Membership at Calvary
At Calvary, we believe the Bible wisely instructs those whom God has saved to be committed participants in a local church. The initial, formal expression of that commitment is church membership. We believe that membership in a local church is another gracious gift from God. Membership at Calvary is for those who have given a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ alone and have demonstrated their testimonies in their lives. When a church receives unsaved individuals into its membership, much harm is done both to the church and to those individuals. Unsaved church members often feel a sense of security because of their church relationship, which makes them more difficult to truly reach with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The mission of a church that lifts up all of God’s plan, including a regenerated church membership, will go forward in strength, as its testimony of God’s covenant and grace to us is lived out with one another before a watching community.
We also have a charge to preserve and pass on sound doctrine, as God has given it in His Word, the Bible. If we are to have the blessing of God upon us, we must guard against false doctrine being taught in our assembly and faithfully hold to healthy doctrine to proclaim His great Name. God-exalting unity happens when people gratefully understand that they live under God’s authority and goodness revealed in all the Bible and covenant to follow Him by grace, with other members of a local church body. We hope you will recognize what that God is graciously calling together a very special group of believers at Calvary.
See an Elder or Contact Us to get more information on becoming a member.