A note from Pastor Jason Anderson
Welcome to Calvary! I’m glad you found us!
You’ll find a lot of information about us on other pages of our website, but I wanted to share a bit about the heart of Calvary Emerald Coast.
Our focus at Calvary is to glorify God in every aspect of our lives. We, together as a community of believers, strive to put on display the character of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, in our lives. I hope that through your experience at Calvary you will encounter Jesus and come to a deeper understanding of His love for you, and how you can be a part of sharing His love to the world around you.
We put a strong emphasis on the study of God’s word. And my desire is that we get the absolute most out of each text that we dig into. The apostle Paul told Timothy, a young pastor, that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) We approach each text with open hearts and open minds, ready for what God wants to impart to us. Worship at Calvary is mostly contemporary, but our goal in everything is to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead and be open to whatever way God wants to meet with us.
All are welcome at Calvary. We do not place a high priority on clothing styles or other externals so... come as you are. We have some who come in shorts and flip flops and others in suits and ties. So, when you come to Calvary you have the opportunity to worship with a wide variety of people from all different backgrounds and age groups. From those who have never been involved in church before to those who have grown up in church and have made their way to Calvary after being a bit disillusioned by the heavy emphasis on the “outside of the cup” rather than the “inside of the cup.”
As you may have seen on other pages of the website, we have many different ministries that you can get involved in. And our desire is, as Paul says in Ephesians 4:12, “to equip the saints (that’s all believers!) for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ.” And when we are doing that, we will be set apart from the world which is what we are all called to be. “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy (set apart) in all you do.” (1 Peter 1:15) That is, ultimately, the goal for everything. That we would “love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves.”
Thanks for visiting our website and I look forward to worshiping and serving with you!