The Purpose of Calvary Community Church is Threefold
To worship God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
To build up the Church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
To persuade men and women to repent and confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Statement of Faith
God and Man
We believe in one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The triune God has created man in His own image and has called him to manifest and reflect holiness through obedience to His commandments. Because man has woefully fallen in this responsibility and entered into a state of moral corruption, he has subsequently become estranged from his Creator.
Because of a profound love for His creation, God has initiated a plan of redemption which He has accomplished on behalf of His people in the realm of temporal history. The zenith of this redemption is located in the historical incarnation of God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. We confess Jesus to be the Christ of Old Testament prophecy, being at the same time fully God and fully man. Jesus, through His substitutionary, atoning death and bodily resurrection, has provided the meritorious basis of our justification, which, by God's grace, we receive by faith alone.
The Holy Spirit
Proceeding from the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration and operating in their sanctification. The same Holy Spirit has been given to the people of God to empower them for the service of bearing witness to the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit brings His people together to form a corporate community of believers. We believe that Christ has established a visible church which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, under the regulation of the authority of Holy Scripture, exercising discipline, administering the sacraments, and preaching the Gospel of Christ.
We believe that the Bible, in its entirety, is divine revelation, and we submit to the authority of Holy Scripture, acknowledging it to be inerrantly inspired by God and carrying the full weight of His authority. We support the work of Christian organizations and institutions that confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We are committed to the implementation of the social and cultural implications of God's commandments for the well-being of man and his environment. We believe our faith should be demonstrated through our personal and social behaviors. We seek to be faithful disciples of Christ, enduring in love and obedience, until He comes again to consummate His kingdom. The Bible is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of how we operate as a church body and in regards to our faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Elder Board at Calvary Community Church of Port Townsend is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
We believe that God is immutable and wonderfully creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary, immutable genders together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one biological male and one biological female in a single, exclusive union. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other, and that God commands that no intimate sexual activity in any form take place outside of marriage.
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, those affected by physical disabilities and/or mental illness, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.