The church belongs to Jesus
All believers in Jesus become part of God’s forever family, otherwise known as the body of Christ or the church. At RMCC, we put an emphasis on the fact that Jesus Christ is the head of the church, and as a local church we seek to glorify God by being light and salt in the communities where we live and work.
“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:22-23
Following the pattern of the early church
In the Book of Acts, we find God’s model for the church or what we call the ‘big rocks’ of ministry. Acts 2:42 highlights
five characteristics of the early church which we have captured in the easy-to-remember acronym of STEPS.
Sole dependence on the Holy Spirit
Apart from the Holy Spirit we can do nothing; our lives are meant to be lived in dependence upon His power and His leading.
Teaching the whole counsel of God’s Word
We place an emphasis on the expositional, or verse-by-verse, teaching of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation.
Believers who are well-nourished in the Word of God will radiate the love of God and attract others to Jesus. In other words, healthy sheep reproduce!
By devoting ourselves to prayer we can have victory over the sin in our lives, stand against the wiles of the enemy and be very fruitful in the work of the Lord.
Sharing our lives with one another
We need each other, and God wants us to experience meaningful fellowship and communion as we come together in love, faith and encouragement.
Statement of faith
At RMCC we affirm the following key essentials of historic, biblical Christianity.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inerrant Word of God, fully inspired and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21
There is one living and true God, who is immutable and eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God’s only begotten Son, Jesus of Nazareth, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He is Israel’s promised Messiah and God in human flesh. He lived a sinless life, died for our sins, was buried and rose again from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven and always lives to make intercession for those who believe in Him. He will personally return to earth in power and glory.
Matthew 1:23; John 1:41; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 7:56; Hebrews 7:25-27; Acts 1:11
The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is given to all those who believe in Jesus and He becomes an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
John 14:16-17; Ephesians 1:13-14
The Empowering of the Holy Spirit
All believers need to be continually filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit in order to have godly lives and the boldness and grace needed to effectively witness to the lost.
Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 5:18
The Sin Nature
All people are born with a sin nature and can only be saved by a personal faith in what Jesus has done on the cross, not by human merit, accomplishment or performance, but solely by His grace.
John 3:18-19; Ephesians 2:8-10
At RMCC we regularly practice two ordinances of the church – the baptism of believers by full immersion and taking communion.
Acts 2:38-39; Luke 22:19-20
Jesus Christ will return to earth a second time, personally and visibly, to establish His millennial kingdom. His return will be preceded by the rapture or removal of the Church.
Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
All those who place their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation will spend eternity in heaven with the Lord while those who reject God’s free gift of salvation will experience eternal punishment.
All those who are born again are part of the Body of Christ and every individual has a place in the body and a part to play in the work of the Lord. RMCC is a local expression of God’s church around the world.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 3:15
Is Calvary Chapel a denomination?
RMCC is part of a non-denominational movement of over 1,800 affiliated churches worldwide. Calvary Chapels desire to keep things simple by focusing on the transformative power of God’s Word while being led by the power and person of the Holy Spirit.
RMCC’s Founder & Pastor
Pastor Glen took a venture of faith in 1991 by starting a small Bible study with family and friends. He faithfully teaches the whole counsel of the Word of God as the Senior Pastor of RMCC to this day.