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“It is the whole mission of the whole church to preach
the whole Gospel to the whole world.”
– Charles Spurgeon

Our goal is to be a faith family that changes the world and partners with our brothers and sisters here and around the world to produce disciples and churches around our city, this country, and among the nations. We desire to spend our lives to make Jesus famous. You were created to impact the world for the glory of Christ. How is God stirring in you to go?

For information on Emmanuel’s missions partnerships in our community and around the world, check out the links below.

Local Missions

We believe that Crestview, Florida should be a better place because Emmanuel exists. This core belief is tied to our mission: ‘to ignite and inspire a passion for Jesus Christ.’ In the New Testament we see the Gospel of Jesus spread like crazy because His disciples were living contagious lives. That is what we desire to do as His followers: to invest in those around us and invite them to encounter Jesus Christ. We want to show Crestview that Jesus is the hope for the world.

Our primary strategy for serving Crestview is through our small groups. At Emmanuel, our small groups are our key way of discipleship. Discipleship and mission go hand in hand. Our small groups serve together in ways and areas that God has given them passion. In addition to shining Christ’s light in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities, our small groups partner with various ministries in Crestview to be a tangible expression of Jesus’ love. For more information about joining a ministry partner in local missions or leading your small group on mission, contact Justin :: justin@ebccrestview.com.

So what passions has God put in your heart?

Local and State Ministry Partnerships

Cold Night Shelter – provides emergency shelter and food for the homeless population of Crestview on nights when the temperature is below 40 degrees.

Sharing and Caring – provides assistance to families in emergency situations through food, utility support, medical support, and counseling.

Crestview Pregnancy Center – provides care, support, and counseling for women and families who find themselves in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy.

Jail Ministry – ministers to the spiritual needs of those serving time in jail by providing classes, Bible studies, and mentorship.

Orphan Care Ministry – working with local agencies, provides awareness for local needs for foster care and adoption, as well as advocacy and support for children and adoptive and foster families.

Florida Baptist Children’s Home – supporting the care of children and families in Florida and internationally through foster care, adoption, and compassion ministries www.fbchomes.org

Global Missions

There is a core, life transforming truth that we cannot miss as Christ followers. We were created to impact the nations for the glory of Christ. The story of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation is that we were created to enjoy God’s grace in relationship with Him, so that we may extend His glory to the ends of the earth. Matthew 28:19 commissions us to “go and make disciples of all nations…” God has uniquely gifted His people so that they may tell His story of grace and redemption.

Our goal is to be a faith family that changes the world and partners with our brothers and sisters here and around the world to produce disciples and churches around our city, this country, and among the nations. We desire to spend out lives to make Jesus famous. You were created to impact the world for the glory of Christ. How is God stirring in you to go?

Global Ministry Partnerships
International Mission Board
– The IMB is the largest mission sending agency in the world. Through partnership with IMB, Emmanuel is a part of what God is doing around the world through our giving and sending of teams. imb.org

Heart of the Bride – Our partnership with Heart of the Bride, a ministry based in Niceville, FL that cares for orphans and vulnerable children around the world, has opened the door for teams from Emmanuel to partner in serving and caring for orphans in Haiti, Zambia, and Ukraine. heartofthebride.org

Nicaragua – Children of Destiny Children’s Home, Jinotega Nicaragua. Emmanuel supports missionaries Blake and Ashley Ritchie who run this home for orphaned and vulnerable children. Through service trips and child sponsorships, Emmanuel is able to tangibly meet needs of the children in home and community.

India – Along with Mosaic Church, a local church in Crestview, Emmanuel helps to support church planting, leadership development, and ministry through an organization of pastors in Mumbai India.

Swaziland – Through a partnership with World Vision, Emmanuel has been a part of transforming the community of Mpolenjeni, Swaziland. Led by one of our small groups, Emmanuel has raised funds for a clean-drinking water project in this community that is making clean drinking water available for the first time ever. In addition, over 90 children in this community are sponsored by families from EBC, making an eternal impact on their lives. This partnership has led a team from Emmanuel to travel to Swaziland to minister in the Mpolenjeni community and witness first-hand how God is working. worldvision.org

410 Bridge – It has been our joy to partner with the 410 Bridge, a ministry that provides opportunities for holistic community development in Kenya and Haiti. This partnership has led to Emmanuel’s hosting the Daraja Children’s Choir of Kenya and sending a team to Kenya to serve the children of the choir. 410bridge.org

 

Sharing and Caring Ministry Highlight from EBCCrestview on Vimeo.

Nicaragua Trip – July 2016 from EBCCrestview on Vimeo.

Global Missions Resources Praying for the nations:

Operation World operationworld.com
Voice of the Martyrs persecution.com

Book Resources:

Let the Nations Be Glad: John Piper
The Hole in the Gospel: Richard Stearns
Radical and Radical Together: David Platt

Going:

International Mission Board imb.org
Heart of the Bride heartofthebride.org
North American Mission Board namb.net

For more information about global partnerships contact Justin: justin@ebccrestview.com.

Orphan Care Ministry

Emerald Coast Orphan Care is the Orphan Care Ministry of Emmanuel that exists to lead the church in raising awareness for the needs of children in our community and around the world, meeting those needs, and providing support, networking, and resources for families who are adopting and fostering.

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