MISSIONS AT EMMANUEL

Christ’s command to “make disciples of all the nations” was never intended to be accomplished by just one congregation, working in isolation.  Churches must cooperate with one another in taking the good news of Jesus to the ends of the earth.  In a day in which doctrine is dismissed by many as unimportant and the gospel message is often diluted to make it “non-offensive” to hearers, Emmanuel Baptist Church unapologetically aligns itself with a denomination – the Southern Baptist Convention – committed to historic Christian orthodoxy, to a Bible that is both authoritative and inerrant, and to a vision of doctrinally compatible churches working together to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.  Thus, part of every dollar given to Emmanuel goes to support a host of Southern Baptist missionaries who serve in international settings as well as right here in the United States.  

God has also led Emmanuel to supports a limited number of well-deserving, excellent ministries that have been highly effective in communicating the gospel of Jesus.  Take a few minutes to read about them below.



BROOKRIDGE ELEMENTARY


EBC has partnered with Brookridge School to provide resources for their after school programs.  We also help sponsor and coordinate the Brookridge Block Party that is a fundraiser for the “Keep the Wheels Turning” program that helps with tutoring for students throughout the school year.  If you’d like to learn more, you can email us.

 

MOPS

The MOPS group that meets at Emmanuel is open to members and those in the community.  The Emmanuel MOPS group follows the MOPS International guidelines. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean children from birth through kindergarten. (www.mops.org)

“We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.”

The MOPS group meets at Emmanuel the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month during the school year, from 9am-11am.



MISSION ADELANTE


EBC works with Mission Adelante in downtown KCK by providing volunteers for their ministries and by donating items for their thrift store.  Mission Adelante has a heart for the Latino and Bhutanese refugees in their community and are committed to initiatives that will transform their community.   If you’d like to volunteer or donate items for their thrift store email us.

Mission Adelante’ is a ministry to Hispanic immigrants right here in Kansas City.  “Los  Sansak” is a cleaver way of saying “the Kansas” and sounding like a city in Mexico. Los Sansak is a mission trip in our own backyard.  We want to make sure students know that the mission field is not just over seas or far off.  We spend 5 days in KCK doing a weekly VBS program and service projects in the afternoon with Carry the Cross ministries.  Carry the Cross ministers to families in transitional homelessness and bringing the gospel to their community in KCK.  We help with “urban farming” inactive and restoration work projects in the neighborhood.

 

http://missionadelante.org



CARIBBEAN MISSIONS OUTREACH EVEN IN HARD TO REACH AREAS OF OUR GLOBE


Emmanuel is actively engaged in partnerships with Christians in areas of the world where religious freedom is limited.  God has opened doors for us to partner with house churches and other discipleship-oriented ministries that assist local believers in meeting the needs of their people – both physically and spiritually.

For example, in the first six months of 2016, our partnership with congregants in one small, but faithful house church has allowed them to minister to over 3,200 people who found themselves in the hospital attending to sick loved ones.  By providing a meal for these families, local believers have had the opportunity to pray for the sick and hurting, while sharing the hope found in an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.  It’s been amazing for our church to see God work through their faithfulness, and it has been our honor to stand with them.

Emmanuel members routinely visit these hard to reach areas to provide encouragement and support.

 

ENDS OF THE EARTH

Every other summer we take students on an overseas mission trip.  We have taken students to Jamaica and the Czech Republic.  This trip exists to take the gospel to unreached people groups in the world and to give our students a global perspective of missions.  In order to go on an international mission trip, students have to participate in 6 monthly local serve projects that year and have gone on at least 3 of our other mission trip experiences since their 7th grade year.  We partner with a ministry called Won by One to Jamaica in the community of Harmons.  We build two homes and lots of great relationships. Poverty elevation will not be restored until poverty has a name.  Our friends in Jamaica are spiritually rich, but economically poor.  When we go to Europe with an organization called “World Changers” (an IMB affiliate).  We minister to the spiritually poor and economically rich with a special emphasis on the Romani people.

 

HAITI

EBC is working with Hope Rising Children’s Home in Leogane, Haiti by sending short term teams to Haiti to serve in various capacities and by promoting child sponsorships.  To learn more about Hope Rising Children’s Home, check out their website and Facebook page. Email us for more information.

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

EBC is a National Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child and has filled hundreds of boxes that have made their way around the world to children in need.  We not only sort and relay thousands of boxes for Operation Christmas Child, but we host packing parties and encourage our church family to participate in filling boxes! If you would like to learn more about Operation Christmas Child, or email us.