We're so excited that you are taking the next step and serving within Calvary Chapel Clayton. You will be immensely blessed as you're a blessing to others. Once you have filled out your Ministry Application you will be placed in our School of Ministry. 

Before people are to serve at the Church they must take the first course of our School of Ministry (SOM). The first course is the Foundations of the Faith.

This course has 4 classes broken up into 2 videos each, totaling 8 videos. You'll receive an email with more information and instructions. The great thing is that you can complete these 4 classes are your own pace!

Once you've completed the 4 classes we'll put you in a place to serve that is the greatest current need within our Church body!

Tip: Please Note: If you have any communicable disease, please choose a ministry that does not involve food distribution and/or children.

Please read our "What We Believe" statement below followed by agreeing with our Calvary Chapel Distinctive's:

What We Believe:

1. We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which the church operates and is the basis for which the church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures. (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21).

 

2. We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3)

  • We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3).
  • We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8).
  • We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14), We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26). We believe in the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as a distinct and separate experience to that of regeneration, occurring, either subsequent to or simultaneous with salvation, evidenced by a greater dynamic in the Christian’s life enabling that person to be a bold and more effective witness. The supreme evidence of the Spirit-filled life is the fruit of the Spirit, love. We believe in the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit in regard to the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians Chapters 12 through14.

 

3. We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice, falling short of God’s standard and breaking His commandments – and therefore are under God’s righteous judgment. Yet God saves and gives new life to all who come to Him in repentance and faith, trusting in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. At the cross, Jesus Christ died in our place as our substitute, absorbing God’s wrath that should have come upon us. Because Jesus died for the sins of the world the invitation to believe is open to all, and whoever desires may come unto Jesus for new life and the forgiveness of sins. (Romans 3:23, Acts 3:19, Acts 20:21, Ephesians 2:1-3, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 John 2:2, John 3:16, Matthew 11:28, Revelation 22:17).

 

4. We believe in the pattern and principle of male leadership and responsibility in both the home and the church, according to the sacrificial example of Jesus. We believe this limits the roles of pastoral leadership and doctrinal authority to qualified men (1 Corinthians 11:1-12, 1 Timothy 2:1-15). We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are a part of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)

 

5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: a. full immersion water baptism of believers. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38) b. the Lord’s Supper. (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

 

6. We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15)

 

7. We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15) We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth. (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14)

 

8. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such, He created them differently so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3 and 7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11)

Walk in Light and Wisdom

 

 

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.” See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” - Ephesians 5:8-16

 

“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…” - Romans 12:4-6

 

 

 

The Senior Pastor reviews the background checks in the Spirit of Christ, with a heart to both maintain security for our children and extend grace to those who have made mistakes in the past. Because of Calvary Chapel Clayton’s diligence to protect our children, persons with crimes on their records of a sexual nature will not be allowed to serve in Student Ministries. Because we do believe that God changes people, we will lovingly pray to the Lord with you for His guidance in where He would have you serve.

Please answer the following with Yes or No:

If you answered YES to any of the 6 questions above, please provide a written explanation below. Please be prepared to discuss your answers with a Pastor. By signing below, I agree to immediately inform Calvary Chapel Clayton of any subsequent information, including any accusations, convictions or other occurrences that relate to the areas of inquiry set forth above.

Volunteer Signature:

Date:

 

The signature and date will be completed when you meet with the Ministry Leader.

 

AGREEMENT TO RESOLVE DISPUTES BY MEDIATION OR ARBITRATION

 

In consideration of our mutual promises, we agree as follows:

We are Christians and believe that the Bible commands us to make every effort to live at peace and to resolve disputes with each other in private or within the Christian Church (see Matthew 18:15-20; Corinthians 6:1-8). Therefore, we agree that any claim or dispute, including any statutory claim arising from or related to the Volunteer relationship between the parties, including, but not limited to, the terms or conditions of the Volunteer assignment, shall be settled by biblically based mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation; judgment upon an arbitration award may be entered in any court otherwise having jurisdiction. We agree that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any controversy arising out of our Volunteer relationship and we expressly waive our right to file any legal action or claims in any civil court or agency against one another for such disputes, except to enforce an arbitration decision. In the event any provision of this contract shall be deemed invalid by a competent court, all remaining provisions are deemed severable and shall remain in full force and effect. This agreement is entered into solely for the purpose of determining how any legal disputes between us shall be resolved and nothing in this agreement shall be deemed to create additional Volunteer rights or to alter the Volunteer relationship between us.

Volunteer Signature:

Date:

Pastor/Overseer Signature:

 

The signature and date will be completed when you meet with the Ministry Leader.