Our Sunday Gatherings
Our Sunday School Bible Classes meet at 9:30 AM. This is a great opportunity to dig deeper into God’s Word and discuss its application to our lives today. Classes are available for every age group.
Our Worship Service begins at 10:45 AM. We gather to worship Jesus as a family, to express to Him our love, our thanks, and our devotion, and to hear His Word preached. Come be our guest as we worship the Lord together! After service we serve light refreshments and coffee in our Fellowship Hall where we spend time as a church family catching up with each other, meeting our visitors and making new friends.
Core Purpose Statement
We exist to love, trust, and obey Jesus in ever-increasing ways in the power of the Spirit to the glory of the Father and to lead others to do the same.
Our Core Values
- First and foremost, we value Jesus. He is the head of the church and we exist to love, trust and obey Him in ever-increasing ways.
- We value the Word of God. It is our sole authority and the basis for our preaching, teaching, and daily living.
-We value the gospel. The gospel is the good news that, through faith, sinners can be made right with God because of Jesus’ perfect life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection.
- We value heart-felt worship. We seek to honor our triune God through our praise and worship of Him.
- We value prayer. We believe that we move forward on our knees. We desire to be a church that casts all of its cares on the Lord and looks to Him for all things.
-We value expository preaching. Our sermons strive to be doctrinally sound, theologically rich, and intentionally practical.
- We value relationships and community. It is our desire to show God's grace and love to everyone. This is a place that nurtures relationships and compassionately cares for one another.
- We value outreach and evangelism. We have a heart for world missions and a strong desire to make Jesus famous in Northern Nevada.
- We value discipleship. We want to develop our relationship with Jesus and to help others do the same.
- We value service. We believe that every Christian has been uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit and has an important role to fulfill both in our church and in our community.
- We value families. We have a strong desire to invest in children, youth, and families here at Calvary.
What We Believe
About the Trinity:
We believe that God is one, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three are distinct persons in one Godhead (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:13-17).
About the Father:
We believe that God the Father, creator of heaven and earth, is holy, sovereign, infinite, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, perfect, just, merciful, loving, and personally involved in the world today (John 4:24; Luke 3:22; Acts 14:15).
About Jesus Christ:
We believe that Jesus Christ, God the Son, is the Creator for whom and by whom all things were created (Heb 1:1-3). We believe He is our Lord and Savior sent from the Father, that He became man without ceasing to be God and was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:20-23). We believe that He lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), voluntarily laid down his life on the cross as our substitute, dying for our sins and thereby obtained our redemption (1 Cor. 15:3-4). He resurrected on the third day and ascended into Heaven (John 20, 1 Cor. 15). He is the only mediator between God and man and is right now interceding for us at the right hand of the Father (1 Tim. 2:5). He will return to earth again, both personally, bodily, and visibly (John 14:1-3).
About the Holy Spirit:
We believe the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ (Rom. 8:9; Titus 3:5-6). We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11).
The body of each believer is a "temple" in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and spiritual gifts to edify the church.
About the Bible:
We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the inspired, infallible, inerrant and authoritative Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God and were designed to have relationship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became separated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, men and woman are born totally depraved and are incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by their own efforts.
We believe that a person is justified by faith in the shed blood of Jesus and that he is born again by grace through faith apart from works. We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1).
About the Christian Life:
We believe that by obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the indwelling Holy Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one's neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).
About the Church:
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The church exists to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus (Mat. 28:18-20). God edifies and builds up His church--this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Cor. 12). We practice the two ordinances instituted by Christ Himself: Water Baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and the Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:14-20).
We believe that Christ's power to heal is still active today. The church leaders are to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15).
About the Future:
We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17). This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21-22).
We believe that when an individual puts their faith in Jesus for salvation they come into the family of God (John 1:12). In the New Testament, when people come to faith they are immediately identified with the church. Acts 2:47 says the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved. This implies there was a way of counting members from non-members. To develop and mature as a Christian, we need each other.
We believe we are called to membership for at least four different reasons:
1. A Biblical reason: Jesus is committed to the Church. “Christ loved the church and gave His life for it.” (Ephesians 5:25). If the church was this important to Him, it should be just as important to us.
2. A cultural reason: We live in an age where few are committed to anything - a job - a marriage - a family - our country. This attitude has produced a generation of church hoppers and shoppers. Membership, as an unselfish decision, swims against the current of consumer religion.
3. A practical reason: Membership defines who can be counted on. During a membership class, we discuss what we believe and why. Knowing this, we can count on others when we put them in positions of responsibility in the church.
4. A personal reason: It produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for believers to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth. God’s desire is for Christians to thrive in Christian community (Hebrews 10:25).