What a joy it is to introduce you to our Church!
You will discover that our passion is to provide a place where people, just like you, can have a life-changing experience with God. Together we’re striving to become the kind of Church described in the Bible, where there is relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need.
In short, we would like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.
So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at College Heights Of Poplarville!
College Heights Baptist Church Of Poplarville exist to reach people far from God and teach them how to follow Jesus step by step.
We see a church of every-day missionaries, reaching people where they are.
We see a church of people that don't just "come to church" but are the church.
We see a church of people empowered by the Spirit of God and guided by the Word of God to fulfill God's call on their lives.
We see a church of people encountering God and worshiping in Spirit and truth.
We see a church of people who are more than a weekly gathering, but a viral movement.
Every number has a name, every name has a story and every story matters to God. We believe a church's success is not measured by its seating capacity but its sending capacity. In Matthew 28, Jesus gives His church a mandate - to GO. We want to be the kind of Church that provides consistent serve opportunities for you to express Jesus while meeting the practical needs of those around you. College Heights wants to make a lasting difference in your life in our community, and in the world.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man. We accept that “all scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe that the holy Word of God is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Reading the Bible is an important part of the Christian’s relationship with Christ, as it is one of the primary means by which God speaks to us.
We believe in the one everlasting, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father, through His Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). We believe that through His death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.
We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption (Romans 3:23), which is obtained through the new birth by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those repenting of sin and being born again become Children of God.
We believe that following faith in Jesus Christ, new believers are commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water as public evidence of that faith. Water baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to their own sin, the burial of that old life, and the resurrection to a new life in Christ Jesus. Baptism is an essential part of our Christian experience. It is another step in our journey from a life of sin to a life with Christ.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with His accompanying gifts is the privilege of all believers. “For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself” (Acts 2:39).
We believe the church has been called out of the world to be a group of people who follow Jesus Christ. These Christ-followers, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will affect genuine spiritual change in their communities. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to humanity. The church is one group of people made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and callings of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:12).
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out! It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God, and prepares our hearts for all of the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body, know your options and most importantly, seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Prayer is the act of speaking with God. An important mark of the Christian’s life, prayer is not only a way for us to bring our cares to God, but also one of the primary ways in which God speaks to us, His children.