History

Southwest Christian Church is a product of the early 19th century Restoration Movement, which sought a return to the principles and practices of the 1st century Church described in the book of Acts. Prominent leaders like Barton W. Stone and Thomas and Alexander Campbell were interested in overcoming divisions in the Church by claiming to be "Christians only, but not the only Christians". We consider ourselves a "non-denominational" Church, and as such, our leadership is formed from within our local congregation. You can read more about the Restoration Movement here.


For sixty years, Southwest Christian Church operated in East Point, Georgia. In the last few years we have felt a strong call to move to Newnan, and with the prayer and approval of the congregation, that process is well underway. We have purchased property on Hwy 29 near the Arbor Springs Plantation neighborhood and are currently building on that property. We recently moved all operations to rented space at 504 Center St. in Palmetto, and celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony on our new property in May of 2017. While we transition we continue to pursue our primary mission to worship God, serve others, and build community. 

Core beliefs

We believe in the one God, creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


We believe that God the Son assumed human nature, was born of a virgin, ministered in word and miracle, died for our sins, was raised bodily from the dead, and ascended to God's right hand where he presently resides.


We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells in every Christian and is presently at work in the Christian community, empowering lives of godliness and service.


We believe that the Holy Bible is inspired by God, trustworthy in its teaching, and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.


We believe that all humanity, due to sin, is destined for death, corruption, and separation from God apart from the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.


We believe that Jesus Christ established His church to be one holy people, to glorify God, and to carry out His saving mission among all nations.


We believe in God's saving grace that calls for faith, repentance, confession, baptism by immersion, and new life and service through the Spirit.


We believe in the blessed hope of the second coming of Jesus Christ, who will raise the dead and judge all with justice and mercy, and in the consummation of the Kingdom of God.