WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in God the Father Almighty. He is the creator, sustainer, and ruler of the universe. He is holy love which means He is both set apart from us as well as committed to us and present with us.
Gen. 1-3, Exodus 3:5-6, Exodus 20:1-11, Isaiah 6:1-8, Matt. 6:9-15
We believe Jesus Christ to be the Son of God who was and is the Word made flesh to dwell among us. We believe His entire historical existence to be significant - including His conception, life of love and service, miracles and teachings, relationships, betrayals, disappointments, sufferings, death on a cross, and resurrection into new life. He is the atoning sacrifice for all sin and the only way by which one can be saved and made righteous before God. We also believe that Christ shall come again and all who believe will be made complete in him.
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 1:15-20
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the comforter, counselor, advocate, and presence of God within the hearts of believers. He is also the one who equips and empowers the believer to live a life of discipleship in this world. He is also the giver of gifts to the believer in order that the Body of Christ might be edified. In addition to the work done in the life of the believer, the Holy Spirit is given the responsibility for prompting conviction in the hearts of those who do not yet believe.
John 3:5-8, John 14:15-20, Rom. 8:1-17
The Trinity is the fullness of God's being which includes the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Mark 1:9-11, Matt. 28:16-20, 2 Cor. 1:21-22, 13:13.
Salvation is the beginning point and continual process of our eternal life relationship with God. Salvation is available to anyone who shall believe in their hearts and confess with their lips that Jesus is our Lord who lived a life among us, gave his life on a cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins and then arose from the dead securing the victory over sin and death for all who believe. Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father except through him.
1 John 3:1-3, Romans 10:9 Philippians 1:6 and 2:12-13, John 1:10-13 and 3:16, John 14:6
People are created in the image of God, but born sinful. Thus, we as humans are fallen, but God chose to give Jesus's life as a sacrifice for all of us. Because of that sacrifice, we can choose to believe and receive His redemption and begin the lifelong discovery process of what it means to be created in His image. That discovery process is brought to completion when we see Christ face to face in glory.
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 3, Psalm 139, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23
To be a place where all people can be restored through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
All people can be renewed in thinking, behaving, and living; all so that everyone can be released from fear, shame, and sin- to fully love Jesus and others.
WHAT WE DO
We strive to:
Honor God through authentic lifestyles of worship
Invite others to relationship with Jesus Christ as we invest in them
Develop into servants on mission with God
Expect God to do great things in us and through us
Follow Jesus wherever He leads
Our church is a multigenerational body of believers who seek to grow in our relationship with Christ, discover our unique gifts to serve our community, and reflect the love of Christ.
You may join EMBC by either:
*Baptism by immersion;
*By letter from another church of doctrinal-like faith and order
*By one's Statement of Faith
One's profession of faith in Christ is mandatory for church membership.
FIND YOUR FAITH
The ABC's of becoming a Christian:
A: Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent, turning away from your sin. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Acts 3:19)
B: Believe that Jesus is God's Son and accept God's gift of forgiveness from sin. (John3:16, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:1-11)
C: Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (1John 1:9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:13)