Our vision at Emmanuel is to magnify Jesus by making disciples who are mobilized for the mission.
We exist to magnify Jesus by making disciples who are mobilized for mission.
To that end, we’ve developed a practical strategy of discipleship. If a vision statement is “where we’re going” there needs to be a practical strategy of “how do we get there” For us, that strategy is in summed up in four words: Connect, Grow, Serve, Go.
The first step is to get connected with God. That is only possible through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Find out more about being reconciled to God through salvation here. Our vertical connection with God puts us into a horizontal connection with others called the church. This involves getting to know others in gospel community and publically identifying with God and His people through baptism and church membership. Connecting involves:
- Receiving Jesus as your savior.
- Being Baptized
- Regular Attendance at Worship Services & the Lord’s Table
- Church Membership
- Getting connected others in the EBC family in genuine relationships.
We believe that ministry is a team sport and not some we simply watch others do. God has given spiritual gifts to every believer and the primary venue for them to exercise those gifts is the local church. We say often that, “Every Member Matters” which among other things means that “Every Member is a Minister.”
Our Desire is for every Member to be serving on at least one Ministry Team. Those Teams include the following. Use this form to sign up.
- Nursery Workers
- E-Kids (Children’s Church) Teachers and helpers
- Sunday School Teachers (Children)
- Ushers & Greeters
- Guest Services
- Building & Grounds Committee
- Deacon Fellowship
- Worship Team
- A/V Team
- Hospitality Team (Food & Refreshments)
Every Christian is called to play a part in the great commission. At EBC one of our purposes is to fulfill the great commission in the spirit of the great commandment. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in local and foreign missions. We also periodically offer classes on how to share your faith and give some practical tools.
- Canvassing and door-to-door ministry.
- Evangelistic Teams
- Short Term Missions Trips (Lord willing in the future)
- Supporting and Encouraging our Missionaries and Agencies