Calvary West Valley is part of the Calvary Chapel family of churches that were founded by Pastor Chuck Smith. We have been faithfully serving in the Phoenix/West Valley area since 1989. We are a fellowship of believers under the lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Him and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church. And we do not oppose denominations as such, only their emphasis of the doctrinal differences that lead to division of the Body of Christ.
 
WE BELIEVE – That the only true basis of Christian fellowship is God’s love, which is the fruit of true worship and greater than our differences. Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the supreme evidence that we have truly been worshiping Him.

WE BELIEVE – Worship of God should be Spiritual! Therefore we remain flexible so the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.

WE BELIEVE – Worship of God should be Inspirational! Therefore we give a great place to music in our worship.

WE BELIEVE – Worship of God should be Intelligent! Therefore our services place great emphasis upon teaching the Bible, which is the Word of God, that He might instruct us how to live and worship.

Our Commitment

Doctrinal Statement

We are committed to the pursuit of God by seeking Him, loving Him, learning from Him and resting in Him [Philippians 3:7-11, Matthew 22:37-38, Matthew 11:28-30]
 
We are committed to knowing and growing in Christ by studying God’s Holy Word, by prayer and application of the Word of God that has been taught to us by the Holy Spirit. [Acts 2:42; 2 Timothy 3:16-17]
 
We are committed to the ministry of reconciliation, as ambassadors for Christ, operating in the authority that has been given to us for the making of disciples [2 Corinthians 5:18-21, Matthew 28:18-20]
 
We are committed to love and owe love to others since God bestowed His great love on us. [Romans 13:8, 1 John 4:7-11]
 
We are committed to training and nurturing disciples to holy living and understanding their spiritual gifts so they are equipped and effective in using those gifts in ministry. [Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-5:21]

 

THE TRINITY: We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power and Deity; by Him all things were created, are upheld and governed.
 
THE BIBLE: We believe in the Holy Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original autographs.  The Holy Bible is the supreme rule of faith and truth.
 
JESUS CHRIST: We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, His miraculous birth, His sinless life, His teaching, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross for our sins.  We believe in His literal resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His literal return to this earth to rule in power and glory.
 
SIN NATURE: We believe that all after Adam are born sinners by nature, under eternal condemnation.  The Holy Spirit convicts man and regenerates all who repent of their sins, confessing Jesus as Lord and believing in His resurrection.
 
THE CHURCH: We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ.  He is the head, and all who are regenerated by the Spirit are members of His body, united in the Spirit.
 
ORDINANCES: We believe in two Church ordinances: 1) Baptism, by immersion, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and 2) Communion, done in remembrance of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ, both ordinances reserved for Believers.
 
ESCHATOLOGY: We believe in the literal, visible return of Jesus Christ to establish His Kingdom on earth, in the resurrection of the Believers to eternal life, and unbelievers to eternal torment.
 
SUMMARY: We believe in the Apostle’s Creed as embodying the essential doctrines of the Christian faith