Welcome to Immanuel Baptist Church
"Seeing People Saved, Seeing People Discipled"
Immanuel Baptist Church exists to glorify God by helping people develop a heart for God through evangelizing the unbeliever, edifying the saints and employing the soldier.
Exists to Glorify God . . . 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Romans 15:5-6 “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
By helping people develop a heart for God . . . Matthew 22:35-37 “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Deuteronomy 6:5 “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Jesus Christ linked the two greatest commandments together. The first is not any more possible without the second, than the second is without the first (1 John 4:20 “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”). This wholehearted devotion to God is the beginning of everything and produces a right relationship to others. Christ was not talking about religions, but relationships!
Through evangelizing the unbeliever, edifying the saints, and employing the soldier. Ephesians 4:11-12 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”
We desire that each area of our ministry be guided by Biblical principles. As such, we regularly evaluate the effectiveness of each ministry on the basis of these Biblical priorities. All of these were found in the New Testament early church (Acts 2).
Biblically Balanced – a ministry characterized by integrity (2:42)
People Focused- concerned with lives being changed (2:43)
Family Oriented- providing a place to belong (2:44)
Missions Minded- emphasizing a spirit of sacrifice (2:45)
Faith Motivated- attempting and anticipating great things (2:46)
Purpose Driven- finding out what God wants and concentrating on those tasks (2:47)
Outreach- a ministry that allowed God to choose the size (2:47b).