What we Believe


Values Pillars

As a church, our mission is simply: To reach out and grow a Bible-saturated community that forms a loving family.

We are guided on this mission by four key values that help us define ourselves.

We are Word Centered.  From its very inception, Calvary Chapel San Diego has valued the teaching of the Bible verse-by-verse in its entirety.  We desire to live lives that are informed and shaped by Scripture.  We structure our gatherings in such a way that keeps the study of the Word as a focus.

We desire Immersive Worship.  Our worship services are designed to be gatherings where we meet with the living God.  We are invited to engage with God in musical worship, prayer, and giving all with the purpose of encountering the One who impacts us and transforms us.

 We are called to Spiritual Growth.  Therefore, we look for ways to encourage this growth.  We desire our church family to be one that is constantly maturing and moving forward in our walk with our Savior.  

We want to cultivate Servant Hearts.  With Jesus as the perfect example of this, we try to create opportunities to infuse our lives with service both in the church family and in our community.



JESUS CHRIST is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man's broken relationship with God. His finished work on the cross made that possible. Because of His love demonstrated on the cross by dying for our sins, we now have reason to fellowship with one another and proclaim salvation through His life, death, and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:20, Romans 5:6-10)

THE BIBLE is the inspired, infallible word of God and is relevant and applicable to man today. Therefore we place great emphasis upon teaching it in public, studying it in private, and using it as a guide for our daily lives. (1 Timothy 4:13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)

WORSHIP - We believe God is worthy of all praise, reverence, and love. We take special time to worship Him in church through song. It is our goal to worship Him with our whole lives as well; at home, at work, and at play. (John 15:5, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 4:15)

CHRISTIAN GROWTH - Our supreme desire is to know Jesus and to be conformed to His image, likeness, and example by the power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage this by abiding in Jesus Christ through His Word, prayer, fellowship, and by yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit. (John 4:23 Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)

LOVE is the greatest virtue and demonstration of the reality of Christ Jesus. We endeavor to show a Christ-like love to all men. Love should be exhibited in our lives by our words as well as our actions. (John 13:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Philippians 2:3-5)

CHRISTIAN SERVICE is a part of the Christian life and is the responsibility of all believers. Our goal is to develop the ministry of every member to the benefit of all. (Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

Welcome to Calvary Chapel San Diego

We are a God-centered church that studies the Bible together, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse. We want you and those who join to be the best fed, most loved followers of Jesus Christ.