Calvary Chapel Churches have been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to glorify our Father in heaven, to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to be filled with His love for one another.
The following Statement Of Faith is what We Believe:
WE BELIEVE in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
WE BELIEVE in the Trinity - One God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.
WE BELIEVE that after Jesus ascended to Heaven, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to be His witnesses in the entire world, a responsibility shared by all believers today.
WE BELIEVE that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit. All his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
WE BELIEVE in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be built up and edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
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 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 should be worshiped.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshiping Him.
WE AWAIT the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, the diligent study of God's Word, regular fellowship of believers, and observing the ordinances of baptism (by immersion) and Communion.
WE SEEK to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual's life, leading that person to greater intimacy with God and maturity in Christ.
WE FOCUS on a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer, and the teaching of the Word of God. Our primary method of Bible teaching is expository. We do not allow speaking in tongues or prophecy to be spoken out loud for others to hear while a Bible study is in progress because we do not believe that the Holy Spirit would interrupt Himself.
Our desire is to demonstrate and teach the truth and love of God to all who enter our church and our lives, and we want to minister to all seeking redemption from sin or those seeking answers that have not found them. No matter your background, we welcome you to fellowship with us as we seek to grow in the truth, the grace, and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!