LOVE: LOVE GOD &
Jesus’ life, ministry, and teaching are profound and marvelous. They are full of life, and intended to inspire a revolution. Revolutions are always sparked by an idea. An idea that is so clear, compelling, and catalytic that people are inspired to overcome the status quo. His death, resurrection,
and Spirit are what give life to the revolution. The essence of the revolution is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind … And… You shall love your neighbor as yourself” [Matt. 22:37-40].
HISTORY: A SNAPSHOT OF
WHERE GOD HAS LED US
God has done exceedingly and abundantly beyond anything we could have imagined. Calvary Nexus began in 1996 with a handful of people meeting at a park. We moved to a storefront and continued to grow. In 2004, we purchased land and developed our campus on Mobil Ave. By 2009, we had outgrown the campus on Mobil and opened a second campus on Lewis Rd. in Camarillo. We started a teaching team to offer live teaching of the same Bible passage at both campuses. The new Lewis Rd. location immediately offered a free youth center to our community, “The
Bridge.” Our platform for influence expanded beyond our community to reach the world for Christ through: global missions, a global church planting initiative, and global church leadership resources. Yet we have never lost sight of our world – our neighbors where we live, work, study, and play. Through the years we have seen hundreds come to Christ and be baptized. Presently we are seeking to simplify life and ministry by unifying to one campus to create margin for our long-term vision.
VISION: WHERE WE BELIEVE
GOD IS LEADING US
We are passionate to love God, and our neighbors. God is calling us to saturate our community with the gospel through Christ-centered neighborhood groups. Imagine the potential of connected groups where people learn to make Jesus king, develop as spiritual leaders, discover God’s love, and display it to one another and their
neighbors. Imagine reaching our world for Christ one neighbor at a time. People will experience: personal restoration, thriving marriages, families strengthened to pass their faith to the next generation. There will be a workplace and school witness for Christ. Neighborhoods will be transformed communities for Christ.
Neighborhood Groups are established by connecting people in relationship where they live, work, study, and play. The groups generally meet weekly, and are the primary place where we learn to be Christ’s disciples. The goal is to make Jesus king in every realm of our lives: personal, marriage, family, community
career, and calling. Bible learning in a group context will develop Christ-like character. These groups will magnify Jesus and experience God’s presence during the week, and as we gather to worship as a large community of faith on the weekends.
We demonstrate our love for God by our love for others. Group participants will learn to display tangible acts of love for one another. These may include, but not be limited to: compassion, empathy, prayer, meals, recreation, hospital visits, and helping with needs. We display the love of God to our neighbors as we
befriend, build relationships, pray for, serve, and invite them to experience Christ with us. We simplify church life and life generally, to create margin to invest in relationships with neighbors where we live, work, study and play.
We plan to plant five additional churches in the next ten years through our local church to reach our neighbors in the U.S. and Baja California, Mexico. We will continue to develop the Calvary Church Planting Network [CCPN] a global
church planting initiative in the Calvary Chapel movement that has supported hundreds of churches; and continue to invest in and support global missions to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus.
MILESTONES & TIMELINES
People experience: personal restoration, thriving marriages, and families strengthened to pass their faith to the next generation as the majority of the Calvary Nexus community participates in a Neighborhood Group, and learn to love God and love their neighbors. Fifty leaders are developed.
More and more of the Calvary Nexus community participate in a Neighborhood Group, learn to love God, and love their neighbors. There is a developing school witness for Christ as groups are established on campuses to love the next generation. There is a growing workplace witness as groups start in the marketplace. 75 groups are dispersed in our community. 75 leaders are developed. Our
More and more people are making Jesus king. Lives, marriages, families, and neighborhoods are being impacted. The great majority of the Calvary Nexus community participates in a Neighborhood Group, where they love God, and their neighbors. 100 groups are dispersed in our community. 150 leaders are developed. We have witnessed 150 people come to Jesus be baptized, and grow as His disciples.
Calvary Nexus has fully adopted the value of loving God and neighbors through Neighborhood Groups. 125 groups are dispersed in our community. 225 leaders are developed. Our second of five churches is planted. We have witnessed 225 people come to Jesus be baptized, and grow as His disciples.
People have discovered and experienced their calling to advance God’s kingdom. Neighborhoods are being transformed through gospel-centered groups. 150 groups are befriending and building relationships in every neighborhood. 275 leaders are developed. We have witnessed 300 people come to Jesus be baptized, and grow as His disciples.
Through the radical displays of God’s love to neighbors where we live, work, study, and play thousands of relationships have been built. The gospel has been shared throughout the community so that all have heard. 200 groups are dispersed in our community. 350 leaders are developed. Our third of five churches is planted. We have witnessed 375 people come to Jesus be baptized, and grow as His disciples.
More and more people are growing as disciples and making Christ king in every realm of life: personal, marriage, family, career, calling, and community. 225 groups are dispersed in our community. 425 leaders are developed. We have witnessed 450 people come to Jesus be baptized, and grow as His disciples.
We demonstrate the love of God as we befriend and build relationships with our neighbors where we live, work, study, and play. We pray for, serve, and invite them to experience Christ with us. 250 groups are dispersed in our community. 475 leaders are developed. Our fourth of five churches is planted. We have witnessed 525 people come to Jesus be baptized, and grow as His disciples.
Thousands of lives have been transformed by the love of God and the gospel of Jesus. Neighborhoods have been transformed. 275 groups are dispersed in our community. 525 leaders are developed.
The community around us and beyond is saturated with Jesus’ love and His gospel.
WHAT IS YOUR
Participate in a neighborhood group.
Grow as a disciple and/or as a leader prepared to
lead a Neighborhood Group.
Befriend and build relationships, and share Christ’s love
with your neighbors where you live, work, study and play.