Whether or not you walk down the aisle during one of our weekend worship experiences or stop by during the week, you will be welcomed and received at EBC by one of our ministers or deacons. During a brief one-on-one conversation with a ministry representative, you will experience prayer and be provided with detailed information about the ministry. Emmanuel employs a four step process to guide you on your way to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. This four-step membership process is outlined below:
· CONNECT TO THE COMMUNITY through one of EBC’s Small Group for New Members. SMALLGROUPS@EBC offers every participant the opportunity to engage in bible study while developing and deepening their relationship with Christ. Through Small Groups, every participant is afforded the opportunity to enjoy rich fellowship with others who are likewise seeking and strengthening their relationship with God and God’s people.
· COMPLETE THE COURSE designed to help everyone make a Christ connection.
WANT TO CONNECT TO CHRIST IN BAPTISM? GET THE CHRISTIAN BASICS IN BUILDING BELIEVERS.
· Building Believers: an intro and reinforcement of the basics of the Christian faith.
WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE EBC FAMILY? COMPLETE THE THREE (3) REMAINING SESSIONS OF NDO. THAT’S IT!
· Emmanuel Essentials: an intro to Emmanuel and how ministry is done here at EBC.
· Discovering Your Purpose & Place: a discovery of your spiritual gifts and service opportunities.
· Managing God’s Money: a guide to discovering and living-out biblical financial principles.
· CELEBRATE your Christian commitment and connection to Christ at our Twice Born Celebration. On a regular basis, candidates for baptism and fellowship are encouraged to invite their family and friends to a special worship service and reception hosted by the ministry of EBC called our Twice Born Celebration. During this time, each candidate submits to the ordinance of baptism and/or receives the Right Hand of Fellowship marking their connection to Christ and their acceptance into the Emmanuel Baptist Church Family.
· MAINTAIN YOUR CONNECTION TO CHRIST through EBC’s 4G’s GATHER, GROW,GIVE & GO.
-GATHER to celebrate Christ in weekly worship and daily devotion.
-GROW through participation in small groups and study groups (DDI).
-GIVE to the church in money (tithes and offerings) & minutes (time).
-GO to serve the world locally, nationally and globally.
CONGRATULATIONS! We are excited that you have completed the steps for membership and have become an official member of the EBC Family. We encourage you to stay connected to Christ and the faith community by continuing in worship, fellowship, growth and service.
To learn more about how to become a member of EBC, please contact:
Rev. Leslie Smith-Wright
Phone: (718) 622-1107, ext. 20