ABOUT POLE CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
We exist to:
- Glorify and love God
- Lead Souls to Christ
- Grow in the Holy Spirit
Our Mission is to disciple, equip and encourage our church family to impact Candler and beyond with the Gospel.
- Scripture- Our Foundation (Acts 17:10-12)
- Prayer- Our Lifeline (Hebrews 4:14-16)
- Excellence- Our Standard (Colossians 3:17, 23-24)
- Family- Our Structure (Psalm 78:1-8)
- Community- Our People (Acts 16:14-15, 40)
- Globe- Our Calling (Revelation 7:9-10)
To be a church that propels our community and world into an encounter with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10)
What We Believe
We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, is wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave and ascended into Heaven.
We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convicting unbelievers of their sin and need for salvation in Christ, He is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and in need of salvation.
We believe that salvation is a free gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.