What we do
Following Jesus is a growing experience.
Spiritual growth best happens in a small group.
We are spiritual contributors, not spiritual consumers.
We seek to reflect God’s generosity in all we do.
Who we are
We will do anything short of sin to reach people for Christ.
We will be known by what we are for, not what we are against.
We will assume the best about people and explain their actions in the best way.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but take God very seriously.
What we believe
Calvary is an independent, Christ-centered church with Lutheran roots. We embrace the Reformation themes of grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone and Scripture alone.
There is one God, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully human. He was sent by the Father to live on earth, and freely laid down His life on a cross and rose again after three days. In doing so, He paid the penalty for our sin, and defeated death. (Isaiah 9:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
The Holy Spirit makes faith possible and calls us through the gospel. The Holy Spirit lives in every believer, gives spiritual gifts, and is a constant teacher, helper and guide. (1 Corinthians 12:3; John 14:26-27, Romans 8:14-17)
God created people in His image to have a relationship with Him. We all have chosen disobedience and sin, which fractures our relationship with God. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23, 6:23)
Jesus Christ alone provides forgiveness and salvation. This is a free gift of grace, which we receive by faith. (Acts 4:12; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9)
Becoming a follower of Jesus leads to a changed life, which is a lifelong journey of growth in selfless love, humility, service and holiness, empowered by the Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and our authority in all matters of faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The Church is the body of Christ, made up of all who put their faith in Christ. The local church is the hope of the world. (Ephesians 4:4-6, 15-16)
Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead. (Matthew 25:31)