If you haven’t been with us recently or have never, we invite you to join us for Sunday morning Sunday school and worship.
Upon entering our parking lot from Ashland Road, you may park in any space along the side of the building or in any space near the front of the building. Handicap parking is along the field on the other side of the building. A ramp to the front entrance begins at that parking area. Though the main entrance doors may be closed, they are unlocked, so please come in.
Sunday school begins with everyone together in the sanctuary for a hymn, prayer and announcements, after which we all go to age appropriate classes.
If you come only for worship, you will be greeted in the foyer with a smile, a welcome and a bulletin. Feel free to visit before service and sit wherever you’d like. Nursery and junior church are provided during the worship service.
Our song service is a mix of traditional hymns and newer songs. All are projected. In the middle of our opening song, we take a few minutes to greet one another.
Each Sunday, we share in the Lord’s Supper. Trays of unleavened bread and small cups of grape juice are passed to all who wish to participate. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are invited to participate with us. As the trays are passed, you can take a piece of the bread and a cup and eat the bread and drink the juice whenever you are ready. Empty cups go into cup holders in the pew in front of you. Offering follows. Participation is voluntary.
At other times, we have teen youth group and adult Bible studies. We usually use the side entrance that faces the road. You will receive a warm welcome.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions. We wish for everyone to feel welcome and at home as we endeavor to learn, grow and serve together. We are a part of the family of God. That family relationship is very important to us and we love seeing our family grow.
Following are some of our key doctrinal beliefs:
CALVARY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
God is the Creator, Sovereign over all creation. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and His virgin birth into this world. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to receive us into heaven. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1 - 5; 14:10 - 30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9 - 11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15 Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (John 16:7 - 13; 14:16, 17; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12: 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; Galatians 5:25)
The Bible is God’s Word. Through the Bible God reveals Himself - His character and His will - to human beings. Penned by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is truth and without error in what it says. As such, the Bible is the supreme source of truth for what Christians believe and how we live. When properly understood and practiced, the Bible defines love and leads us to love God and people. (Psalm 12:6; 105; 119; Matthew 22:37 - 40; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)
MAN & SIN
Human beings are made in the image of God (e.g. spiritually, volitionally and emotionally). As image-bearers of God, every person matters to God. We are God’s supreme purpose for creation. Yet, because of Adam’s sin, we are a fallen people. Human beings will always be bent toward fighting God. Sin separates mankind from God. Therefore, everyone needs a supernatural Savior. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3 - 6; Isaiah 59:1, 2; John 3:16; Romans 3:23)
Heaven and hell are real. We will either be eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 8:17, 18; Revelation 20:15)
Salvation is a gift from God. Human beings can never put God in our debt so that He owes us salvation. Therefore, we are saved by grace through faith because Jesus paid sin’s penalty on the cross. (John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Baptism is the declaration that one has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Baptism was commanded by Jesus and practiced by the New Testament church. Biblically, whenever someone believed and repented, they were baptized. Baptism unites us with Jesus. (Matthew 3:16; 28:19, 20; Mark 16:16; John 3:23; Acts 2:38; 8:36; 9:18; 16:13 - 15; Romans 6:3 - 8; Colossians 2:11, 12; Ephesians 4:4 - 6; 1 Peter 3:21)
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to regularly remember His sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and grape juice are symbols of Christ’s body and shed blood. (Matthew 26:26 - 30; Mark 14:22 - 26; Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 29)
SOVEREIGNTY & FREE WILL
The sovereignty of God is seen in His omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience but He has given man free will. Our free choice cannot violate God’s sovereignty and God’s sovereignty cannot violate our free choice. (Hebrews 10:26; 1 Corinthians 9:17)
God, the Creator, designed marriage for our good. As Creator, He, alone, is qualified to define marriage. Biblical marriage is defined as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant relationship for life. Marriage between a man and a woman provides the Biblical framework for unique companionship, for sexual intimacy and the means for procreation. All other sexual activity (e.g. premarital sex, adultery, homosexual practices and polygamy) are outside of God’s will and therefore destructive. The Bible considers all destructive behavior sin. (Genesis 2:24; Malachi 2:16; Matthew 19:4 - 6)