Dinner With the Pastors
Dinner With the Pastors is an event offered twice a year. It is designed for those who are new to Emmanuel and is an opportunity to have dinner with 5-6 of our pastors and get to know others who are new to Emmanuel as well. Space is limited and sign up is required. Childcare is available for birth – 5th grade if requested by the registration deadline.
Dinner with the Pastors typically occurs once in the spring and once in the fall. You can watch for it on our calendar of events.
Emmanuel 101 is a 6-hour class designed for those interested in church membership or those who simply want to know more about us. It is typically scheduled for 5 hours on Saturday. This class covers what we believe, why we believe what we do, our philosophies and approach to ministry and much more.
Taking the class does not mean you have to become a member; however, it is a pre-requisite to membership.
Classes are offered 2-3 times a year. Space is limited and registration is required. Childcare is offered to those who request it by the sign up deadline.
E101 classes are typically offered in early spring and fall. You can watch for it on our calendar of events.
What are the prerequisites to become a member?
- Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Have been baptized since accepting Christ (baptism by immersion).
- Are willing to support this ministry with time, talents, and treasure.
- Be willing to be held accountable to the church in matters concerning relationship to God and to others.
What is the process of becoming a member of Emmanuel?
- Complete the New Member’s Class, Emmanuel 101.
- Submit the Membership Application.
- Sign a Church Covenant.
- Meet with a pastor or designated church leader.
- Vote of confirmation by the congregation.
Why is church membership important?
We believe church membership is essential for Christians. God’s plan for spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth is the church. So if you are going to fulfill God’s purpose in your life, it is essential to be part of a church.
Can I be part of the church without being a member?
Yes; however, membership shows a level of commitment beyond that of someone who just attends. It helps the staff identify the people we can trust to lead and care for others. It provides real accountability. You cannot be accountable when you are not committed to any specific church family.