As children of God,
our mission is to
Know His Word,
Share His Word &
Live His Word.
To be a Christ-centered church, alive with worship and meaningful ministries, where the youngest to the oldest are serving and being served, growing and helping others to grow, and connecting with each other and our surrounding communities.
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and co-eternal, one God.
Our congregation accepts and preaches the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases:
Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He
reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ.
It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Some of the content in this section is used with permission
from "What Lutherans Believe" by Dr. Samuel Nafzger.
Pastor Adam Kuder is a NJ native who spent his early years growing up in the Garden State. In the late '90s, he felt God’s prompting to attend Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. After graduating, he attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received his Masters of Divinity degree. Shortly thereafter he was called to serve a congregation in Kentucky.
Pastor Kuder met and married his wife, Liz, while attending seminary in St. Louis and likes to think he brought the best part of St. Louis back to NJ with him.
Moving back to New Jersey has helped Pastor Kuder remember why he loves this state so much. He has been serving Calvary as Pastor since the winter of 2015. He prays that, “Calvary will be a force for God and will be effective in influencing peoples' eternity through Christ, and that the people of Calvary will remember that wherever they go, whatever they do, they’re on the King's business.”
Favorite Food: NJ style pizza
Favorite Band: King’s X
Hobbies: reading about, listening to, writing
and playing music, woodworking