Serving God at Emmanuel
“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8&9
"And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness...From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part. Ephesians 4:11-16
“Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. And there are different activities, but the same God activates each gift in each person. A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial." 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
God has uniquely designed you to serve Him through the Church! It is through serving God that He uses us to build others up and grow spiritually ourselves.
Once you are committed to growing through Worship at Emmanuel, and are plugged into a Small Group, Bible Study, or Ministry Group, we want you to be able to find your place to Serve God. We have many areas of Ministry to Serve in at Emmanuel. We encourage you to start by serving in and through you Small group, Bible Study or Ministry Group. we all have something to offer to other believers!
Start by considering your Spiritual Gifts. Consider how God has gifted and shaped you to serve Him. If you need help in this journey we have resources and help you, contact Shawn@Emmanuellife.com To help you, here is a list of Spiritual gifts and their definitions based on what we find in scripture. Prayerfully read through and consider these.
Then decide where to try and use your spiritual gifts based on what Ministry to serve in. To make this Easier we have developed Ministry Areas to Serve in. See the List below, consider where you would like to try and Serve first. Fill in the form below and we will work to get you plugged in!
Welcome Team (Greeters, Welcome Desk, Ushers, Newcomer Lunch)
Worship & Audio/Video (Worship Teams, Video, Sound, Power point, Communion Prep, Ushers, Scripture reading)
Small Groups & Discipleship Ministry (Small group leaders, one on one discipleship, Celebrate Recovery, MOPS, Marriage mentoring, Men's Ministry, Women's Minsitry)
Children's & Youth Ministry (Emmanuel Kids, Fusion, Surge, Summer & March Break Camps, Awana, Nursery)
Congregational Care (Visitation, transportation, Nursing Homes, Meals, Flowers, Cards, Funerals)
Missions & Outreach (corresponding with Missionaries, Migrant workers, Haiti, Lovesong, Wasauksing, Meals on Wheels)
Prayer Ministry (Prayer chain, Altar Prayer Ministry Team)
Perhaps there is a ministry that we do not have yet at Emmanuel, that God may be leading you to start or give leadership to. We are open to that! Talk to a staff member and we can begin to pray together to see what God might have in store.
*Finally, Please note that serving in some areas at Emmanuel will have some specific requirements such as Police checks, special training, age requirements, Covid protocol requirements, regular attendance at Emmanuel, and membership.
Thank you for stepping out in Faith to Serve God at Emmanuel! Fill in the form below, consider what Ministry you might like to serve in and we will be in contact with you!