We Believe… These simple statements
identify the three core beliefs
The Bible is God’s trust- we hold at Calvary. There are
worthy message for all many other truths we hold
tightly to, however we believe
these three are the most
Jesus is the only way of
Everyone in the world
needs to hear God’s
story. Calvary’s doctrinal statement can be obtained by
contacting the church office.
The Bible tells God’s story beginning with
The creation of the world.
The Bible explains that suffering is a result of
Humanity’s rejection of
The Bible is God’s
trustworthy message The Bible explains God’s plan to
for all people
Restore his broken
relationship with humans.
Simple Keys for
The Bible is:
Studying the Bible
66 books written by several different
authors over a period of a few thousand
1. Set aside a regular time to read.
2. Ask God to help you understand His
The most well-preserved and well-read
book in the history of the world.
3. Keep a journal. Write down the
An accurate record of the history of the
things that stick in your mind.
4. Let yourself be changed.
Several true accounts of the life of
A collection of letters written by Jesus’
closest friends to those who had
become followers of Jesus.
Humans were created with the ability to
experience ideal relationships with God
and with each other.
Our choices to reject God’s “way of life”
severs our relationship with Him, deeply
wounds our relationships with each other,
and causes us to forfeit our “right” to live
in God’s creation.
God came to earth in the person Jesus. He
lived a full life as a man, yet never sinned.
At the end of his life he was wrongly ac-
cused, condemned and sentenced to die.
Being without sin, Jesus was the only per-
son to ever die an undeserved death.
Because he was a man, Jesus’ death was
Jesus is the efficient as a substitute for those deserving
death. Because he was God, his death was
only way of salvation. sufficient to restore all creation to relation-
ship with God.
Jesus said about himself: You can only be restored to
relationship with God by:
“I am the way, the truth, and the
Accepting Jesus’ sacrificial
life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.” (John 14:6) death as a substitute for
your deserved judgment.
“He who believes in me, believes
Accepting Jesus’ sinless life
not in me but in Him who sent
as a substitute for your
me.” (John 12:44)
Jesus was the perfect representative
Everyone in the world of God on earth. (Heb.1:3)
We can understand God’s message
needs to hear God’s by understanding Jesus’ message.
Jesus message included
two crucial elements:
Relieving Suffering: Redeeming Sin:
God loves humanity, and it hurts Him when we God is passionate about restoring the broken
suffer. The mission of those who represent God to relationship between Himself and His creation. He
the world is to relieve suffering whenever possible. has entrusted us to share the good news that His
Son has made restoration possible.
“Then the King will say to the people on his right,
‘Come, my Father has given you his blessing. Receive Then Jesus came to them and said, “All power in heaven
the kingdom God has prepared for you since the world and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers
was made. I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of
thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was alone the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them
and away from home, and you invited me into your to obey everything that I have taught you, and I will be
house. I was without clothes, and you gave me some- with you always, even until the end of this
thing to wear. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in age.” (Matthew 28:19,20)
prison, and you visited me.’
“Then the good people will answer, ‘Lord, when did we
see you hungry and give you food, or thirsty and give
you something to drink? When did we see you alone and
away from home and invite you into our house? When
did we see you without clothes and give you something
to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and care
“Then the King will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, any-
thing you did for even the least of my people here, you
also did for me.’ (Matthew 25:34-40)
So... What Now?
Who is Jesus to you? What is your life’s mission?
Is he a really good guy that lived a Are you out to get as much as
long time ago and said and did possible, as quickly as possible, so
interesting things? you can be secure as possible?
Is he a mystical figure in history Are you enjoying life, having fun,
that you don’t really understand, doing “whatever feels good?”
but want to know more about?
Are you seeking to follow Jesus’
Is he your only hope in life and death? example by relieving suffering and
How Can I Learn More?
Partner with a LIFEGroup
The best environment to “learn” about
Christianity is within a group. Learning with
others helps promote follow-up activity.
“Head knowledge” is great, but if it isn’t lived
out, it is meaningless. James 1 says, “Do not
merely listen to the Word and so deceive your-
What is Your Next Step?
selves. Do what it says.” Learning about God
in a community will help you take action on
the things you are learning. Launch your Journey by attending
Commit to attending Celebration
Partner with a LIFEGroup
Every Sunday, the Calvary family
comes together to celebrate our new life in
Use your gifts to Serve others
Christ. Each of these celebration gatherings
features a time of teaching from the Bible.
Committing to attend these weekly gatherings
Assume Christ’s mission and Engage
will quickly help you develop your Christian
the world around you