CPC Parkstone (Calvary Pentecostal Church)
We are a warm, friendly and welcoming community church in the heart of Parkstone in Poole. Our services are all about Jesus, we love to gather as a family to worship and share God’s Word.
You are welcome to come and meet with us on a Sunday and we offer you a heartfelt invitation to join us. Even if your just curious or have questions please come and say hello.
We have been an Assemblies of God Pentecostal Church since the 1960’s and have been blessed to have a dedicated leadership team who love the Lord Jesus. Over recent years a team has been raised around them to share and complement the ministry.
Our Vision and Identity
Our vision as a fellowship is for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon His Church as experienced in the book of Acts. As a church we believe God has laid this burden upon our hearts and we are actively seeking God for the ‘Sound of Rain’.
We are persuaded that a revival is the answer, not just for Parkstone but for the whole country. It is the power of the Holy Spirit through His church that will impact the hearts of men and women, convincing, convicting and saving for His Kingdom.
Our Leadership Team
The leadership team includes Nicky Williams, Richard Elms, David Williams, Alistair McGregor and John Vatcher all of whom have been committed to the fellowship for more than 35 years, having extensive practical Christian experience between them. For the the provision of ministry, encouragement and support to the fellowship in preaching, teaching, prayer, working with young people and in exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit and in praise and worship.
What we believe it means to be a Christian
Jesus made a very interesting statement in John’s gospel:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
These are puzzling words, we cannot be a true follower of Christ unless we are born again! Nicodemus, one of the church leaders at that time replied to Jesus in the next verse:
“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
You have probably heard Christians being referred to today as ‘born again’ but what does that actually mean? When we encounter Jesus for real it is without doubt a life changing experience. Being ‘born again’ is simply speaking of a new life in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
The default state of all people regardless of their colour, creed or race is that they are sinners:
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
If we take an honest look at the world today with all the wars and cruelty, or even our own heart we will find serious faults. G.K Chesterton a famous writer and philosopher in the early 1900’s sums up the human condition with this telling statement:
“A newspaper posed the question in one of its issues “what’s wrong with the world”. Chesterton replied, Dear sirs, I am!
But there is good news! Jesus Christ by His sacrifice and death on the cross at Calvary has made it possible for us to have new life. He alone has paid the price with his spilt blood for all our sin. He has justified us in the sight of a Holy God.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
John 3 : 16
When we encounter the risen Jesus and embrace Him as our Lord then indeed we are ‘born again’.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Romans 10 : 9