Being and Sharing Good News . . . Locally and Globally
God has been on a relentless pursuit of mankind ever since the earliest days of human history. From the moment sin entered our world, separating men and women from God, a plan was engaged that He had conceived from eternity past . . . that lost and sinful people would be reconciled to Himself through the death and resurrection of His Son.
The Outreach Ministries of Emmanuel Faith Community Church are those pathways in which we seek to engage with God in that pursuit of people who have yet to hear and experience the reconciliation made possible through Jesus Christ . . . both locally and globally. We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to see and hear this good news. And we believe that all the church is called to this great task...locally and globally.
As a result, we are committed to finding ways for everyone in our church family to connect with people in need of this good news, the news that there is life and hope in Jesus Christ. For some, this means service in our local community. For others, it means service in an unreached people group in another part of the world. For all, it means . . .
1. Commitment to developing and employing resources and abilities God has given us for the benefit of people still outside the church.
2. Commitment to understanding and being where those in need can be found . . . rather than waiting for them to show up in our worlds.
3. Commitment to loving and serving people as they are, not only as we hope they will become in Christ.
4. Commitment to holistic ministry, recognizing that people have spiritual, physical, emotional, and other needs and that Christ desires that we love people as He does -- completely.
5. Commitment to strategic investment of resources, recognizing that sometimes we are called to the tough places because no one else is there serving in the name of Christ.
6. Commitment to spiritual transformation in the lives of people, believing it to be the basis on which all other significant and lasting transformation can occur.
7. Commitment to partnering with other organizations for the greater good of the