What We Believe
Our Statement of Faith is a written declaration of our church’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity. The following statements comprise the Calvary Chapel of Cascade County’s Statement of Faith:
- We believe that the Bible is inspired by God in its entirety, and is without error in the original autographs, a complete and final written revelation from God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21)
- We believe that there is only one God, who is eternal and immutable, and manifesting Himself in three distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)
- We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah (John 1:36-42), born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35), totally without sin (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26), God in human flesh (John 1:1, 14, John 20:28) the One Who died on the cross for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), was buried (John 19:40-42), rose again from the dead on the third day (John 2:19), and ascended to the right hand of the Father in Heaven, where He now intercedes for us who believe in Him. (Mark 16:19, Acts 7:56, 1 Timothy 2:5)
- We believe that Jesus Christ will return in the clouds for His church before the tribulation that is coming upon the whole earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16), and that He will return with His saints and all His holy angels to the earth at the end of the tribulation, and set up His kingdom on earth, ruling and reigning forever and ever. (Matthew 24:30-31, Revelation 19:13-14)
We believe that all humanity is lost and born with a sinful nature, and can only be saved by personal faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and not by any human merit or performance. (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)
- We believe in a real and literal devil, called Satan, who, along with all his fallen angels and evil spirits, are destined to spend eternity in hell, and now seek to deceive the world, defeat the believers, and destroy the work of God, but can be resisted by believers, who are protected by God, the Holy Spirit and the intercession of Jesus Christ our Lord. (Genesis 3:1, Job 1:6-12, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 22:31-32, James 4:7; 1 John 4:4, Revelation 20:10,14)
- We believe that Heaven is a real place where the saved will dwell forever and that Hell is a literal place of torment where unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God. (John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:5)
- We believe that genuine believers are born again by the (indwelling of the) Holy Spirit of God, baptizing them into the body of Christ, the true church, and sealed making us inseparable from the love of Jesus Christ. (John 3:1-6, Acts 1:4-5, Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 1:13-14)
- We believe that all believers need to be filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a godly life and to be bold in our witness for the Lord. (Acts 1:8, Romans 8:13-14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)
- We believe in the spiritual unity of all genuine believers in the Lord Jesus Christ which is manifested by the spiritual gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit’s presence by His love. (I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 4:8-12)
- We believe that the nation of Israel has a special place in God’s plan and that all of the promises of God to Israel will be fulfilled through Jesus Christ. (Genesis 12:3, Genesis 13:15, Deuteronomy 30:3-5, Isaiah 43)
- We believe that by a direct act of God male and female were created as the human race. Our lives are to reveal His image. (Genesis 1:26-28)
- We believe marriage is a sacred covenantal union between a man and a woman that limits sexual relations to monogamous, heterosexual marriage. (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4-5, Hebrews 13:4)
- We believe that the solemnizing of a marriage is a sacred and profound event that shall be entered into only where the proposed covenantal union is in compliance with the Word of God. (Genesis 4:1, 1 Corinthians 7:2)
- We believe that any marriage between men and women of the same sex is contrary to the Word of God and is a sin before God. (Romans 1:21-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9)
Calvary Chapel Cascade County is a part of the Calvary Chapel church movement that began in the 1960s and is considered a non-denominational movement focusing on the inerrancy of the Bible, and the expository teaching of the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation with a verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter, and book-by-book approach.
It is our conviction that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which our hearts are not truly right with God or each other. We endeavor to remain flexible and yielded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to direct all that we do. We give a great place to music in our worship, desiring that it be inspirational to each of us as we worship him as one body. Additionally, our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching the Word of God that we might know Him and His will for our lives. It is our desire that His love in and through us manifests itself in our praise and worship and in whatever He calls us to do in His name.
Calvary Chapel Cascade County began meeting as a church on August 17th, 2016. While initially meeting in downtown Great Falls, in the spring of 2017 we relocated to a joint use church facility still within the city. Our current location is at 3400 Flood Road.
We invite you to come with an open heart, just as you are, and ready to worship with us. May the Lord richly bless you.
The vision of Calvary Chapel of Cascade County is two-fold. 1) Reaching out those who are unsaved and leading them to a relationship with Jesus as their Savior. 2) Reaching out to Believers who need to return to their “First Love.”
Calvary Chapel of Cascade County is a fellowship of Believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ, and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is also our desire to raise up and equip the saints for the work of the ministry as we study God’s Word, share life, and pray together. (Acts 2:42, 1:8, 2 Corinthians 3:18)
Is there a dress code?
Absolutely none! We believe God is more concerned about the condition of the heart, than the type or style of clothing we wear. Therefore, we ask that you feel free to dress, with an eye to Biblical modesty, in whatever makes you feel comfortable. Most of us dress in casual attire while some prefer a more formal look. It’s entirely up to you.
Do you have childcare?
Yes, we do. While children are allowed to be in the Sanctuary during the service, we encourage parents to allow their children to participate in our Children’s Ministry where they will have their own worship and biblical lessons, while engaging with other children in their age group. While we encourage this, we understand some families would rather be together during Sunday worship. We’re definitely okay with that, though we kindly request the children not be a distraction to others who might be worshiping, in prayer or meditating on the scriptures during the service.
What do our meetings look like?
Our service begins at 10 am. We start with praise and worship, then conduct a responsive reading from the Psalms. The remainder is spent in an in-depth teaching sermon of the planned scripture passage. Each sermon is designed with the observation of the passage, interpretation of the passage, and the application of the passage. We conclude the service with a brief song, and a word of encouragement. After every service, we fellowship with light snacks and drinks.
We celebrate Communion the first Sunday of each month. During this time, we encourage worship to be done as a family, along with the children, so we can corporately celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We entrust parents to determine if their children are ready to partake in this glorious, yet solemn celebration. Furthermore, we recognize that Communion is both a privilege and an obedient response to the command of Jesus to do this in remembrance of Him. Finally, out of reverence and obedience, we encourage partakers of Communion to be Believers only.