Flashy ads, memorable slogans, a culture of consumerism. This is the way of the western world. The church is to be different. In the world but not of the world; culturally relevant yet biblically faithful, not compromising on either accord. Our purpose at Calvary church is simple to state. No slick slogans or alluring alliterations are needed.
Our mission is the great commission. Two thousand years ago Jesus said to his group of rag-tag followers, fearful, under-prepared and inadequate, “All authority on heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt 28:19,20).
We haven’t been able to improve upon that. The methods change but the mission remains the same. Calvary exists to bring glory to God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. A disciple is someone who loves God in Christ, loves neighbor (Mark 12:28-32), makes disciples (Matt 28:19) and serves the world (Mark 10:42-46, John 13).
We recognize discipleship is a journey. Life transformation is a process that we are all engaged in through the help of the Holy Spirit. So at Calvary we are creating an environment where people can grow to love God, love people and serve the world through the power of the Holy Spirit, to the Glory of God.
Martin Luther summed up the journey well, “This life is there for, not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being, but becoming, not rest, but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not gleam in glory, but all is being purified”.
At Calvary we are all about this journey. As you peruse this website you will be exposed to the many ways in which our church is striving by grace to fulfill Jesus’ great commission.
We are commited to wholehearted and Spirit-led worship of our Triune God, revealed to us in Christ Jesus.
We are commited to building a welcoming Jesus-centered community of faith, where all are loved, supported, and given opportunity to serve.
We are commited to raising up devoted followers of Jesus, empowered by the Spirit to represent and serve Him in the world.
We are commited to cultivating the practice of individual and corporate prayer as the foundation for Christian spiritual formation and the advancement of God's Kingdom.
We are commited to being generous with our time and resources, locally and globally, as joyful expressions of God's love.