Our Faith and Beliefs
Welcome to Calvary Chapel Abide, a vibrant community where faith and love thrive. As a church committed to sharing the Gospel and serving the community, our beliefs form the foundation of our ministry. We seek to live out our faith through genuine relationships, passionate worship, and impactful outreach.
1. The Bible
We believe in the authority and significance of the Bible as God's Word. The Scriptures are inspired by God, and through them, we encounter His truth, wisdom, and guidance. It is our compass in life, providing teachings for every aspect of our faith and practice.
2. The Trinity
We believe in the eternal existence of the Trinity - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are distinct yet co-equal, working harmoniously to fulfill God's redemptive plan. This understanding of the Trinity is central to our understanding of God's nature and relationship with humanity.
We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace and is available to all who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Through His sacrificial death on the cross and His resurrection, we can experience spiritual rebirth and forgiveness of sins. It is by God's grace alone, through faith, that we are saved.
4. The Church
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, consisting of all believers across time and place. It is not confined to a physical building but is a dynamic and diverse community of believers. We are called to love and serve one another, using our unique gifts and abilities to advance God's Kingdom.
5. Baptism and Communion
We believe in the significance of the sacraments of baptism and communion. Baptism is an outward expression of our inward faith, symbolizing our identification with Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is a time of remembrance and spiritual nourishment as we partake in the bread and wine, representing Christ's body and blood.
6. The Return of Christ
We eagerly anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ, when He will gather His Church and establish His eternal Kingdom. While the exact timing may be unknown, we are called to live in anticipation, actively proclaiming the Gospel and faithfully fulfilling our God-given purpose.
Our Ministry and Impact
At Calvary Chapel Abide, our faith shapes our ministry and impacts the surrounding community. We are committed to making a difference and spreading the love of Christ. Through various initiatives and programs, we strive to meet the needs of individuals and families, both spiritually and practically.
1. Worship and Teaching
Our worship services are characterized by heartfelt praise, engaging music, and biblically grounded teaching. We believe in the power of worship to connect with God and encounter His presence. Our teaching is rooted in the Scriptures and aims to equip believers to live out their faith with wisdom and understanding.
2. Discipleship and Community
We value discipleship and intentional community. Through small groups, mentorship programs, and Bible studies, we foster deep relationships grounded in accountability and growth. We believe that no one should walk their faith journey alone, and we provide a supportive environment for spiritual growth.
3. Outreach and Missions
Living out the Great Commission, we actively engage in local and global missions. Our outreach programs seek to meet the practical and spiritual needs of those in our community and beyond. From serving the homeless to partnering with international organizations, we are committed to bringing hope and sharing God's love.
4. Youth and Children
We invest in the next generation by providing vibrant and engaging ministries for children and youth. Our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where young people can encounter God, grow in their faith, and develop a solid biblical foundation. We believe in equipping and empowering the leaders of tomorrow.
5. Counseling and Support
We understand that life can bring challenges and difficult seasons. Therefore, we offer counseling and support services to individuals and families. Our desire is to provide a place of healing, restoration, and guidance, helping individuals discover God's purpose for their lives.
Join Us on the Journey
If you are searching for a community rooted in faith, love, and hope, we invite you to join us at Calvary Chapel Abide. Regardless of where you are in your faith journey, we welcome you with open arms. Together, let us grow in our relationship with God, impact the world around us, and experience the transformative power of the Gospel.
Visit our website or join us for a service to learn more about our faith and beliefs. We look forward to walking alongside you as we navigate life's joys and challenges together.