Mission  

              As Emmanuel Baptist Church, we are a family (fellowship) of believers sharing a common commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.   Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are growing toward Christian maturity with worship, proclamation, witness, nurture, education and ministry to the world.   We do this so that Godís purpose may be achieved Ė in us (our local fellowship), in the community (including the wider faith community) and in the world.   The Spirit of the Lord is upon us because He has anointed us to preach good news to the poor.   He sends us to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lordís Favor.

            Ministry calls us to positive action as we follow Jesusí example.

Biblical Basis:

              The Church is the repository of Godís redeeming grace because Jesus sends the Church to continue that which the Father sent Him to do (Matthew 28:19,20; John 20:21).   To do this, the anointing of the Holy Spirit is a necessary power prerequisite (Acts 1:8).

            Power, which can be seen, is manifested in both faith and works (deeds) (Acts 4;13; Romans 1:17, 4:23-25; James 2:18-25).   Thus, the Church must be about bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ whereby they accept Him as Savior and Lord of their lives (evangelism) and growing them up through nurture ensuring continuing Lordship of lives (stewardship) until all attain the full measure of grace (Ephesians 4:11-13).   The Church, thus made up of ďsalt and LightĒ becomes Godís transforming agent (Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 12:1,2).

 
 
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