Calvary Baptist Church - Geneva, Illinois

823 Hamilton Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134
(630) 232-6363


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Church Addition

We wish to thank the members and friends who helped with the addition to and renovation of the church building.

 

Thanks to E. Covarrubias Signs for their expertise in design and construction of our new church sign.


How would you describe Calvary Baptist Church?

Baptist

Originally, Baptist was not a name that people chose for themselves; rather, opponents gave the name because Baptists reject infant baptism and only baptized believers. The easiest way to describe a Baptist church today is by the use of this acrostic.
Bible is our only rule for faith and practice (2 Peter 1:21)
Autonomy of the local church (Matthew 18:15-17)
Priesthood of all believers,(I Peter 2:9)
Two Ordinances: Baptism (Acts 2:41); Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-25)
Individual Soul Liberty (Romans 14:5, 12-14)
Saved, baptized church membership (Acts 2:47)
Two Offices: Pastor (Acts 20:28); Deacon (I Timothy 3:13)
Separation of Church and State (Matthew 22:21); (Acts 5:28)
Some churches have chosen to remove the word Baptist from their name, seeing it as divisive. However, having these convictions based upon the Word of God leads Calvary Baptist Church to humbly bear the name.
Independent
The governing power of Calvary Baptist Church rests entirely with the body of members of this local church. We are a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant, having no ecclesiastical connection with any other church or organization.
Fundamental
We are a Christian fellowship who desires to reach out in love and compassion to people; believing and defending the whole Bible as the absolute, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. We believe in the unqualified acceptance of, and obedience to, the Scriptures.1
1David O. Beale, In Pursuit of Purity: American Fundamentalism Since 1850 (Greenville, SC: Unusual Publication, 1986), 3.
Bible Believing
The Bible is God's Word to men. It is complete, without error, and is our sole guide and standard for faith and living.
Soul Winning
The Bible teaches that man apart from salvation through Christ is lost and bound for an eternity in Hell (Matthew 18:3; Luke 13:3). Having compassion for those who are lost, and desiring to be obedient to the Bible (Matthew 28:19-20), we earnestly seek opportunities to share God's salvation message.