Calvary Chapel Clayton is a non-denominational church focused on the inerrancy of the Bible and the expository teaching from Genesis to Revelation. We are in affiliation with the Calvary Chapel Movement, which began with Pastor Chuck Smith in the 1960's. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor do we oppose denominations, only their over-emphasis of doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.
Coming into a new surrounding can sometimes be awkward, so we have put together this page to acquaint you with our church and hopefully answer any questions you might have. To review our statement of faith, visit our "What We Believe" page.
What Do We Teach?
Calvary Chapels are known for their dedication to the expositional (verse-by-verse) teaching of God’s Word. Simply put, we teach the bible from Genesis to Revelation!
What About Worship?
Our worship setting and style is contemporary, but not to exclude the more traditional style of worship which we believe to be rich in doctrine and sound theology. Worship at each Calvary Chapel is unique, and there is no “set” style of worship. Typically our worship time will be about thirty minutes prior to the teaching of the Word.
The Holy Spirit
At Calvary Chapel, we believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and we encourage their exercise, but always decently and in order, with an emphasis on the Word of God, which we look to as our primary rule of faith.
Unity Of God's People
Some Calvary’s are filled with people in suits and ties, and some are filled with people in jeans and t-shirts, and many may have a combination of all ages, races, and dress. We are people who have come together regardless of background or social status with one common focus: Love for Jesus Christ and the desire to know Him more intimately. We focus on personal relationships with Jesus Christ through worship, prayer and teaching of the word of God.
How Do I Become A Member?
We do not have process of "church membership” at Calvary Chapel. We believe that every true born-again-believer has the Holy Spirit living and active in their lives, and it is the presence of the Holy Spirit that places you in the body of Christ, and makes us all members of the church universal. Simply put: If you are a born-again Christian, and you regularly attend Calvary Chapel, you are a member!
As Pastor, I would like to welcome you to Calvary Chapel Clayton, and I am looking forward to worshiping and serving the Lord with you as we wait for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ!