Our Vision: Discipleship
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen - Matthew 28:19-20
To reach those far from Christ, disciple them to live like Christ, and to equip them to make more disciples.
In 2004 Richard and Kelly were visiting family in Charleston, when the Lord began to place a burden on Richard’s heart. Over the next two years God would continue to work in their hearts until they couldn’t deny His call. In 2006 they, along with four other families, took the plunge to move to Charleston. Their vision was to plant a church that was centered on teaching the Bible and to cultivate a community of Calvary Chapel churches in the Charleston area. The first service took place in 2007 as a small Bible study with about 20 people. Since then we have see the Lord continue to grow our church, and have been honored to be a part of planting other Calvary’s in the area.
We know God has called us to Charleston, and our story has just begun to be written.
What We Do
Teaching the Word
A commitment to teaching through books of the Bible in a verse-by-verse fashion is a core practice of Calvary Chapel. We believe that the primary way a believer can know who God is, is through studying His Word. At Calvary not only will you be encouraged and inspired, but our desire is that you will come to know and understand God’s word.
We serve an incredible, glorious, Holy and loving God who is worthy of our worship. Worship is both our duty and our privilege. We believe worship should be powerful, passionate, truthful, Spirit filled and God glorifying.
The Lord declared that “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” We seek to make that a reality here at Calvary. We intentionally make prayer a priority in all we do, because apart from Him, we can do nothing.
When we are born again, we are born into the family of God. Paul described the church as the “body of Christ.” No believer is whole or healthy apart from the rest of the body.
The Church exists primarily for the glory of God. We desire first that God would be pleased by what we do. We then serve and honor all people as His children whom He loves and gave himself for.
We recognize that it is not by our might or our power that God’s work will be accomplished. We fight to remain dependent on His Spirit and His power to accomplish the work. Being spirit filled means that we seek the reality of the Holy Spirit to fill and empower this Body.
Producing the Right fruits
Our success as a church is defined by the fruit of the lives of the people who are a part of this body. We seek to bring as many people into the Kingdom of God as possible, to train them up to be mature, steadfast believers, and to release them to make disciples.