We are an independent Evangelical church with a charismatic influence.
The interwoven story of our 350 year history can be found here.
As a Christian charity, our primary goals are to benefit the community with the good news of Jesus Christ and to serve the Town of Ulverston. As a Christian church, our aim is to grow together as a family, giving each person an opportunity to develop a relationship with God through discipleship.
From the founding of Emmanuel in 1986 the original vision statement is still something which we hold to, whilst aiming to individually demonstrate our latest core values. We are accredited by Churches in Communities International which is recognised within the Free Churches Group.
The founding vision statement:
To enable the saints at Emmanuel Christian Centre to hear and obey the voice of God, personally and individually, and for each person to be equipped and encouraged to step out in their individual ministry.
Our core values are the attitudes and beliefs that shape our culture and set the precedent. These are those vital values that we aim to live by and demonstrate.
Our aim is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37), and to love our neighbours as ourselves (Matthew 22:39). Our love for God is expressed through obedience (John 14:15) and our love for people is based upon His Word (Leviticus 19:9-18).
We are a community that meets at Emmanuel Christian Centre (Romans 16:5), being salt and light to the community around us (Matthew 5:13-16). As the Church we aim to be a family (Hebrews 2:11 & 1 Timothy 5:1-2) which grows together as the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27), bringing Jesus’ message to the Town (Matthew 10:27).
We seek to show honour in every aspect of our lives. This means we honour God above all (Revelation 5:13), we honour authority (Romans 13:1 & 1 Peter 2:17), we honour our leaders (1 Timothy 5:17), we honour each other (Romans 12:10), we honour financially (Proverbs 3:9), and we aim to be vessels of honour (2 Timothy 2:20-21).
For public teaching and consistency throughout the church, we usually use the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible with references to the Amplified Bible classic edition (AMPC).
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