Our Vision

We want to be a faithful and contemporary Bible teaching church serving Northstowe and the surrounding area. That means: 

Loved by Jesus, loving like Jesus

The most important thing about us as a church is that it it is not all about us and our love. It is all about Jesus and his love for us.
The love that sees all our faults and failures and still loves us.
The love that meant he was willing to die on the cross to rescue us from our self-destructive evil, and give us everlasting life.
And so our vision is that we at Emmanuel would know, understand, delight in and be transformed by this truth:

“That God loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
1 John 4:10

And then as those who enjoy being loved by Jesus, both individually and as a community, we want to be changed to be more like Jesus. And especially that means our vision at Emmanuel is to love like Jesus.
To love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
To love and trust God’s Word, the Scriptures, as Jesus did.
To love each other and help each other delight in Jesus’ love for us and show his love in our lives.
To love the people around us as ourselves, which includes helping them to know Jesus’ love for themselves. Even to love our enemies.
And through us as a church loving like Jesus we want Jesus to get praise, and many more people to enjoy his love forever. 

Loved by Jesus, loving like Jesus