We desire to see lives transformed as people encounter the gospel and to see people who live in true community propelled outward declaring and demonstrating the gospel. We believe strongly in Jesus’ words, “Behold, I am making all things new,” and He has invited us to be a part of that here both in Acworth and Cartersville.
The mission of Four Points Church is to make disciples as we share and apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ through expository teaching. We seek to carry out this mission through a strategy that centers around four basic points. Our four points help to frame our discipleship process.
God LOVES us. We know this because He sent His son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for our sins and rebellion (John 3:16; Romans 5:8). When a person comes in contact with a love as great as this… they are forever transformed.
At Four Points everything begins with this great LOVE. Without it… we have no message or reason to exist. With it… we have a powerful force capable of melting the hardest heart. It is our desire to drench all that we do with a sincere LOVE for God and an honest and real LOVE for people who need to experience it. In the words of Jesus, “Love God, Love people” (Matthew 22:34-40).
Love always leads to DEVOTION. It’s why people get married. They love, so they commit their lives to one another.
At Four Points we want to build mature Christians. DEVOTION helps us take the necessary steps to deepen our faith. Like the first church, we devote ourselves to the study of the Scripture, worshipping with other Christians as a unified church, preaching and teaching, and prayer (Acts 2:42). It is our commitment that you never leave a service at Four Points without growing in your understanding and worship of Jesus, so you can leave and serve Him more thoroughly.
Every mature organism is capable of reproducing itself. PASSION is what causes a mature Christian to live as a beacon of light in a dark world (Matthew 5:14-16).
At Four Points we fully understand the mission that Christ gave to His church (Mark 16:15-16). We are the stewards of the greatest hope that mankind has ever known. We will not cower, and we cannot be silent (Acts 4:20). We gladly leverage our temporary lives for the eternal purposes of God (Philippians 1:21).
Great men who build great organizations begin with the end in mind. Their legacy has a lasting impact on people whom they have never met nor known.
At Four Points it is our desire to so love God and others, devote ourselves to God, and live passionately for Him… that our children will be quickened to continue to carry the Gospel torch long after we are gone. May all future generations in our city, surrounding areas, and the world, be impacted by Jesus through our efforts for Him.
The first four words of the Bible sum it all up. “In the beginning, God…” (Genesis 1:1). It all starts with God, it’s all about God, and it’s all for God. Staying focused on God keeps our ministry, our theology, and our lives in the right place. We aren’t in the self-help business. God has not called us to make everyone feel better about themselves, but to help people realize they are nothing without God.
What God says is more important than what we think. On most Sundays, you will find us preaching through a book of the Bible, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, the Apostle Paul tells us that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” It is so beautiful to see the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27) come into focus, as we dig deep into God’s Word each and every Sunday.
We believe that all of Scripture and all of life finds its’ epicenter in the person of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the good news that no matter what has happened in the past, there is hope for the future because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We never graduate from or outgrow the Gospel. Every situation, every issue, and every problem we face find its’ answer in the Gospel. For this reason, all our worship, all our teaching, and all our ministry point us to the good news of Jesus Christ (John 5:39; Colossians 3).
We believe that on our own we can do nothing and that only through the power of the Holy Spirit can we live the life and do the work God has called us to. The model for our reliance upon the Spirit and our experience of His indwelling and empowering presence is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, who was filled with the Spirit and entirely dependent upon His power for the performance of miracles, the preaching of the kingdom of God, and all other dimensions of His earthly ministry (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:11; Galatians 5).
When it comes to doctrine, culture, preferences, traditions, lifestyles, politics, behavior, etc., Four Points Church takes a “closed hand/open hand” approach. The closed hand hangs onto the non-negotiable tenets of Christian orthodoxy:
The open hand, however, allows room for differences when it comes to secondary matters; we liberally allow freedom for conscience and wisdom to guide where the Bible is silent. The open hand fosters unity among the diversity of expressions found in the Four Points congregation: Democrats and Republicans, soccer moms and homeschoolers, carnivores and vegans, trendy Macs and faithful PCs.
In this way, we are seeking to simultaneously heed the Bible’s commands:
to have sound doctrine, (1 Timothy 4:16; Titus 1:9, 2:1)
to love our Christian brothers and sisters, (1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 4:7-21)
and to avoid unnecessary divisions (Romans 16:17; 1 Corinthians 1:10, 12:25; Titus 3:10).
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed. In short, if the Bible says something we don’t like… we change our minds (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—coeternal in being, coeternal in nature, coequal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22-23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–3, 12).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2).
We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption, and enduing believers with power to be witnesses in the world (John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; Acts 1:8).
We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25– 27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2).
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27, 18:22, 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1–3; Titus 1:5–11).
We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the Church (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26).
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop his or her sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15).
We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him or her (Romans 12:1–8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10–11).
Many view Christianity through a negative lens due to their experiences with professing Christians and religious television programming. However, your rejection of Jesus may not have been based on who He really is, but on a misrepresentation of who you think He is. Four Points is a great place for atheists and agnostics to gain a clear understanding of who Jesus is and what He has done for humanity. This way if you still reject Jesus, at least it will be for the right reasons.
We are a church that takes the Bible seriously. We open it, read it, and preach from it every Sunday. Our main pursuit in studying the Scriptures every week is to glorify Christ. As we glorify Christ, two things always happen:
1) People who don’t know Him will want to know Him.
2) Christians will be built up in their faith and continue growing toward maturity and Christian service. You can go many different places to hear messages concerning self-help techniques and get-rich schemes. At Four Points everything we do is rooted and grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Come as you are! We are a very diverse group of people. Some like to dress up, but most like to come casual. Basically, come however you feel comfortable. No matter where you’re coming from, we hope you feel at home when you get here.
Worship is God-focused, authentic, and contemporary: We want our services to be relevant to daily life without losing the reverence due to our great Savior.
We are a campus model. Unlike many campus models, we have live preaching at each of our campuses. Our preaching is practical, passionate, Bible-based, and gospel-centered. Every Sunday you can expect us to open God’s Word and walk through the Scriptures chapter by chapter and verse by verse in a God-honoring and life-applicable way as we seek to point each hearer to the grace offered to us in Jesus Christ.
We have age appropriate programs for children ages 0-5th grade on Sundays at each campus. Our children’s environments are all the fun without sacrificing the faith! Each week we take a look at the stories of God’s Word and connect it all back to Jesus.
Our student ministry (6th-12th grade) meets Wednesday evenings at 7PM at our Acworth Campus.