Calvary Baptist Church: Purpose

The purpose for any local church fellowship is outlined in the New Testament. Calvary Baptist Church recognizes the three following ideas as the purpose and mission of the church.

The Great Commandment

Mark 12:29-31:  “Jesus answered, ‘The most important [commandment] is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  The second is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  There is no other commandment greater than these.’”

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20:  “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”

The Example of the Early Church

Acts 2:42:  “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

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We live out our stated church purpose through the practice of our core values. We believe Christians should first and foremost be known for what they are for. Our core values reflect what we as a church are for. CBC Las Cruces is for:

  • Gospel

    We desire to see lives changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything we do is shaped by the gospel, which is the good news of what God has accomplished in the person and work of his Son – in His perfect life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection – to secure forgiveness of sins and fullness of life for all who individually repent of their sin and follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. We believe the gospel is for every person in every place, without distinction.

  • Community

    The gospel creates a redeemed and transformed community. As those who are made in God’s image and redeemed by His grace, we recognize that true human flourishing requires us to live in a worshipful community of love, care, and growth. Calvary Baptist Church is committed to living life together & challenging one another to grow as disciples of Christ in the household of God through a devotion to the word of God. As a church family, we seek together to experience more deeply the joys, sorrows, and all realities of life in a good news-centered community. 

  • Mission

    We have been rescued & redeemed by a loving and missionary God. Jesus came to earth on a mission to redeem and restore humanity. Therefore, we seek to join His mission by making disciples among all nations and loving our neighbors with the love of Christ. At Calvary, we continue Jesus’ ministry of reconciliation, hope, and justice. Rooted in the truth, we worshipfully work together to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ among all peoples.