Mission RVA: That We May Serve

Paul DreillingChurch Blog, Events

Next weekend, Immanuel’s Spring Missions Conference will focus on local ministries and outreach. How fitting that we can set aside the weekend following the celebration of how Christ gave up his life for us, to encourage each other to give ourselves in service to others.  We have picked for our theme, “That We May Serve.” As Jesus said, “The greatest … Read More

10 Reasons You Should Attend the Women’s Retreat

Women's MinistryEvents

Women of Immanuel, have you been thinking about going on the upcoming retreat, but haven’t been able to commit just yet? Allow us to present The Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend the Women’s Retreat (submitted by women just like you!): 1. It’s a time to get away from the noise, distractions, and responsibilities of everyday life. 2. It’s a … Read More

Living in Redemptive Community

Women's MinistryEvents

Philemon is a small book in the New Testament, but it is powerful with gospel truth.  It tells the story of how one man’s useless slave became another man’s useful son.  It shows us what happens when Jesus saves people – their lives are transformed, forever impacting their relationship with God and with others. When we read this book, we see ourselves … Read More

VBS Memories

Gloria DuffeyEvents

When I was five years old, my family moved from southern Virginia to Richmond. Every June, I looked forward to the end of the school year. While my friends went off to summer camp, I looked forward to spending several weeks with my grandparents on their farm. Sometimes, my parents drove me to their house but many summers, I rode … Read More

What does Christian hospitality look like?

Immanuel BaptistEvents

THE GOSPEL COMES WITH A HOUSE KEY ———————————————————- A DAY WITH DR. ROSARIA BUTTERFIELD Join us November 17, 2018 as we spend the day listening to Dr. Rosaria Butterfield share what Christian hospitality looks like in our current cultural climate. Dr. Butterfield will show us how “radical, ordinary hospitality” can be used to glorify God, serve others, and live out … Read More

“The Gospel Comes with a House Key”

Michael WilburnEvents

The Gospel Comes with a House Key emerges from Mark 10:28-31—Jesus’ call to forsake home and family for the Gospel’s sake. Christians are to use their homes for the good of others. Rosaria Butterfield paints a beautiful picture of radical ordinary hospitality. With stroke after stroke of spiritually rich and practically realistic applications, hospitality becomes “using your Christian home in … Read More

How to Pray for America?

Paul DreillingEvents

“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” —Psalms 11:3 I believe our nation is in trouble today, probably more than I’ve seen in my lifetime. We are contending with issues that are causing the very foundation of our country to crumble. Our moral and spiritual roots are eroding, the economy is misleading, family life is disintegrating, and … Read More

Mission RVA

Paul DreillingEvents

It is with great anticipation that we would like to tell you about our upcoming Mission’s Conference, “Mission RVA – Reaching our City for Christ,” April 7th and 8th.  Last year we decided to have two conferences each year, one in the fall to focus on International ministries, and another in the spring to focus on missions here at home. … Read More

Remembrance Service

Paul DreillingEvents

The writer of Hebrews encouraged his readers by a summary of the lives of a number of the Old Testament patriarchs like Abraham & Moses. “By faith” they trusted in God and were used greatly.  After this list of triumphs of the faith, the writer says,“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a CLOUD OF WITNESSES, let us also lay aside … Read More

Only One Life to Give

Paul DreillingEvents

53 years ago last week on November 25th, Mary Baker, a Richmond native and Immanuel missionary, was martyred by Simba rebel forces in the Belgian Congo. Miss Baker was 50 years old and was in her 18th year as a missionary teacher and administrator in the Congo. Mary was part of an international group of missionaries taken hostage by the … Read More