The Bible is our sole authority.
Statement of faith, Calvary Baptist Church Constitution – FINAL
Calvary Baptist Church exists for the purpose of
glorifying God through worship and the Word,
going forth with the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations, and
growing believers toward Christ-like maturity and ministry.
God is holy (Leviticus 11:44a). Out of reverence for God (2 Corinthians 7:1), we pursue holiness by imitating Christ, set apart in the renewing of our minds (Rom. 12:2). In every aspect of our lives, we demonstrate His character (Heb. 12:14) and seek His face
(1 Chronicles 16:11).
God is love and He first loved us (1 John 4:7-10). We love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37-40). Relying on the Holy Spirit, we fulfill the command to unconditionally love each other. Love is a sacrificial deliberate choice, and a conscious act. We are committed to demonstrating God’s love by encouraging growth in others and seeking their best interests (Philippians 2:4).
God is unity demonstrated through the Godhead (John 14:9-17). We are unified within the body of Christ. We function as one by identifying and exercising our diverse, God-given gifts while pursuing the goal of glorifying God (Romans 12:4-18 & Ephesians 4:11-16) and by endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3).
God is committed to us. Our commitment to Christ is born out of God’s commitment to us, our love for Him, and a desire to see Christ glorified. We glorify Christ by wholeheartedly giving our will, time, resources, and talents to His service in all aspects of our lives (Jeremiah 29:11 & 2 Chronicles 19:9 & 1 Corinthians 10:31).