“Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the COASTLANDS.”
Calvary Chapel Encinitas is one of a worldwide network of over 1,600 Calvary Chapel churches, and has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirt.
We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal difference that have led to the division of the Body of Christ. We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is His (agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess, and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
Calvary Chapel Encinitas began in 2009 under the call and direction of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to simply teaching the Bible simply, going verse by verse through the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation (Acts 20:27), and uphold the principle that Jesus will build His Church (Matt 16:18). Through loving Christian fellowship, we seek to stimulate one another towards righteousness, acknowledging that our highest goal is the glory of God. We are so blessed to be on mission with Him making disciples, relying on Him to build His church here in the Coastlands and throughout the world (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
For more information on the history of our church, and the History of Calvary Chapel, click here.
Our Vision & Mission
Vision: Love God & Love Others (Matthew 22:37-40)
We believe that we exist for the Glory of God (Rom. 11:36; 1 Cor. 10:31; Col. 1:16-17) and to Worship Jesus Christ (John 4:23-24; Rev. 5:6-14). We desire to keep Jesus as the central focus in the church and that He would be the Pre-eminent One in all things (Col. 1:16-19). We also believe that we glorify and worship by loving others. Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35) We believe that a successful church is a church that is growing in love for Jesus and love for other people.
Mission: Make Disciples (Matthew 28:18-20)
We believe that we love God and others by fulfilling the Great Commission, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that our part in the Great Commission is to make disciples here in the Coastlands of San Diego (Isaiah 42:12), equipping and sending them out to all nations in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8).