life on a mission

It’s all about being sent.  God the Father sent Jesus into the world on a mission to die for us.  Jesus rose again, went up to heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to equip us.  He now sends us out into the world on a mission too.  Emmanuel Church exists to fulfill that mission of taking the good news about Jesus out to ends of the earth, starting here in Bramcote.

Everyday Mission
Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, we believe we’ve been sent by God to spread the best news in the world.  So in big ways and small ways we want to find and take opportunities to tell people what Jesus has done for us.  We do this through various events and courses (more information below), but first and foremost we want to do this in the context of our everyday lives.

Speaking to our families.  Telling our kids.  Sharing with our friends.  Reaching out to strangers.  Building intentional relationships with the people we pass regularly on the street, in the shop or at the school gate.  Getting to know our neighbours and colleagues to lovingly present them with Jesus.

We want to be a blessing to our local area in whatever way we can (see ‘loving the community’ for more on this).  And we believe that the way we can most help and serve people is to share our lives with them with the hope of sharing the gospel with them.  Everyday life lived on a mission.

God In The Dock
Another aspect of our life together on a mission are the various events we put on throughout the year to bring our friends and family to, as well as inviting the whole community to come through flyers and leaflets.  One type of event we run is called God In The Dock.  We meet in a local pub for a curry and then we have a short engaging talk on an important issue, such as ‘Why Does God Allow Suffering?’, ‘Isn’t The Bible Unreliable?’ or ‘How Can A Good God Send People To Hell?’

There’s plenty of chance to chat over pudding and then the opportunity to put your questions to the speaker and have a debate.  We believe that the truth of Christianity holds up under scrutiny and speaks powerfully into our modern world.  God In The Dock is a great chance to explore the burning issues and see what Christianity really has to say.

Christianity Explored
We regularly run this short course to introduce who Jesus is and what He’s done.  It’s great whether you’ve never opened a Bible before or you know it inside out and want a fresh look.  For more information, go to our Christianity Explored page.

Other Events
There are also various other events that we put on to explain the Christian message.  One is our regular Bring Your Friends To Church Sunday; ordinary services but even more geared towards newcomers than normal.  We also put on the occasional public lecture on topics like ‘The Bible & Science’.  In the past we’ve also put on 5-a-side football tournaments with a message, cream teas in an English orchard, family fun days and many others.  Our carol services are also a great opportunity to discover the wonderful truth of Jesus.

From organised events to off-the-cuff conversations at the bus stop, Emmanuel Church is about life on a mission.  Taking the gospel out to the ends of the earth, starting on our own doorstep.  If you’d like more information about what the gospel is, head to our page about ‘the good news’.

When and Where

Sundays at 10.30am at Bramcote College, Moor Lane, Bramcote, NG9 3GA

Legal Info

Emmanuel Church, Bramcote is a registered charity in England and Wales (1157080,). Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (08898983).

This means that our accounts are regularly submitted to the charity commission and companies house for scrutiny and that financial gifts to Emmanuel can be gift-aided.

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