Our Vision


CALVARY CHAPEL RUIDOSO
exists to be a 
life giving
church 
to the world.  

teaching the word
reaching the stranded
unleashing the church
Jesus Christ came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). When we receive life in Jesus, we become a part of His mission (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).
With Jesus, there are no limitations (Eph 3:20-21). Our mission is to be an outpost of life. Therefore, we take responsibility to be a life-giving church to the world.
 
Every ministry and mission strategy at Calvary Ruidoso is dependent on the “power at work within us – The Holy Spirit. Therefore, we pray (Acts 4:31) because we want what’s done among us to be of God, not us. 
 
With the direction of the Spirit of God and through much prayer, our first priority is teaching the word. The word is the foundation for all we are and for all we do. We read, pray, study, teach, preach and live the word of God.
 
Knowing God loves people, we reach the stranded who are far from God. We understand the problem (Rom 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”). The church is God Himself reaching the stranded and bringing glory to Himself. We go after the stranded knowing we once were stranded (Eph 2:1-4). Reaching the stranded is our burning focus.
 
Once the stranded have been rescued, they need growth. Scripture calls this disciple making. A living giving church makes disciples. It walks with people on the journey of growth. Why? Because when spiritual growth happens a believer is unleashed to make an impact for God in the world. We unleash the church with the gospel in a world stranded from God.

Our Beliefs

Calvary Chapel Ruidoso is a fellowship of believers who exist under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our greatest desire is to experience life in Christ and to be a life-giving church to the world (John 10:10; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 28:19-20).

We are a non-denominational Calvary Chapel Church connected to the Calvary Global Network and the Calvary Chapel Association. Yet we also partner with churches and ministries within the body of Christ who are biblically-based and missions driven for the cause of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (John 17).
 
WE BELIEVE there is a great need for life-giving churches in the world (John 10:10; Ephesians 3:20).

WE BELIEVE worship of God is priority in our lives because He deserves to be glorified in all we do because of what he has done in the gospel (Psalm 115:1; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 1:16).

WE BELIEVE  In prayer because that is where we acquire personally and corporately the power of the Holy Spirit
(Acts 1, 2, 4:31, 6:4; Ephesians 5:18; Matthew 28:20).

WE BELIEVE teaching the word of God  with simple Bible exposition and  practical Bible application. We primarily teach through books of the Bible (2 Tim 2:15; 3:16; 4:2).

WE BELIEVE in disciple making  in small groups We call “connect groups.” We believe believers best to grow and expand their faith by doing life around Bibles, coffee, food, and people in real life settings (Acts 2:42).

WE BELIEVE everyone’s story matters. We equip people to understand their story within God‘s great  story. Then, we equip people to share that story with other people who need to understand that their stories matter also (Acts 9:1-19; 22:1-21; 26).

WE BELIEVE everyone is designed by God to serve uniquely in the body of Christ and the community that they live.  We equip  believers to understand their spiritual gifts and how God is designed them and personality and passions so they can fulfill God‘s call on their own lives (Gen 1:27; John 10:10; Mark 10:45; 1 Corinthians 12:18; Eph 4:11).