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The Gospel

At Calvary Baptist Church, we seek to orient our worship gatherings, our relationships, and our personal desires and conduct around the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is the gospel?  The gospel is the announcement that while every human being, without exception, has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, out of love for us, God sent His only son, Jesus, to experience the broken world, in the weakness of full humanity to be tempted like we are, to live a perfectly obedient life and die a sacrificial death on the cross. He did this in order to forgive our sins and make us right with God. Jesus then rose from the dead to conquer the death our sin deserves and secure for us eternal life reconciled to the Father through Him. This is good news because now, thanks to Jesus, we can be forgiven and free and assured of our own resurrection to come when Christ comes a second time to completely establish His kingdom on earth.

The Apostle Paul summarizes the gospel and its importance this way: “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4).

And because the good news is true news, if you claim God’s forgiveness by repenting of your sin, confessing that Jesus is Lord, and believing that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Above is just a brief explanation of the gospel. If you would like to learn more about this good news and its implications for everyday life please contact us. 


Articles of Faith

We affirm that the Holy Bible is God’s revelation to mankind, and that it is inspired by God, it is without error [in the original manuscripts], it is an accurate record of the history and future of mankind, and that it depicts the birth, life, death and resurrection of the Savior of all mankind, our Lord Jesus Christ, and is therefore the sole basis for our faith.

We regard the scriptures of the Holy Bible as authoritative in all matters of faith, practice, and principle. This church has affirms as our doctrinal statement The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. 

The ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.   



Church Covenant

As members of Calvary Baptist Church, we affirm this covenant with one another by God’s grace, for our good, and ultimately for God’s glory. Having been brought by divine grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ac. 2:38; 16:31; 20:21; Rom. 10:9-10) and to surrender our lives to Him (Lk. 14:25-33), and having been baptized as Christians in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; Ac. 2:41; Rom. 6:1-4), we covenant together to glorify God (Is. 43:7; 1 Cor. 10:31) by making disciples (Mt. 28:18-20; 2 Tim. 2:2) of all nations (Ps. 67:1-2; Rev. 7:9-10).

Together, we will draw near to God in worship (Heb. 10:22; Rom. 12:1-2). We will delight in the glory of God (Ps. 16:11; 37:4; 63:1-11), depend on the presence of God (Ex. 33:14-18; Mt. 28:20; Jn. 15:5; Jas. 4:8), grow in the knowledge of God (Php. 3:10; Col. 1:9-12; 2 Pet. 3:17-18), and submit to the Word of God as the all-sufficient authority in our lives and in His church (2 Tim. 3:14-4:5; Ps. 19:7-11; 119:105- 112).

Together, we will hold fast to the hope we profess (Heb. 10:23). We will regularly participate in communion as we solemnly and joyfully remember the past work of Christ on the cross, celebrate the present work of Christ at the Father’s right hand, and anticipate the future work of Christ in His return for His bride (Lk. 22:7-23; Ac. 2:42; 1 Cor. 11:23-32).

Together, we will spur one another on to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:24). We will meet with one another consistently (Heb. 10:25), pray for one another regularly (Php. 1:3-6), and serve one another selflessly (Rom. 12:9-13). We will share each other’s joys and bear each other’s burdens (1 Cor. 12:26; 2 Cor. 2:3; Gal. 6:2). We will edify one another with our speech (Eph. 4:29-32) and encourage one another with our example (1 Cor. 10:31-11:1; Php. 4:9). We will humbly and gently confront one another and receive correction from one another in accordance with a New Testament understanding of church discipline and restoration (Mt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5:1-13; Gal. 6:1). We will give cheerfully and generously to the support of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations (2 Cor. 8-9).

We will submit to the leadership who have been entrusted by God to serve and care for this body by teaching the Word of Christ to us and modeling the character of Christ before us, and we will affirm deacons as leading servants in the church (Heb. 13:17; Ac. 6:1-7; 20:28-31; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; 5:17-20; 1 Pet. 5:1-4).