By God’s grace:
• Every person will know they are loved by God and called into a transformational relationship with Him.
• Every marriage will be strengthened, every single person honored, and every child raised with a sense of destiny.
• Every neighborhood will have a community of Christ-followers who exist to serve it.
• Every city will have churches who will give their lives to see it look like heaven.
Our Values are better known as missional motives: shared convictions that guide the actions and reveal the strength of the church.
We celebrate our history believing it guides us into the future. We believe God has done something unique and good in and through the people called Emmanuel church, THEREFORE we celebrate our history as a faithful reminder and future guide of who we are to be and what we’re called to do.
We welcome all, together becoming one in Christ. We believe God’s glory is revealed when very different people worship and serve together as one, THEREFORE we gladly welcome people from all ethnicities, cultures, generations and socio-economic status, helping them connect to Jesus, each other and God’s mission.
We help everyone take their next step with Jesus. We believe Jesus calls everyone to lifelong growth, THEREFORE we invite people to take the first step of giving their lives to Jesus and encourage, challenge and equip everyone to take the next step in becoming like him.
We develop disciples into leaders. We believe God’s Kingdom advances through the leadership of people, THEREFORE we invest our time, money and lives to nurture the souls, strengthen the character and develop the skillset of disciples so they can effectively lead others.
We love and serve our cities. We believe God loves our cities and desires their comprehensive Restoration, THEREFORE we serve them in hundreds of creative and tangible ways.
Missional Marks describe what kind of person we hope that people become by being part of Emmanuel Reformed Church. Our mission as a church is a failure if we change the world but do not change ourselves. Our goal is that these marks will characterize, in increasing measure, those who lead our church.
Freely you have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:4
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1
Blessed are the merciful for they shall be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7
Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23