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 Believe Jesus Christ is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man’s broken relationship with God. His finished work on the cross makes 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
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God and is 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. 1 Timothy 4:11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13
We believe that Christian growth is essential. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into his image, likeness, and example by power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage this by abiding in Jesus Christ through His word, prayer, and fellowship, and by yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit. John 15:5, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 4:15.
We believe 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 2:3-5.
We believe that 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