For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (1 Corinthians 1:21)
By this passage, we understand that preaching of the Bible is God’s method of reaching the unsaved. Though this method may stand against the way common wisdom would seek to reach a people group, this is the ordained method of God. Through preaching is God’s Word able to be made clear to the human mind and applied to the human heart.
In our church, we highly regard the preaching ministry of our Pastor. It is God’s means for His church to be guided, encouraged and taught by preaching. At Emmanuel, there is nothing more central to our services than the message of God’s Word being delivered.
Children are close to the heart of Emmanuel. As the future leaders of our church and community, we see it as one of our highest duties to teach the ways of God to the children of our church and to encourage them to live for Him. There are age-appropriate classes for children ages 3-12 during the Sunday and Wednesday night services. These classes are lead by capable and engaging teachers that desire to impact and encourage your child for Jesus Christ. There are also monthly activities, allowing children to actively participate in church life.
The elementary children’s ministry is lead by Jason Hartsell. He teaches and coordinates our teachers, curriculum, and activities. If you would like to learn more, you can contact him at:
(252) 566-2170 Ext. 128
The teen years can be some of the most stressful and frustrating days of life. So far, life has seemed pretty simple. You wake up, put on the clothes your mom picks out for you, and head off to a school where you walk in a line and take naps after lunch. But somewhere along the way, middle-school happens, which is followed by something even more radical-high school! Life is fast!
During these years, its so easy to get lost in the shuffle of school. So many wake up in their twenties and thirties realizing that they have made terrible mistakes in their teens and early twenties that could have been avoided. What may be even more tragic is the growing number of young adults who are leaving church, never to return.
Our desire as a church is to reverse these trends beginning with our own teenagers. Teaching and instruction is given so that students can be grounded in their own faith in Jesus Christ; stable despite the seduction that fills our society.
Emmanuel Bible Institute began January of 2013 as a means to equip the people of Emmanuel to better serve in the ministries of the local church. This Institute consists of in depth Bible study and topical study that serve to better prepare the Christian in using the Bible, dynamic Christian living, and sharing the Gospel message. 10 week module Bible classes are offered every Thursday night which is completed at the end of a three year cycle.
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or the church office
O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
Music, in sanctuary and home, should echo the greatness and glory of God. At Emmanuel, we see this as our highest goal in the music ministry. Our music is primarily directed toward God as a declaration of what He has done in our lives and hearts, proclaiming a complete dependence on and dedication to Christ’s work on the Cross.
These verses from Psalm 96 capture the heart of what Christian music should be: praise to the Maker and Savior of man from a worship filled heart. Due to the wonder, awe and praise stored within the heart, the Christian should exclaim praise to God before a lost world: “He is the ‘rock of our salvation’, there is ‘no other God that can deliver’!” (Daniel 3:29). Dan Cusic writes: “We should praise God with both word and music, namely by proclaiming the Word of God through music…He who believes earnestly cannot be quiet about it. But he must gladly and willingly sing and speak about it so that others may come and hear it.” (The Sound of Light, 15)
Through our songs and lives, may God be glorified and uplifted so that He might be seen as the God who is worthy of worship, praise and dedication.
At Emmanuel Church, we have a passion to reach those who have little access to the Gospel. Within our local community we seek to accomplish this with our Bus ministry. Every Sunday and Wednesday night, several vans or buses go out to bring the young and old into the house of God so that they might hear teaching from God’s Word.
Our Bus ministry is lead by Robbie Sutton, a faithful church leader and servant. Robbie and his wife Sarah are actively engaged in reaching children for Christ in our community.
In November of 2003, I was saved and I had a burden to tell others about Jesus. Luke 14:16 tells us that those who are saved have a wonderful place to go. However, until we go to heaven, Jesus tells us that we should go and compel others to be saved, so that they can have a relationship with the Lord.
When I started going on bus visitation, I saw how much of an impact it had in the children’s lives. They were being saved, learning the Bible, and learning about Jesus. Jesus tells us in Luke 18:17 that we need that childlike faith to be saved. So one of the best times to be saved is as a child.
We feel very blessed to go out and tell children and their parents there is a God that loves them and will save them from their sins.
If you live in the La Grange area and would like to visit our church but do not have a means of transportation, there is a good chance that a van or bus passes near your neighborhood. We would love to make your attendance in the house of God a possibility.
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