WHAT WE BELIEVE
RADICAL GRACE. GLORY OF GOD. EXTRAVAGANT WORSHIP
We are a Jesus-Church. A community of His followers connected by our common faith and a deep desire to see our city and the world come to know His power and love.
There is one God. We worship God who, in Triunal perfection, is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God, externally existing in three persons.
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Mankind is a created by God, in the likeness and image of God. But through Adam’s fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ came in the form of man and gave His life on the cross to reconcile and restore us back to God, undoing the work of the devil. Salvation is the free gift of God, which we receive by faith in Jesus Christ as we repent from sin and turn to God.
SALVATION, ETERNAL LIFE & NEW BIRTH
The first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow through repentance. The new birth is necessary for all people, and when experienced, it produces new life and eternal life.
The one who dies in their sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity to hear the gospel or repent. That endless existence, eternally separated from God, describes the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire. Those who die in Jesus Christ experience eternal joy and overwhelmiing happiness as saints in the presence of God.
Baptism in water by full immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord Jesus, and is for believers only. Baptism is an ordinance symbolic of the Christian’s identification with Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. All who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
The promise of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is available to all believers with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, as well as the demonstration of spiritual power in daily life. There is a powerful demonstration of the baptism in the Holy Spirit in spreading the gospel with love and courage.
The Bible teaches that without holiness, no one can see the Lord. We believe in sanctification as a work of grace by the Holy Spirit from the inside out, beginning at the time of salvation, and continuing through the life of a believer, a child of God, cleansing believers from sin and unrighteousness.
God’s plan is for us to walk in holiness in all areas, especially in what we do with our bodies. Marriage is between one man and one woman. God’s Word affirms heterosexual union for married persons and committed, celibate behavior for unmarried persons as the only Biblical options for human sexual conduct. All alternative sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage, such as homosexuality/bisexual practices, adultery, fornication, bestiality, incest, polygamy,
pedophilia, and pornography are sin. God provides forgiveness for sexual sins and a way forward.
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body, and is available to us by the power of God through the prayer of faith and the laying on of hands. Jesus Christ made this available to all believers at Calvary. Divine healing is provided for all believers
in the atonement through Jesus Christ.
We believe in the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.
JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, IS GOD
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary. Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the
Father as the Intercessor.
Holiness is God’s standard of living for His holy people. Born again by the Spirit of God, we passionately live an intimate relationship with God in response to His great love for us. To know our Holy God is the ultimate treasure of our transformed, holy souls.
LORD'S SUPPER (Communion)
In the Lord’s Supper for all believers
SECOND COMING OF JESUS
In the second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
CHURCH PLANTING AND FAITH BUILDING
The worldwide Body of Christ is best experenced in localized communities of believers. Thus, we seek to plant churches that amplify the name ofJesus, strengthen the lives of people, and repair communities so that all people may know the healing power and grace of the Savior, Jesus. Those who have placed their faith in Jesus are knit together in one Body, the Church,
a distinctive community of faith, engaging culture with God’s hope and love, A Church (His Bride) for which Jesus Christ will personally return.