About IBC

At Immanuel Baptist Church, We exist to Love God and love people. We do this through Christ centered community and outreach. We strive to be a church with biblical teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. Our goal is to be whole-hearted followers of Jesus who will influence and encourage the entire community.


No matter where you have come from or where you are now, you are welcome at our church. We consider ourselves a family here and after you come you will understand why.

What We Believe

The Scriptures

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and

were given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, all Scripture is authoritative,

infallible, and inerrant. The Scriptures are fully sufficient and are the supreme authority,

in all matters of faith and conduct. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself

the focus of divine revelation.

(Psalm 19:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32).


The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God who is without division of nature,

essence, or being, but who eternally exists in three persons. These three are equal in

every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of

creation, providence, and redemption. 

(Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:5-6).


God the Father

We believe in God the Father: an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom,

power, and love. We believe that He foreknows infallibly all that shall come to pass, that

He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer,

and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

(Isaiah 46:9-10; Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16, 6:27; 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3;    

Revelation 1:6).


The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man, and is the divinely appointed

mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without

sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law and suffered and died upon the cross, substituting

Himself for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, rose again the third day, and

ascended to His Father at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His

people. He will return again visibly and bodily. He is the only Prophet, Priest, and King

of the church and Sovereign of the universe.

 (Isaiah 53:10-12; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:21-26, 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Galatians 3:13; 

1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:1-3, 7:25).


The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness,

and judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration: baptizing all believers into

the body of Christ and indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. The

Holy Spirit is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. He enlightens and empowers the

believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

(John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26-27, 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 5:18).


The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through

Adam’s sin, the entire human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated

from God; man is depraved totally and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost

condition.

(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3,12).


Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift brought to man by the free grace and pleasure of

God. Salvation was accomplished through Christ’s substitutionary life and death and His

resurrection from the grave. There is no salvation apart from Christ and it is received by

repentance of sins and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our

sins. 

(Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).


Sanctification

We believe that believers are saved into a life-long process of being made more and

more like Christ which includes a progressive growth in the knowledge and

understanding of God, good works, repentance of sins and a putting to death the deeds

of the flesh, and a love for God and others. Because sanctification is progressive, no

one will ever arrive at perfection before death, but every believer should be growing

towards Christlikeness.

(Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:13-25; Ephesians 3:14-21; 

Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Peter 1:3-11).


Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus

secure in Christ forever. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the

assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids

the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh. Assurance is based upon the

person and work of Christ and upon evidence of conversion in the life of a believer.

(John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5; Romans

13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).


The Church

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church which is composed of all

His true disciples. Christians are to associate themselves into local bodies for the

purpose of worship, work, and fellowship. To each local body, Christ has given the

authority for administering order, discipline, and worship. The regular officers of a

church are Elders (Pastors) and Deacons. We believe that God has laid upon the

members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a

lost world.

(Matthew 28:18-20; John 10:16; Acts 20:17, 28; Ephesians 1:22, 5:23; 1 Timothy

3:1-13, 5:17-18; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 18:15-19).


Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his

fellow men, that his conduct should be blameless before the world, that he should be a

faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself and

others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

(1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; 1 John

2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10).


The Ordinances

We believe that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and

the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into

water in the name of the triune God and is a prerequisite to the privilege of church

membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for

commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed

and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).


The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the

establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final

judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous in the presence of God, and the endless

suffering of the wicked.

(Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians

4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians

1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15).