Welcome!

Clayton, NC – Mount Calvary Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental, Bible-believing, Baptist Church with a desire to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible preaching and teaching, inspirational music, and real Christian fellowship.

We are working to provide a church home in which every member of your family can grow spiritually and be encouraged to live for the Lord Jesus Christ. Please, take a moment and look around this site at everything MCBC has to offer you and your family. If we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us. May God richly bless you as you seek His will for your life.

 

Planning a visit to Mount Calvary?

You can expect a warm, friendly welcome from our entire church family. You can expect the Bible to be preached and taught with compassion and clarity. You can expect to find music that honors and glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. You can expect to find a church that loves people and is passionate about making Jesus Christ known in our community and around the world.

  • Sunday School:  9:30AM
  • Sunday AM Service:  10:30AM
  • Sunday PM Service:  6:00PM
  • Wednesday PM Master Clubs:  6:30PM
  • Wednesday PM Service:  7:00PM

Vacation Bible School 2019

Where:  Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Date:  Mon-Fri, July 15-19
Time:  6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages:   K4 – 6th grade
Cost:  Free

We will explore God’s love for the nations as we travel around the world.  We’ll uncover fun clues, attempt fascinating challenges, and discover how events that happened before, during and after the tower of Babel have impacted the human race today!   Grab your gear and prepare to set off on the race of a lifetime!

Sunday School – A Place for You!

Mount Calvary has Sunday School classes available for everyone!  We are continuing to work to provide a place to care for and minister to every person in your family.  Nurseries are available during all services for children from birth to three years old.   We also have Sunday School classes and Children’s Church on Sunday Mornings for children aged five through twelve. During the school year, our Wednesday Night Bible Club teaches the Bible for all children up to sixth grade!

Every Sunday at 9:30 AM

We’d love to meet you there!  You’ll find us in our classes, ready to learn more from God’s Word.  Mount Calvary Baptist Church has a Sunday School class for everyone, from the youngest to the young-at-heart.  We believe that it one can never be too young or too old to come to God’s House and study God’s Word.  The Bible says in II Timothy 2:15 that we are to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Dig in!  Sunday School serves as a time to develop a love and understanding of the Word of God.  We teach not just the classic Bible stories but also their eternal impact.  At Mount Calvary Baptist we intend to put God’s Word into practice in our lives, for the Bible cautions us in James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

Plug in!  Sunday School also provides a place for people to get to know one another.  Mount Calvary always strives to be a friendly church, but little can replace the personal connections that a smaller group and fellowship represents.  We love to laugh, share burdens and learn together.

Nursery (0 - 2 Years Old)

Mrs. Christine

The Nursery Ministry at Mount Calvary Baptist Church is committed to serving parents and children from birth to four years old. We have a loving and caring staff of volunteers that work to provide your child with a clean, safe environment during their stay. We have all kinds of activities that help your child learn to love others and to love God.

We strive to make your child’s stay a happy experience. We teach them simple Bible stories that will serve as a basis for their years in Sunday School. We have a nursery available during all services for all children under the age of 3.

We hope your child will enjoy our nursery and that you will feel comfortable leaving them in our care. The safety and well-being of children is a top priority for our church. To that end, all of our volunteers have been trained and screened before being permitted to work with children.

Beginner Class (3 -4 Years Old)

Mrs. Barbara

Primary Class (K - 2nd Grade)

Mrs. Barbara

Junior Class (3rd - 6th Grades)

 

Mrs. Suzanne

Youth Class (7th - 12th Grades)

Bro. Kevin

Sanctuary Class

Bro. Paul

Senior Saints Class

 

Bro. Ray

Get in Touch

We would love to be a blessing to you in any way we can.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

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Please Visit Us!

We’d love to meet you.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church meets in excellent modern facilities.  Our auditorium is light, airy, welcoming–and thanks to a new digitally tuned sound system, there’s a not a bad seat in the house!

We hope you’ll feel right at home.

Address

5217 Barber Mill Road
Clayton, NC 27520

Phone

919.553.5187

What We Believe

Bible
We believe the Old and New Testament Scriptures are the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed and are, therefore, the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. The Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the Church in preaching and teaching. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God
We believe in the one and only true living God and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 John 5:7)

Father

God the Father, whose name is Jehovah, infinite in wisdom, goodness, and love. (Exodus 3:13-14; Acts 17:23-25)

Son

God the Son, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior, born of a virgin, who lived a sinless life, died and rose again for our justification and lives forevermore that we might be redeemed. (John 3:16; Galatians 4:4-5; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Acts 1:10-11, 5:30-31; 1 Peter 2:22; Romans 5:1)

We believe that this same Jesus will come again the second time, first in the air at the rapture of born-again believers and then all the way to earth in glory after the tribulation period to rule and reign a thousand years. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:6)

Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit, a divine person, of the same nature as God the Father and God the Son, who was active in creation, who in His relation to the unbelieving world restraints the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled, who convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment, who bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony, who is an Agent in the new birth; in that He indwells, seals, empowers, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believers in accordance with the Scriptures. (John 14:16-17, 16:7-11; Acts 5:32, 11:16; Romans 8:14-16)

We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and healing, were temporary. Speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the filling of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 1:22, 13:8-10, 14:21-22)

Man
We believe that in the beginning man was created in holiness, in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God. Therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God in Hell. (Genesis 1:26, 31, 3:1, 24; Romans 3:23, 5:12)

Salvation
We believe that salvation of sinners is wholly of grace by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience; and by His death made full atonement for our sins and having risen from the dead, He is now at the right hand of the Father interceding and will return to earth in due time to rule in righteousness for a thousand years. We believe that once a person is saved, he is kept by God’s power and remains secure in Christ forever. (John 3:16, 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39, 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Ephesians 2:8-10)

Gospel
We believe that the Gospel is the good news that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures and that He was seen by many. (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)

Satan
We believe that Satan is a person, that he was created as an angelic being, that he fell and was cast out of Heaven because of his sin of pride in that he said that he would ascend above the heights of the clouds and would be like the Most High. That he became the prince of this world and is called Lucifer, son of the morning. That he is the originator of sin and that under the permission of God, he, through subtlety, led our first parents into transgression, thereby accomplishing their moral fall and subjecting them and their posterity to his own power; that he is the enemy of God, and the people of God, opposing God and exalting himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped. That though he now is the prince of the world, he will be bound and cast into the abyss for a thousand years at the second coming of Christ; after the thousand years he will be loosed for a little season and cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where he shall be tormented forever and ever. (Job 1:6-12; Isaiah 14:12-15; Revelation 20:1-3, 10)

Heaven
We believe in a literal Heaven, that it is a real place, the abode of God, the abode of the soul and spirit of the believer between death and resurrection and the eternal abode of the soul, spirit and resurrected body of the believer, where the redeemed of all ages will live with God forever and ever. (2 Corinthians 5:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11, 21 and 22)

Hell
We believe in a literal Hell, that it is a real place of eternal punishment. That all unsaved persons will be tormented there day and night forever and ever along with the Devil and his angels. (Revelation 20:10-15)

Church
We believe that preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of the lost and exalting His name in all should be the objective of any church.  In the practice of this belief, this Church maintains public worship, provides religious instructions according to the Scriptures, exercises Christian care over its members, and endeavors to bring Christian influence to bear upon the homes and lives of this community.

We believe that this Church must operate free and independent of all other organizations being affiliated only with the true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of which He is the Head. This Church acknowledges the Lord Jesus Christ as its sole head.

We believe in the common salvation of all born-again believers in Christ. We also believe in the autonomy of the local Church free of any external authority or controls. Any affiliations, societies, organizations, associations, or agencies with which this Church affiliates to further the purpose and objective stated in Article II are not authoritative in matters of Church practice or belief. (Jude 3; Ephesians 5:23-27)

Creation
We believe that the Genesis account of creation is neither an allegory or a myth, but a literal, historical account of God’s creation of the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods. We reject Evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11)

Human Sexuality

Gender

We believe that Bible describes two genders, male and female. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Genesis 1:27; Mark 10:6)

Practice

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one naturally born man and one naturally born woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. (Genesis 2:24, 19:5, 13, 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)

Marriage

We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one naturally-born man and one naturally-born woman for life. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23)

Abortion
We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the physical or mental well-being of the mother are acceptable. (Job 3:16; Psalms 51:5, 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24, 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)

Euthanasia
We believe that the direct taking of an innocent human life is a moral evil, regardless of the intention. Life is a gift of God and must be respected from conception until natural death. Thus, we believe that an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder contrary to the will of God. Discontinuing medical procedures that are extraordinary or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be a legitimate refusal of over-zealous treatment. (Exodus 20:13, 23:7; Matthew 5:21; Acts 17:28)

Divorce and Remarriage

We believe that God disapproves of divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. Divorce and remarriage is regarded as adultery except on the grounds of fornication. Although divorced and remarried persons or divorced persons may hold positions of service in the Church and be greatly used of God for Christian service, they may not be considered for the offices of Pastor or Deacon. (Malachi 2:14-17; Matthew 19:3-12; Romans 7:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6) 

Lawsuits Between Believers
We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the Church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the Church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian’s insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander. (1 Corinthians 6:1-8; Ephesians 4:31-32; Matthew 18:15-17)

Belief determines behavior. That biblical principle is illustrated in the lives of Bible characters from Genesis to Revelation. It is also taught clearly in 2 Timothy 3.16-17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” If we really believe the Bible is God’s Word and that it is relevant to our everyday life, that belief would cause us to read, study, and obey it. The Psalmist said in Psalm 116.10a, “I believed, therefore have I spoken.” Belief determined the psalmist’s behavior.

Many people today are concerned with the behavior of individuals. All around us, sin and crime are on the rise; indeed “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” (2 Tim 3.13) The answer is not for God’s people to quit or become discouraged, but to continue. “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of.” (2 Tim 3.14a) We are to continue in God’s Word, learning more and more about Him and His will for our lives.

At MCBC, we recognize that belief determines behavior, and as such we place great emphasis on God’s Word and its doctrines. As a New Testament church, we believe that it is our responsibility to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 3) God gave us His Word once, but it must be contended for in every generation.

In a day and age when doctrine is considered irrelevant and boring, confusing and divisive, we realize that what we believe is critical and eternally important. What we believe individually will affect how we behave individually; what we believe corporately will affect how we behave corporately. As a New Testament church, it is our prayer that when it comes to Bible doctrine, we will always stand steadfastly for “the faith.”

Notes from the Pastor

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