CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

9:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL, 10:45 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE

515 W. 27th STREET, BURLEY, ID 83318 #208-647-0412

CORE VALUES

  • Community - seeking God together because we can't do life alone.
"God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wants them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!", and the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"  1 Cor. 12: 18-21
As we fully embrace moving from "me and Jesus" to "we and Jesus", not only will we increasingly find joy in being part of God's family, but people that are not yet part of the family, will want to join us.

  • Passion - seeking God with everything we've got!
"Brothers and sister, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."  Phil. 3: 13-14
People are not only learning about the God we worship from us - they are also learning how to worship God from us.

  • Excellence - giving God our best effort 24/7
"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."  Col. 3:23-24
Meeting and exceeding expectations as individual Christians and as a church honors God and makes "not-yet-believers" curious about our God.

  • Generosity - spending our money with eternity in mind
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  Matt. 6: 19-21
How we spend our money is one of the truest indicators about what is most important to us. When other people see and experience our generosity, they will want to respond by being generous too.

  • Equipping - helping families pass the baton of faith to the next generation
"He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands."  Psalm 78: 5-7
As we equip the families at Calvary to pass the baton of faith well, there is an impact that is felt for generations, and as other people in our community "see" this impact, they may be attracted to our faith as well.

  • Reaching Out - inviting those far from God to join us, because "found" people find people.
"I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings."  1 Cor. 9:22-23
We should do everything we can to help people find the God who found us! This includes sharing our faith in words, deeds, and through the use of modern technology, all with the hopes that many people in Burley and beyond will meet Jesus, serve the church, and spread the good news!