statement of faith
Calvary Chapel Miami has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.
What We Believe
We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s (Agape) love, which is greater than
any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
We believe worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the
leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our
We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great
emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be
We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the
supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.
We believe in all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity.
We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired,
infallible Word of God.
Who We Believe
We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human; He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the Cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
How you can know god
We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
how we lead our congregation
In our services, we focus on a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer, and the teaching of the Word of God. We teach both expositorily and topically. We do not allow speaking in tongues loudly during services nor prophecy while a Bible study is in progress because we do not believe the Holy Spirit would interrupt Himself. We have specific after-glow services and believers’ meetings when these gifts of the Spirit may be exercised.
We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Scripture are in practice today — the greatest gift of all being Christ’s love.
We believe that church government should be simplistic rather than a complex bureaucracy and we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead, rather than on fleshly promotion.
We await the pre-tribulation Rapture of the church, and we believe that the Second Coming of Christ with His saints to rule on the earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God’s Word, regular fellowship, and participation in adult baptism by immersion, and Holy Communion.
We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual’s life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.
We reject the belief that true Christians can be demon possessed, “5-point Calvinism” (a fatalistic Calvinistic view that leaves no room for free will), “positive confession” (the faith movement belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man’s will), human prophecy that supersedes the Scripture, the incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology into Biblical teaching, and the over-emphasis of spiritual gifts and experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching.
our church verse
We aim to do everything according to God’s Word. The Lord has used this verse instrumentally in the prayerful structuring of our church:
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42
If you have any further questions, feel free to call the church office at 305-667-8577. One of our pastors would love to speak with you!