WORSHIP-We esteem a lifestyle of worship above all else. In thought, in word, in deed. Through music, giving and serving. We are a family of believers that seeks to lift up Jesus in every way, in every moment so that He can draw all people unto Himself. A life poured out to Jesus in worship is a life full of gratitude. Worship in spirit and in truth is what pleases the Lord and we will ever be seeking deeper understanding of what that looks like on a personal and corporate level.
MISSIONS- We value missions as a way of life. Jesus said GO so we will GO. Whether next door or across the world, we will go and make disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit and teach them to observe all that He has commanded us. We define missions as any and all Kingdom work that takes place outside of a church building.
FREEDOM-We prioritize setting the captives free from the clutches of the enemy and believe that healing (emotional and physical) along with deliverance is the right of every believer. Jesus won the victory on the cross when He said, “It is finished.” We seek to release people into that victory and then train them to do the same for others.
REAPING & SOWING-In following the vision that the Lord has given us to carry out as a ministry, we know that we are creating opportunities for those who have been given the redemptive gift of GIVING (Romans 12:6-8) to fulfill the good works that they were created to walk in, and that by doing so, they will reap above and beyond what they have sown. We then seek to be good stewards of the gifts given to this ministry under the very same principal of reaping and sowing.
PRAYER-Talking with God is the basis of everything we do at EM. We seek to be like Jesus in that we only do what we see the Father doing. Hearing His voice is a blessing for every believer, His sheep hear His voice. As part of every mission, we desire to teach others how to hear and respond to His voice. We also hope to always provide an ongoing intercessory team that will seek the Lord with the needs and requests of the worldwide Emerald family.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE- Scripturally we are called to don our armor and stand against the enemy, we do this by walking in and teaching a lifestyle of forgiveness, embracing personal & corporate repentance, participating in frequent times of fasting, and engaging in higher level warfare through specific strategies as the Lord leads.
THE GLORY-As we seek to introduce people to Jesus, release them from darkness, heal their diseases, teach them the word, and send them out to do the same, we know that the single most important thing we can do is to invite and carry the Glory of the Lord wherever we go. For it is His Glorious Presence that heals hearts and breaks chains.
THE AWAKENING- Just as some believers in Acts believed and were baptized into Jesus but had not yet been given the gift of the Holy Spirit, we see this in the modern day church. We at EM want with all of our hearts to see the church awakened to the full love and power of the Holy Spirit NOW. If we want the Father's kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven, the church must embrace the power of the Holy Spirit and awaken to the gifts that He gives.
END TIMES- Every day is one day closer to the return of Jesus and His millennial reign and rule with the overcomers at His side. So many current events point to His return being just around the corner and we look with eager anticipation to the catching up of the saints in the clouds, while passionately fulfilling the pursuit to bring more into His kingdom with us before then. We recognize that the Lord purposely left mysteries in His word for us to seek out regarding end times events, and are dedicated to doing just that and to openly discussing what He is showing us.