Doctrinal Statement

Amy’s doctrinal profession of faith directly coincides with the Statement of Faith for Calvary Chapel, Lynchburg, Virginia: (adapted from

Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe in what is termed “The Apostles’ Creed” as embodying all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity. We believe in 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 in ministry all who believe in Christ We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, either at the time of, or subsequent to, regeneration which is a separate work from the indwelling Spirit for salvation. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Spirit as reflected through the fruit of that same Spirit.

We Believe:


God is the only true and living 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.

(Deuturonomy 6:4, John l:l,14, Acts 5:3-4)


Jesus Christ is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man’s broken relationship with God. His Finished work on the cross makes that possible. Because of His love demonstrated on the cross, we now have reason to fellowship with one another and proclaim salvation through His life, death, and resurrection.

(Rev 22:13, Matt 1:23, Matt 11:2-5,1 Pet 2:24, I Cor 15:3-5, Acts 1:9-11, Matt 24:29-31)


We believe that all the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, and that they are the infallible rule of faith and practice. Therefore we place great emphasis upon teaching it in public, studying it in private, and using it as a guide for our daily lives.

(II Tim 3:16; I Pet 1:21)


We believe God is worthy of all praise, reverence and love. We take special time to worship Him in the church in song. It is our goal to worship Him with our whole lives as well – at home, at work, and at play.

(John 4:23, Heb 13:15)


Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image, likeness, and example by the power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage this by abiding in Jesus Christ through His Word, prayer, and fellowship, and by yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit.

(Phil 3:7-16, 1 Peter 2:2, Rom 8:29)


Love is the greatest virtue and demonstration of the reality of Jesus Christ. We endeavor to show a Christ-like love toward all men. Love should be exhibited in our lives by our words as well as our actions.

(1 Cor 13, John 13:35, 1 John 3:14, 1 John 4:20)


Christian service is a part of the Christian life and is the responsibility of all believers. Our goal is to develop the ministry of every member to the benefit of all.

(Tit 2:14, Eph 2:10, 1 Cor 15:58, Eph 4:11-16)

We await the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and we believe in the literal Second Coming of Christ with His saints to rule the earth, which will be personal and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God’s Word, regular fellowship, participation in adult baptism by immersion and Holy Communion.

In addition to these statements, Amy adheres to all standards of counseling as set forth in the American Association of Christian Counselors Code of Ethics (

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