Statement of Faith
This statement of faith is provided for those who desire to know what Engage Calvary believes and teaches. While the statement contains mostly essentials, it also contains some non-essentials(*) as a courtesy to those considering Engage Calvary as a church home. We do not have formal membership and no one is required to agree with us on every point to belong.
WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
WE BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Jesus Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit done decently and in order.
WE BELIEVE that all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ and empowers for service.
WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Jesus Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
WE BELIEVE in the local CHURCH comprised of living members of the universal church to which men and women are called to commitment and service.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the CHURCH: (1) Baptism, and (2) the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.
*WE BELIEVE in the PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE of the CHURCH, and the personal, visible RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST to the earth and the establishment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
WE BELIEVE in what is termed “THE APOSTLES’ CREED” as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.