We are an independent Christian church.
Callaway is a non-denominational fellowship of Christians seeking to live the name we profess, with Jesus as our model, and the Bible as our rule of faith. We exist to love God and love people by following His command to seek and save the lost, make committed disciples, and serve one another in His name.
Love God. Love People. Serve Both.
In one God that eternally exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All possess the same nature, attributes, and perfection. Each is worthy of the same worship and confidence (Mathew 3:16-17, John 1:1-2,14, 10:30, 14:15-17).
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God (John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18-21, Luke 1:26-38) and lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:14-16). He was crucified (Mark 15:25-30, John 19:16-18), died (Mark 15:33-39, John 19:30), and rose again on the third day (Acts 10:39-40, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5).
God, by His own sovereign choice and out of love for humanity, sent Christ to save sinners (John 3:16, 1 Timothy 1:15, 1 John 4:14).
The Bible teaches one receives God's saving grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9) by believing with your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9-10), repenting and being immersed in baptism for the remission of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39), but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the biblical assurance of salvation.
The divinity of Christ is the fundamental truth of Christianity and our faith (John 3:35-36, Colossians 2:9).
In the second coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
We have been charged by Jesus Christ with the Great Commission to carry the message of Christ to a lost and dying world (Matthew 28:18-20).
Callaway Statement on Marriage, Sexuality & Gender
We express our fundamental Biblical conviction that Christian marriage is defined as “the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime”.
We believe that Scripture teaches that sexual intimacy should only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other and that a man and woman should not engage in intimate sexual activity outside of marriage. We believe that Scripture also teaches that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, incest, any attempt to change one’s sex, disagreement with one’s biological sex, or pornography is sinful and offensive to God.
However, we believe that Scripture requires that every person should be shown compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
As a local church, we believe that wedding ceremonies on church property are spiritual acts of worship of the God who created this divine institution. As such, weddings on church property shall be officiated by one or more ordained ministers of the Gospel. The church may decline to make its facilities or ministers available for any wedding if it is determined that one or both of the parties are not biblically and/or legally qualified to marry. Such determinations may be made by the ministers or church elders.
No minister or employee of the Church shall officiate at any marriage ceremony unless such marriage is consistent with this policy.
Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.