At Calvary, our vision is to see lives transformed by Christ, and not just our lives, but the lives of every person on earth. We believe in and follow a God who is all powerful, and we want to be a part of the process of seeing people's lives completely changed by the life-giving power of Jesus' message of salvation for those who follow and love Him.
To see this vision completed, we've developed a simple three step mission:
- GO DEEP IN CHRIST
- LIVE OUT AUTHENTIC FAITH
- MAKE DISCIPLES
We want everything we do as a church to fit into this mission, and it helps guide our decision making process and our goals as a community. We know that Calvary is a work in progress. No church is perfect but we're actively working to keep moving forward in our mission to build the local church, as well as God's church all over the world. To keep us moving forward, we use our mission as a process as well. The breakdown below helps explain what we mean:
STEP 1: GO DEEP IN CHRIST
This is the introduction step. Everyone needs to start with a desire to deeply understand who Jesus is, what He came to earth to accomplish, and how it affects our lives today. All the ministries that help introduce people to Jesus fit into this step: our Sunday worship service, Jr. Church, and youth programming.
STEP 2: LIVE OUT AUTHENTIC FAITH
Now we're talking about personal application. We don't want our church to be filled with people who know a lot about Jesus. We want to have a church filled with people who act on what they know about Jesus, because our lives have already been changed. Our small groups ministry, mid-week children & youth programs and our other adult ministries all fit in here. As you move through our mission process, we want you to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk as well. This is where what some people might call "religion" becomes a living faith!
STEP 3: MAKE DISCIPLES
Once you've made a personal commitment to Jesus, and you've started to live out His teachings in your own life, the next step is to help others find Jesus as well. As a church, we believe in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), which calls all Christ followers to make disciples. Every believer is encouraged to participate in the Great Commission, and everyone who is a member at Calvary is expected to serve in some way to make this happen. Some examples would be outreach events, greeting, sound, worship, teaching, small group leading, mentoring, evangelism, building improvements, even inviting a friend to church.
Our desire is that Calvary would be a biblical church that is prepared for a 21st Century context. We are excited to see how God will use us to see lives transformed by Christ.