Ministry at Calvary

Ministry simply means service. Service is what we’re all about. Helping others is a core tenant of the Christian faith. No human being can be truly happy unless he or she has found a way to be productive in the Kingdom of God—helping others.

A Place for You…

If you are serious about serving God according to the dictates of His inspired, infallible Word, and you are looking for a Pentecostal, Apostolic church where the power of God is evident and the truth of God’s word is the final authority, then Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle is the place for you. If you want to find your place in the kingdom of God, and you desire to serve people with the special gifts with which God has blessed you, then this is the place for you to belong and become all that God wants you to be.

Calvary’s members come from all walks of life, but we all have one thing in common: We need God. We all came to the same conclusions: No amount of money or worldly possessions can bring real, lasting happiness. And we all needed deliverance from sin by being born again of the water and Spirit, according to God’s word (John 3:3-5, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:36-39, and many other verses). Thus we all share the same experience of initiation into God’s community: Faith and obedience resulting in our sincere repentance, our water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the receiving (infilling) of the Holy Spirit, with the initial, physical evidence of speaking in another language as the Spirit of God gives the utterance. Following that foundational experience, each member at Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle pursues after peace, holiness, the fruit of the Spirit, and the gifts of the Spirit, seeking to become a stalwart disciple of Jesus Christ.

You can join us in this miracle of new birth, not by signing a card, but rather by being born into the Lord’s Church by responding in faith to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In short, the gospel (I Corinthians 15:1-4) is that:

  1. Jesus died for all (as a substitution for our punishment, paying the price for our sin);
  2. He was buried (signifying the death was not feigned but real, and the purchase complete);
  3. He was resurrected on the third day (signifying victory over death, hell, and the grave, not for Himself only, but also for all who follow Him in faith).

In our reply of obedient faith:

  1. By faith we respond to His death by repenting (through repentance our old, sinful lifestyle dies) (see Acts 2:38, Matthew 4:17 and 9:13, Mark 1:15, 2:17, and 6:12, Luke 5:32, 13:3-5, 15:7, and 24:47);
  2. By faith we respond to His burial by being water baptized in Jesus name (see Acts 2:38, Acts 4:12, and Acts chapters 8, 10, 19 & 22, as well as Colossians 2:12, Ephesians 4:5, and I Peter 3:21). We become identified with Jesus Christ by taking His name upon us. “We are buried with by baptism” (Romans 6:4).
  3. By faith we respond to His resurrection by receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (see Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:36-39, and Acts chapters 8, 10, & 19). Just as Christ received power to live anew, so also we are endued with power to live a “new life” (a life of purity and spiritual power) after we are filled with the Holy Spirit. “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8). “…Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4).

Life magazine has noted that the Pentecostal phenomenon of receiving the Holy Ghost and speaking with tongues is one of the most significant events of the last hundred years. Millions upon millions of people worldwide have now been born again according to God’s Word. Have you? The promise of real freedom awaits those who are ready to be free:

“For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39).

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