Emmanuel Church exists to faithfully worship the triune God, to glorify Him in all we do, and to see His kingdom spread into every corner of the world. We do this by gathering every Lord’s Day in covenant renewal worship, showing hospitality to strangers and friends, applying the gospel to our marriages and relationships, raising our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and pursuing our callings in love for God and our neighbor.
We are a Reformed and Evangelical church, meaning we embrace the ancient Christian faith as proclaimed by the apostles, church fathers, and Protestant Reformers. With the historic and Evangelical church, we confess the life-changing power of the gospel and are a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches.
The mission of Emmanuel Church is to see the earth filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14). We do this through worship, discipleship, and service.
The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, and therefore in one sense all of life is an act of worship: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).
But not every part of life has equal significance, and our Maker gathers us to a unique and wonderful meeting every week to renew, celebrate, confess, sing, learn, give, pray, eat, drink and be blessed along with all of his people.
The Bible teaches you to become like what you worship (Ps. 115:8) which is why the Christian life centers on worshiping the triune God. We come to the Father, through the Son, by the power of the Spirit, and in doing so we learn to reflect his love, mercy, power, humility, creativity, kindness, justice, and holiness.
We worship the living God who made heaven and earth, and so our worship is joyful, lively, and reverent.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The mission of the church is twofold: birth and growth. These begin in worship but flow from there into the rest of life. Birth happens in the proclamation of the gospel as people hear, believe, and are baptized, so we are committed to sharing the good news and our own lives with those outside the church.
Growth happens as Christians enter into close fellowship with other believers, so we encourage small groups for prayer, study, support, and accountability.
“Jesus didn’t come to be served, but to serve. He was the anointed King and God incarnate who astonishingly took the lowest task of washing his disciples’ feet. He then told them to do the same for one another” (Jn. 13:1-20). To feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome strangers, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and imprisoned is to serve Christ: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Mat. 25:40).
This call to love one another begins in the church and extends to our neighbors, communities, and cities. Like any family, we have countless opportunities to serve from making worship happen on Sundays to hospitality and life in the community throughout the week.
Emmanuel Church seeks to function as the body of Christ and use our time, talent, and treasure to meet the needs of every member.
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