To be the light of the world.
We exist to show people the way to follow Jesus.
Believe in Jesus as the way to a relationship with God and discovering your purpose.
Grow in your relationship with Jesus by becoming fully involved in His church.
Go lead others to believe, teach others to grow, and train others to go.
to care for people by creating environments of love where anyone can attend while reaching out to meet the needs of our community.
to make disciples by preaching the power of God for the salvation of the lost and equipping of the believer.
to teach obedience to the commands of Jesus according to the Scriptures as we gather on Sundays & meet in community groups throughout the week.
to train leaders for strengthening the local church while sending them out locally and globally.
to support strategic partners local and global who share our values by mobilizing workers and sharing resources.
to plant churches by establishing community groups, building relationships, and influencing our neighbors in preparation of future campuses.
The Bible: We believe the Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
The Trinity: We believe that God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
The Father: We believe that God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
The Son: We believe that Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16
The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17
Eternity: We believe that Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Man: We believe that man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11
Salvation: We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The Church: We believe the Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
Sexuality: We affirm the Nashville Statement authored by the council on biblical manhood and womanhood.(CBMW) The Nashville Statement
This is our core set of values at Pooler Church. The Code sets the tone and trajectory of how we get things done. If the mission is the compass, this is the map that gives us direction.
WE DON’T CLEAN FISH BEFORE WE CATCH THEM– We will confront the common misconception that people must be good enough to come to church.
WE LOVE SALSA. We will commit to making room in our lives and taking risks on relationships by sitting down for some salsa and good conversation in our growing community.
WE MILK THE COWS AND MANAGE THE BEES – We will discover and develop our spiritual gifts while making the appropriate sacrifices so that we all go to the land flowing with milk and honey.
WE LACK NOTHING – We will maximize the potential God has gifted to our church by maximizing the potential in people. We won’t waste time or resources waiting for a flashing sign in the sky before stepping out and trusting God. We trust that God will supply the strength and resources to fulfill the vision he has given.
WE BELIEVE NOT GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH – We will always respond to the condemnation of a lying foe with the inspiration of a loving father.
WE ARE PAUL NOT SAUL – Jesus died our death so that we could live his life. We are who Christ says we are, and we will not echo the enemy of our destiny when describing ourselves.
WE ALL STRIVE TO BE THE LAST DROP – We inspire the individual to be the catalyst and the last drop in what creates a big wave in our community and in our church.
WE EAT THE MEAT AND LEAVE THE BONES – We will always maintain a posture of learning. We seek to learn from everyone and incorporate a variety of influences into our methodology.
In 2015, Eddie Tomberlin stood in front of a gathering of believers formerly known as Grace Culture and cast the vision for a new church in a neighboring city. The church relocated in January 2016 to the growing community of Pooler, Ga. So began Pooler Church. In 2017, after 13 years of ministry in the Savannah area, Eddie & Ladonna Tomberlin installed David & Megan Thaxton to lead Pooler Church. From the beginning, the vision of Pooler Church has been to create a culture of grace for those who are growing in faith, seeking faith or returning to faith. Pooler Church is committed to being a church that doesn’t clean fish before they catch them. Our mission is to show people the way to follow Jesus.
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