Our Mission at Immanuel is "to make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing faith and serving others."
We take the Bible seriously and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. These beliefs align with the evangelical tradition of the United Methodist Church.
The term “evangelical” comes from the Greek word euangelion, meaning “the good news” or the “gospel.” Thus, the evangelical faith focuses on the “good news” of salvation brought to sinners by Jesus Christ.
The following points align our beliefs:
- The Bible is the highest authority for what we believe. The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, Word of God.
- Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of sin. Only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation.
- It is very important for individuals personally to encourage non-Christians to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior.
- We believe that expression and demonstration of the gospel in missionary work, activism, and social reform is a vital part of Christianity.
- We believe that God has called us to be healthy and growing in breadth and depth. God has called us as a congregation to be praying, worshiping, and spirit led as we raise up the next generation of Christian leaders.
These distinctives and theological convictions define us — not political, social or cultural trends. In fact, many evangelicals rarely use the term “evangelical” to describe themselves, focusing simply on the core convictions of the triune God, the Bible, faith, Jesus, salvation, evangelism and discipleship.
Our Core Values
"IMMANUEL" means "GOD IS WITH US." It is a name and description of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior (see Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23).
Growing strong Christians who are biblically faithful and evangelically passionate
Outreach ministry that expresses God’s love for all through service
Developing the faith of children and youth
Inspiring and equipping lay leaders and staff for ministry
Showing how faith and the scriptures are lived out in our daily lives
Wesleyan Theology and Heritage
Investing in developing, supporting and enjoying our Christian community
Transforming lives through group study and prayer
High quality and diversity in Worship and Music expressing our love and faith for God
Understanding and building relationships with those who do not yet know Christ
Sending people out to share Christ and grow His church