Ministries and Mission Activities

A church's ministries serve a dual-purpose. On one hand, they are opportunities for individuals to have their needs met. On the other, they are opportunities for individuals to exercise their gifts and talents in serving others. At Immanuel, we seek to keep a healthy balance in ministries between the "giving" and "receiving" aspects. Ministries are constantly being developed as people express a willingness to serve in particular areas. These ministries are all tied to the responsibilities a church has to disciple its members, evangelize the lost, and to provide opportunities for worship, fellowship and service. In addition to the regular public services of worship at Immanuel, the following is a partial list of ministry activities. For more information on any of these, please contact us:

Deacon Ministry: Each member of Immanuel is assigned to a Deacon. The Deacons share the responsibility of caregiving within the church family with the Pastor and other members.

Sunday School / Bible Study: We encourage everyone to get involved in a small group and provide Sunday School classes for all ages which meet at 9:45 on Sunday mornings. Occasionally, other groups are formed that gather at alternate times and places. The small group atmosphere provides opportunity for Bible teaching, fellowship, caregiving and outreach.

International Ministries: As a "Church for All People," Immanuel has long been involved in International ministry. We have qualified teachers of ESL (English as a Second Language) available to work with interested persons. Many of Immanuel's members serve as "Friend-Families" to International students through the Piedmont International Fellowship. As an expression of our commitment to multicultural ministry, Immanuel also hosts a Chinese and Ethiopian congregation in our facilities.

Local Community Ministries: Many of our members are involved in local ministry in various ways. Special projects are undertaken with local schools, community children, and area ministries such as Greensboro Urban Ministries, The Servant Center, Greensboro Pregnancy Center, Baptist Children's Home, and the local Prison Ministry.

Disaster Relief: Several of Immanuel's members have been trained and active in the work of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. They join others from sister churches in construction and feeding ministries in areas that have been struck by disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding.

International Missions: We encourage members to be a part of International Mission Trips whenever they have opportunity. Immanuel is blessed to have personal relationships with missionaries serving around the world. The Strategic Mission Team works dilligently to evaluate and promote mission opportunities to give the members opportunities to learn, support, and take part in the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unreached peoples of the world.

Women's Missionary Union: Immanuel has three active WMU groups which meet monthly. The Missionary Education group meets to study and pray for the work that missionaries are doing around the world. The Missions Bible Study meets to discuss the Bible's teachings on missions. The Mission Action Group plans and carries out various mission projects throughout the year.

Keenagers: This ministry for Senior Adults is very active through monthly meals and special events.


In addition to these, Immanuel has a number of other opportunities in which you can be involved! We encourage everyone to find a place to serve where their unique gifts can be exercised. If you have a burden for ministry that is not reflected in our present ministries, we welcome you to talk with us about more about getting that ministry started.