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.

 

Our services are at 9:00am & 10:45am. 

What are Sundays like?

Song

Each service begins with a time of singing together. We sing songs of invitation, adoration, and thanksgiving. We proclaim our awareness and need of God and we rejoice in the wonderful relationship we have with God because of the saving work of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Together, we adore and praise Him.

Word

We receive the word of God, through the preaching of the Bible. The gospel is the good news of Jesus Christ and the new life we have in Him. Each service includes this public proclamation and teaching from God’s word and instruction regarding how life with Jesus impacts day to day living.

Communion

We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of every month. We remember the cost of our sin, the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf, and the joy and hope of new life in His name. We pass the elements and invite believers to enjoy this simple meal together.

Service Times

9:00 am - Contemporary Service, Sunday School​ for babies-adult

10:45 am - Traditional Service

Arriving

We hope your first visit is pleasant and good for your soul. Here are a couple tips for making things go smoothly. We have parking in the front and behind the church. If these spaces are full, we recommend parking at Union Hill School. When you arrive, you'll find a group of friendly people to greet you. You'll also find our Welcome Center located to the left of the sanctuary, where you can find out more information about our church. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to meeting you.

Children

Do you have children? We do too. We offer full Sunday School for children in the nursery through high school during the 9:00 am service. You can check in and drop off your young children (nursery - 2nd grade) in their classrooms to the right of the sanctuary. Older children (3rd - 12th grade) have their classrooms to the left of the sanctuary. Junior High meets upstairs at the end of the hall. To find the High School room, turn right at the end of the hall and keep going past the gym.

New to Church

If you are new to church, don’t worry, you are welcome here. Please just take a seat in the sanctuary and follow along. Our leaders on stage will make it clear when we stand or sit, when we sing or when we listen. When you first begin visiting, please let the offering bag simply pass by. We trust the Lord to provide through those who call Calvary Bible Church their church home. Until it’s your church home too, let the service be a gift to you. If you need a Bible, we provide Bibles in the pew racks. If you don’t own a Bible, please take one home as a gift. After the sermon you’ll receive a benediction (a closing statement) and then you’ll be dismissed. Many people gather in the gym for coffee and cookies. This is a great time to meet people and catch up with friends. We hope to see you this Sunday.

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 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
Concerning the Future

 

The return of Jesus Christ to this earth is imminent. His return will be bodily and visible, bringing to completion His kingdom, in order to judge the world in righteousness, to fulfill His prophetic promises to Israel and to the rest of mankind concerning the future, and to create a new heaven and a new earth. All people who have died will be raised from the dead, and those who have been redeemed will participate in eternal life in the presence of God, but those who have rejected Christ will suffer separation from God and eternal punishment in hell with Satan and the fallen angels.

Marriage and Sexuality

 

We believe Scripture teaches that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage.

The Christian's Responsibility

 

The Christian’s responsibility is to walk in a manner worthy of his or her calling, one of a living sacrifice, not conforming to this world but being transformed to live a Christ-like life. This transformation occurs as the believer is obedient to Christ as Lord. Obedience grows as believers learn to yield to the Spirit of Christ in them, by confessing their sins, and living daily in submission to Christ’s teachings, producing a greater awareness of peace and joy in the believers.

Man's Response to God

 

Eternal salvation from sin, death and hell is the free gift of God's grace, and is based solely upon one's personal faith and belief in Jesus Christ. Everyone has the obligation and the opportunity to respond to God. This response is initiated by God as He draws people to Himself. All who repent of their sinfulness and trust in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as full payment for all their sins receive Him as their Savior and Lord, and are forever reconciled to God the Father. This salvation is not received by, nor based on, any sacrament, merit, or good work. This salvation is publicly expressed by the believer’s baptism.

Concerning Redemption

 

Jesus Christ uniquely satisfied God’s just requirement of death as the penalty for sin by dying a substitutionary death for all mankind on the cross. The shed blood of Jesus Christ, together with His resurrection, provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for each one who believes in Him and calls upon His name. Everyone who is called into this relationship by God is granted every spiritual blessing that is in Christ and will finally be perfected as He is perfect. Nothing can separate the believer from the salvation and the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus.

Concerning Man and His Need

 

Man was created by God in His own image but, through Adam’s sin, all mankind dies and is sinful in nature. Because mankind sins through personal disobedience to the revealed will of God, he stands condemned, is unable to save himself, and faces eternal separation from God. While each person has inherent value, being created by God in His image, each is nonetheless inherently sinful and hopelessly lost apart from divine grace and salvation in Jesus Christ.

God the Holy Spirit

 

The Holy Spirit exists eternally with the Father and the Son. He was sent by the Son from the Father to reveal and glorify Jesus Christ. He convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment. After regenerating the sinner who believes, He indwells, seals and gives spiritual gifts. Throughout the life of the believer, He fills, guides, teaches, empowers and comforts; thus He is the source of growth in godliness and sanctification. The Holy Spirit, permanently living in believers, is the guarantee of their inheritance in Jesus Christ.

God the Father

 

God the Father, is eternal and distinct in His being. He decrees and works all things according to His own purpose and for His own glory, being sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption. He continually sustains all of creation, directing and governing all creatures and events, accomplishing this without being the author or approver of sin, nor minimizing human responsibility. He has graciously chosen the elect from all eternity, He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ, and He personally relates to His children as their Father.

Concerning God

 

There is only one true God that eternally exists in three distinct persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature and perfection, and worthy of the same worship and obedience. They share in the work of creation, maintenance of the universe, sovereign control of history, redemption of believers and judgment of angels and mankind.

Concerning the Bible

 

The original writings of both Old and New Testaments were inspired by God by means of the Holy Spirit. These original writings were without error and are of supreme and final authority in every aspect of life for any person in any age. The Bible says everything God intended to say to mankind regarding redemption and how people are to live out their lives in relation to God and their fellow man.

Concerning the Church

 

The Church is the body of Christ on earth. It consists of all who have placed their faith in Christ, being united together immediately by the Holy Spirit in one spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head. This body finds expression as local churches, operating under the direction of Jesus Christ as Lord and Head of His body, through elders, pastor-teachers and evangelists, who equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Within the Church, believers utilize their spiritual gifts for the common good and are His witnesses in the world to further the task of making disciples of all nations. Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only ordinances of the Church and are commanded in Scripture as a testimony of the Church until Christ’s return. We hold that the Church is distinct from Israel.

God the Son

 

Jesus Christ is fully God, Creator of all things, and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died on a cross in complete obedience to God the Father to reveal God to man and, through His shed blood, paid the penalty for the sins of the world and thereby redeemed man to God. He was raised bodily by the Father from the dead, ascended into heaven and given the name which is above every name. He intercedes at the right hand of the Father for all the saved. He is the only mediator between God and humanity, the head of His Body, the Church. He is coming again as Messiah and King and the final judge of both believers and unbelievers.

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.

 
~ 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

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.

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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.

Watch Bulletin for next Baptism information

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).

Watch Bulletin for next Membership Class

 
 

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:

February 24, 2019

at CBC (during Gather N Grill)

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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).

Our next membership class will be in September.

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.

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Duane Davidson, Ricardo Flores, Scott Gallagher,  Ken Goforth, Tom Griffith, Matt Larson, Craig McAtee, Bo Salisbury, Jim Schuessler, Jason Wood

 

Ministry Staff

Scott Gallagher

Lead Pastor

Matt Larson

Pastor of Adults

and Families

Jason Wood

Pastor of Students

and Families

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Nancy Kerler

Director of Women's Ministries

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Jen Thomas

Traditional Worship Leader

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Vacant

Contemporary

Worship Leader

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Zack Myers

Director of Ministry to Children and Families

Administrative Staff

Kristin Hahner

Church Administrator

Andrea Arbaugh

Ministry Assistant

Lisa Shisler

Office Assistant

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.

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Garritt Cox, Sean Dunbar, Scott Fletcher, Tim Gizzi,

Vern Harms, Bill Kerler, Roy Lilly, Kitt Navo, Joel  Oas

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.

Anita Bagwell, Sara Claydon, Pat Jackson, Anita Mills, Lynda Murphy, Jennifer Murray,

Nancy Musselman, Sharon Oas, Jessy O'Brien, Nancy Reno, Denise Salisbury, Kim Ummel