Philosophy of Missions
To glorify God by active participation in the global advancement of the gospel
through our local church for the sake of His name among all the nations.
Our active participation will be through strategic partnership with selected missionaries—by means of financial, relational and spiritual support—who share our passion and philosophy of ministry.
Our Philosophy of Missions:
In an effort to carry out our mission, Calvary Baptist Church has as its primary focus the ministry of global church planting. We believe, as demonstrated in the book of Acts and the Epistles, that God has clearly chosen the church as His primary instrument in this age to make known "the manifold wisdom of God" (Eph. 3:10). So, the thrust of our missions ministry, both within the United States and abroad, is to participate in the establishment of gospel-focused, Christ-centered, indigenous local assemblies led by trained national pastors.
Our governing principles:
1. Spiritual integrity: we will only partner with missionaries who demonstrate the character and ministry qualifications required of men in positions of spiritual leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-7).
2. Doctrinal harmony:we will only partner with missionaries whose doctrinal position is in harmony with the doctrinal position of Calvary Baptist Church. The doctrinal position of Calvary is posted here.
3. Local-church emphasis: we will only partner with missionaries whose passion and vision is the work of planting and/or revitalizing of indigenous, nationally-led churches and/or whose passion and vision ultimately supports the work of planting indigenous, nationally-led churches.
4. Relational connectedness: it will be our desire to partner with missionaries with whom we have an established, growing relationship or with those who have a desire to develop and maintain a strong relationship with us as a sending and/or supporting church.
For a more thorough treatment of our Missions Philosophy, you can contact Pastor Troy Gahman at email@example.com