Calvary Chapel Buhl

2012-08-25T01:20:00Z 2012-08-29T16:43:46Z Calvary Chapel Buhl Twin Falls Times-News
August 25, 2012 1:20 am

When are church services?

Our church services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

How big is the church?

Our congregation has about 300 people.

Who is your church leadership?

Calvary Chapel Buhl is governed by a board of elders and a senior pastor, the Rev. Jackie Roberts, a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College. Our elders include Jeff Masters, Corey Beam, Fritz Redmer and David Plew.

What is the church’s core beliefs?

Calvary Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.

Among other things, We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians. We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship. We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship. We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped. We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him. We believe in all the basic doctrines of historic Christianity. We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God. We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

What’s a typical service like?

When you enter Calvary Chapel Buhl you receive a warm welcome by our ushers as they greet you at the door. Our desire is that everyone feels like family here. After a time of worship, Pastor Jackie takes us through the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter. We currently are studying in the Gospel of Matthew. After service join us for a time of fellowship over coffee and donuts.

Do you offer childcare?

Childcare is available for all services.

Do you have a children’s ministry?

Children’s Ministry at Calvary Chapel Buhl is called the Agape Zone. Children worship together in an enthusiastic atmosphere that allows them to express themselves while experiencing Bible truths. After worship, they divide into age-appropriate groups for Bible story time, crafts, snacks and games.

Describe your youth ministry:

Junior high youth ministry at Calvary Chapel Buhl is called R.O.J.O.S., which stands for “Relying on Jesus our Savior.” They meet 7 p.m. Wednesdays for Bible study led by Dan and Krystal Lineberry in a relaxed atmosphere while studying the Bible verse by verse and chapter by chapter.

High school youth ministry at Calvary Chapel Buhl is called “The Branch.” The Branch’s mission is to teach the high school youth group of Calvary Chapel Buhl that they need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, by remaining connected to “the Vine” while allowing themselves to branch out and change this world as Christ did. The Branch, led by Jason and Danielle Richardson, meets Wednesday at 7 pm in the fellowship hall.

What other programs do you provide?

Engage Reality is a college-age/young adult ministry at Calvary Chapel Buhl led by Brian and Alexis Daly.

Our goal is to teach and lead others in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through the truth found in the bible and the enabling of the Holy Spirit. Come and engage in the reality of Jesus Christ at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

What community service does your church provide?

The Bread of Life Community Kitchen is available every Wednesdays from 5 to 6 pm; a place where the hungry of the community can find a delicious, hot meal served with a smile and the love of Jesus.

What mission work does your church do?

Agape Zone supports the Light for the Blind mission. The Sunday school raises money to give sight to the blind in Vietnam.

The congregation supports the orphanage McKallie’s Home of a Future and a Hope in Malawi, Africa.

We are also involved in Racer for Christ, Operation Christmas Child and the Pregnancy Crisis Center in Twin Falls.

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