What Calvary Stands For
Caring, Abiding, Love Another, Vital Importance of the Bible, Adore the Christ, Resurrection of the Dead, Your life can be changed
The Final Article
The third and final article of the Apostles' Creed explains how faith in Jesus is possible. The creed concludes: "I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting."
According to the Bible, we are not able to trust in Jesus by our own strength, power or wisdom. The Holy Spirit, working through the Gospel—the Good News about Jesus Christ as revealed in the Scriptures—enables us and empowers us to believe.
The Holy Spirit also sustains and strengthens our faith and makes us members of Christ's body, the church. Joining with other believers to hear God's Word and receive His sacraments (baptism and the Lord's Supper), we receive forgiveness for our sins and strength to live lives that are pleasing to God and bring blessing to us and to others. We look forward in hope and eager anticipation to Christ's second coming, when He will bring us and all believers to our true, heavenly home, where the glory and beauty of God's creative work will be fully and perfectly restored.
Calvary – Bringing Faith, Hope & Strength to all Christ’s People.
Ten simple words that are the basis for who we are and why we exist. Every institution, no matter how large or small, must have a reason for being, a reason for living. Here at Calvary, we have been given our mission, our reason for living, by our Lord Jesus Christ. In his Great Commission in Matthew 28, Jesus said, “Go and teach everything I have commanded and Baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” With this command he also promised to be with us as we carry out HIS mission for the Church.
Our goal is to live this great commission in everything we do. St. Paul says that Faith comes by hearing the message of Jesus Christ. We strive to share that message not only amongst ourselves, but also with those in our community who have not heard of God’s gift of love for them. The author of Hebrews reminds us that Hope is being certain of what we do not see. And this is done by faith. We endeavor to bring the hope of eternal salvation to all of Christ’s people by reaching out in love to those who don’t yet know him. In the Old Testament we are told to be Strong and courageous for the Lord God is with us. He will not fail or forsake us. The strength we have comes from the knowledge that we are children of God through Baptism. We are also made stronger to carry out our task by receiving the Lord’s Supper.
Our Mission is to bring Faith, Hope and Strength to all Christ’s people with the understanding that Christ is with us assisting and directing our efforts.