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Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:45 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday
Bible Studies 7:00 PM
Kids Clubs 7:00 PM

Welcome!

We are so glad that you have taken time out from your busy schedule to visit the Immanuel Baptist website.   We trust you will get a glimpse of what a church should really be like - a place where real people join together to find answers to life's issues and struggles.   As we study God's word and worship together we join in the process of understanding the depth of the unconditional love of God as revealed through his Son Jesus Christ.

Whether you are single, have a young family, are guiding teenagers, just became empty nesters, or are in your golden years, there is a place for you.   In all that we do at Immanuel we strive to be:

Building a Caring Community of Christ-Like Disciples for the Glory of God by Knowing, Growing, Serving, and Sharing Christ

Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ( John 14:6)   In a world where there appears to be no absolutes, we want to be a church that calls people to a fervent relationship with Jesus Christ.   He is our rock and salvation.   As we get to know Him better and obey his teachings we will be able to glorify God and live victorious lives.   Please come join us.

News - July 18th

Dear Immanuel family,

When Jesus described the end times in the Gospels he predicted, “Nation will rise against nation….there will be famines and earthquake…false prophets will arise…and because of lawlessness is increased most people’s love will grow cold.” (Matthew 24).  I think we would all agree that the stage is set for Christ’s return.   Israel’s retaking of the land in 1948 is for us one of the most important evidences that we believe in the literal interpretation of end times prophecy.   As Ezekiel prophesied “I will make them one nation in the land…”  (37:22)

As the Palestinians fire rockets at Israel’s major cities, we see that the whole world is focusing on this small piece of real estate as the Bible predicted in the last days.  Israel doesn’t occupy all of the land that God promised to Abraham, but the much of the Muslim world is set on Israel’s annihilation.   Nevertheless, God made an everlasting covenant with Abraham’s descendants (Gen 17:7) and he plans to keep it.  Although we don’t condone all that goes on in Israel today, God said, “I will bless those who bless you,” and up until now our country has received God’s favor as we have stood alongside Israel.

We live in the “Times of the Gentiles” and we have been given the privilege to be grafted into the God’s chosen people.  He is delaying his return so that others can hear the gospel and respond.  How about you? Are you ready to meet the Lord?  For the same reason that He chose the nation of Israel -  to demonstrate His mercy and grace - he is calling out to you.  The Bible says “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9).   Give him your heart today.  I love what David Jeremiah said about being a Christian, “We can pay more attention to the upper taker than the under taker.”

PSD

 

Welcome Michael Wilburn As Senior Pastor

Immanuel Baptist Church Prepares To Welcome Michael Wilburn As Senior Pastor

Michael Lee Wilburn will officially join the staff of Immanuel Baptist Church as Senior Pastor on August 1, 2014. Michael faithfully served for the previous 12 years as the lead pastor of a church in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he led and nurtured a growing congregation.

As Senior Pastor, Michael will oversee all aspects of Immanuel’s ministries and serve as the primary preaching pastor. Michael’s passion for wholeheartedly worshipping and serving the Lord is evident throughout his ministry. He is committed to a literal, historical, grammatical and contextual approach to interpretation of scripture and is committed to the expository preaching of the Word of God. Michael and his wife, Sarah, have two children, Chloe and Titus.

In addition to his passion for the ministry, Michael is an avid reader and loves to learn. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary in 2007. He also holds a Master of Theology degree in systematic theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in organizational leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

We are grateful to the Lord for bringing Pastor Michael and his family to us and look forward expectantly to what God will do in and through the body of Christ here at Immanuel Baptist Church.

   

July 2014 Calendar

The July 2014 Calendar of opportunities to know, grow, serve and share is available at http://www.immanuelbaptist.org/images/documents/IBCJul2014.pdf.

 

Kisses from Katie

Kisses from Katie:  A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption may just possibly be the catalyst for a paradigm shift in your life.  Katie Davis is a young woman who was willing to serve Jesus in a foreign land, giving up all she knew and loved, to care for starving and sick children in Uganda.  She spoke from a burning heart to put into action the love of Christ that she heard about growing up as a child in Tennessee.  She sacrificed her comfort of upper middle class America, with all the trappings of a college education, sweet boyfriend, name-brand clothes, and a loving family around her for the sake of serving people who would be considered outcasts in any society-such as children with scabies and HIV.  She is spreading the Good News of Jesus by helping others, including adopting 13 children of her own as a single mother at the age of 22 years old.  She rescued these children from filthy conditions and most certain death.  The philosophy she espouses and promotes is that people who have not known love cannot really accept and understand the love of God unless they see what love really is in action.

   

Special Events Calendar

Gary Thomson Evening Service
Sun 07/27 (6:30 pm)
Sunday Morning Communion Service
Sun 09/07 (10:45 am)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 09/14 (6:30 pm)
Worldview Sunday Session 2
Sun 09/21 (10:45 am)
Worldview Sunday Session 3
Sun 09/21 (6:30 pm)
Sunday Morning Communion Service
Sun 10/05 (10:45 am)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 10/12 (6:30 pm)
Missions Conference
Fri 10/24 (7:00 pm)
Sunday Morning Communion Service
Sun 11/02 (10:45 am)
SOMA Sunday Evening Service
Sun 11/09 (6:30 pm)
Haase Report
Sun 11/16 (6:30 pm)
Labor of Love
Sat 11/22 (All Day)
Thanksgiving Service
Thu 11/27 (10:00 am)
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