• Bible-Centered Teaching and Preaching

    "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4).  For this reason word of God is the first and primary value of our church.

  • Hopeful Helplessness

    This is our pithy way of referring to our commitment to prayer.  Prayer is hopeful, because we believe God hears us.  Prayer is helpless, because it is a declaration of our dependence upon the Lord.  "Apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).

  • Unity

    In the essentials unity, in the non-essential liberty, in all things love.  We make a distinction between beliefs, convictions and preferences.  Our beliefs are our non-negotiables. Our convictions are personal and sometimes strong opinions, but insofar as they are not prescribed by the Bible to all Christians, it is inappropriate to force these on others.  And preferences are those things that are not of spiritual importance, they are simply the way we like things to be.  We should never divide over convictions and prefrerences.

  • Life on Life Discipleship

    Jesus did not come, die, and leave.  He came and lived 3 years with 12 men.  He modeled for us that discipleship happens in community.  That's why we emphasize small group gatherings at EMBC.

  • Christ-Centered Worship

    Sometimes we can inadvertently focus on ourselves in worship.  We aim to focus on Jesus, and to exalt him alone. 

  • Positive Life Change

    Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, we hope that through the preaching and teaching of God's Word, the worship and prayers of God's people, and the celebration of the Lord's Table that you find you are growing in your connection with God through Jesus.

  • Servant Evangelism

    People will not care how much you know, until they know how much you care.  That's why we aim to meet the felt needs as well as the spiritual needs of people in order to show them the love of God through Jesus Christ.

  • Godly Servant Leadership

    Jesus said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.  It shall not be so among you.  But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:25-28).