"We exist to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples."
WE DESIRE TO:
Be a FAMILY of MISSIONARIES who:
Loves Christ Intimately (Matthew 22)
Pursues Authentic Community (Matthew 22, Acts 2:48)
Serves our City and World Intentionally (Acts 1:8)
We have 5 Core Values at EMMANUEL//Orillia:
SUNDAY GATHERING: God's collective people gathering together for worship through God's Word, Prayer, Singing, Service and Fellowship so that we are equipped with the Gospel. (Acts 2:42-47)
COMMUNITY GROUPS: The Church is God's family, and so we see ourselves as a family who loves, cares and serves each other. We do this through regularly gathering together to study God's Word together (Love Christ Intimately); care for those in our group (Pursue Authentic Community); and serve those in our family (Immediate, Extended, Church), our neighbourhoods, our city and our world.
GOSPEL CENTRED PROGRAMMING: (Family and Care): We want to be a church that is FOR the city and not just one IN the city. Therefore, we want to encourage and equip families and care for people by offering the hope of the gospel.
INTENTIONAL SERVICE: We desire to live on mission seeing God transform people's lives around us. We serve because we realize that Christ came as a servant to serve those around Him. We follow His example by serving those in the church and those around us in our neighbourhoods, city and world.
CHURCH MULTIPLICATION: We want to be apart of a multiplying movement for the sake of the Gospel.