Vision: Relate and Restore
Goal: We will spread a passion for the supremacy of Jesus by 1) Meeting the needs of people in our networks of relationships and by intentionally developing relationships with those whom we serve, and 2) By seeking to not only meet immediate needs but also seek to restore just and healthy relationships with the body, the family, the church, the government, and the economy.
The responsibility of using our gifts to serve falls upon all believers, as an outward expression of inward grace, in witness to love for the Lord in His people
Jesus said that those who do not yet believe will know that Christians belong to him by the way they care for one another. We will strive to make Christ known by our lavish and caring love for one another.
In addition to meeting the needs of those in our congregation, we seek to show God’s mercy to those outside. One way we do this is by intentionally partnering with secular non-profits in our community, in order to be the presence of Christ to those who do not believe. By our service and passion the world will see the heart Christ has for the poor.
Our love must be genuine. We must genuinely seek to relieve others immediate needs and through that sincere service show that Christ can bring a broader relief and restoration than anything they have ever known. We seek to minister holistically as we strive to redeem all levels of brokenness in creation. We want to bring the not yet to the now. (James 2:15-17, 1 Peter 2:12)
For information on how receive assistance, go to Congregational Mercy Needs & Community Mercy Needs.
C.T. Aiken, Cindy Jacobson, Aaron Kirtley, Jim Muzzall, Brian Shaw, Connie Staudinger and Richard Staudinger
The nomination process for deacons is now open through the month of November. In nominating a candidate for church office at Emmanuel, you are taking an active step in government and function of our church. We ask you to do this prayerfully. Please provide thoughtful input of the qualifications you have personally seen demonstrated by the nominee. After nominating a member from our congregation, we ask you keep this confidential.
Deacon Nomination Form
(Emmanuel Elder Ministry information)