We honestly didn't have a choice. The interior of the walls were literally rotting and breaking down. We would have loved to restore our old building, but we didn't have much of an option. Our new building holds so many more people now. It is truly a beautiful building inside. Please stop by sometime. We would love to have you come worship with us!<quoted text>I don't live in Martin but I live in the area and I drive through Martin everyday going to and from work. My IPA comes up as Dyersburg but I don't get anywhere near Dyersburg on a daily basis.
I often hear that it is easier to build new than repair old - or it costs more to fix than to build new. However, if the building had been kept in good repair all along, there wouldn't be a need for a large cost to repair the building. I sometimes think that is an excuse - let the building fall into disrepair so people will think there is no other option than to replace it. It's different with a building that has already been abandoned they fall into disrepair and cost much more to return to an active use - but there are some people in some places that care enough to bring a building back to it's original glory. The argument that made the most sense to me here was the church has grown so much that a BIGGER sanctuary is needed. Fine - I can understand that - I just hope that as much as possible of the old sanctuary is reused in the new building and not thrown out like trash.
#22 Aug 25, 2012
#23 Sep 1, 2012
And after two other church's build new one's , your church became to old to use, come on, I know Martin all to well. Monkey see monkey do, can't let them get ahead of us, grow up. A building has nothing to do with God, God is with us where ever we are, and I am not making fun of your church, it is a nice church, but it has no design and it is ugly from the street, stand in front of it and see what I see.
#24 Feb 15, 2015
It isn't about the building. It is about reaching a lost nation for Jesus. The building project is not complete and if you think the sanctuary is ugly I am shocked. Yes it is just a building. The believers who meet to worship and study God's Word is the church. Those of us who attend First love our "church" ie the believers who meet together. Jesus looks at the heart not the shell. Criticizing a group of believers who just want to see a lost nation saved is really kind of sad.
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