Jesus told us that the most important thing in life is to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. And there’s a second commandment that’s connected closely with that: love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39). These two things are the essence of what it looks like to follow Jesus. On top of that, Jesus commanded his followers (disciples) to go out and make more followers (disciples) of him in every place and in every nation on earth (Matthew 28:18-20). These are our aims – our vision for life together as Emmanuel Baptist Church:
Being Disciples of Jesus Christ
- Loving God with our heart, soul, mind, & strength
- Loving others the way God loves us
Making Disciples of Jesus Christ
- Reaching our communities with the Gospel
- Reaching the whole world with the Gospel
So our purpose and mission as Emmanuel Baptist Church
For over 100 years, Emmanuel Baptist Church has partnered together with the North American Baptist Conference of churches.
People will often ask or be confused
Today, the NAB is a family of over 400 churches with more than 74,000 worship service
Each local church chose to be part of the North American Baptist Conference because they wanted to be part of a larger church family focused on making disciples in North America and around the world. That voluntary decision to cooperate with others is a very important witness to our unity in Christ.
Much of that cooperation can be seen locally through 13 NAB Regions. Regions are an important ministry of our Conference, allowing many of our churches to network, maximize resources, and partner on important initiatives.
Emmanuel Baptist Church is a member of the Southwestern Association of the Central Plains Region which stretches from South Dakota to Texas and everything in between.
The cooperation of NAB churches can also be seen in its international missions work in places like Cameroon, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, Romania, the Philippines, Russia, and East Asia.
North American Baptist Conference website – https://nabconference.org/
North American Baptist Missions website – https://nabonmission.org/
Great Plains Region website – https://nabconference.org/