We Believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, and governs all.


We Believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the very Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.


We Believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.


We Believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells in every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Bible gifts of the Spirit.


We Believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore, under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.


We Believe in the universal Church, that living spiritual body, of which Christ is Head and all regenerated persons are members.


We Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church; 1) Baptism and 2) the Lord's Supper.


We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers. We Believe also in the laying of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and receiving the gifts of the Spirit or healing.

VISION and MISSION

STATEMENT OF FAITH

What We Believe

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Calvary Chapel East San Jose

 Our Lord's Work.. Our Lord's Walk.. Our Lord's Word 

Three Fold Vision

UPWARD

We believe, in response to God’s grace, love and mercies demonstrated through His Son, Jesus Christ, that loving God is man’s highest calling.
Duet 6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord your God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”


INWARD

In the body of believers, we seek to equip one another for spiritual maturity and service in ministry to one another through love and God’s Word.
2 Tim 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”


OUTWARD

Our desire is to go out beyond the four walls of the church; into the homes, community, and to the world expanding the kingdom of God through the preaching, teaching, and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matt 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, all authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


Three Fold Mission


Loving Jesus;

God in His Word tells us that Jesus is Preeminent, above all things.  By exalting Jesus we exalt the Father.
Col 1:16-18 “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”


Loving His Word;

God has given us His Word.  He has declared who He is both through Jesus, the Word, and the Bible, His Word.
Psalm138:2 “I will worship towards Your holy temple, and praise Your name for your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”
John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”


Loving people;

God desires us to fellowship with each other and for love to be the heart of that fellowship, which is then transferred to the world.
Acts 2:42 “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.”