What does it mean to be a member of Calvary? We aren't a club, and there are no monthly dues. Rather, membership is an honor-based agreement that congregation members make as a commitment to their church. We at Calvary believe that this is an important aspect of being a believer in the body of Christ, as you'll see below.
- Have received Christ your Lord and Savior.
- Have been baptized by immersion as a public profession of faith.
- Agree that you are in support of Calvary’s vision, mission, strategy and structure.
- Promote and protect the unity of my church
- By acting in love towards other members.
- By refusing to gossip or engage in divisive behavior.
- By supporting the vision, mission, and leadership of Calvary.
- By praying for its growth.
- By inviting the unchurched to get acquainted.
- By warmly welcoming and connecting those who visit.
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.
1 Thessalonians 1:2
Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.'
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
- By discovering my gifts and talents.
- By being equipped to serve.
- By developing a servant's heart.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and
some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
- By participating faithfully.
- By pursuing a Christ-centered life.
- By giving regularly of my time, talents, and treasure.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit.
- Members at Calvary have the responsibility and privilege of electing elders, deacons, and organizational offices to fulfil biblical, legal, and structural requirements of Calvary as a church.
- Members at Calvary have the responsibility and privilege to participate in the election of pastors, elders, deacons who fulfil leadership duties for Calvary as a church.
- Members at Calvary have the responsibility and privilege to participate in the annual church budget prepared by the leadership of Calvary, by voting to approve or disapprove of the proposal.
- Members at Calvary have the responsibility and privilege to attend and participate in regular Family Forums and or business meetings concerning the above items, and or other large decisions as outlined in the CBC Constitution.