MISSION, VALUES, STRATEGY, ETC.
Calvary Baptist Church is, at its core, a church about Jesus Christ and His Word (1 Corinthians 3:11). You can learn a lot about our values and philosophy of ministry by knowing our "Four P's"...
Calvary's PURPOSE (why we exist, mission)
Calvary Baptist Church exists to bring glory to God through lives changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Mt 28:19-20, Col 1:28)
Calvary's PILLARS (what we value)
We believe these 5 pillars to be the foundational essentials, the non-negotiables, of the kind of church that God will bless. (Act 2:40-47)
Proclaiming Godís Word Faithfully (2 Tim 4:2, Acts 2:42)
Worshiping Jesus Passionately (Jn 4:24, Acts 2:42)
Praying Persistently (Eph 6:18, Acts 2:42)
Loving One Another Sacrificially (Jn 13:35, Acts 2:42)
Sharing the Gospel Boldly (Eph 6:19-20, Acts 2:47)
Calvary's PROCESS (what we encourage)
CBC is committed to worshiping God by intentionally producing maturing disciples of Jesus Christ. A disciple is one who continually progresses through the 3 steps of "knowing, growing, & going". (Mk 1:17)
Know Christ & His People (relationship)
Grow in Christ (character)
Go for Christ (mission)
Calvary's PROCLAMATION (what we preach, message)
The proclamation of the Gospel is central to every activity of CBC. "Gospel" means "good news" and it is the message of how the just and gracious Creator of the universe, looked upon hopelessly sinful people in their rebellion and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, to bear His wrath against sin on the cross and to show His power over sin in the resurrection so that all who repent and believe in Him will be reconciled to God forever. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). We often share the gospel with the following 5 points...
GOD is the just and gracious Creator of all things. (Rev 4:11)
MANKIND is created by God, but corrupted by sin. (Rom 3:10-12, 23)
JESUS Christ is God in the flesh. He died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sins and reconcile us to God. (1Pet 3:18)
FAITH in Jesus and repentance from sin is the required response (Jn 3:36). Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, apart from works.
ETERNITY depends on the response of each person to Jesus. (Heb 9:27-28)