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Learn more about Calvary Chapel Lexington.

Calvary Chapel Lexington exists to bring glory to God by making disciples of Jesus Christ through gospel-centered teaching and gospel-centered obedience to the Word of God, all through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a non-denominational church; however, we are in close fellowship with other Calvary Chapels worldwide.

History

We were founded in 2013 as an outreach fellowship of Calvary Chapel of Crawfordsville, IN.

Philosophy of Ministry

Because Jesus told Peter to "Feed my sheep" (John 21:16), our meetings focus on verse by verse expository teaching of the Bible. This gives us all we need to know for life and goodliness (2 Peter 1:3-4).

Because Jesus said that His Father desired those who would worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:33), our meetings emphasize meaningful expressions of worship to God.

Because Jesus said that His children know His voice and are able to follow His lead (John 10:27), we do not seek to pressure or recruit people to do anything. Nor do we seek to get in the middle of someone's life and tell them what to do. Rather, we seek to point them to Jesus and have them learn to hear His voice and follow His leading.

Because Jesus said, "I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18) and also said, "Abide in Me ... for apart from Me, you can do nothing (John 15:4-5), we do not strategize methods of church growth. Rather, we keep our eyes on Jesus and wait for His leading.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. (Psalm 32:8 ESV)

Tenets of Faith

  • We Believe scripture is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • We Believe there is one God who has revealed Himself in 3 distinct persons.
  • We Believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and…
    • His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23)
    • His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26)
    • His substitutionary death (1 Corinthians 15:3)
    • His bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:6)
    • His ascension to Heaven (Acts 1:9-11)
    • His soon return for the church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
  • We Believe man was created perfect, but through sin, fell. All men are born in sin and are separated from God and in need of a savior. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 5:12)
  • We Believe salvation is received only by accepting the gracious gift of the only begotten Son of God who died to pay for man’s sin. This gift is received by faith alone and is not in any way earned by man’s efforts. (Ephesians 2:8)
  • We Believe baptism is necessary for obedience (Matthew 28:19-20).
  • We Believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience to salvation and the gifts of the Spirit are essential for the individual believer and the church as a whole. (Acts 1:8)
  • We Believe there is a resurrection to life awaiting those who die in Christ as well as those who are alive and remain at His coming.
Core Convictions

We share the following convictions with other Calvary Chapels.

Biblical Exposition

Biblical Exposition

We prioritize the inductive study of the Bible through consecutive exposition using solid exegetical principles.

Christ-centered Worship

Christ-centered Worship

We show love, admiration, and adoration for God through various expressions of worship because of what He has done for us through His son's death and resurrection.

God's Love and Grace

God's Love and Grace

We recognize the essential nature of God's love and grace in our salvation and in our daily Christian life.

Equipping the Saints

Equipping the Saints

We desire consistently greater obedience to the Lord in the church by teaching and applying the Scriptures.

Evangelism

Evangelism

Because the Great Commission is a command to be taken seriously, we are passionate about our responsibility to declare the Gospel boldly.

Reaching the Next Generation

Reaching the Next Generation

We recognize the need to provide a solid foundation in the Scriptures for our children so that they grow to be godly men and women.

Male Leadership in the Pulpit

Male Leadership in the Pulpit

We humbly submit to the Lord's call for men to lovingly lead in the local church, just as in the home.

Integrity & Morality in Leadership

Integrity & Morality in Leadership

We give serious consideration to the urgent need for leaders in the church to live out the gospel and be above reproach.

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

We follow the example of Christ in leadership, so our leaders humbly serve the church instead of seeking to be served.

Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe the church is edified through the use of spiritual gifts by the enabling of the Holy Spirit.

Informal and Relaxed Style

Informal and Relaxed Style

Our style is generally informal and relaxed, allowing us focus on building our relationship with Christ and with each other.

Eschatology

Eschatology

We eagerly await the imminent return of Christ and desire that the anticipation drives us to deeper obedience to the Lord.

The Five Solae

The Five Solae sum up the doctrinal significance of the Protestant Reformation.

Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura

Scripture Alone: Biblical Authority and the People of God

Sola Fide

Sola Fide

Faith Alone: Clarifying the Role of Faith in the Gift of Salvation

Sola Gratia

Sola Gratia

Grace Alone: The Beauty and Sufficiency of Grace in the Salvation of Sinners

Solus Christus

Solus Christus

Christ Alone: Why We Don't Put our Faith in Churches, Leaders, or Rituals

Soli Deo Gloria

Soli Deo Gloria

To the Glory of God Alone: Why We Live for the Glory of God