Calvary Chapel Grace and Truth Ministry Form
Dear Brother or Sister in Christ:
Congratulations on your decision to serve the Lord here at Calvary Chapel.
The desire to serve is a natural and proper response to the work of Christ within you. Where to serve becomes the big question. This Ministry Questionnaire has been designed to help us to get to know you better to assist you in determining your place in the Body of Christ here. Each of us has a unique blend of experience, talents, traits, gifts, that God will use to accomplish His work.
The Apostle Paul uses the “Body” as a metaphor to describe how the local church should function. Each one of us is a unique part of the body of Christ, and just like our human bodies each part has a specific purpose. The motivation for our service is to be our love for the Lord Jesus Christ. As we are in love with Jesus and serving His people there is a tremendous joy that we experience. Jesus said, the greatest in the kingdom is the servant of all.
You might be surprised to see a background consent and wavier among the forms, which we have asked you to complete. Please let me encourage you not to let this form intimidate you. Because many of our areas of ministry involve children, and other groups which require these background checks, we have found it necessary to have all ministry volunteers screened since so many times we have a need to call upon one area of ministry for help in another. I also want to encourage you that just because you may have something in your background that preempts you legally from serving in an area of ministry we feel that no one has sinned so greatly that the blood of Christ cannot make a place for you to serve in the Body of Christ. We may not be able to offer certain avenues of ministry because of legal prerequisites (Romans 13), but we can find a ministry area in which God will be glorified through the gifts and talents He has given you. Trust God and He will prove faithful in placing you exactly into the area for which He designed you in the Body of Christ.
Enjoy the excitement and challenge of this truth as you complete the enclosed Ministry Questionnaire and find the destiny of your mission for God.
In Christ and for His glory,
Pastor Johnny Zacchio
Senior Pastor Calvary Chapel Grace and Truth
How can I begin to serve in the Ministry
Review the Servant Requirements below and the Ministry Opportunities to determine what level of requirements is required for the particular ministry in which you want to serve.
Review the Statement of Faith of Calvary Chapel.
If there is anything that you do not agree with before you proceed to fill out the questionnaire, please make an appointment to speak to the ministry leader or pastor to discuss these differences.
“Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” Amos 3:3
If you agree with the Statements of Faith and have completed the prerequisites, please continue by filling out the questionnaire, make sure all fields are filled in. If you choose to print and fill out a physical copy please hand it to either Pastor Wayne or the Church Secretary.
Lastly, return the completed questionnaire to the Church Office “Attention Administration.” If you are filling out this form to serve in the Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, or any other ministry that involves the elderly or minors, you will be asked to sign an additional New York State Department of Law Enforcement waiver form for a national criminal background check.
Calvary Chapel Grace and Truth Statement of Faith
We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3)
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed.
We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures. We believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the most accurate translation from the original ancient text. It is from this translation that we establish our doctrine and Statement of Faith, Pastor Johnny teaches from the NKJV. (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21)
We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3)
We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8)
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14)
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians 12-14. (1 Corinthians 14)
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God saves and regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are a part of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: (a) full immersion water baptism of believers, and (b) the Lord's Supper. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) We also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance of marriage. (Matthew 19:4-5 and John 2:1-11)
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15)
We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)
We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth. (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14)
(*Indicates greatest needs)
*Children's Ministry, Jr. High Ministry, High School Ministry, Young Adults Ministry, Product Table Ministry, *Kitchen / Hospitality Ministry, *Janitorial / Maintenance,, *Security, Parking Lot Ministry, Calvary Cares Ministry, *Usher, Greeter, Worship Ministry, *Sound Audio/Visual,, Men’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry.
· Must be saved / Born Again.
· Must have consistently attended Calvary Chapel Grace and Truth for at least 6 months.
· Must be interviewed with a Staff / Overseer of the ministry.