In January of 2007, I joined the bar staff at the Alamo. I was there intentionally as a Christian, a missionary, and nothing more. I had no intention of going in and starting a church in that place. I thought I was going to end up in the U.K. for the rest of my life, most likely lecturing in theology somewhere. However, I just wanted to see if the gospel holds up in non-churchy environments and if there really was anything to all this “missional talk” that I had started hearing about. The experiment went nuts and soon enough we had a full-blown church plant on our hands!
The rapid growth of Four Corners church cannot be attributed to anything or anyone other than Jesus’ desire to save the lost and disciple the saved through the powerful working of the Holy Spirit. We have done ZERO promotion of our church through mass-mailers. We did not launch our church with a huge kids ministry campaign. We did not launch our church with a seeker-senstive gospel (which is no gospel) by any stretch.
This Sunday, we are going to have our LAST SERVICE in the Alamo. I have mixed emotions about it no doubt. On the one hand, I’m sad because it feels like home. On the other, we’ve maxed it out and God has provided excellent facilities for us at 18 Savannah Street to accommodate for more growth and see Jesus lifted up higher.
Just like we do not worship the Alamo building, we will not worship our new building. Jesus died for people to become the church, not bricks, mortar, drywall, and projectors. None of those things house the Holy Spirit. You and I do.
We are going to celebrate big time this Sunday! We want to honor all that God has done and thank him for all that he is yet to do!
So, please help us spread the word that January 1st is our last day in the Alamo gathering for our services and that January 8th we will be meeting in our new facilities at 18 Savannah Street.
None of our theology, philosophy of ministry, worship-style, kids ministry, or preaching will change. Again, this is because the building doesn’t determine who we are or what we do. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit take care of those things.