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At Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo, our purpose is to proclaim the Word of God so that people will come to know Jesus personally, grow in understanding and faith, and sow Jesus passionately to others.
Just as we need a safe, comfortable place to live where we are secure and feel accepted, we need a spiritual "home" where the love of Jesus binds us to one another and draws us close to Him. Here at Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo we want to provide that spiritual home for you and your family. Come be a part of our services and ministries focused on strong Bible teaching with Christ-centered worship and fellowship for all ages.
As Senior Pastor, I welcome you. Our desire is that those who come to worship with us would make this church their home. Our purpose is for all to know Jesus personally, to deepen their relationship with Him, and to share Him with others. Come and join us as we worship, serve and grow together. We want to welcome you home.
Pastor Rob Miller
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the final authority for Christian faith and living.
God exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and has revealed Himself to be perfect in love, righteous in all His ways, and Creator of all things.
Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son. As true God and true man, He allowed Himself to be born of a virgin, taught men how to live through His sinless life, was crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, rose bodily from the dead, was seen by over 500 persons, and returned to heaven to prepare a place for us.
Men and women were created in God's image, tempted by Satan, and rebelled against God. Through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven our sins, reborn by the Holy Spirit, and we become children of God.
The Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord. He lives in us, teaches us, gifts us, and enables us to live Godly lives.
The church is the living Body of Christ on earth; He is its head and source of its life. The Body is composed of those who have received Him personally.
The church exists to celebrate the living God, cultivate personal growth in Christ, care about one another in Christ, and communicate Christ to the world.
Jesus will return to the earth to raise the dead, judge the world, and establish His glorious kingdom. This is the hope of the Church and its encouragement for ministry. Those who have been reborn will live with Him forever.
Learn how you can know God through Salvation!
What is Salvation?
God knew that humanity would sin and need to be reconciled to Him. At the heart of God's plan
to reconcile sinful humanity to Himself is the Mediator, Jesus Christ (see 1 Timothy 2:5–6).
The word salvation is defined as "deliverance from the power and effects of sin." All have sinned
(Romans 3:23), but we cannot save ourselves, because only a sinless person can save a sinful
person. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ died for sinners (1 Timothy 1:15; Romans 5:6–8).
Provisions of Salvation:
Certain provisions were necessary for salvation to be available to humanity: the death of Jesus
Christ; the burial of Christ; the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3–4); the ascension of
Christ (Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9); and the exaltation of Christ (Acts 2:33; 5:31; 1 Peter 3:22;
Process of Salvation: God's side
Through the divine side of salvation, God sovereignly acts to secure salvation for sinners
Election: Through grace, God chose salvation in Christ for those whom He foreknew in
eternity past apart from any work or deed performed by those chosen (see Ephesians 1:4–
5). The Apostle Paul tells us, "For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them
to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn, with many brothers and
sisters" (Romans 8:29 NLT).
Regeneration: God makes us alive through Christ, enabling us to be born again, and to
experience a new birth (John 3:3). Without a new birth, we are "dead in our trespasses
and sins" (Ephesians 2:1).
Justification: When God justifies us, He declares us guiltless before Him and places all of
the righteousness of Christ to our credit. Justification represents both God's forgiveness
of our sins and the righteousness He has accounted to us (see Romans 3:28; 5:1).
Adoption: Adoption means, "the placing of a son." God gives us the full rights of
inheritance in His family as though we had been born into it (Galatians 4:4–5;
Ephesians 1:5). Because we are God's children, we can call Him Abba, or Father
(Romans 8:15). As God's children, we can be confident that He understands us, takes care
of us, and will bless us.
Sanctification: When we become Christians, God sanctifies us, or sets us apart,
positionally, practically, and permanently for Himself (1 Corinthians 6:11; 2
Thessalonians 2:13). Through the sanctification process, we become more and more like
Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit as we walk and abide with Christ daily.
Process of Salvation: Humanity's Side
Just as there is a divine side of salvation, there is also a human side.
Faith and Belief: Acknowledging Jesus Christ not only in our heads, but also in our hearts (see
John 3:18, 36; 5:24; 6:47; Romans 10:9). Faith is a confiding trust. It involves our intellect,
emotions, and will (Mark 4:16–17; Romans 10:9, 17; Ephesians 2:8–9; Hebrews 11:1, 6).
Acceptance: True faith and belief in Christ will ultimately lead to an acceptance and
confession of Jesus Christ as Lord (Romans 10:9–10). The Apostle John confirmed
this when he wrote, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become
children of God, to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12 NKJV).
Repentance: This is a sincere and thorough change of mind and heart toward sin (see
Psalms 51:3; 2 Peter 3:9). We must not only turn from our sins, but we must also turn to
God through Christ (see Acts 3:19; 26:18; 1 Thessalonians 1:9).
Product of Salvation:
God created us, and Christ purchased us, so that we might know Him, walk with Him, and glorify
Him (see Ephesians 1:11–12). He also wants us to bear much fruit (John 15:8; 13:34–35) as
we invest our lives in service to Him (Matthew 16:24–26; Galatians 6:10). We bear fruit by
winning others to Christ, by helping them grow spiritually (see Romans 1:13; Proverbs 11:30), by
sharing our blessings with others (Philippians 4:17), by giving praise and thanks to God (Hebrews 13:15), and by living a changed life through our conduct and character (Galatians 5:22).
Some people think that because they have "prayed to receive Christ," they can live as they
please. But salvation brings about a transformed, changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17) and
motivates believers to follow God's purpose for their lives.
For more information on how to know God, please contact Pastor Rob Miller via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office at (949) 951-9678.