At Emmanuel Baptist the essentials we believe are contained in The Baptist Faith and Message (2000). Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel strongly about the following core values. We are not content to simply get by in our Christian lives. We want to excel or seek excellence. In order to do so, we must set a C.O.U.R.S.E. of action for putting our core values to practice. These are our core values:
Commitment - We believe everyone has to make a decision to follow Jesus which leads to commitment, concentration, and contentment.
Obedience - We believe that at the heart of our relationship with God is an obedient spirit. We believe it leads to God's blessings upon us.
Unity - We believe in unity not uniformity or agreeing on everything, but it is being one in spirit and purpose.
Relationships - We believe that relationships are life! Everyone needs someone. We believe Jesus puts us into His church to receive a blessing and to be a blessing.
Servanthood - We believe Jesus modeled and taught the principle of servanthood. We believe greatness in the kingdom of God is achieved through Christ-like servanthood.
Edification - We believe that the goal of every Christian should be to grow up or mature in Christ. This happens through the environment of a body of believers encouraging and edifying one another.
We are a body of believers with the following purpose:
To be a fellowship of believers who strive to have a growing and personal love relationship with God and who seek to bring others into that same relationship.