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WHAT WE VALUE

OUR DISCIPLESHIP PHILOSOPHY

Being a Biblical Church:
Everything we do as a church has a scriptural reason. Besides teaching the Bible, we seek to run the church according to biblical instructions, especially from the book of Acts and the Pastoral Epistles.
 
Being a Loving Church:
Sacrificial love is the greatest evidence that the Holy Spirit is working in a church. Jesus said in John 13:35, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Our emphasis is to be a church that excels at loving.
 
Being a Healthy Church:
The reason why we’re such a healthy church is because we’ve applied and stuck to biblical guidelines, putting the focus on Jesus, relying on the Holy Spirit, and making all decisions through prayer. We genuinely value being healthy on the inside, not just on the outward appearance of things.
 
Being a Serving Church:
We embrace the biblical instruction that God is faithful to call and stir His people to be His servants. He has done an amazing work of giving people great joy by serving alongside one another. There’s always something someone can do to be a blessing to the church.
 
Being a Worshipping Church:
We give great place to music at the closing of our services, giving people the opportunity to respond to Jesus after the message, through worship and adoration.
 
Being a Missional Church:
Jesus and His Apostles had a global vision, and so do we. We are heavily involved in raising up, sending out and financially supporting church planters around the world. We also believe that every Christian is called to be on mission every day in their local environment, believing God is eager and able to reach lost people with the Gospel.
Jesus commissioned the church to make disciples. We embrace His mission wholeheartedly. Our ministry philosophy to make disciples comes directly from Ephesians 4:11-12, “And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
 
TAKE AWAY: Church leaders are primarily called by Jesus to facilitate 3 things:
Equip people through teaching
Facilitate ministry opportunities
Encourage the building up of one another
 
APPLICATION: Essentially, there are 3 ways that people can get connected and grow in their faith at Calvary Canyon Hills. Jesus has called our church leaders to:
 
#1) Equip people through CHURCH
The primary way people learn is by attending church on Sunday mornings, as we emphasize in-depth, verse-by-verse Bible teaching.
 
#2) Provide ministry opportunities through volunteer TEAMS
Volunteers do not serve alone at Calvary Canyon Hills. They are part of a serving team. These teams are designed to provide an optimum environment for people to connect through relationships and responsibilities.
 
#3) Encourage people to get built up through community GROUPS
Groups are small gatherings that usually meet in homes for the purpose of community, friendship, edification and Bible study. Each group is led by someone who serves as the spiritual leader to the group members. A typical home group fulfills Acts 2:42, with the first hour consisting of food & fellowship, and the second hour consisting of study & prayer.

WHAT WE VALUE

We Believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God.
 
We Believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 
We Believe that God is the personal and sovereign Creator of all things.
 
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, and 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 deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
 
We Believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to desire the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without this love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
 
We Believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
 
We Believe in the personal, visible, and pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. He will return with His saints and set up a kingdom of which there will be no end.
 
We Believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore we remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship, while giving great place to music.

We Believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore we give a major emphasis upon the teaching of the word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshiped.
 
We Believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.