Calvary Bible Church is blessed to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Our theme is stated by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:5, ‘For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (NIV).
“The mission of Calvary Bible Church is to glorify God by making disciples who will impact the community of the Pocono Mountains and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
This fellowship acknowledges the Lord Jesus Christ as its Head, the Holy Scripture as the only infallible guide pertaining to matters of faith, church discipline and order, the Holy Spirit as its Teacher, and is not, and never shall be, under the jurisdiction or supervision of any other ecclesiastical body of any kind or nature whatsoever.
The government of the church, the conduct of its business, the management and supervision of its general work, no matter what that work may be, shall, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, be the sole responsibility of the Elders (1 Timothy 5:17).
All other leadership positions in the church fall under the authority and direction of the Elders. Deacons shall be appointed by the Elders for a three-year term to carry out the directives in areas of service to the needs of the Congregation.
As believers, our highest purpose in life is to glorify God. We do this first by enjoying Him in heartfelt worship and then obeying His commands. Isaiah 43:6-7 - Phil 1:9—11
THE WORD OF GOD:
God has revealed Himself in the sixty-six books of the Bible. These books were supernaturally inspired by God so that their words exactly express the truth He intended without error. The Bible is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2 Peter 1:20-21 - 2 Timothy 3:14-17
THE TRUE GOD:
The God revealed in the Bible is the only true God, Creator of heaven and earth and eternally existing as three distinct but equal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Isaiah 43:10—11
We know God in a personal way only through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the eternal Son of God, born of a virgin, Who came to the earth to give Himself as our Redeemer. John 1:1-18
Salvation is God’s free and gracious gift which provides forgiveness for man’s sin and reconciles the believer to God through Christ Jesus. Salvation was accomplished through the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. We rejoice that our salvation is eternal and cannot be lost. Ephesians 2:8—9 – John 10:27—30
THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The Third Person of the Trinity lives within believers and enables them to serve God by the use of spiritual gifts to live pure and holy lives, to understand spiritual truth and to empower believers to live in accordance with God’s will. Romans 8:9-13
The Body of Christ exists to fulfill Christ’s commission to make disciples of all nations. We actively pursue that calling in our communality through programs of outreach aid witness and globally through our prayer and financial support of missionaries who are faith— fully proclaiming the gospel. Matthew 28:19—20
We believe in the sure return of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth as its rightful King and Judge. 1Thessalonians 4:13-18