WE BELIEVE

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God. Our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, verse-by-verse, line-upon-line, precept-upon-precept. We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments were divinely inspired of God and are our sole basis for faith. They are the complete, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice for the Christian Church.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, His death on Calvary’s cross to atone for the sins of mankind through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His forthcoming return in power and glory. We believe He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.

We believe in the present and working ministry of the Holy Spirit. That He dwells in and enables the born again believer to comprehend and apply the Word of God; to live a godly life; and that His power and gifts are at work and available to believers today.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and participating regularly in Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.

WORSHIP
 
Here at Calvary Chapel Elk Grove Village, we believe worship is a response to who God is and what He has accomplished for us! We worship through singing, but also through how we live our lives (Hebrews 13:15).
 
When we humbly worship, we are offering ourselves as living sacrifices to Him (Romans 12:1).
 
As a congregation, we corporately worship our Great and Mighty King. Music and words are used to express our gratitude and praise to our Heavenly Father. As a worship ministry we want to lead the congregation in a way that is focused on God and not ourselves (Hebrews 12:2).
 
Why do we focus on God alone? It’s because He alone is worthy of our praise and worship. He sent His Son to die for us on the cross which was the ultimate sacrifice and expression of His love for us (John 3:16).
 
This is why we worship Him!
 
CHURCH STRUCTURE
 
Church government at Calvary Chapel is very simple; it is not a complex bureaucracy. We believe that scripture has provided a perfect model for His Body, the Church to function here on earth.  
 
Ultimately, Jesus is the Good Shepherd, Who guides His flock here on earth, but by the power of His Spirit, He appoints and raises up earthly shepherds to oversee and care for the flock. (1 Peter 5:1-6). With this in mind, the pastor is accountable for all matters of his fellowship, and all such matters fall under the accountability umbrella of our church leadership. 
 
As outlined in scripture, the pastor is an overseer ultimately and personally responsible for His sheep. Seeking God’s will for His church, the pastor is responsible for feeding (teaching), guiding, caring for and loving His people faithfully. The Lord raises up elders and/or assistant pastors to help the pastor care for the spiritual needs of the congregation, as are deacons to help the pastor care for the material and functional needs of the church. Any major decisions facing CC Elk Grove are approached with much prayer and patient waiting on the Lord.