ABOUT Calvary Chapel
Calvary Chapel Jacksonville is a non-denominational Church focused on the inerrancy of the Bible and the expository teaching from Genesis to Revelation. We are in affiliation with the Calvary Chapel Movement, which began with Pastor Chuck Smith in the 1960's. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational Church, nor do we oppose denominations, only their over-emphasis of doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.
Coming into a new surrounding can sometimes be awkward, so we have put together this page to acquaint you with our Church and hopefully answer any questions you might have. To review our statement of faith, you may scroll to the bottom of this page or click the link in the menu located at the top of the page.
What makes Calvary Chapel different from other Bible-believing, evangelical churches? At Calvary Chapel we find that emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God, and an open heart to work of the Holy Spirit allows God’s Word to guide our experience with the Holy Spirit. It is this balance that makes Calvary Chapel distinct. When the Bible speaks clearly we must as well. On other issues, we try to recognize the scriptural validity of opposing views and avoid excluding or favoring the views of one camp or the other. We maintain a comfortable, Christ focused environment so that everyone may simply receive the Word of God simply.
Sunday Morning Service at 10:00 am. We have Children's Ministry (Nursery - 5th grade)
Wednesday Night Service at 7:00 pm. Children's Ministry not offered at this time.
Men's Ministry meets at 7:00 pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings at the church.
Women's Ministry meets at 7:00 pm on 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings at the church.
Youth Ministry (6th - 12th grade) Currently meet one time a month. Please see our calendar or social media for upcoming youth events.
We have a safe and secure environment for our children to enjoy a fun atmosphere for worship and learning. Children can be singed in at the Children's Ministry desk 10 minutes before service begins. Only the parent who signs the children in may pick the children up unless consent is given.
A primary distinctive of Calvary Chapel is the endeavor to declare to people the whole counsel of God. We are committed to the expositional (verse-by-verse) teaching of God’s Word. Simply put, we teach the Bible from Genesis to Revelation!
Our worship setting and style is contemporary, but not to exclude the more traditional style of worship which we believe to be rich in doctrine and sound theology. Typically, our worship time will be about twenty-five minutes prior to the teaching of the Word.
At Calvary Chapel, we believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and we encourage their exercise, but always decently and in order, with an emphasis on the Word of God, which we look to as our primary rule of faith.
The majority of those attending our services are dressed in jeans and t-shirts, while some may come in suits and ties.
We have a family of all ages, races, and dress. We are people who have come together regardless of background or social status with one common focus: Love for Jesus Christ and the desire to know Him more intimately. We focus on personal relationships with Jesus Christ through worship, prayer and teaching of the Word of God and fellowship.
We do not have a process of "church membership” at Calvary Chapel. We believe that every true born-again-believer has the Holy Spirit living and active in their lives, and it is the presence of the Holy Spirit that places you in the body of Christ, and makes us all members of the church universal. Simply put: If you are a born-again Christian and you regularly attend Calvary Chapel, you are a member!
Although affiliated with the "Calvary Chapel Movement", Calvary Chapel of Jacksonville is modeled after Acts 2:42, which reads, "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." This verse highlights 4 essential practices of the early church which are, and will be, vital to any congregation or individual believer until the Lord comes back. We've seen this simple focus continue to bless us as we worship together and minister to one another daily.