Calvary Chapel Golden Valley's Statement of Faith
JESUS CHRIST: is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man's broken relationship with God. His finished work on the cross made it possible. Because of His love demonstrated on the cross by dying for our sins, we now have reason to fellowship with one another and proclaim salvation through His life, death, and resurrection. 1 Corinthians 3:11 Ephesians 2:20 Romans 5:6-10.
THE BIBLE: is the inspired, infallible Word of God and is relevant and applicable to man today. Therefore, we place a great emphasis upon teaching it in public, studying it in private, and using it as a guide for our daily lives. 1Timothy 4:13, 2Timothy 3:16, 1Thes 2:13
WORSHIP: We believe God is worthy of all praise, reverence and love. We take special time to worship Him in church through song. It is our goal to worship Him with our whole lives, as well as at home, work and at play. John 4:23, Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 4:15
CHRISTIAN GROWTH: Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage this by abiding in Jesus Christ through His word, prayer, fellowship, and by yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit. John 15:5, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 4:15
LOVE: is the greatest virtue and demonstration of the reality of Jesus Christ. We endeavor to show Christ-like love toward all men. Love should be exhibited in our lives by our words as well as our actions. John 13:34, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Philippians 2:3-5
CHRISTIAN SERVICE: is part of the Christian life and is the responsibility of all believers. Our goal is to develop the ministry of every member to the benefit of all. Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
What We Believe
...worship of God should be Spiritual. Therefore: We remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
..worship of God should be Inspirational. Therefore: We give a great place to music in our worship.
..worship of God should be Intelligent. Therefore: Our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshiped.
..worship of God is Fruitful. Therefore: We look for His Love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him.
Who We Are
Calvary Chapel Church has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.