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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.

OUR VISION

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.

CULTURE AXIOMS

Love the Past; Live the Future

We celebrate what God has done to prepare us for what God is doing.

Controlled Chaos
We believe that God rarely moves in exactly the same way; likewise, the leadership and vision that God provides doesn't always come in the same forms. Creativity demands a certain level of chaos and yet chaos needs to be controlled. We embrace change and don't use the past as a crutch for the future. The message will not change, but the methods always will.
Follow the Leader

We are united as we fight for the vision that God has given to Pastor Skip.

Lock Shields

We keep the battle on the outside and passionately defend against allowing it on the inside. We are united in battle!

On a Mission

We will stop at nothing to accomplish our mission of pursuing a lost world.

Dedicated to Doctrine

We are dedicated and committed to receiving and spreading good teaching. We want people to understand the depth of Scripture.

More than a Song

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.

For Anyone, Not Everyone

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.

All About the Numbers

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.

Room for Growth

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.

It's Not a Job

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.

Culture of Honor

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.

Risk It All

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.

Generosity Multiplies Capacity

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.