Leadership

Pastor Scott & Lauren Woodcock

Scott is the Pastor of Calvary Christchurch who has come from serving in the leadership of Calvary Auckland for the last 8 years. Lauren is involved with worship and children's ministry. Together they have 4 children to keep them busy.

Alan Turner (Elder/Treasurer)

Alan has been involved in Calvary Christchurch from the beginning. He is currently part of the Eldership and involved in assisting with the administration of the church.

 

What is Calvary Chapel

To define what the Calvary Chapel movement of churches is about we have created a short booklet which provides the history of Calvary Chapel and some important distinctives of a typical Calvary Chapel church.

Our Beliefs

  We are Evangelical:

   We are Continuationists:

   We are Complementarian:
  • We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in His own image. He created them sinless, equal in value, dignity, and worth. According to His purpose and design, God created to fulfill distinct but complementary roles in the contexts of marriage, family, and the local church.” (Genesis 1:26-28, Ephesians 5:22-6:4, 1 Timothy 3:1-7)

     We are Premillennial:
  • We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth, to sit upon the throne of David and rule over the house of Jacob (Israel), and the entire cosmos, forever. (Revelation 20:1-6, Luke 1:31-33, Isaiah 9:6-7)

    We are Pre-tribulational
 

Our Priorities

We exist for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Eph 4:12)

KNOW

To KNOW Jesus personally and deeply

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. (Philippians 3:10)

GROW

To GROW into maturity in our faith and relationship to Jesus Christ and in Biblical community with one another. 

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.  (1 Peter 2:2)

From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.  (Eph 4:16)

GO

To GO as servants and ambassadors into the world for Jesus Christ and make disciples, showing the love of God through our lives.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.  (Matthew 28:19-20)