What’s been happening as the disciples of Christ gather at
Emmanuel Baptist Church in Macclenny Florida?
2011 Missions Conference Highlights!
EBC had a missions conference on October 2-4! This was a great time where we focused on our mission: the Great Commission. According to Matthew 28:19-20 our mission is to help more people know Jesus and make Him known. This begins in our church, continues as we go and spread the Gospel of Christ in our community, country, and the regions beyond! Having a missions conference helps us do exactly that! Our theme was building bridges…reaching more for Christ! Here are some highlights:
- God blessed us with great preaching from Dr. Shoemaker!
- We had live Skype calls with 2 of our missionaries: one in Durbin
Africa, and one in Togo Africa! Awesome!
- We had great special music by our praise team!
- The conference was well attended!
Prayerfully our missions conference goal will be reached as well: total participation! Our desire is to have every member and regular attender commit to give an offering to faith promise missions each week.
Another Ministry Team Formed!
I’m excited that our church has formed another ministry team! The Kids team is now official. Our church’s motto is “Together we can do it.” Our vision is to see our church become a church of ministry teams, doing the work of the ministry together one team per ministry. Why? So we can fulfill our mission best: All that is involved in helping more people know Jesus and make Him known. God has given our church a group of ladies that are gifted and who love God and kids! We are excited to see how God will use our unified efforts to reach more kids for Christ in the days ahead! We are planning an exciting kids activity and practicing for the Christmas musical! Thank you kids team for your efforts!
What’s happening next?
We have a new exciting sermon series beginning Sunday 10/16! I am excited to start a new series called, “Extreme Spiritual Makeovers: Home edition.” This is a sermon series designed to speak to every family, helping us grow healthy families that know God and experience His presence, healing, and blessing!
God has been recharging our church family on Wednesday nights from 7-8:15 p.m! Our October adult recharge begins on the 10/12. Pastor Greg Peters, lead pastor of Parkview Baptist Church, in Palm Coast Florida will be our guest speaker. Our recharge theme is “Leading with Love!” He will be kicking off his teaching series with this lesson from God’s Word: “Loving myself First—Really?”
EBC’s Wednesday Recharge has relevant ministries for all ages to include adults, the Resistance student ministry, the Kids Zone, and a nursery. God has truly recharged our church family, helping us grow healthier in spirit and in number.
We are also very excited to launch our very first website! Yes I know—pretty interesting having a blog, facebook page, and a twitter account but no website. Well it’s a long story and has been quite a project, but we are almost there! I really believe this new website is going to have a great impact on our church family and attract more guests in the days ahead. Our brand new website is going to help us interact, engage, converse, unite, and be informed all online!
As more disciples gather at EBC to worship God and serve Him it is clear that God is working in great ways and our future is getting brighter and brighter!
How’s your church life been lately? How’s your life been touched by the ministries at EBC or your local church? Start the conversation by leaving your comment!