Emmanuel Baptist Church

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Working with local and global communities

Evangelism

Emmanuel’s Mission Statement speaks about Ongoing Evangelism, and, according to Ephesians 4 v11–12, evangelism is one gift given to equip and build up God’s people the Church. To be part of Emmanuel’s fellowship is to join us in our ongoing outreach by:

  • Being part of a loving fellowship of God’s people.
  • Taking part in prayer for the community and ourselves.
  • Understanding the community around us.
  • Asking ourselves painful questions, eg. are we relevant?
  • Developing aims and goals that will influence our community for the Kingdom of God.
  • Training, equipping and encouraging the fellowship to share the Good News.

We seek to bear witness, both to the community around us and further afield, that there is a better way and a future only found in Jesus Christ.

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OAC Ministries

 

Presenting Christ by all means everywhere is our heart cry and our motivation. We work hard to present Christ in a style that is interesting, and the message relevant to whoever we are in communication with. This can be:

On the streets

Whether using a sketchboard or one-to-one, most of the people we speak to have no knowledge of who Jesus is.

In schools

OAC has the largest schools work in the country. Over 20,000 children every week are visited by of one of our OAC GB Workers, presenting the message in a creative way.

Kidz Klub

After schools clubs for the 5–11 year olds. These children would not normally hear the fantastic message of God’s love for them.

Ships

In Falmouth ship crews from all over the world are visited in conjunction with the Seamen’s Christian Friend Society.

The senior folk

Regular visits to day centres and retirement homes to share God’s truth.

In the Churches

Not all who go to Church know Jesus. We also train and encourage folk to speak of their faith.

For further information please contact Alan and Sue Offord.

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Romania

Founded in 2003, Casa Mea (Romanian for "my home") opened a non-profit, philanthropic corporation dedicated to providing loving group homes for orphaned and abandoned children in developing countries from birth until adulthood.

Casa Mea believes that every child should be loved and wanted and deserves to grow into adulthood within a loving, safe, and nurturing environment where he/she can develop to his/her full potential.

For many years now Emmanuel Baptist Church has been involved with the orphanage with some members visiting to help with the renovation of the building.

Each Christmas the Sunday morning children’s groups send presents to the children of Casa Mea.

For further information please contact Duncan Wilson on 07713 908330

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Send a Cow

Part of each Sunday’s children’s collection is used to purchase a pedigree cow to give to an African family. Once the cow gives birth they can benefit from the milk. The first female calf is then given to a neighbour so they can also benefit. Support is given to make sure they know the best way to look after it.

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South East Asia

We work with the Messengers to reach churches in South East Asia with love and support in many shapes and forms. Most years someone goes out to take encouragement and teaching to churches in countries where Christianity struggles to exist with few resources. It is always a humbling and uplifting experience to visit our brothers and sisters there, and to be able to pray with them and be alongside them in their struggle to share the gospel and shine the light of Christ.

For further information please contact the Church.

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Working with the Church in Nepal

About 12 years ago one of our church members, Jeanne Fraser, travelled to Nepal and came into contact with Emmanuel Ministries in Kathmandu. This church group was helping poor and destitute children and Jeanne felt called to help by setting up a child sponsorship scheme. After Jeanne died we carried on the work and have helped many children get a better start in life. We also help to support widows who can have a very difficult time as well as some pastors who are planting churches in the more remote areas of the country.

Nepal is a beautiful country but this hides a great poverty in both material and spiritual terms. Many of the Christians are desperately poor and often discriminated against, so the little we send out goes a long way and it helps to make a real difference to their lives. For instance, £10 a month pays school fees and helps to buy school uniform and books.

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry you can help by praying on a regular basis and/or you could help practically by sponsoring a child’s education or enabling a pastor to plant a church in a remote area.

For more information please contact Gordon and Doreen Fraser on 01326 319873.

 

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Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace
1 Peter 4:9–10