“And the Word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly…” –Acts 6:7

The world may have changed in 2020, but our mission hasn’t.  Emmanuel exists to help more people become more like Christ in authentic community.

If you can’t find the information you’re looking for below, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!

 

Sunday Services

For thousands of years, followers of Jesus have gathered on Sunday (the first day of the week) to commemorate the resurrection, to encourage one another, to learn from the Scriptures, and to join our voices in songs and in prayer.

ONLINE SERVICES allow us to reach more people in more places and provide the safest option for those at highest risk.  You can stream Emmanuel’s services from our website and you can also find us on Facebook and YouTube.

We also have several NEIGHBORHOOD WORSHIP SITES where small groups gather in backyards, garages, and in homes that are large enough to safely host groups of about ten.  If you’d like to learn more about attending or hosting a neighborhood Worship Site, contact Pastor Jason (jason@emmanuel.church).

On July 19, we’re returning to the Shoreview Community Center for OUTDOOR SERVICES at the Haffeman Pavilion (there will be NO OUTDOOR SERVICE ON AUGUST 2).  Be sure to subscribe to our ECC-mail updates for the latest details.  To subscribe, contact Kelsey Crenshaw (kelsey@emmanuel.church).  Kelsey can also provide the latest info regarding service times and safety measures.

In addition to the Sunday morning opportunities mentioned above, we’re working on a unique, Sunday afternoon FARM CHURCH option.  Groups of about 20 will join us for a simple service followed by a chance to meet Nikki and Savage (two gentle horses).  Stay tuned for details!

@ Shoreview Community Center

Sundays, 9:00 & 10:45

4580 Victoria Street North, Shoreview, MN 55126
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What To Expect

Emmanuel is an intergenerational family that values authenticity.  We’re committed to making our church family both a safe place for those exploring Christ’s claims and a challenging place for those desiring to make His message and mission their own.

We don’t duck the hard stuff!  Messages are anchored in Scripture and applicable to life.  We invite you to explore difficult Bible Passages with us and apply them to the complex circumstances we’re facing.

Our Worship Services draw from the from the best of the old and the new.  We invite you to learn hymns, creeds, prayers, and blessings that are centuries old and experience new forms of expression that the Holy Spirit is inspiring in our day.

Over the course of a teaching series, we’ll refer you to books and online resources that you can use to take a deeper dive.  Over the course of a year, we’ll take you on an intentionally-crafted discipleship journey that will guide us through pressing issues and questions, embrace the seasons of Advent and Lent, take us deeper into studies of both the Old and the New Testaments, and equip us with essential skills such as discerning God’s voice and effectively reaching out to a lost and broken world.

FAQs

Do you offer programming for kids?

Emmanuel is a place where kids aren’t simply a face in the crowd.  When it’s safe to do so, we offer an on-site, age-specific Nursery and Kids Church.

Our kids love the fun-filled activities that captivate their hearts and minds.  Our parents love the personalized attention from qualified and caring leaders.

  • Kids are safe, valued, and known by name.
  • Kids learn about the Bible and learn from the Bible.
  • Kids have the opportunity to take part in “Big Church” traditions, like our annual Palm Sunday Processional.
  • We offer fun family events, marriage enrichment opportunities, and parenting seminars throughout the year.

This is an especially challenging season for kids ministry and our Kids Team is rising to that challenge.  Contact Kim Gayner (kim@emmanuel.church) to learn more about our innovative Camp ECC program.

What's your approach to teaching?

Jesus was the Master Teacher.  We do our best, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to follow His example as we share the Gospel.

Sometimes we begin with a Book of the Bible or Portion of Scripture and follow wherever it leads (i.e. “expository teaching”).

Sometimes we begin with an important question or issue and seek to understand it through the lens of Scripture (i.e. “topical teaching”).

Each and every week we do our best to teach as Jesus taught.  We ask questions, we utilize story-telling, we challenge people to respond, and we anchor everything to the Word of God.

One of the unique characteristics of Emmanuel’s approach to teaching comes from the fact that our Founding Pastor was a trained educator.  Over the course of a year, we take people on a journey that’s aligned with specific discipleship outcomes, over the course of a teaching series we point people to books and online resources that they can use to take a deeper dive, and we challenge our Teaching Team to craft weekly messages with different learning styles in mind.

What about the music?

There’s freedom here to engage God in a sincere, heartfelt way as we worship through song.  We draw from the best of the old and the new.  Over the course of a teaching series, you’ll have the opportunity to join your voices with ours as we sing new songs, vintage hymns, and a few “forgotten favorites” from a couple decades back.

Each week you can count on musical excellence and God-honoring lyrics. You can also count on our worship leaders directing our focus to God rather than drawing attention to themselves.

Is there a dress code?

There’s no dress code at Emmanuel. Come as you are.

If I show up, am I going to get put on nursery duty?

That depends… Are you good with kids? Just kidding! We hope you find us to be really friendly, not really intrusive. You’re our guest; we won’t ask you to do the dishes.

How’s the coffee?

During this season that we’re in, it’s BYO (bring your own).

When we’re safely able to do so, we ask our coffee lovers to only brew the good stuff (fair trade & great tasting)! We also offer fresh treats at no charge.

Is there anything else I should know?

Our early service begins at 9:00 am and our second service begins at 10:45. Our services usually last about 65 minutes.

If you’re joining us for outdoor services, bring your own lawn chair.

Shoreview Community Center

Built for community

Emmanuel meets in the Shoreview Community Center on Sunday mornings. We’re honored that God opened the doors to such a public and influential meeting space.

 

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