We wish to be transparent about what we believe and how Calvary Chapel Geneva is financed and run.
This page will explain the roles that different members play in serving the church and others, under the ultimate leadership of the Lord Jesus.
We are currently praying that God will provide us with a Pastor.
When this happens, we will be in a position to add content to this page.
Scripture clearly states the beliefs that are essential for a follower of Jesus to hold.
Each item in our statement of faith is biblically based and we invite readers to check the references.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 10:35
GOD THE FATHER
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:21-22, Matthew 28:19, Colossians 1:16
GOD THE SON
John 1:1, 14, Matthew 1:18-25, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 10:12-13
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
John 14:16-17, John 16:7-11, Titus 3:5-6, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 1:8, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12-14, 1 Peter 4:10-11
Genesis 1:26-28, Ephesians 5:22-6:4, 1 Timothy 3:1-7
SIN AND SALVATION
Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:18-19, Matthew 1:21, 1 John 4:14, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9
Ephesians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Revelation 5:9, Acts 2:42-47
THE END OF THIS AGE
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, Revelation 3:10
THE RETURN OF CHRIST
Jude 1:14, Revelation 19:11-16, Revelation 20:1-6, Luke 1:31-33, Isaiah 9:6-7
Daniel 12:2, John 5:25-29, Revelation 21:1-22:5
God wants us to worship Him and serve others... but we have to do it His way not ours!
Therefore, our philosophy of ministry is based on these biblical principles.
We place great emphasis on the exposition of Scripture and teaching the entire Bible chapter-by-chapter and verse-by-verse. We believe that the Spirit of God works through the Word of God in the hearts of the people of God.
CHRIST CENTRED WORSHIP
When the Lord created man in His image (Genesis 1:26) we were created with the glorious capacity to be a reflection of the Lord Himself.
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS
The Bible teaches about about walking in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) and having a renewed mind (Romans 12:2). We know that we should die to ourselves, pick up our cross, and follow Jesus. Jesus gave his followers gifts to serve His people.
Jesus Christ gave himself for us on the cross, that He might give Himself to us through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that He might live His life through us sharing the good news. We believe in and love sharing the good news of Jesus and do it with zeal.
We hold to the Pretribulational Premillennial interpretation of Biblical Eschatology. This view anticipates a literal fulfillment of yet unfulfilled prophecies just as previously fulfilled prophecies have been literally fulfilled (Matthew 5:17-18).
Gender matters to God. Masculinity and femininity are not just social constructs. When God created mankind He did so male and female. And God uses gender to teach important spiritual truths about His relationship with His people.
GOD'S GRACE AND LOVE
Grace has been defined as God’s unmerited favor. In contrasting grace, mercy and justice, we see that justice is getting what we deserve, mercy is not getting what we deserve, and grace is getting what we don’t deserve. We don’t deserve the blessing that He bestows daily on our lives.
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND GIFTS
The task of reaching the world with gospel of Jesus Christ is an impossible one. Impossible, that is, without the equipping and enabling of the Holy Spirit.
This is the conviction among pastors that the churches they lead do not exist to serve them, but that pastors are called to serve and lay our lives down for their churches.
MORALITY AND INTEGRITY IN LEADERSHIP
As ministers of the gospel, pastors should have lives that clearly line up with scripture, and as such a pastor’s life should be marked by integrity and moral purity.
We don’t get involved in a lot of spiritual hype. We don’t try to motivate people carnally, and we aren’t apt to shout at the congregation. This relaxed style stems from our belief and trust in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.