At Calvary Bible Church we believe that the purpose of the church is to glorify God. The mission of the church for the accomplishment of this purpose is outlined in Matthew 28:16-20: Make Disciples! The making of a disciple is a two-fold process. First, a person must come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Second, the believer must be instructed and nurtured in the faith. The means of accomplishing this mission is our philosophy of ministry.
Jesus summarized all the Law and Prophets by saying that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). As the Westminster Confession states, “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Therefore, above all we are to be a worshipping community that proclaims the excellencies of His name (I Peter 2:9). We are committed to worshipping God in Spirit and Truth. We want to be known as a family of believers who love and worship our Lord for He alone is worthy of our deepest affection and praise.
The local church is the “pillar and support of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15); therefore, we are committed to standing for and teaching Biblical truths, “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4:12-13)
Jesus gave a new commandment, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) At Calvary Bible Church we are committed to caring for and ministering to one another (Phil. 2:3-4). God has made us for relationship with Himself and each other. Strong relationships with one another are essential for the effective ministry of the body of Christ.
The third part of our philosophy concerns our commitment to proclaim the glorious gospel of God’s saving grace. We have been commissioned by our Lord to share His gospel, not only with our community, but also with every nation. Our church supports many missionaries around the world.