Calvary Chapel Viewpoint is a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our utmost desire is to know Him and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a non-denominational church, not opposed to denominations as such, only to their over emphasis of the biblical non-essentials of our faith that divides the body of Christ. We believe the true basis of Christian fellowship is God’s love, which is greater than our differences and proves that we are truly His.
In our services we focus on a personal relationship with God through worship (John 4:23-24), prayer (Matt. 6:5-13; 1 Thes. 5:17) and both expositional and topical teaching of the Word of God (2 Tim. 4:2). We do not allow speaking in tongues loudly during services, nor prophecy while a Bible study is in progress because we do not believe that the Holy Spirit would interrupt Himself (1 Cor 13-14). We believe the expression of various gifts are more edifying within smaller groups.
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess (Phil. 2:1-2) and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians (1 John 3:10-16).
We believe worship of God should be spiritual (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us on how He should be worshiped (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 4:1-2).
We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshiping Him (Luke 6:43-44; John 13:35).
We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture; that the Bible Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1-2:2).
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that he was born of a virgin (Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:23), lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15), provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross (1 John 2:2), was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 17:31; 1 Cor. 15:3-8), ascended back to the right hand of God the father (Mark 16:19), and ever lives to make intercession for us (Rom.8:27; Heb. 7:24-25).
We believe after Jesus ascended to Heaven (Acts1:9), He poured out His Holy Spirit on believers in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-4), enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world; an obligation shared by all believers today (Matt 28:19-20).
We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin (Rom. 3:23; Is. 59:2), but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). When a person repents of sin (Acts 3:19) and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9-11), trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13-14), all of his/her sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9), and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and that they are valid for today and are to be exercised within scriptural guidelines. We, as believers, are to covet the best gifts (1 Cor. 12:27-31), seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified (1 Cor. 14:12).
We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless (1 Cor. 13).
We believe that the church government should be simplistic, rather than a complex bureaucracy, and that we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead rather than on fleshly promotion (Acts 6:3; Eph. 1:22).
We await the pre-tribulation rapture of the church (1 Thes. 4:13-18, 5:9; Matt. 24), and we believe that the Second Coming of Christ (Matt. 24:44; 25:31; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:51-52) with His saints to rule the earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent, study of God’s Word, regular fellowship, participation in adult baptism by immersion and in communion.
We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to the individual’s life leading that person to a greater maturity in Christ (Eph. 4:11-12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).