Our mission is to glorify God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit by
Listening and responding to God's word obediently
Loving one another practically
Proclaiming Christ boldly
We believe that this Mission will be achieved by focusing on the following priority areas, individually and as a body:
The study and exposition of the Word of God is the catalyst for the ongoing transformation of individuals’ lives and of the church body as a whole. We are to apply the Word of God to every aspect of our lives, both private and public, individual and community, so that we live out and demonstrate the truth of the Gospel.
Prayer and Praise
Nothing can happen in our own strength: we must be a praising and praying church both in our lives and in our meetings, humbly dependent on the sovereign working of our gracious God.
Care and Support
We should love, care for and support each other within and across every part of the church fellowship. We believe small groups provide a helpful environment for this as well as for growth and life changing development through the study of God’s Word, prayer and close friendships.
Equipping and Training for Life and Service
God has given each one of us gifts that we need to identify, develop and exercise in His service. We are therefore committed to helping to discover those gifts. Through our work we aim to provide ongoing training for life and service at home, in the community, in our daily work, as well as for ministries in and through the church, in Emmanuel, this country and throughout the world.
We are commanded to love our “neighbour” as ourselves. We are responsible for both demonstrating God’s love and to sharing the Good News of Jesus with those who are lost. We are therefore committed to loving service and unceasing witness to our "neighbours", all those around us with whom God has given us contact.
We are committed to the sending out of labourers into the worldwide harvest field. Our prayer is that there should be those from Emmanuel serving throughout the world.
Isobel Hill, 22/10/2011