Our Mission/Vision

The mission of Outpost Calvary Chapel is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity, to minister the ordinances, to edify Believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and Biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.
 
Outpost Calvary Chapel was visioned as a fellowship of local Believers under the Righteous Hand of Jesus Christ. We gather for the purpose of knowing and glorifying Jesus Christ.
 
As individuals in Christ’s body, our utmost hunger is to be conformed into the loving image of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit thus loving one another in grace and mercy.
 
We are a body of Christ that shares a philosophy of ministry consistent with independent Calvary Chapel fellowships throughout the world.
 

 
What We Believe

We Believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
We Believe worship of God should be Spirit-led and therefore we remain respectfully flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We Believe worship of God should be Inspirational and therefore we give a great place to music in our worship.

We Believe worship of God should be Intelligent and therefore our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshiped.

We Believe worship of God is Fruitful and therefore we look for His Love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.
We Believe in all the basic doctrines of classic Christianity (circa 33AD).

We Believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible, immutable Word of God un-added.

We Believe that within the one Being that is God, there coexists three coequal and co-eternal persons, named, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

We Believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross. He was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

We Believe that after Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the Believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all Believers today and those to come.

We Believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, 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, and that they are valid for today as they are exercised within Scriptural precepts. We, as Believers, are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified and more so God being glorified.

We Believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts are worthless.

We Believe that church government should be simplistic rather than a complex bureaucracy. We depend on the Holy Spirit to lead, rather than depending on fleshly promotion.

 


 

We Await…

…the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and we believe that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ with His saints to rule on the earth will be visible, personal, and premillennial.

This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study and application of God’s Word, consistent fellowship with other Believers, the memorably partaking of Holy Communion and participation in water baptism by immersion (unless specific circumstances do not permit it (i.e. battlefield, end of life, etc)).

 

 
We DO NOT embrace
 
  • We set aside the belief that Christ’s atonement was limited to a few selected people, He died for all people. We also set aside the assertion that God’s wooing grace cannot be resisted or that He has elected some people to go to Hell
  • Positive confession, the faith movement belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man’s will verses as HE wills.
  • Human prophesy that supersedes the Holy Scriptures.
  • The incorporation of humanistic/secular psychology/philosophy into Biblical teachings.
  • The belief that true Christians can be demon possessed and are helpless in the craft and  deception of the Devil.
  • The overemphasis of the spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching
  • “Open Theism” or “Freewill Theism” which reduces God’s timeless, unchanging, dynamic nature and exhaustive foreknowledge of future free decisions, to creaturely modes of being and operation.
  • The “Emergent Church” movement insofar as it departs from the historic orthodox Christian doctrines in favor of postmodernism or positions akin.
 
  

Doctrinal Statement