Our Vision

Our Mission

Our vision at Calvary is to boldly proclaim the life-changing love of Jesus Christ through joyful worship, faithful service, and continuous learning.

 

 

 

 

 

Calvary Lutheran Church is a "confessing" church...

That is, we have adopted the faith statement known as the "Common Confession". The Common Confession (below) is a seven-part statement of faith, highlighting some of the important biblical and confessional doctrines of traditional Lutheran theology.

 

The Common Confession

CC1) The Lord Jesus Christ

We are people who believe and confess our faith in the Triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.

CC2) The Gospel of Salvation

We believe and confess that all human beings are sinners, and that sinners are redeemed by
the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God alone justifies human beings by faith in
Christ — a faith that God creates through the message of the Gospel. As ambassadors for
Christ, God uses us to speak his Word and build his kingdom.

CC3) The Authority of Scripture

We believe and confess that the Bible is God's revealed Word to us, spoken in Law and
Gospel. The Bible is the final authority for us in all matters of our faith and life.

CC4) A Common Confession of Faith

We accept and uphold that the Lutheran Confessions reliably guide us as faithful
interpretations of Scripture, and that we share a unity and fellowship in faith with others
among whom the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and the sacraments are administered in
accordance with the Gospel.

CC5) The Priesthood of All Believers

We believe and confess that the Holy Spirit makes all who believe in Jesus Christ to be
priests for service to others in Jesus' name, and that God desires to make use of the spiritual
gifts he has given through the priesthood of all believers.

CC6) Marriage and Family

We believe and confess that the marriage of male and female is an institution created and
blessed by God. From marriage, God forms families to serve as the building blocks of all
human civilization and community. We teach and practice that sexual activity belongs
exclusively within the biblical boundaries of a faithful marriage between one man and one
woman.

CC7) The Mission and Ministry of the Congregation

We believe and confess that the church is the assembly of believers called and gathered by
God around Word and Sacrament, and that the mission and ministry of the church is carried
out within the context of individual congregations, which are able to work together locally
and globally.
 
 

 


 

Links of Interest:

 

Lutheran Churches of the Common Confession

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Lutheran CORE

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Common Confession in printable form

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