Family Bible Time
Starting Sept. 8
Beginning September 8, we will offer 2 different Adult Bible Time classes. Each class will run for approximately 10 weeks. Each class begins at 9:15 am.
One-to-One will cover beginning and intermediate principles for sound, effective bible study. Pastor Brad Baugham and Jared Garcia will lead this interactive class.
Gospel Community will apply the Gospel to community, discipleship, and the often-difficult road to living in community. Each week, a different Shepherding Group leader will present and lead the discussion.
Class 1: Reading the Bible: One-to-One
Know. Grow. Go.
Can you think of people in your life that you would like to see progress spiritually—perhaps a non-Christian colleague, or a Christian friend at church, or a family member? What holds them back? Is there a way to help them understand more of God in a way that is simple and personal, and that doesn't rely on getting them to a church program or event?
All this is possible through One-to-One Bible Reading.
But, what is One-to-One Bible Reading? To put it succinctly, it is a variation on that most central Christian activity—reading the Bible—but done in the context of reading with someone. It is something a Christian does with another person, on a regular basis, for a mutually agreed upon length of time, with the intention of reading through and discussing a book or part of a book of the Bible. It is effective for evangelism. It is useful for discipleship. It is even helpful for training. But mostly...It is strikingly simple.
Class 2: Gospel-Centered Community
Grow Authentic, Gospel-Shaped Community
“We don’t want to be alone. We want to love and be loved; and we know that genuine relationships make our lives rich. But somehow living in community always ends up being harder than we thought. This ten-lesson study helps participants learn how the Spirit shapes diverse people into a Christ-centered community that reflects Jesus to a watching world.”
— from the Gospel-Centered Community: Robert Thune and Will Walker
Moves to 10 am starting Sept. 8
Every Sunday morning we meet for a time of corporate prayer. It’s not the only time of the week believers from Emmanuel gather for prayer, but it is the most important time. It’s a time to be intentional about our commitment to pray for one another by entering into each other’s joys and sorrows while obeying Jesus’ command to “watch and pray.” But it’s not just a time for requests and expressions of thanksgiving. Our corporate prayer is also a time to adore God and confess our sins as his people. For one hour every week we add our voices the disciples’ of the first century and cry, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1 ESV).
Join us and add your voice too.
Moves to 10:45 am starting Sept. 8
Gathering together for corporate worship every Sunday is the highlight of our week at Emmanuel. It is the exclamation point to the worship overflowing from our hearts all week long. It celebrates the work of Jesus Christ. Our worship always includes times of singing, which help us express our praise to God, encourage each other, and to confess our faith with God's people past and present. Our worship also includes the public reading of Scripture and personal and public prayer, which helps us to confess our sin and to declare his greatness. Finally, our worship culminates with the preaching of God's Word, our supreme standard for faith and practice.