What is God calling us to do as a congregation?
This is the big, challenging, necessary question leadership at Calvary have been wrestling with over the past few months, and even years. Certainly we will continue to do those things that we have always done as a Christian Congregation. But we also have felt it necessary to lay out a specific plan for the future in order to do the most with the people and resources God has entrusted to us.
Below you will find several documents that have been crafted out of many, many conversations we have been having as a congregation.
We believe that WORSHIP is at the core of who we are – people gathered together around the Word and Sacraments of our Lord. We want to welcome well those who may be seeking a church community, and we want to provide fulfilling worship opportunities for those who are here.
We believe we are called to CARE for one another, just as our savior Jesus cares for us. Caring for one another as we share our lives in community is a vital part of our work as a congregation. To do this well we must meet the needs of everyone who calls Calvary their church home, from young children, to teens, to young adults, families, retirees, and seniors. Our goal is that each of these groups might flourish, forming a vibrant, healthy multi-generational congregation.
We believe we are called to SHARE with others what God has entrusted to us. The gospel message of salvation is at the center of all we do. It is our hope, and we believe it is also the hope of the entire world. As neighbors and community members this message impacts our relationships with one another. We have been loved by God, and we desire to love others as well. God has also been generous to us, and as a congregation we also desire to extend generosity to others, especially in caring for real needs people may have.
WORSHIP – CARE – SHARE: together we believe these ideals will allow us to reach our fullest potential as a congregation committed to Changing Lives with God’s Love.