ABOUT US

 
OUR VISION

Calvary Baptist Church seeks to be a growing family of disciples that impacts eternity in the Winchester area and beyond.

OUR MISSION

We strive to be a place where people are focused on:

KNOWING

GOD

Our vertical relationship

with God

Knowing God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and prayer.

"More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord."

Philippians 3:8 (CSB)

GROWING

TOGETHER

Our Horizontal relationships with other believers

Growing together as Jesus' disciples as we learn, worship and serve together.

"But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into him who is the head—Christ. From him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part."

Ephesians 4:15-16 (CSB)

SHOWING
JESUS

Our relationships with the world

Showing the love of Jesus in our community by living as "salt & light."

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 (CSB)

Knowing, Growing, Showing!

These three words signify our purpose as individuals, as families, and as a Church. Without all three, we can’t enjoy the blessings of a life lived for Jesus.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

God

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

The Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper.

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

*Taken from the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?


Our physical address is 844 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA. This works well in most GPS devices. We are across the street from the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, so if you are coming from out of town, follow the signs and directions to it. You can find a map on our Contact page.




What about parking?


We have two paved parking lots, one on each side of the building, with entrances from Amherst Street. Because of space limitations at the back of our property, the lots are not connected. As a first time visitor, you are encouraged to use the west parking lot -- to the left as you face the building.




Where should I enter?


If you arrive for worship, enter through the front entrance -- the doors facing Amherst Street. Greeters will be there to welcome you. If you are running late, doors may be locked for security, please ring the doorbell and someone will be happy to greet you. If you are arriving for Sunday School, you are welcome to enter through the double doors on the West side, the rear door, or the East side door. There is an information desk at the hallway intersection of these entrances. For Wednesday evening activities enter from either the rear entrance or the East side entrance.




Is the building handicap accessible?


There are handicap parking spaces in both parking lots, and there are handicap ramps accessible at both the Amherst Street and Portico entrances. We also have an elevator available to access the upstairs.




Do you provide childcare?


We provide nursery care for infants birth to 18 months of age and a class for Pre-K through Kindergarden for Sunday School and during our worship service.




What activities do you have for kids?


On Sunday morning, we have classes for infant through middle school starting at 9:30am. Nursery and Preschool/Kindergarten classes continue thru the worship service. During the worship service, we dismiss 1st - 6th grades to Children's Church.




What is the worship service like?


Worship is a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements, probably best described as blended. Words for songs and hymns are projected on a screen, but hymnbooks are available for those who prefer them. Occasionally short videos are used as part of worship. Communion is served once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month.




Come as you are!


Just as our service is a mixture of traditional and contemporary; the attire for the worship service is varied from dressy to casual. We invite you to come as you are.





Calvary Baptist Church

844 Amherst Street

Winchester, VA 22601

540-667-2323

Temporary Schedule Adjustments

Sundays: 

  Worship Service: 10:45 am 

11:00 am via Facebook & Sermons Link

Wednesdays:

  Calvary Connections: Adults: 6:00 pm

Kids (prek-5th Grade): 7:00 pm

Middle School (6-8th Grade): 7:45 pm

all via Zoom Invite

Thursdays:

Adult Class: 7:00 pm via Zoom Invite

Office Hours:

Until Further Notice

  Monday 9:00 am -2:00 pm or by Appointment

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