Emmanuel Park Community Ministries
Martin Luther said, “This life, therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way.”
In the gospel of John, Jesus tells his followers, “I came that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” We were created for so much more. As a part of understanding why God created us, the Emmanuel Park Community (EPC) is called to help individuals consider the ways God has created and blessed their lives.
The Wholeness Wheel reflects the structure of EPC because it reminds us that as baptized believers, every aspect of who we are belongs to God. At the center of the wheel, we are a new creation through the waters of baptism. As a community of faith, we’re traveling the Way together, helping each other to center our lives – our bodies, our relationships, our money, our minds, our feelings, our work, our faith – in our baptisms, as new creations in Christ Jesus.
With the EPC, we offer a variety of “on-ramps” of well-being to explore your faith. One may engage the community socially through Sunday morning worship, volunteer days, or through our small groups. It could be an emotional engagement through the care of a Stephen Minister or by attending a grief or recovery group. There’s a physical engagement through Emmanuel Park which offers prayer walks, sports clinics on our multi-purpose field, community gardening, or the run club. There’s other avenues engagement as well, financially, vocationally, and intellectually. What matters and what needs to be known is that all these avenues of engagement are connected holistically to our spiritual well-being that is rooted in the new creation of Jesus.
Click on the following to explore the various ministries the EPC offers which support you and your journey of wholeness.