OUR PURPOSE: CREATING LIFE CHANGE
At Calvary Church, we create environments that minimize awkwardness and remove obstacles, believing this will maximize belonging and create opportunities for life change. We want people to feel loved, cared for, and comfortable, because we believe this makes them more receptive to the Word. We want to implement this in everything we do including our worship experience, giving experience, Connect Group experience, and children's ministry, as well as on our websites. Everything we do is about creating life change and we want to build and provide opportunities for change in every realm of life: spiritually, relationally, professionally, and emotionally. We want to see people give their lives to Jesus Christ and become better husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, and employees and business owners. A relationship with Jesus makes life better—and it makes you better at life.
We are a fellowship of believers who pursue the God who passionately pursues a lost world; we do this by connecting with one another, through worship, by the Word, to the world.
We celebrate what God has done to prepare us for what God is doing.
We are united as we fight for the vision that God has given to Pastor Skip.
We keep the battle on the outside and passionately defend against allowing it on the inside. We are united in battle!
We will stop at nothing to accomplish our mission of pursuing a lost world.
We are dedicated and committed to receiving and spreading good teaching. We want people to understand the depth of Scripture.
We worship God furiously and passionately; it's not about the songs being sung but about who they're being sung to. It can get loud and it can be messy, but we like it that way. Use your outside voice inside.
Our church is for anyone who will come, but we realize that not everyone likes the way we do things—and that's okay with us. We refuse to cater to personal preference in our pursuit of God, and while everyone is important to us, we are more concerned with reaching the lost than pacifying the critics.
Behind each number is a name and behind each hand is a heart. It's not about how many people come to our church; it's about how many lives are changed.
We're not so blind to believe that we have it all together or that the way we do things is the only way—the same way isn't always the right way. We are always looking for new ways to grow and we support creative thinking.
We believe that God has called us to serve Him regardless of rank or title, and we believe that each person in the church has a role to play in this work. We are called to this ministry whether there is a paycheck or not. It's not a job; it's a calling.
We believe that Jesus lived a life of honor: honoring the Father, honoring others, and receiving honor Himself. We operate on this same model: Honor Up (the Lord and those in leadership over us), Honor Down (those who serve underneath us), Honor All-Around (those we serve with, all guests, and those we come into contact with). We honor freely without inhibition, realizing that it's not as much about people deserving honor as it is about us living a life of honor and creating a culture of honor.
We set unattainable goals and then trust in an unstoppable God. We put it all on the line trusting that God is working behind the scenes. We don't want to be safe; we want to take risks.
We encourage a culture of generous giving. We give obediently to God, according to His call, and generously, according to our hearts. Our vision for ministry always exceeds our capacity for ministry. But we believe that if each of us takes the responsibility of stewardship personally, God will multiply our means and provide the capacity to do things that may seem impossible.