what is calvary church?

Calvary Church is an independent, evangelical Bible church located in Valparaiso, IN. We are committed to spreading the Word about Jesus Christ throughout Northwest Indiana and the world. Some distinctives that set Calvary apart from other churches include:

  • Contemporary worship without compromising biblical theology
  • Relevant, expository preaching
  • Discipleship through small groups
  • A passion to win as many as possible to Christ
  • A commitment to overseas missions

our vision

To spread the WORD throughout Northwest Indiana and the world as we grow a community of Christ-followers who are enjoying God together.

our values


Hearing and applying God’s WORD. (II Timothy 4:2; James 1:22-25)

  • We believe the Scriptures are inspired, authoritative and powerful (II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12)
  • We are committed to preaching the whole counsel of God's Word (Acts 20:26-27)
  • We preach it with authority and application (Matthew 7:28-29; James 1:22-25)


    Giving PRAISE to God in spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24)

    • We believe biblical worship involves the spirit, the body, and the emotions
    • We believe worship should be culturally relevant
    • We believe worship should be biblically and historically rooted


      WALKING in fellowship with one another. (Acts 2:42, 44)

      • We are committed to practicing the 'one anothers' in the Scriptures
      • We believe biblical fellowship is built and that significant spiritual growth takes place in the context of loving, accountable relationships (such as small groups)
      • We actively practice biblical conflict resolution to protect fellowship


        Building the body as each part does its WORK. (Ephesians 4:11-12, 16)

        • We believe every genuine Christ-follower has been given spiritual gifts for serving
        • We believe that working for Christ in the church promotes spiritual growth in the Christ-follower
        • We believe 'each part doing its work' expands the ministry of the church


        Striving to WIN as many as possible to faith in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 9:19; Colossians 4:2-6)

        • Because unbelievers are important to Jesus, they are also important to us
        • We spread the Word of God through relational evangelism and preaching the gospel
        • We are committed to serving the poor and raising up new church leaders through global partnerships