Kansas City Southern Baptist Beliefs

Our Beliefs

biblical preaching, authentic community, & great commission focus

Preaching the truth of God’s Word with conviction and love.

We believe God has placed Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kansas City to engage the next generation in our greater metro community with transforming gospel truth. We actively build relationships with individuals in all phases of their faith journey, from lifelong believers to those discovering Jesus for the first time.

As God opens hearts and changes minds, He draws those far from Him into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. As a pillar of our Southern Baptist beliefs, we invite anyone moved by the grace of God into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

We do this by embodying our three core values: Biblical Preaching, Authentic Community, and Great Commission Focus.

Our Values


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"Biblical worship always involves preaching, the proclamation of God’s Word."


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Both in small groups and large gatherings, we believe in finding real life faith in a soul-nourishing, understanding, and multigenerational community.


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Living and giving the message of Christ.

What We Believe

Existing in “post-Christian” and “non-theological” times, it is now more important than ever before for followers of Jesus to enunciate clearly what they believe about God, humankind, salvation, and all the key doctrines presented in the Bible. Below is a snapshot of the “theological DNA” of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kansas City. For a more comprehensive statement of faith, we hold to the Baptist Faith and Message of the SBC.

Our Beliefs

The Bible

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The Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, wholly without error as originally given by God.


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There is only one triune, true, and living God, who is the creator sustainer and ruler of all things. 


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From eternity God decrees or permits all things that come to pass.

The Fall of Man

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God originally created man in His own image and free from sin, but he transgressed the command of God and fell from his original holiness and righteousness.

Sin & Satan

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Sin is rebellion against God, and the punishment for sin is eternal separation from God.

The Mediator

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Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. 


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There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

Perseverance of the Saints

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Those who savingly believe on Christ and are converted will never totally or finally fall away from the state of grace, but will certainly persevere to the end.

The Church

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A New Testament church is a voluntary association of baptized believers in Christ who have covenanted together to follow the teachings of the New Testament in doctrine, worship, and practice. 

Evangelism and Missions

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It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every congregation to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.


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Christ’s people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objectives of the Kingdom of God.

The Family

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God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.

Civil Government

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Civil government is ordained by God for the ordering of society. Christians are to respect and obey those in civil authority over them unless they are commanded to disobey God’s commandments.

Last Things

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After death, the bodies of those who die return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God – the righteous to rest with Him, the wicked to be reserved under darkness to the judgment.

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