ known in all places and for His glory, we will focus on three spheres of ministry:
- Exaltation - honoring God in praise and worship
- Equipping - preparing the Body of believers for life and ministry
- Evangelism - reaching out to unbelievers with the love and grace of God
Vision and Values...
We envision Calvary Bible Church as a faith community that is actively committed to living out the life of Christ in all that we do (Galations 2:20). We want to be a congregation that not only knows God's Word, but also actively lives out the principles of Scripture in every area of life. We envision a congregation that "knows Christ and makes him known" through a variety of ministries that... Exalt the Lord Jesus through ministry, equip people for life and ministry, and evangelize people in our community and in our world.
The Prominence of the Bible: We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and without error in its original writings. We believe that the Bible is the Christian's guide and final authority for all that God wants us to do. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21
The Person of God: We believe that there is one God who is the Maker and Supreme Ruler of the entire universe. The Bible reveals that God is a unity of three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three persons have distinct roles and offices in the plan of God, but they exist in such unity that human beings can declare what the Bible declares, "Our God is one!" Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Corinthians 8:6, John 1:1, Acts 5:3-4
The Person of Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity. He has always existed and will continue to exist as God. We believe that as part of God's redemptive plan Jesus took upon himself human flesh. He entered history and time to be the Savior of all who should believe in Him. John 1:1-14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 John 4:9-10
The Person of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is the agent in making people spiritually alive. He is the one who frees individuals from bondage to sin and death. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and enables him or her to grow to become more like Jesus Christ. Galations 2:20
The Power of Salvation: We believe that eternal life and the forgiveness of sins is a gracious gift of God, and is received through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that those who are truly saved are secure in Jesus forever. Ephesians 2:8-10
The Purpose of the Church: We believe that the local church exists to glorify God in all that it does, to proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to equip believers to serve the Savior in all of their activities. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
The Practices of the Church: We believe that there are two primary ordinances that are to be celebrated by God's people - the Lord's Supper and Baptism. The Lord's Supper enables worshippers to remember the sacrifice of Christ on their behalf. Baptism is the believer's public declaration that one will obey Jesus Christ in all that he asks them to do. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, Matthew 28:19-20
For further details on the doctrinal positions of Calvary Bible Church you may request a copy of our Membership Manual.
The path to membership (Covenant Keeper) at Calvary Bible Church is now included as part of the Welcome Home class. Those who are interested in finding out more about our history, doctrinal beliefs, and commitment to participating as a member of Calvary should register for one of the Welcome Home classes that are offered throughout the year. Visit the Welcome Home page for more information.
Calvary Bible Church celebrates the Lord's Supper once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month.
Calvary Bible Church conducts Believer's Baptism. People who enter the waters of baptism are making a public declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ. It is the very thing that the Savior asks every Christian to do (Matthew 28:18-20). Special training classes for adults and children take place before a baptism service. If you desire to be baptized, please contact the church office (725-3896).