Because of the church’s size and influence, many have asked exactly what Calvary Chapel Cary believes, and what is the vision and mission of the church. We are always hesitant to try to answer those questions, not because we are unsure of our beliefs, but because we are cautious to avoid division within the Body of Christ. Calvary Chapel pastors are not clones who all believe exactly the same thing. Still, there’s an overarching and unique distinction in the mission that we all share. The following is brief, although we hope it answers some of your questions.
Our vision is to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to make Him known in our church, in our city, and in our world.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “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.” Amen.
Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
Ephesians 4:11-13 NKJV
Calvary Chapel Cary fulfills the vision through worshiping God, building the people to do the work of the ministry, reaching our city and surrounding area by impacting them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe it is God’s intention for this church to shape each believer into the image of His Son Jesus Christ and equip them for the work of the ministry.
Therefore, we place great emphasis on:
- The verse-by-verse teaching of God’s Word
- Prayer and worship
- The development of sincere relationships, through various smaller group Bible studies, which allow for deeper interaction
- Raising up a new generation of worshipers, leaders, and ministers through our youth ministries and our Children’s Church
- We believe Christ’s commission to preach the gospel is a global commission and local commission. Therefore, we prayerfully take every opportunity to preach the gospel on a global level as God opens doors
- Supporting missionaries, mission organizations and mission events that coincide with our vision and statement of faith.
Thank you for taking the time to consider our vision and mission statements. We believe they clearly communicate the heart of this church, for the 21st century in making disciples of Christ. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any additional questions at 919.367.9250. Be sure to ask to speak with a staff pastor.