STATEMENT OF FAITH
Calvary Chapel was formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into his image by the power of the Holy Spirit
and to make Christ known to the world. We are not opposed to other denominations, only their
over-emphasis on doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ.
Calvary Chapel Grapevine was established in 2004 to further
advance the Kingdom of God as an extension of that fellowship.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ's agape love,
which is greater than any difference we possess & without which we have no right to claim to be Christians.
Worship of God is spiritual.
Therefore, we remain flexible & yielding to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
Worship of God is inspirational.
Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.
Worship is intelligent.
Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the Word of God that He might instruct how He should be worshiped.
Worship of God is fruitful.
Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.
We believe that there is one living & true God, existing eternally in three persons:
• God The Father
An infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power & love.
We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears & answers
prayer & that He saves all from sin & death who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
• Jesus Christ
God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, literal miracles & teachings, His substitutionary
atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people
& His personal, visible return to earth.
• Holy Spirit
Who came forth from the Father & the Son in righteousness & judgment to convict the
world of sin, & to regenerate, sanctify & empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ & that He is an abiding
Helper, Teacher & Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit & in the
exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
All three persons equal in power & glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all & governs all.
We believe that the entire Bible, the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired by the Holy Spirit without error in the original manuscripts, & the infallible rule of faith & practice.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature & choice & therefore are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins & confess Jesus Christ as Lord; & that Jesus Christ baptizes the regenerated believer with the Holy Spirit, empowering them for service.
We believe in the universal church, the living, Spiritual Body of Christ,
of which Christ is the Head & all regenerated persons are members.
We believe in the two ordinances that the Lord Jesus Christ committed to the Church:
Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit,
for ordination of pastors, elders & deacons, & for the receiving of healing & the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the visible, personal return of Jesus Christ to earth & in the establishment of His kingdom.
We believe in the resurrection from the dead & in the eternal,
heavenly blessing of the righteous & the endless suffering of the wicked in hell.
We believe that God is love & He will redeem your life the moment you ask Him to.