Calvary Baptist Church has been serving the Lord for more than 27 years. During this time, the Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to minister to many people from different cultures and backgrounds. At Calvary we offer many ministries, including: one-on-one discipleship, men's and women's Bible studies, college and career minsitry, teen ministry, children's ministries, as well as opportunities to fellowship together as a means of encouraging and exhorting one another.
Our church's motto is "Bringing Christ to the Community." This statement is derived from Luke 19:9-10 "today salvation has come to this house...for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." So salvation indeed has come to us in the form of Jesus Christ, and He has come to seek and to save all who will receive Him and accept Him into their hearts and lives. He went on to tell us in Matthew 28:19 "go therefore and make disciples of all nations..." and we as a local church support missionaries on a global scale. Our mission is to present Christ to everyone we meet within our community and abroad so they can meet the Savior and form a life-long and eternal friendship with Him, and in turn, share His great love with others.
In Acts 1:8 the Bible tells us, "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." It is our belief that it is our responsibility as individual Christians and as a local church to bring the Gospel message to our neighbors, throughout our community, bordering communities and the world.
However, bringing Christ to the community, and beyond, is only one command given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. We have also been commanded to love one another, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35)
With these commands in mind we strive to share Christ through the preaching of God's Word, tract distribution, personal evangelism and supporting both local and global missions. Our Sunday school, worship services and fellowship times are geared toward welcoming all who come, no matter what age or marital status. Our goal is to make all who visit feel welcome by demonstrating the love that Jesus commanded us to have for one another.