We desire our church to be more than a collection of Christians who choose to worship together weekly. We desire it to be a place people experience and contribute to authentic, Christ-centered community -- where people can know and be known by others in deep and meaningful ways. We believe the gospel has the power to bring individuals from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds together into relationships that transform lives, cities, and the world. The Hospitality team hopes to facilitate numerous paths through which both newcomers and members can develop and deepen relationships with others that reflect God's design for his body, which "grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
Emmanuel’s outreach focuses on creating opportunities for getting involved with those around us in our everyday lives in a way that encourages others to seek to know God and/or know more of Him. We desire to be the outward-facing Body of Christ. Outreach events are designed to provide opportunities to invite others -- be they friends, colleagues, or neighbors -- to fun social events, allowing folks to be comfortable and have fun as they explore the gospel.
As women, we live in a fragmented and hurried city, in a rootless and transient culture. Our desire is that Christ would be honored and the gospel of grace would change us, because it's the only thing that can. Emmanuel’s Women’s Ministry exists to connect women - in every season of life, from every situation in life - to God, to the church, to each other, and to the community around us for the purpose of growing deeper in our personal and corporate relationship with God.
The worship ministry of Emmanuel seeks to nourish a vibrant community of musicians, artists, poets, and others who desire to worship the Creator and serve the church body with their creative gifts. As such, we encourage members to view artistic creativity as one avenue through which we may worship and give praise to our heavenly Father. Specifically, we welcome instrumentalists and vocalists, both solo and ensemble players, who are interested in contributing to Sunday morning worship. Additionally, we encourage those with gifts in songwriting, composing, or poetry to contribute original material with a view to building up the body of Christ. Finally, we welcome those with technical skills related to live sound production.