Mission and Values
At Calvary Bible Church we love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind and we love our neighbors as our self. We believe that by equipping each other with the truths in God’s word we will grow spiritually, reaching our town, our community, our country and the world with the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.
Love: We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). God’s love for us is greater than anything else we can experience here on earth. When asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus responded “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40). It is this love that drives all that we do at Calvary Bible Church.
Equip: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Knowing and correctly understanding the word of God must come first. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
Reach: God desires that all sinners be saved (1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; Ezekiel 18:23; Matthew 23:37). We are to go into all the world and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; Matthew 28:19). This begins here in Andover where we have been called to serve. Our ministries will reach out to the lost with the love, compassion, grace, mercy, and goodness of God through the Holy Spirit which lives inside of us.