Church of Emmanuel (USA)
A Member of the Worldwide Anglican Church
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Church of Emmanuel (USA)
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to worship Christ passionately and serve God faithfully by loving our neighbor wholly – spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Through holistic ministries of Word, Sacrament, and Service, the Church of Emmanuel (USA) seeks to minister to the relational, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of all without discrimination (Luke 10:27).
- Scripture is our authoritative guide for faith, life, and practice.
- Patriarchy (male dominance) is not a biblical ideal but a result of sin.
- Patriarchy is an abuse of power, taking from females what God has given
them: their dignity, and freedom, their leadership, and often their very lives.
- While the Bible reflects patriarchal culture, the Bible does not teach patriarchy in human relationships.
- Christ’s redemptive work frees all people from patriarchy, calling women and men to share authority equally in service and leadership.
- God’s design for relationships includes faithful marriage between a man and a woman, celibate singleness and mutual submission in Christian community.
- The unrestricted use of women’s gifts is integral to the work of the Holy Spirit and essential for the advancement of the gospel in the world.
- Followers of Christ are to oppose injustice and patriarchal teachings and practices that marginalize and abuse females and males.
*Our churches have adopted the Core Values of CBE International.
Our Statement of Faith*
As members of the Worldwide Anglican Church within the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church we affirm the faith uniquely revealed in the holy Scriptures and set forth in the catholic creeds, of which the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion are a general exposition. Standing in the Reformation tradition we lay especial emphasis on the grace of God – his unmerited mercy – as expressed in the doctrines that follow.
- God as the Source of Grace – In continuity with the teaching of Holy Scripture and the Christian creeds, we worship one God in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has created all things, and us in his own image: all life, truth, holiness and beauty come from him. His Son Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, was crucified, died, rose and ascended to reign in glory.
- The Bible as the Revelation of Grace – We receive the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as the wholly reliable revelation and record of God’s grace, given by the Holy Spirit as the true word of God written. The Bible has been given to lead us to salvation, to be the ultimate rule for Christian faith and conduct, and the supreme authority by which the Church must ever reform itself and judge its traditions.
- The Atonement as the Work of Grace – We believe that Jesus Christ came to save lost sinners. Though sinless, he bore our sins, and their judgement, on the cross, thus accomplishing our salvation. By raising Christ bodily from the dead, God vindicated him as Lord and Savior and proclaimed his victory. Salvation is in Christ alone.
- The Church as the Community of Grace – We hold that the Church is God’s covenant community, whose members, drawn from every nation, having been justified by grace through faith, inherit the promises made to Abraham and fulfilled in Christ. As a fellowship of the Spirit manifesting his fruit and exercising his gifts, it is called to worship God, grow in grace, and bear witness to him and his Kingdom. God’s Church is one body and must ever strive to discover and experience that unity in truth and love which it has in Christ, especially through its confession of the apostolic faith and in its observance of the dominical sacraments.
- The Sacraments as the Signs of Grace – We maintain that the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion proclaim the Gospel as effective and visible signs of our justification and sanctification, and as true means of Gods grace to those who repent and believe. Baptism is the sign of forgiveness of sin, the gift of the Spirit, new birth to righteousness and entry into the fellowship of the People of God. Holy Communion is the sign of the living, nourishing presence of Christ through his Spirit to his people: the memorial of his one, perfect, completed and all -sufficient sacrifice for sin, from whose achievement all may benefit but in whose offering none can share; and an expression of our corporate life of sacrificial thanksgiving and service.
- Ministry as the Stewardship of Grace – We share, as the People of God, in a royal priesthood common to the whole Church, and in the community of the Suffering Servant. Our mission is the proclamation of the Gospel by the preaching of the word, as well as by caring for the needy, challenging evil and promoting justice and a more responsible use of the world’s resources. It is the particular vocation of bishops and presbyters, together with deacons, to build up the body of Christ in truth and love, as pastors, teachers, and servants of the servants of God.
- Christ’s Return as the Triumph of Grace – We look forward expectantly to the final manifestation of Christ’s grace and glory when he comes again to raise the dead, judge the world, vindicate His chosen and bring his Kingdom to its eternal fulfillment in the new heaven and the new earth.
* Our churches have adopted the Basis of Faith of the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC).
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Church of Emmanuel (USA), Inc. dba Diakonos Training Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your tax-deductible financial contributions are greatly appreciated!
The Investiture of the Presiding Bishop
The Right Rev. Abraham David Parker was ordained and consecrated as Presiding Bishop of the Church of Emmanuel (USA) on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Holy Orders to the episcopacy were also bestowed upon the Right Rev. Charles H. Harewood.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Online Bible college courses starting July 10, click the INSTE Bible College logo below or click here to apply and register for the following course:
Discipleship 1 (Course ID: 25024) – Mondays @ 6:30 PM PST – July through October 2017
Led by Pastor Abe Parker