Statement of Faith
Calvary Chapel Homeschool Ministry (CCHM) is a volunteer ministry under the leadership of Calvary Chapel of Melbourne (CCM) church. The CCHM Leadership Team strives to always follow God and the church policies in all that we do as a ministry for God.
As a ministry of CCM, we do not require family members to have a personal relationship with Jesus, but we do follow the Word of God where Jesus tells us to "...go out and make disciples of all nations..." God will always be the foundation of our ministry and the activities we coordinate. Please review our Statement of Faith below.
Calvary Chapel Homeschool Ministry
THERE IS ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all equal in power and glory. This triune God created all things, upholds all things, and governs all things. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present everywhere.
THE BIBLE consists of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. It is God's mind to us.
GOD THE FATHER is an infinite, personal Spirit perfect in every way: holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He hears and answers prayer and interacts with mankind.
JESUS CHRIST, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit - fully God and fully man. Born of a virgin, as predicted by Scripture, He lived a sinless life and performed miracles while on Earth. He accepted death on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, and was raised from the dead on the third day. He revealed himself to many before returning to Heaven as predicted in Scripture. We believe He will return to earth again.
THE HOLY SPIRIT is the third person of the Godhead. He convicts the world of sin. Every true follower of Christ has the Holy Spirit dwelling in him or her. He is our comforter, helper, teacher, and guide.
HUMANITY Our sin separates us from a Holy God. We all sin, both by nature and by choice. The only way we can have a relationship with God is by turning from our sin and accepting Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.
WATER BAPTISM AND COMMUNION We water baptize new believers and regularly take communion. These practices were instituted by Christ, taught by the apostles, and practiced by the early church. God's ordinances demonstrate our living faith and obedience to Christ.
THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit, active in believers' lives. The supreme evidence is fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control), but especially love.
MARRIAGE We believe that God created mankind male and female. Men and women are both created in the image of God, and as such, they are equal in value, dignity, and worth, but different in function so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament precepts
(1 Corinthians 7:1-3; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6)