606 Ridgeway Avenue       Columbia, MO  65203

Welcome to Calvary Baptist Church

Loving God & Loving Others 

What We Believe


Here are ten essential truths that we believe:

  1. God sees everything and is in control.
  2. God made everything for His pleasure.
  3. God made people special—they are to reflect His love and purposes.
  4. People often choose their own way instead of God’s way (this is called “sin”).  This leads to brokenness, violence, and pain.
  5. God sent Jesus to reveal His perfect love, truth, and ways. He was without any sin.
  6. Jesus died for everyone on the cross—providing forgiveness for those who believe and follow Him.
  7. The Church is God’s special instrument to change the world.
  8. The Bible is God’s special message.
  9. Baptism is a symbol of new life in Christ.
  10. No matter what happens, we love others unconditionally and trust in the Lord.

How to Connect With God


Admit that you have sinned.  We all do wrong and this keeps us from God.  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23


Believe in Jesus and that He died on the cross to save us from the penalty of our sins.  This means an eternity in Heaven with God instead of eternal separation in Hell.  "For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 


Confess your sins to God and ask Jesus to come into your heart and change you.  Place your faith in Jesus and ask Him to be Lord of your life. "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13 


Dedicate yourself to becoming involved in a local church.  “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12

For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16