About Calvary Chapel White Bear
We are a fellowship of believers in the tradition of the Calvary Chapel movement welcoming anyone seeking to know the Bible better. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and exists for us to know God's revealed plans, bring conviction, and direct our paths (2 Tim 3:15-17). Our desire is to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We approach the Bible attempting to read it for what it says, on it's own terms, and to understand it first. We accept the premise, "In the beginning, God..." (Gen 1:1) and go from there. Then we talk about it and see where we can apply it to our lives. We believe the Word and Jesus are timeless, not given to the latest fad, and have a clear path to an abundant and fruitful life in Christ. Like many before us, we want to study each and every word.
The entirety of Your word is truth,
and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
"If the Bible is stepping on your toes, it's because your feet are in the wrong place!" - David Alan Campbell
If the Bible is the inspired Word of God, why in the world wouldn't we want to know what our God has to say?! Verse-by-verse study helps us to know God, relate to each other, and love the calling He has for us. We read the Word with a moldable heart to do God's Word in our lives.
For our part, we're All In. Nothing is more important in our lives than knowing God, and God has shown His will and plan in His Word.
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessaloniki,
for they received the message with great eagerness
and examined the Scriptures every day
to see if what Paul said was true. -Acts 17:11
Pastor Seann and Stephanie Dikkers:
Pastor Seann and Stephanie Dikkers wanted to teach their two children (now adults) the entirety of the Word. They started to invite friends and family to join them every Sunday night for dinner, fellowship, a chapter or two of Bible teaching, and discussion. We are still a family Bible Study even though our family has grown! Pastor Seann has been a teacher/professor/researcher for over twenty years prior to teaching the Word. The All in Gospel podcast provides simple access to teachings for our fellowship (and you) to keep up on each chapter.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15