Calvary is a community of faith that encourages people to experience the hope and love of God.
Calvary chooses to support the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. While we are known for exhibiting diversity among our people, we also strive to serve as a unified example of the Body of Christ without the barriers of affiliation.
Every Baptist church is unique - governed and led by its own members. Calvary is no different than any Baptist church in this way. In the same way, no two Baptist churches are alike.
We hold to a set of core beliefs as a congregation, including:
The Authority of the Bible. We believe that all scripture, both in the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God. We believe that it contains both the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine authority for all Christian faith and life.
The Existence of the Trinity. We believe in one God, who is the Creator of all things. We believe that he is infinitely perfect and eternally-existing in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
The Person of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is completely God and completely man. We believe that he lived a sinless life, and that he died on a cross as the ultimate sacrifice for the sin of mankind, according to Scripture. We believe that he arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father acting now as our High Priest and Advocate.
The Presence of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the purpose of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to exist in the current age to convict mankind of its sin. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells with each Christian to guide, instruct, and empower each believer for godly living and Christian service.
The Gift of Salvation. We believe that salvation occurs by God's grace according to our faith in Jesus Christ. We do not believe that salvation is a result of human merit, good works, or religious ceremony. We believe that anyone who has placed their trust in Jesus Christ is eternally secure, possesses everlasting life, is free from God's condemnation, and will never perish. We believe that this eternal assurance comes to us from three sources: Faith and Belief in the Word of God; the Witness of the Holy Spirit; and a continual, persevering walk with God.
The Body of the Church. We believe that the church, both universally and physically, is the spiritual Body of which Christ is the Head. We believe in the ordinances of water baptism and the Eucharist (Lord's Supper).