What we're all about
We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father. As a church, our goals can be summed up in three words:
Worship, Grow, & Serve.
We are passionate about seeing people come to know Christ, grow in Christ, and serve Christ.
To that end, all of our services, programs, and ministries have been designed to help you taste and see more clearly the treasure that is Jesus Christ. We are faithful to teach the Bible, in hopes that you would learn to apply its truths to your life.
Emmanuel is a place to belong, so be prepared to make good friends. Emmanuel is a place to grow, so come with your questions and be open about your struggles. Emmanuel is a place to serve, a place to use your spiritual gifts to the glory of God. And Emmanuel is a place to worship, come and rejoice with your fellow redeemed. Oh, and come as you are. You don't have to clean yourself up before you come to church, just come and meet Jesus, and let Him do the cleaning. We promise that in Christ you will find what your heart has always longed for and always needed.
So come worship with us, come pray with us, come give, serve, grieve, and learn with us. This is a place for you, a place to belong.
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian Union.
We believe in one God, creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
We believe salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a substitutionary death; that justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those who God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgement and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.