Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

The vision of New Calvary Baptist Church is to be a family of Christian believers who have been transformed to worship and serve through the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to walk in faith in step with Christ so that we might help to empower God’s people, our community and the world.

Our church logo has significant symbolism. It is significant to the ministry philosophy of New Calvary Baptist Church and our approach. The coming of these symbols together tells a story of the relationship we desire to have with Jesus Christ as a church family and as we reach out to the rest of the world.

Gye Nyame is the symbol in the background, which is an Adinkra symbol called Gye Nyame (Gee-N’ Ya Mae). The symbol means “except for God.” It is the symbol of the supremacy of God. It indicates that nothing can be possible except for God. The Gye Nyame indicates things are done with God in mind and to be a reminder of God’s omnipresence.

The Cross is a traditional symbol that initially represents the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The cross symbolizes the love that God, through his son Jesus, expressed for human creation by sacrificing his life for the sake of humanity’s redemption. The cross in this symbol is the same cross that is presented in the door handles of our church building.

The Dove represents the Holy Spirit that speaks to the presence of God in our daily lives. The dove symbolizes the presence of God being with us and empowering us to do whatever is necessary to transform our lives. We believe at New Calvary that nothing can be done without the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We believe it is the Spirit that makes a difference in all that we do.

The Colors of the logo also have meaning. The red (crimson) represents the redemption that is possible with the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives, and the gold represents the power and purpose (faith) in which we operate. Through the redemption by Jesus’ love and the faith we have in what God can do, we can achieve all that God has for us.