WHO WE ARE




Mission

To POSITIVELY impact people for Christ." Regardless of where a person might be in relationship to becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ, we purpose to help direct every one we can in that direction, one positive impact at a time.

Vision

As best we can, to excel at "developing passionate followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Core Values


Calvary Community Church is a part of the Wesleyan denomination. We have been located in the Greater Binghamton, New York area since 1988. Our attendees come from many church backgrounds, both Protestant and Catholic. We are an evangelical church which holds the following tenets of beliefs:

We believe that the Bible is the word of God and is inspired and inerrant as originally given.
We believe that God is eternal, three persons in One: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless perfect life, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection and His present domination at the right hand of God the Father.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to lead a Godly life, and whose baptism provides power for service.

We believe in the resurrection from the dead of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved, into the resurrection of life, and those who have not known God, into the resurrection of judgment.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord’s Supper for believers.
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory to receive His church unto Himself.

What To Expect

On a Sunday morning, we want everyone who comes to Calvary to feel welcome!

Say hello to a greeter or usher at the door. Ask for directions or help if this is your first time, at the Info Desk (or anyone with a smile). Dress comfortable: you might see a suit and tie every now and again, but anything from “business casual” to jeans, shorts or flip flops adorn our attenders.

Stop by for snacks and coffee at the Coffee Mingle – even take your plate and mug into the service! Join in fellowship together after either service Sunday morning. Please return that mug to the bin when you’re done.

During the service we sing praises with the band (microphones, guitars and drums), a mix of modern contemporary and upbeat hymns. Pastor preaches from the stage (we try to keep him under time). Offering plates will come around – give if you’re comfortable, but really this is for our regular attenders.

Have kids? Nursery is provided for children age 0 – 3 during both services, and is down the hall from the Coffee Mingle. Children age 4 – 6th grade have the option to join Kids Connection during the later parts of service. Check in at the Kids Connection kiosk to register your family, and then sit together during our praise songs (let’s show ’em how it’s done!). They will be dismissed with a logo on the screen to go upstairs (take them up, if you’d like), and can be picked up when the service is finished. Of course, they are welcome to sit with their families all service as well. Oh, and there is a Nursing Mother’s Room at the back of the sanctuary, to have your privacy without missing the service.

Our vision is to Develop Passionate Followers of Jesus Christ, and it all starts with a first visit. We hope you enjoy, and that it is the first of many.