My wife Jennifer & I would like to personally welcome you to Calvary Chapel Greensboro and we hope to meet you in person one day soon! Until then, I’ll share a little about Calvary Chapel and what it’s like to be part of our fellowship. We are an official affiliate of the Calvary Chapel Association of churches started by Pastor Chuck Smith in Costa Mesa, CA almost 50 years ago. (If you’re looking for a Calvary Chapel in your town, be sure to check out CalvaryChapelAssociation.com for officially affiliated churches.)
We started this church in the living room of our home in October of 2010. Since then the church has grown many times over. We out grew our home within 6 weeks and moved into our first “official” church building in November of 2010. Then within 8 months we were out of space again and looking to move. The Lord opened a door for us to lease/purchase our current location in the fall of 2011 and He continues to add to the church as we have stayed obedient to Him, taking steps of faith along the way.
Where you fit in…
At Calvary Chapel Greensboro you will find folks just like yourself regardless of your socio-economic status, race, or age! Now that may frighten some of you because you really don’t want to be around people like yourself… but seriously, let me tell you… in God’s eyes, you are special and He loves you regardless of what you’ve done in your life. You don’t have to do everything right to come to church here, come just as you are and let God start doing a work in your life. He will change you from the inside out. It’s why we say, “Come experience a fresh start in life at Calvary Chapel”; there is grace, mercy, hope, forgiveness, love and a future available just for YOU!
What makes us unique…
The moment you walk through the doors you will sense something different (and I don’t mean in some weird, creepy way!); from the chatty greeters who welcome everyone as if they’re long lost friends; to the children running around excited that KIDSrock children’s church is about to start. You’ll experience first-hand the encouragement, joy, happiness, and love of the people here. We have free coffee and usually doughnut holes available, and yes you can bring both into the sanctuary during service… We have a concrete floor!
Speaking of the sanctuary… It might be a little different than what you’re used to, but it’s a work in progress… actually it really is! We started building it some time ago and it still isn’t finished, but the church isn’t about the sanctuary, or the lights, or the seats, or even the building; it’s about people drawing close to God through the learning of the Word of God. Our music is an upbeat mix of contemporary worship songs & classic hymns with a modern arrangement.
You’ll also notice we don’t pass a plate for money during our worship services. We have offering boxes in the back and believe mature Christians should give to support the work of Christ in their home church… and that God will lay on your heart how much to give as you seek His will and follow Him.
My hope and prayer for you…
My goal as the Senior Pastor is to make sure those attending here get the whole truth of the Word of God in context. Therefore, I teach verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter straight through the Bible. I try to present the truth of the scripture with“handles” that anyone can grab hold of and use in their daily life… from the seeking skeptic, to the mature Christian… all will take away at least one Biblical truth that applies to their current life circumstance.
If you’ve been thinking about going to church to see what it’s all about, or looking for a place to get involved…a place to use your gifts & talents or maybe looking for a church family that will love you through the good times and the bad… I invite you to come; “Come experience a fresh start in life at Calvary Chapel”, you’ll be glad you did!
Pastor Chas & Jennifer