Calvary Church 101


Considering joining our family?  Great!  Prepare to be loved and cared for like you have been with us since the begining!

You'll find Pastor Mark ready to talk with you and willing to answer any questions you might have concerning the church and our membership class schedule.  We typically have membership classes each quarter and receive new members at a major event during our Sunday morning service.

As a believer, you are already a member of the Lord's body, which is His church.  When you were born of the Spirit, you became a part of the family of God and now have a relationship with all other Christians; they are your brothers and sisters in the Lord. "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body" (1 Corinthians 12:13).  The Lord's church is often referred to as the "invisible church." Jesus spoke of this body when he said, "I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18).  It transcends all human relationships and denominational boundaries.

Another use of the word "church" in the New Testament is in reference to local congregations of believers.  Of the 117 times the word appears in the New Testament, 95 times are in reference to the local congregation.  This is the "visible church."

The New Testament pattern was to establish local churches whenever people responded to the gospel and were converted.  This is the divine order for today.  Your search for this part of the great body of Christ, has brought you to a local community of believers right here at Calvary Church.

Because of your relationship to Christ, you are already in fellowship with us.  Your important next  step, is to consider membership with us as a part of your development as a born-again believer in accord with the teachings of the New Testament.

Two important facts will come into focus as we share the purpose of the church as it developed under the Spirit-guided leadership of the apostles during our membership classes.  One is that you need the ministry of the church, which can fully come to you only as you become identified with it through dynamic church membership.  The second fact is that the church, to carry out its divine commission, needs you!

We look forward to having you join the family!