We exist to glorify God by helping disciples to follow and share Christ.

Our Core Values

These four values determine who we are.

Scripture Driven

This determines who we become. God’s Word is the ultimate source of truth, and it tells us who God is, who we are, and how we are to live our lives. Because we start with the question, “What does Scripture say?”, our foundation is secure and our path forward is clear.

Worship Minded

This determines our outlook. Worship is attributing to God the praise He deserves. It is acknowledging His worth. A worshipful heart and mind influence how we view all of life, good times, bad times, and everything in between.

Family Focused
This determines our identity. While each of us comes from a different background, we are one in Christ. At Immanuel, individual families join together into one Body of Christ.
Service Oriented

This determines our commitments. As the people of God, we are called to serve God and others. Everything we do must display submission to our Lord and a desire to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ and the world around us.

Our Vision

This shows where we are headed.

Discipling and Helping 2020.

Being a disciple of Christ involves:

  • Learning continually and living out the Christian faith with other believers
  • Helping others as we serve Christ through His church, reflecting His love and sharing His gospel
  • Resulting in a church that is stronger spiritually and growing numerically

Our Beliefs

While we believe in the basic cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith such as:

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Inerrancy of Scripture

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The virgin birth

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The blood atonement

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The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ

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The bodily, visible, second coming of Jesus Christ

We hold these truths to be distinctives of Baptists and churches of like faith and order:

I. The deity and Lordship of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and the second part of the triune Godhead. (Philippians 2:5-11)
II. The absolute necessity of the new birth
The new birth (salvation) redeems a soul from hell, initiates a personal relationship with God, and precedes the indwelling spirit and God’s provisions for His children. (John 3:3,5,7)
III. Regenerated church membership
A new birth experience is a prerequisite to church membership. (Acts 2:47)
IV. Salvation by faith alone
There is nothing an individual contributes to his salvation except to receive by faith the gift of salvation. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
V. Priesthood, equality and competency of all believers
Every child of God has direct access to God through prayer and is directly responsible to God for his actions. (Revelation 1:5-6)
VI. The eternal security of all believers
Once received, there is nothing that can rescind the gift of salvation. (I Peter 1:5; Romans 8:28-39)
VII. The Bible: the sole authority for faith and practice
The Bible is the complete, inerrant, infallible word of God. (II Timothy 3:16 -17)
VIII. Autonomy and theocracy of the local church
The head of the church is Christ and the local church is independent of any outside control. (Matthew 18:15-17; Acts 13:1-3; Acts 15:1-35; I Corinthians 5:1-13; II Corinthians 8, 9)
IX. Believer's baptism by immersion only
Baptism is an ordinance of the Church and is administered by immersion following a salvation experience. Baptism does not bring salvation but symbolizes the meaning of salvation. (It is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ) (Romans 6:4)
X. Symbolism of the Lord's Supper
The Lord’s Supper is the second ordinance of the church. Its practice and elements symbolize the body and blood of Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 11:23 -26)
XI. Separation of church and state
The state will not exercise any control over the church nor will the church assert any legislative control over government. (Matthew 22:15 -22)
XII. Evangelism of the world the supreme task of the church
It is the responsibility of every Christian and church to spread the gospel of Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20)
XIII. Biblical marriage
We affirm that marriage is a gift of God, existing as a lifelong covenant relationship to be entered into only between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Psalm 128:1-4; Proverbs 5:15-23; Proverbs 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Matthew 19:46-; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:9; I Timothy 1:10; Jude 1:7)
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