The ministry that God does in this place can be summed up simply:
- We preach the historic Faith.
- We gather and celebrate using the Church's classic forms of worship.
- We seek to offer the Redeeming love of Christ with a friendly face.
First and foremost, we confess that God has called us to proclaim the historic and Biblical Faith that salvation is given to us in Christ Jesus alone. Christ is the center of the Scriptures, and we seek to keep Christ at the center of all we do and say. We are bold to declare with the Church of all ages that by the gracious work of the Spirit, and through the Word, men and women born to sin and death can be reborn to eternal life in Christ. This new life is a life of faith, and is less concerned with our works than with clinging faithfully to Him Who is our Redeemer.
Second, like the first Christians in Jerusalem, we seek to gather together to devote ourselves to the “teaching of the apostles, the prayers, and the breaking of the bread”(Acts 2:42). The worship life of the Christian Church over the past 2000 years has been rich and varied, but there are classic hymns, prayers, and orders of worship that have nourished believers in the Word regardless of their language, culture, or place of history. At Mt. Calvary, we seek to hold to the practices of the Church that will lift up the Word as Law and Gospel, and that will, through constant use, become a part of us so they shape our thoughts, feelings and whole life.
Finally, as we rejoice in the gifts that we receive in Christ, we seek to serve all people in His name and with a friendly face. The brotherly love that is a gift of the Spirit to those reborn to faith leads us to kindness, gentleness, peace, and patience, and we seek to exercise those virtues through activities of fellowship and outreach.
We welcome you to our church family and hope that you will be blessed in your relationship with Christ.
In His Name,
Pastor Barry A. Long