We offer various ministries at Immanuel, all of them designed to help one another grow in our relationship with Jesus.
We have a heart for youth. While we understand it takes time for fruit to ripen and mature, we look at each day as an opportunity to toil in the fields to feed and nurture them to maturity. A demonstration of that love is our focus on their spiritual growth. Our primary focus is on teaching and studying the Word of God, the source of divine truth which contains “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (1 Peter 1:3)
We acknowledge that we are partnering alongside parents to grow their kids daily through consistent teaching and studying of God’s Word, through our Sunday morning and Wednesday Evening classes.
Along with teaching, it is equally vital for us to build and foster healthy relationships with our students and within our staff. Our staff leaders have dedicated small groups, whereby they discuss the Wednesday night teaching with their students, earnestly pray for each individual, and coordinate group hangouts to build camaraderie among their peers. This facilitates opportunities to connect with the youth on a personal level and point them to Christ through evangelism and discipleship, so that they might know him more fully and follow him more faithfully.
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence 2 Peter 1:3
We believe parents are the primary teachers for their children. We deem it a privilege to walk alongside the parents at Immanuel as they instruct their children in life’s journey. We also believe that Word-centered worship is supremely important in all of our children’s programs. It is a joy to see The Lord work through each of our teachers, leaders, assistants, and programs to assist parents as they instruct their children to Know, Grow, Serve, and Share the Lord within their lives.
Visit our Welcome Center to learn more about our Nursery, Children’s Church, Sunday School, Wednesday Word of Life Kid’s Clubs, and Summer Vacation Bible School.
“There is nothing more constant than the unchanging truth of God’s Word.”
The world changes and sometimes it requires us to adapt as well, however what should never change is our commitment to Christ. God’s word is as practical and applicable to us today, as any other time through history. Men today need the wisdom of God’s word just as much as Adam, Abraham, David, and Jesus’ disciples. As the word incarnate we are to follow Jesus and his teaching.
In Men’s Ministry, our goal is to convey that unchanging truth to the men of Immanuel Baptist Church and we use a couple of timeless techniques to help in this process:
Food – If you feed them, they will come. When guys eat pizza and chili, they communicate and begin to share life experiences with one another.
Talk – Open and honest conversation. Our Men’s Ministry is a place where we can admit our weaknesses and encourage one another.
Application – Practical, timeless application and unchanging truth from God’s word that the men can use every day, as husbands, fathers, bachelors, employers, employees…etc.
As we are told in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He is the constant that never changes! So come join us Wednesday nights at 6:45pm.>
See How God Reveals Himself Through Scripture
It all began with the Word.
The opening chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word.
Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into Genesis 1-11 by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.
Wednesday Nights – 6:45 PM – Mizpah Room
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24
Friday Mornings – 9:30 AM – Mizpah Room
February 1, 15
March 1, 15, 29
April 12, 26
May 3, 17
Additional questions can be directed to Tami Jones
Moms Uplifting Moms (MUMS)
MUMS (Moms Uplifting Moms) is a ministry of Immanuel Baptist Richmond that seeks to encourage and equip mothers of preschoolers with support and friendship during the joyful and challenging years of raising babies. Come and enjoy breakfast, connection, and inspiring speakers, while your little ones enjoy age-specific special programs with singing, Bible stories, crafts, and games.
MUMS exists to glorify God by engaging, encouraging, and equipping mothers of preschoolers with the hope of the Gospel.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. Hebrews 10:24
Why the switch from MOPS to MUMS?
In the spring of 2018, our Steering Team spent hours in discussion and prayer reviewing the new theme as well as the material and articles from MOPS over the last few years. While the statement of faith on the MOPS website has not changed, much of the rest of the material coming from MOPS International has changed. Our mission for our group at Immanuel is to encourage and uplift moms by pointing them to the hope of the Gospel. Sadly, it seems to us that the Gospel has been increasingly obscured in what we see coming from MOPS. It is the hope of Christ in us that will change how we mother. We find that hope missing, hidden, or obscured in what we have seen in the last few years. Because of this, we have made the painful decision to not continue our partnership with MOPS International. We view our mission to shepherd and encourage you as a mom very seriously, and we cannot continue to partner with an organization that seems to be struggling to define and defend truth.