Mission Statement

Our mission is to passionately pursue Christ and lovingly pursue others for Christ.

Statement of Faith[1]

The Word of God
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in the original manuscripts, though written by human authors, were breathed out by God, and are therefore authoritative, inerrant, and sufficient, containing all things necessary to be known and believed for salvation, life, and godliness. (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17;  2 Peter 1:3-4,19-21)

The Triune God
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these three are equal in every divine perfection; and that this God is the Creator and Ruler of all things and is the center of our worship. (Genesis 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Chronicles 16:23-25; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-3;)

God the Father
We believe in God the Father who sovereignly rules over all that He created and continues to care for and sustain in providence all that exists. (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 115:3; Daniel 4:35; Matthew 6:9; Ephesians 1:11)

God the Son - Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord, God’s only Son, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and is fully God and fully man—the only mediator between God and man. (Matthew 1:23-25; John 1: 14; John 3:16; John 20:28; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Philippians 2:5–7; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:15)  

God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who glorifies the Father and the Son, convicts the world of sin, regenerates hearts, indwells all believers, gives gifts to all believers, and guides all believers in obedience to the truth. (John 16:8, 14-15; 1 Corinthians 12:7; Romans 8:13-14; Titus 3:5)  

Humanity
We believe humans were created by God in His own image as perfect, holy, and upright, able to keep God’s law, yet liable to fall. As the representative of the human race, Adam freely chose to disobey God, thereby plunging humanity into the death of sin, thus all men are now sinners by nature and practice, deserving eternal condemnation and unable to rescue themselves apart from God’s free and sovereign grace through the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe God created humans as male and female and ordained marriage to be a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12-13; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-10)

Atonement
We believe Jesus Christ, according to the will of God the Father, offered Himself as a substitutionary atoning sacrifice, and all who repent from their sin and believe in Him have eternal life; by his death on the cross and resurrection, Jesus defeated evil, sin, and death. (Isaiah 53:10; John 3:16; Acts 2:38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:14)

Salvation
We believe salvation is accomplished alone by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and true faith in the gospel will be made evident by a life of repentance and godliness. (Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12)

Resurrection
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead as the firstfruits of our resurrection, and in His ascension into heaven to the right hand of the Father. (Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3–8, 20)  

The Church
We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerate persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, assembled for the purpose of: joyfully exalting the Lord in corporate worship; edifying one another; and equipping the saints to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples of all nations, thus fulfilling the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42; Galatians 3:26-28; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 4:4-6; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 2:9)  

The Ordinances
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe water baptism by immersion of a believer into the name of the triune God signifies one’s identification with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection. We believe the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for: a continual representation of the gospel, a memorial of Christ’s suffering and death, and the anticipation of the return of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 22:19-20; John 6:48-58; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)  

Last Things
We believe in the imminent, personal, and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the endless suffering of the wicked, and the eternal joy of the righteous. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20, 54-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Titus 2:13; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:1-9)

 

[1]Approved and recommended unanimously to the church by the Leadership Council on August 26, 2018. This statement was approved unanimously by the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church in the December 2018 Business Meeting.

Calvary’s Proposed Constitution

Calvary’s Leadership Council has unanimously approved a new constitution and bylaws. Two identical teaching sessions and a Q&A time are available to help you better understand the changes. Plan to join us: August 12, 7:00 p.m. - Teaching Session; August 17, 9:00 a.m. - Repeat Teaching Session; August 25, 6:00 p.m. - Q&A Session. These sessions will be recorded and available for those who cannot attend. Also, mark your calendars for September 15 to attend the church business meeting where we will vote on the changes Click here to view a copy of the proposed constitution.

Find our Proposed Constitution Frequently Asked Questions here.