WORSHIPING JOYFULLY. REACHING OUT TOGETHER. GROWING IN cHRISt.
Who Are We?
This is a question that can be answered in many different
ways. The simplest answer is that
we are a group of Christians who gather at the corner of East Little Creek Rd.
and Nancy Drive in Norfolk, VA for worship, prayer, education, encouragement,
support, fellowship and outreach. We have adopted the mission statement of
“Worshiping Joyfully. Reaching Out
Together. Growing in Christ.” We believe these three short statements
encapsulate who we are called to be and what we are called to do.
Worshiping Joyfully We placed this statement first intentionally. Everything we do, everything we hope to
do must flow out of our worship of God.
The ability to gather, praise, proclaim, pray and sing our worship is
indeed our greatest joy. Worshiping
joyfully doesn’t mean we simply tell people to put their happy faces on when
they walk through the door on Sunday morning. We regularly acknowledge both the joys and struggles
faithful people face. It does,
however, mean we acknowledge God’s presence, power and persistence in all of
life’s circumstances, which in turn is a cause for joy.
Reaching Out Together This statement reminds us that our Christian lives cannot be
contained within Calvin’s walls.
Jesus is the savior of the world, and so we must live out our faith in a
way that reaches toward the creation God so dearly loves. Second, reaching out in Christian love
is something done with the support of others. It is something we do together.
We seek, and ask God to form us into a people united in Christ toward a common
Growing In Christ We
are a community hungry for growth.We have a desire to grow in our knowledge of the Bible, our history, and
what it means to be a Christian in our time and place. We challenge ourselves
to be a friendly church, where others can easily join and grow. "Growing in Christ" is
placed last intentionally because we believe growth will flow out of the first
two statements.We are a
congregation who prays for the Holy Spirit to stretch and teach us.We believe growth in knowledge, spirit
and number will be a natural result of joyful worship and effective outreach.
Christians Connected Beyond the Walls of Calvin
In addition to who we are as Calvin Presbyterian Church,
(The people who gather at 2901 E. Little Creek Road) we are also connected to
Christians around the country through the Presbyterian Church (USA). The
PC(USA) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States, with a
history that stretches back to the very foundations of our country. Regionally
we participate in common mission with churches in our presbytery, the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia. On a national level we are connected
to the General
Assembly of the PC(USA).
Calvin Presbyterian Church | 2901 E Little Creek Road | Norfolk, VA 23518 | 757-587-1591 | email@example.com