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WHO WE ARE

Our mission is to GO into the world, TELL people about Jesus and LIVE lives according to God's will.

Awaken Great Bay
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ACTING IN FAITH

Where We Come From

In March 2014, a group from Calvary Chapel Las Vegas was inspired to plant a church in New Hampshire. Originally established as Great Bay Calvary in Portsmouth, we relocated to Dover in 2019. In 2023, we rebranded as Awaken Great Bay.

What We're About

AWAKEN

We want to fulfill the great commission by walking out God's Calling to wake up the spiritually dead. 

"Awake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."  Ephesians 5:14

A Calvary Chapel Church

Awaken Great Bay is proud to be a Calvary Chapel church, offering accountability and fellowship within a respected Global Network. While maintaining our independent, non-denominational status, each church governs itself with its own leadership, pastors, and elders. This structure ensures each community is autonomous and aligned with its unique mission and values.

Awaken Community Church Logo - Empowering Faith and Community in Dover New Hampshire
Calvary Chapel Logo - Connecting People to Christ Worldwide
Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Logo - Leading People to Know and Follow Jesus

What We Believe: 

JESUS IS OUR ANCHOR

  • He died for our sins

  • He rose again on the third day

  • He defeated death and hell

THE WORD IS OUR GUIDE

  • All Scripture is God-breathed; it is alive and infallible

  • God's Word alone is the authority on how we live

  • We teach expositorily (verse-by-verse)

WORSHIP IS OUR PASSION

  • We exist to worship God

  • We worship through music, prayer and a life poured out for Jesus

  • Our lives are to be worship to God

COMMUNITY IS OUR DESIRE

  • We aspire to be a life-changing community where each member is becoming a clearer image of Jesus

  • Community begins when fellowship is taken seriously

  • Community grows as we let down our walls and remove all our "plastic parts"

FAITH IS OUR RESPONSE

  • We have faith that God wants to move in every life

  • A life following the direction of the Holy Spirit is the best life

  • God's grace is sufficient for the times we miss the mark and sin

SERVING IS OUR PRIVILEGE

  • God did not intend for his children to sit idly in their walks

  • Serving God and others matures us

  • We find joy through our service

PEOPLE ARE OUR PURPOSE

  • There is no higher purpose than to proclaim to humanity by word and deed the gospel of Christ

  • Discipleship happens as we study God's word and participate in ministry opportunities and outreach

WE EXIST TO LOVE GOD AND OTHERS

  • This is the entire law summarized by Jesus

  • This can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives

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