Welcome

We are a multi-generational group of people from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds, who have chosen to come together each week to worship the Lord Jesus, pursue authentic relationships, and enjoy loving community.  It is our sincere hope to bring glory to God through all that we do and we invite you to come and worship with us.

Together Again

 
Our Mission
Calvary Bible Church exists
to glorify God 
by making disciples 
of all nations.
 
Our Mission
Calvary Bible Church exists
to glorify God 
by making disciples 
of all nations.

Our Beliefs

Doctrinal Statement

Why Doctrine Matters:

 "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." 

~ A. W. Tozer

Our Beliefs - Doctrinal Statement

~ Concerning the Bible
~ Concerning God
~ God the Father
~ God the Son
~ God the Holy Spirit
~ Concerning Man and His Need
~ Concerning Redemption
~ Man's Response to God
~ The Christian's Responsibility
~ Marriage and Sexuality
~ Concerning the Church
~ Concerning the Future
Why Doctrine Matters:

 "What comes into our minds when we think about God
is the most important thing about us." 

~ A. W. Tozer

Every day, our world and culture shout out many contrasting philosophies and opinions about God in an attempt to define who He is. If we look to our society to frame our understanding of God’s character, we will be severely misguided. The history of the Israelites, seen in the Old Testament, points to the dangerous consequences of following such philosophies and opinions, and losing sight of who God actually is. Therefore, sound doctrine matters. God, through Scripture, reveals to us everything that we need to know about Him. This is the foundation of truth that guides the Church in knowing God and wholly worshipping Him.

 

Priorities

Many people ask two questions: 

"Where do I begin?" and 

"What’s next?"

The intent of our priorities is to answer these questions and to help you along as you walk with God.

 

Attend

Sunday Service

The first step in following Jesus is learning and growing in the grace of God. We see this happening first and foremost on Sunday mornings. This is the regular gathering of God’s people to worship God together.

Commit

to a Small Group

The next step is committing to the church and to growing in your walk with God. We encourage those who want to take the next step to be members of our church and secondly, to commit to a small group. Small groups are a great way to know, be known, and to grow in our relationship with God.

Serve

in Your Gifting

The next step is serving. There are many opportunities to serve and further the gospel in our church, in our community, and in our world. Be a disciple maker. Share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Consider your participation in the local church as a producer rather than a consumer.

Milestones

for Families

At Calvary Bible Church we desire to see church and family work together in the discipleship of children. We view parents as the primary faith trainers and the church supports and supplements their work. We call this:

Family Faith Milestones.

Baptism

Baptism signifies our new life in Christ. It beautifully illustrates two wonderful truths: 1) The death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2) The truth that our "old man" is dead and buried and we are a new creation with a new life in Jesus Christ.  Baptism does not save us. Rather, it is a response in the present to what God has done in the past. It is an outward expression of an inward faith in Jesus.  We encourage each believer to be baptized.

Our next baptism is not scheduled at this time.

Membership

As Christians, we are members of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19) called to function, participate, and minister in a particular place within the body of Christ. A healthy body requires that each member do its part well. A healthy church requires the same: members who are sacrificially committed and well-equipped to do the works of service that God has prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10; 4:12). Calvary Bible Church holds its members in high regard; we expect them to lead as missionaries of the gospel to our church, our community and the world. God, in his sovereignty, placed us in this location, among these people, in this century, for a reason (Acts 17:26-27).

 
 

Leadership

Elders

In the household of God, elders are called to fulfill a special ministry exemplifying the character of Christ through serving. Within that role of serving, elders watch over the general welfare of the congregation and determine the spiritual and growth needs of the flock.  Elders look ahead prayerfully to the future in order to determine the direction of ministry that would most honor God and encourage maturity in His people.  Elders also stand alongside ministry staff, sharing in the workload and providing counsel.  They actively participate in serving communion and praying for the congregation.

back row: Steve Belch, Craig McAtee, Bo Salisbury,

front row: Tom Griffith, Jim Schuessler, Scott Gallagher, Ricardo Flores, Ken Goforth

not pictured: Duane Davidson, Brian Dougherty, Matt Larson, Darrell Thacker, Jason Wood

 

Ministry Staff

Scott Gallagher

Lead Pastor

Steve Belch

Pastor

Matt Larson

Pastor of Adults

and Families

Jason Wood

Pastor of Students

and Families

Brian Dougherty

Worship Pastor

Nancy Kerler

Director of Women's Ministries

Jana Huntsinger

Director of Children
and Families

Jen Thomas

Traditional Worship Leader

Administrative Staff

Kristin Hahner

Church Administrator

Andrea Arbaugh

Ministry Assistant

Lisa Shisler

Office Assistant

Cynthia Nulph

Bookkeeper

Lead Custodian

Jennie Groves

Custodian

Deacons

In the household of God, Deacons are called to fulfill special ministry exemplifying the character of Christ through serving. The New Testament makes it clear, a Deacon is to be alert to physical needs of members and others affiliated with the church fellowship. They are to be alert to needs such as ill health, financial setbacks, individuals lacking adequate support materially or socially, and specifically for widows and orphans. Deacons either move directly to meet such needs and/or mobilize other members to help.

back row: Tim Gizzi, Mark Paulson, Scott Murray, Marshall Holober

front row: Sean Dunbar, Brian Coalson, Kitt Navo, Bill Balmain, Larry Purciel,

not pictured: Garritt Cox, RJ Liller, 

Deaconesses

In the household of God, deaconesses are called to fulfill a special ministry exemplifying the character of Christ in serving. Within that role of serving, deaconesses are to assist the elders, deacons, and the church body by helping where needed.

back row: Anita Mills, Jennifer Murray, Carrie Cummins, Esther Lilly, Jill Paulsen, Pat Towne

front row: Bonnie Rekers, Jessy O'Brien, Karen Zubetz, Donna Lichti, Sue Holober, Pattie Hong, Nancy Musselman

not pictured: Marilyn Bergen

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SUNDAY SERVICES

8:00am & 9:30am

11481 State Highway 174

or

PO Box 2139

Grass Valley, CA 95945

530.273.1343

churchoffice@gvcbc.org