Calvary Chapel is identified by the logo of the dove and is known for the simple, systematic, book by book expository teaching of the complete Bible. We are a simple church. No hype, no frills and no pretense. We simply love the Lord and His Word. Our mission at Calvary Chapel Springfield is to be a worshiping church that builds mature disciples, to evangelize the lost for the glory of God.
CALVARY CHAPEL has been formed as a Fellowship of Believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our Supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. 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 BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all according to the purpose of His will.
WE BELIEVE the only true basis of Christian Fellowship is Christ's (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore we give great place to music in our worship.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.
WE BELIEVE worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him.
WE BELIEVE in the inerrancy of Scripture; that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human. That He was born of a virgin lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the Cross. He was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.
WE REJECT doctrinal viewpoints or spiritual phenomena, which are based solely on experience. We look to the Word of God for the basis of all our faith and practice.