Supports the Distinctives of Calvary Chapel

Today there is an almost limitless amount of faith-based information available freely online and in print, but is all of it trustworthy? Not everything labeled “Christian” is in agreement with what the Bible teaches. Calvary Chapel Magazine is a quarterly Magazine created by professional journalists, focused on demonstrating and upholding the core beliefs that Calvary Chapel fellowships share.
Here are a few biblical principles derived from Pastor Chuck Smith’s book, Calvary Chapel Distinctives, that we strive to demonstrate and maintain in our publication:
  • Ministry is not a profession we choose, but a calling from God.
  • Our model for what church ought to be comes from the Bible, especially the Book of Acts.
  • The Holy Spirit empowers us for ministry.
  • Jesus will build His church, not man.
  • Salvation is by the grace of God, and His desire is to restore broken lives.
  • Pastors are responsible to teach the full counsel of God’s Word, from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Our focus in worship is to glorify Jesus Christ, not draw attention to ourselves.
  • Jesus will return for His church, and we must be ready for that day.
  • We serve the Lord by depending on His Spirit, not our own abilities.
  • Love is the most important spiritual gift we can possess.
  • There is a balance between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility.
  • God wants us to continually step out in faith as He leads.