Sunday, November 12 Ordination

Sunday, November 12 Ordination

On Sunday we ordained five men. These five men weren’t installed as pastors of Emmaus, but were ordained by our pastors confirming they have seen their qualifications and aspiration to eldership in their lives, and that they have the confidence these five men are qualified and able to serve as pastors in a church.

Pastors shepherd the flock, humbly exercise oversight and lead in confession, repentance, gentleness, patience and faithfulness to Christ. Our Pastoral Training program is designed to train men up to do just that. But Emmaus elders are not the only ones who have trained these five men toward pastoral ministry. They have learned so much by singing, confessing, serving, mourning, rejoicing and communing with Emmaus members. Emmaus, YOU have helped train these men, and we celebrate their aspiration to pastoral ministry by affirming them through ordination.

Congratulations to Glen Higgins, Colton Strother, Michael Kinion, Chad Hensley and Jason Westman!

Watch Sunday’s sermon and ordination here.

Volunteering at Emmaus

Volunteering at Emmaus

Every week, so many volunteers commit their time and energy to things of Emmaus. Below are a few opportunities for new members to jump on board with the many volunteer teams at Emmaus Church.

 

Hospitality — This team puts full emphasis on making guests and members feel loved and welcomed.  The hospitality team is responsible for the ‘guest services’ set up and tear down on Sunday mornings including Communion, Connect Table, and Coffee Bar.  You can serve as a Host, an Usher or a Hospitality Coordinator.  All of these roles are volunteers who love to connect newcomers to Emmaus, are comfortable talking to new people, and are able to take initiative.  If you want to display the gospel through the welcoming of guests and members, then email Kyler Keith, Director of Hospitality (kyler@emmauskc.com).

 

Production — The production team is looking for volunteers who will commit to serve once a month. Open positions include:

Audio – work as an extension of the music ministry to setup, operate and strike audio equipment used by music ministry.
Lyrics – setup and operate the lyrics computer; working with the music ministry and elders to run the prepared presentation for the Sunday liturgy.
Video – power on and record/livestream the sermon using the church’s camera
Light – power on, operate the dimmer switches and power off the lights used during service.
No previous experience required. All positions are needed for setup at 7:30, to stay during rehearsal and service then strike and put away the equipment by noon. All of these positions are essential in creating a welcoming environment for that fosters undistracted worship with the music ministry and teaching pastor to glorify God, declaring and displaying the Gospel.
If you’re interested in joining the production team, email Shawn at shawn@emmauskc.com or walk up to the stage after service.

 

Communications — The communications team is looking for Tweeters during the Sunday sermon, graphic designers and photographers! Our aim is to communicate the gospel that’s proclaimed at Emmaus each week on a digital scale. If you’re interested in joining the communications team, email Jamie at jamie@emmauskc.com. 

 

Kids – Serving in Emmaus Kids gives you the opportunity to share the gospel with children and families. You will get to teach children about Jesus and his deep love for his children. You can hold babies, crawl around with toddlers, teach and sing with preschoolers, or teach kindergarten-second graders. If you are not sure about teaching children or holding babies, you can also run our check-in station for all families of Emmaus Kids. Contact Tabitha at tabitha@emmauskc.com if you’re interested.
Music Ministry — This team is responsible for leading the congregation in worship through song during our corporate gatherings. In this area, we hold dear the care and concern of our people through vocal and instrumental expression. This isn’t a responsibility for the music leaders and pastors alone, this is an entire ministry mindset, for our worship through song on Sunday is a microcosm of what we should be doing day in and out as redeemed people. We labor not to bring attention to ourselves, but to be pointers, bringing attention to our Triune God and his glory, which is manifested in the gospel. The music we play is intended to be a vehicle by which the corporate body of Emmaus might express worship; through the songs we sing, the Scriptures we read, the prayers we pray, we mean to magnify God, so that in seeing him, we might have the opportunity to respond to him appropriately in worship expressed through song. Our prayer is that every Sunday, all who gather at Emmaus would have a renewed and deepened view of the gospel.

Those who serve in this area must:

  • be a covenant member or intend to become one
  • have a willing heart
  • be able to perform all given material at a moderate level
  • participate in the set-up and tear-down of all equipment and materials
  • provide their own instruments (if one isn’t provided by the church)
  • agree to the terms listed in our worship covenant
We encourage those who want to be apart of the music team to inquire about auditions. We currently are in a brief season of auditions (these will end after December 1st) and will have future auditions the following weeks after each membership class. Look for more info as these events begin to arrive.
Roles available:

 

Electric Guitar
Bass
Drums

 

Contact Info:
Sam Parkison
Pastor of Teaching & Liturgy

 

Jon Woods
Music Leader
Announcements from Sunday, November 5

Announcements from Sunday, November 5

Every Sunday we share a few announcements for both Emmaus members and non-members. We feature those announcements here and at times, a few more. Read below to keep up-to-date on all things Emmaus!

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NEW SERMON SERIES

Yesterday we started a NEW sermon series — The Church. For 5 more weeks, our pastors will work through Emmaus’ gospel-centered reasoning behind ecclesiology, ordinances, liturgy, communion and more.

 

Announcements from Sunday, October 29

Announcements from Sunday, October 29

Every Sunday we share a few announcements for both Emmaus members and non-members. We feature those announcements here and at times, a few more. Read below to keep up-to-date on all things Emmaus!

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NEW SERMON SERIES

Sunday, November 5

We’re looking forward to starting a NEW series on November 5 — The Church. For six weeks, our pastors will work through Emmaus’ gospel-centered reasoning behind ecclesiology, ordinances, liturgy and more.

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HEAR FROM MISSIONARIES IN N. AFRICA

Saturday, November 4 // 2-5 p.m.

Come to hear what God is doing in North Africa, and learn about sharing the gospel with Muslims on November 4 from 2-5 p.m. at members Timothy and Beth Gatewood’s home.

For more info and to sign up, click here: http://bit.ly/2zvQ1Zx

 

Announcements from Sunday, October 22

Announcements from Sunday, October 22

Every Sunday we share a few announcements for both Emmaus members and non-members. We feature those announcements here and at times, a few more. Read below to keep up-to-date on all things Emmaus!

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NEW SERMON SERIES

Sunday, November 5

With one week left in our Galatians series, we’re looking forward to starting a NEW series on November 5, The Church. For six weeks, our pastors will work through Emmaus’ gospel-centered reasoning behind ecclesiology, ordinances, liturgy and more.

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HEAR FROM MISSIONARIES IN N. AFRICA

Saturday, November 4 // 2-5 p.m.

Come to hear what God is doing in North Africa, and learn about sharing the gospel with Muslims on November 4 from 2-5 p.m. at members Timothy and Beth Gatewood’s home.

For more info and to sign up, click here: http://bit.ly/2zvQ1Zx

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PERSPECTIVES COURSE

Sunday, October 29

Member Risa Woods will be hosting an informational meeting on Sunday, October 29 about an upcoming Perspectives on The World Christian Movement class. It’s not just a “missions class,” but a semester-long class where all believers can get a chance to see God’s global purpose and where everyone plays a role in it, not just those who are “called overseas.” The informational meeting will be held Sunday, October 29 right after church in the upstairs offices at Emmaus. She will share all the details about a class starting in January. For more information about Perspectives in general, visit http://www.perspectives.org.

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