I’m excited to announce that on November 13th, 2011, Cornerstone Church will meet together for the first time in Savannah, GA. I moved back to Savannah over 3 years ago to plant a new church. We packed up our family and moved here because we believed that Savannah was a city desperately in need of churches where Christ is central and the Word of God is faithfully proclaimed week after week. In the good timing of God that goal is finally becoming a reality.
We hope that this church will be committed to exalting God in everything we do. We intend to strive for excellence in our corporate worship through prayer, preaching and biblical praise. God’s people gathering together should be the highlight of our week and not something we feel like we have to endure.
We will be committed to making disciples who make disciples. Jesus commissioned His followers to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). In Acts 1:8 Jesus promises His disciples power through the Holy Spirit to be witnesses all over the earth. A church made up of people who are filled with the Holy Spirit ought to be passionate about making disciples.
We will be committed to church leadership that is comprised of men of godly character who are accountable to one another. Cornerstone Church must be about the business of training men to be servant leaders. Through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit these leaders will then bear fruit in the body of Christ, in the city of Savannah and ultimately around the world.
We will be committed to biblical fellowship. When I read the Bible I get the feeling that the early church didn’t gather together because they had to; they gathered together because they wanted to. (Acts 2:42) Fellowship should be much more than just a meal eaten in a fellowship hall. We want to be people who are growing together in Christ because of the bond we share in Him.
Finally, we hope to be committed to simplicity. We want to take a hard look at all of the things we do as a church. We don’t want to be doing a lot of things just to be doing them. We hope to free people up from constant “church” activities.
There is much more that can be said. Hopefully I can explain these and other distinctives in weeks and months to come. For now, if you’re looking for a church home in Savannah I’d love to talk to you. Hopefully we’ll have a website up soon.