What We Believe
At Calvary Chapel, we try to keep church simple, as we believe salvation is simple. Below, we have given you the “short”, and the “long” of what we believe.
Jesus is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man’s broken relationship with God. His finished work on the cross made that possible. Because of His love demonstrated on the cross by dying for our sins, we now have reason to fellowship with one another and proclaim salvation through His life, death, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:20, Romans 5:6-10).
The Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant word of God and is relevant and applicable to man today. Therefore, we place great emphasis upon teaching it in public, studying it in private, and using it as a guide for our daily lives (Acts 20:32, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13).
We believe God is worthy of all praise, reverence and love. We take special time to worship Him in the church with song. It is our goal to worship Him with our whole lives as well; at home, at work, and at play (John 4:23, Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Love is the greatest virtue and demonstration of the reality of Jesus Christ. We endeavor to show a Christ-like love toward all men. Love should be exhibited in our lives by our words as well as our actions (John 13:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Philippians 2:3).
Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image, likeness, and example by the power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage this by abiding in Jesus Christ through His Word, prayer, fellowship and by yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit (John 15:5, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 4:15).
Christian service is part of the Christian life and is the responsibility of all believers. Our goal is to develop the ministry of every member to the benefit of all (Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7).
To read “the long” version of what we believe Click here.