While Calvary Chapel Training Center is not a church, we are a ministry that affirms the following beliefs in all of our ministry, practice, and outreach:
We believe that there is one living and true God. God is eternally existing in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, which are equal in power and glory. He is the triune God that created all, upholds all and governs all.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God. His word is fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts and is the infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer and He saves all those who come to know Him, through Jesus Christ, from sin and death.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. Jesus endured a substitutionary atoning death, resurrection and then ascended into heaven, where he perpetually intercedes for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, sanctifies and empowers for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, 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 biblical gifts of the Spirit.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice; therefore all people are under condemnation. God regenerates, by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. We believe that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service (often subsequent to regeneration).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church- baptism and communion. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion, which is open to all believers.
We believe in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, as well as for receiving the gifts of the Spirit.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to earth, the establishment of His kingdom, the resurrection of the body and the final judgment.