Who We Are
Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley has been formed as a fellowship of local believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We gather for the purpose of knowing and glorifying Jesus Christ. As individuals in Christ’s body we desire to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ.
We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ. We are a church that shares a similar philosophy of ministry with Calvary Chapel fellowships throughout the world. As our church grows, we pray that our faith and vision will also grow. For that reason, we might be called a fellowship subject to changes that God requires.
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christs agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves to be Christians.
Why We Exist
Our threefold purpose is to:
- Elevate God: We believe that we should love the Lord our God with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength. Loving God is our highest call. All ministry flows from a personal relationship and worship of the living God.
- Equip the Saints: The Bible reminds us that we being many are one body, joined and fitted together. We are a spiritual family. We believe in mutual ministry for the equipping of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Eph 4:12). Thus we meet in both large and small groups to be trained according to the Bible, which we believe is the owners manual for our lives.
- Evangelize the community: Jesus reminded His disciples; All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 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. (Matthew 28:18b-20). We desire to reach out to the community in which God has placed us, and the world in which we find ourselves. Our desire is to bring people to Jesus Christ, so they may receive Him as their Lord and Savior.
Where You Fit In
First, present yourself to God (Rom 12:1) and see if God has planted you in this fellowship. If so, discover your gifts and the calling of God in your life.
Second, study to show yourself approved unto God (II Tim 2:15). As you grow in your relationship with God, let Him prepare you for effective service.
Third, commit yourself to the work of Jesus Christ in this fellowship. Get involved as a yielded vessel to do Gods bidding anywhere He directs. So should we say, as Isaiah (6:8) said, Here I am, Send me!