Our vision is to plant multiethnic churches, committed to the ministry of reconciliation of people back to God, to one another, and to the local church.
HOW WE GROW
Journey is designed to help you become a fully-devoted follower of Jesus Christ. From the initial decision to find out more about the vision of Emmaus Church, to a fulfilling leadership role on our team, we will provide you with a path to experience growth and fulfillment.
Journey is comprised of four specifically designed monthly events listed below. Each event helps you take a step towards God’s plan of fulfillment for your life. Ultimately, our goal is to help you connect with a group of people where your life can touch the lives of others.
This class is a basic introduction to the Church and at the end you’ll have an opportunity to become a member. This class begins the first Sunday of every month.
This class guides you through the essential beliefs every Christian needs to find success in their walk with Jesus.
This is our discovery class where you’ll discover how God can use your personality mixed with your gifts to make a difference in the lives around you.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Once you attend this orientation you will have a chance to meet our team captains that will help direct you on how to get involved and join the SERVE TEAM!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man (Philippians 2:6–11). He was conceived by theHoly Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34–38). He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures (Acts 2:23–24). He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:64)
DIVINITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is a divine person(John 14:15–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer (John 16:13; Acts 1:8), and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7–11).
Authority of the Scriptures
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16).
Original Sin and Salvation
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27) :he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23) ,are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians15:20–23).
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God (Titus 3:4–7).
Baptism of The Holy Spirit
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly (1 Thessalonians 5:23), being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service (Acts 1:8). This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion (Romans 6:1–14).
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body (Matthew 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age (James 5:13–16).
Resurrection & The Second Coming
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life (1 Corinthians 15:20–23); for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment (John 5:28–29).
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent (Hebrews 10:37) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial (Luke 21:27). This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service (Titus 2:11–14).