About The Church
Mission StatementThe Greater Calvary Bible Church is founded on the basic biblical principles of Salvation, Education, and Liberation. We are a Christcentered Family focused full gospel, abundant life Church family. We believe that people must be saved. Saved people must be taught the truth of God's Word and made free through the application of that truth.
At the Greater Calvary Bible Church, we view the family as a Kingdom priority. The book of Romans refers to followers of Christ as members of a body. We understand this as a family of families in which we can encourage one another and hold each other accountable. We emphasize doctrine and discipleship. We focus attitudes and actions through the lense of salvation, education, liberation, dedication and exaltation.
Members are encouraged to work towards practicing godliness as disciples of Christ. Our expectations are high and they involve worship, growing, serving, giving, praying, seeking unity, and being sacrificial as a reflection of our commitment to godliness.
PurposeWe are here to make disciples, baptize them and teach them to obey Christ until he returns (Matt. 28:19-20).
ThemeSalvation, Education, Liberation, Dedication, Exaltation (Matt. 28:19-20; John 8:31-32; Matt. 20:25-28; John 4:23-24; 2 Cor. 3:17).
FocusGodly Family Values
VisionWe envision GCBC families practicing godliness generationally.
MissionDisciple every family to walk with God, please God, and love one another.
StrategyPreach Christ. Teach discipleship. Walk godly.
- Salvation Evangelize the lost. Matthew 28:19.
- Education Equip Disciples to walk holy. Matthew 28:19, 20.
- Liberation Empower Disciples to walk holy. Galatians 5.
- Dedication Enable Disciples to walk holy. Acts 10:2; 16:33, 34.
- Exaltation Exalt God in spirit and truth. John 4:23, 24.
Archbishop Dr. Sterling Lands, II / 2020 June 07
Can There Be Peace
This environment is not inherently just, but we will not fall victim. Family in every aspect is one of God's signature trademarks of creation. The enemy would have us use these differences to divide ourselves. Only in God's word will we find what the right thing is.
Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.1 Corinthians 15
Believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, ...love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And ... know it by the Spirit he gave us.1 John 3:23-24
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that he rewards those who seek Him.Hebrews 11:6