Four Corners gathers Sundays at 10:15am
18 Savannah Street, Newnan GA 30263
JESUS SAID: "I am the bread of life" - John 6.48 "I am the light of the world" - John 8.12 "I am the door" - John 10.9 "I am the good shepherd" - John 10.11 "I am the Resurrection and the Life" - John 11.25 "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" - John 14.6 "I am the true vine" - John 15.1
In light of these claims of Christ, we at Four Corners Church exist for the Person and Work of Jesus (who is the gospel, the good news). We believe that the gospel is the only hope for humankind. All of our ministries — whether in preaching or in service — exist to point to the very character and nature of Jesus, and to his work. We engage today in the work that he has commanded us to partake in, namely obeying his commandments and taking the gospel to our local context as well as to the four corners of the Earth. In short, we aim to live out our identity as:
A gospel community of worshiping and serving theologians on mission.
“To worship God with Head, Heart, and Hands"
Head - (theology, beliefs, doctrine)
When God regenerates us, he renews our minds with the capability to see the world for how it really is, and a desire to align our beliefs with that reality. God has revealed himself and his character to us through his creation, the person and work of Jesus his Son, the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, and through his word — the Bible. our beliefs are informed by God’s revelation of himself, especially the Bible.
Heart - (relationships, community, church)
What we believe greatly informs and transforms, and orders our hearts — and our relationships — into God’s intended design. Our relationship with God becomes primary as we seek to follow Jesus as our Savior and Lord. We become a part of the body of Christ, the Church, and seek after authentic relationships with each other. His word gives order and structure to these relationships for our benefit — so that we are able to live in the world he created and so that our God-given gifts, talents, and passions can be lived out most effectively and joyfully for the kingdom. We also begin to see lost people as Jesus sees them — as valuable image-bearers. Compassion and genuine affection for others stirs us to pursue relationships outside of our Christian ones.
Hands - (mission, action, service)As our minds and hearts are being shaped into Christ’s likeness, our desires to serve as Jesus served greatly increase. We begin to put others first as we sacrifice our time, money, resources for the benefit of others both inside and outside our church community. As our hearts are stirred for lost people we serve them intensely with a purpose of showing and pointing them to Jesus, the only one who can rescue them as he rescued us.
God is glorified when our whole selves — heads, hearts, and hands — are operating in a way that worships, exalts, and reflects him.
We Purpose To:
(How our purpose will be carried out)
We realize that our actions always flow out of what we believe — our ideas. We must work diligently to renew our minds in order to be transformed. Since God, the source of all truth, has given us his word, the Bible, we trust that it is the primary source from which we inform our thinking. Therefore, we make it a priority to faithfully teach sound doctrine.1 We incorporate this into our church by carefully handling biblical exegesis and teaching. We gather weekly around biblical expository preaching. Our Gospel Community Groups that meet throughout the week enjoy sermon-based discussion and growth. We offer courses throughout the year to further inform the doctrine and practical applications of our members.
We recognize that Scripture informs us of the necessity of some order in covenantal relationships that occur as we are discipled as followers of Jesus.2 For this reason we hold to, and are intentional about the following: a local body led by elders; close and genuine relationships with other Christians; and complementarian marriages. We are also very intentional about pursuing relationships with those outside the church. We spend time and resources building friendships with lost people.
We want our people to be pouring themselves out for the lives of the people in Newnan and elsewhere3 as we are in the process of ushering in Christ’s Kingdom until his return. Our church accomplishes this individually, through Gospel Community Groups (GCGs), and corporately. Missional living is a direct result of truly believing the gospel and living in Christian community. Individually, we believe that our people should be intentional about serving in whatever environments God places them. Our GCGs come together on a regular basis to serve together to meet the needs of the community that are recognized by group members. Corporately, Four Corners Church strives to serve our city when opportunities arise and highly promotes and supports church planting in areas of need around the nation and the world.
1 Timothy 4:6, Titus 2:1, Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 4:11-14, Colossians 1:28-29, Galatians 5:13, Philippians 2:3-8
There are three aspects to the Ministry of Four Corners: the Home, the Church, the City. The means by which these are carried is through the hearing and heeding of God’s word and by building and maintaining genuine Christian community.
The home is a place where the family grows together spiritually and emotionally. We will encourage our members to invite non-Christians into their homes to eat with them, fellowship with them, and develop meaningful relationships, all while encouraging them to receive the Gospel through faith and repentance.
The Church has an inward and outward focus as well. The inward focus is to glorify God through corporate worship and discipleship. The outward focus is to invite non-Christians to seek God alongside of us. In doing so they will hear the Gospel preached and have the opportunity to receive it through faith and repentance.
PARTICIPATION — We are to be actively involved in the community which encompasses working with our hands and with our minds. Participation for us means giving our time and energy — working, conversing, knowing and being known by city residents, and being involved with cultural activities — all for the sake of the gospel, that God may draw many to himself.
RESTORATION — We believe God deeply cares for our city. Therefore, Four Corners will pray for and work towards the restoration and renewal of Newnan through biblically grounded and intentional ministry to those in need. Accordingly, our desire is to not only meet physical needs but primarily aid in meeting spiritual needs. If we are to truly serve the poor, widowed, and orphaned of Newnan, we will strive to present Christ to them with our words and our actions.
INVITATION — Naturally we desire to see people not only repent of sin and believe in Christ, but to be grafted into a local body of believers. Our goal is two-fold. We want believers to grow into maturity of faith, discipled and pursuing their joy in God, growing alongside their brothers and sisters. On the other hand, we want non-Christians to come and hear the true gospel (perhaps for the first time), and begin to ask real questions about the Person of Jesus and the Work of salvation. We anticipate this kind of dialogue to be taking place constantly outside the walls of our church between our members and non-Christians.
THE TRINITY — God is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (Mark 1:9-11; Heb. 1:1-3; Acts 5:4)
GOD — There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence and obedience. (Deut. 6:4-6)
JESUS CHRIST — Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law, suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, rose again on the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose right hand He lives forever to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, Prophet, Priest, and King of the church, and Sovereign of the Universe. (1 Tim 2:5; Matt 5:17; 1 Cor. 15:1-3; Heb. 1:1-3)
HOLY SPIRIT — The Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead, is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; 2 Cor. 3:6; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 5:38)
THE SCRIPTURES — The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience. (2 Tim 3:16,17)
THE FALL OF MAN — God originally created man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; whereby his posterity, i.e. descendants, inherit a nature corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law, are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors. (Gen. 6:5; Rom. 3:18)
ELECTION — Election is Godʼs eternal choice of many persons unto everlasting life-- not be- cause of foreseen merit in them, but of his mere mercy in Christ. These persons are, therefore, called justified and glorified. (Ephs. 1:4-8, 2:8-9; Romans 8:28-29)
REPENTANCE AND FAITH — Repentance is a gift of God, wherein the Holy Spirit makes a person aware of his sin, so that he/she humbles oneself with godly sorrow, detesting sin, with a purpose and endeavor to walk before God so as to please Him in everything. Saving faith is the belief, on Godʼs authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is granted to the believer by the Holy Spirit and, therefore, leads him/her in a lifestyle moving towards one of holiness and joy. (2 Cor. 7:10; Mark 1:10)
JUSTIFICATION — Justification is a legal declaration of God in which He freely chooses to acquit a sinner by faith in the atoning work of Christ; therefore, grace grants him/her Christ's righteous- ness. (Rom 4:25 5:16,18)
SANCTIFICATION — Those believers who have their faith in Christ have been, and are being and will be saved. Sanctification means that there will be a continued progression in holy living and character development by the Holy Spirit and will continue until we die or the Lord re- turns. (Rom. 8:13,28,29; John 16:1, 14:17, 17:17)
PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS — Those whom Christ has saved and the Spirit indwells, though still sinful, will indeed continue in their sanctification (i.e being made holy) and will never lose their salvation. (Heb. 12:2 Phil 1:6, John 17:12, Heb. 10:23)
THE CHURCH — The Lord Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is composed of all His true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to His commandment, Christians are to associate themselves with particular churches; and to each of these churches Jesus has given authority for administering the order, discipline and worship which He has appointed. The regular officers of a church are Elders and Deacons. (Col. 1:18, 2:10 Heb. 10:25 1,Tim. 3, Titus 1)
BAPTISM — Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, upon every believer, wherein he is immersed in water in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of his fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, of remission of sins, and of his giving himself up to God, to live and walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:18;20)
THE LORDʼS SUPPER — The Lordʼs Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with bread and wine, and to be observed by His churches till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate His death, to confirm the faith of Christians, and to be a bond, pledge, and renewal of their communion with Him and of their church fellowship. (1 Cor. 11: 23-28)
THE JUDGMENT — God has appointed a day, wherein He will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when everyone shall receive according to his deeds: the wicked shall go into everlast- ing punishment; the righteous, into everlasting life. (Matt. 7:21-23, 25:14-46; Phil. 2:5-11)