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Mission StatementThe mission of Calvary Arlington, is to bring Calvary's simple style of worship, teaching, and practical discipleship to the Arlington community. The purpose of our weekly meetings is to develop Christians into disciples who are engaged and on mission in their community, sharing the love of Jesus with a needy world.
On worship, we have a desire to train, as well as give opportunity for our members to worship Jesus Christ as a lifestyle. We worship Him in song, prayer, and in the attention we give to His revealed Word.
Jesus told the "woman at the well" - "...an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." -John 4:23,24
At Calvary, you can expect a mix of contemporary worship songs, as well as traditional hymns, led without "rockstar" trappings or a "concert" feel. Our goal in corporate worship, is for all of our voices to blend together as a "sweet sound unto the Lord."
On teaching, we desire to teach and train disciples with the whole counsel of God. That is why we give great attention to God's word, teaching it line upon line. "I have always liked the model in Nehemiah 8:8, ..."They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading." -Pastor Jim
On prayer, we desire to develop a culture of prayer. The disciples asked Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray..." (Luke 11:1), we believe this is a vital discipline of every believer. Though not every meeting is a "prayer meeting", there will be prayer at every meeting.
On fellowship, the scripture gives us strong encouragement to "gather together" regularly,: "...and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near." - Hebrews 10:24,25 So we will endeavor to have many times throughout the year to gather for meals and fellowship. A big part of this effort will be an emphasis on home fellowships.