What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

What We Believe

Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit
We are a non-denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the divisions of the Body of Christ.
  • We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His Agape love, which is greater than any incidental differences we posses and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
  • We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielding 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 teaching the Word of God that he might instruct us how he would be  worshipped.
  • We believe worship of God is fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.

Calvary Distinctives

The following eleven Distinctive's have been adopted by Calvary Chapel as    expressing the heart and aim of our ministry.

  • Calvary Chapel seeks to declare the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27) believing that the best program to achieve this is a systematic study of the entire Bible in an expositional manner.
  • Calvary Chapel looks to the New Testament Book of Acts as the divine model for the church. We don’t look to church history or movements, but rather to the Word of God.
  • Calvary Chapel has a basic form of leadership that is modeled after the theocracy of Israel as well as the insights of leadership in the New Testament. We believe the Pastor is to lead the church as he feels directed by the Holy Spirit with   Elders coming alongside directing the affairs of the church. (1Timothy 5:17)
  • Calvary Chapel recognizes the experience of the empowering work of the Holy Spirit as distinct and usually separate from the indwelling of the Spirit which occurs at the point of salvation.
  • Calvary Chapel practices a relaxed, casual style of ministry, although there is nothing casual about our faith in Christ. We do not allow spiritual hype to motivate people, but rely on the teaching of God’s Word coupled with the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We don’t advocate church growth seminars or plans to make our church a user friendly atmosphere. We teach the Word and trust the Lord to add such as should be saved.
  • Calvary Chapel places a large emphasis on God’s grace, recognizing that we are saved by grace and stand in grace.
  • Calvary Chapel emphasizes the centrality of Jesus Christ in all things. He is the reason we meet and the One Whom we serve. We seek to eliminate anything that places undo focus on anyone or anything but Christ.
  • Calvary Chapel is solidly pre-tribulational and pre-millennial in our eschatology.
  • Calvary Chapel believes in a balance between the biblical concepts of God’s sovereign election and man’s responsibility.
  • Calvary Chapel believes in the supremacy of love—without which all the  gifts of the Spirit are useless.
  • Calvary Chapel believes in taking ventures of faith.