expect To Belong
Visiting a church can be intimidating
But when it comes to Emmanuel, you can relax…
We’re not perfect.
That’s probably why we make such a close
We’re not very religious.
Honestly, religion has let a lot of people down. Religious structures and systems are confusing, complicated, and disconnected from real life. We would love to help you move from “religion” into an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. If you feel new to it all, that’s ok, our church is filled with new believers—we speak “beginner” fluently!
We speak plain English.
We worship Jesus, study the Bible, and encourage each other in simple terms you’ll be able to connect to your daily life. We believe and teach what the Bible actually says and why it matters—no pointless traditions, no archaic languages, no droning or irrelevant lectures, no pious arrogance. We open the Bible and apply it to real life in the twenty-first century.
A lot of us are new.
Most of our church family is new! We really are just regular, friendly people. “Religious” people often come off contrived, artificial, and argumentative. You won’t find that at Emmanuel. We’re like you—working hard, fighting for healthy relationships, looking for encouragement, and glad to have some good friends who also have faith in Jesus Christ.
expect To Grow
Your experience with us will be encouraging and enjoyable
First, expect a friendly, grace-filled culture.
The gospel of grace is the center of everything we do at Emmanuel. Our family is warm and welcoming.
Expect some help along the way.
Greeters will welcome you and help you find classes and nurseries, as well as some pastries and coffee!
Expect to find a place where you fit.
Nurseries, children’s ministries, student ministry, and adult groups are all well-planned and prepared so that your Sunday is well-invested time of personal growth.
Expect meaningful worship.
At Emmanuel, we worship Jesus. The music is powerful, enjoyable, and refreshing. Our goal is worship, not entertainment, and we believe the music will touch you deeply.
Expect a practical Bible message.
Pastor Cary will teach through a practical series that applies God’s wisdom to real-life situations. The Bible has the answers you’ve been looking for, and it’s essential for your journey through life. Listen to a recent message.
Expect to be impacted for the better.
Our goal is simple—to love and encourage you. Whatever you’re facing, wherever you come from, whatever decisions you are up against—God’s word and God’s love will make a massive difference.
Expect to connect and grow personally.
Every week, Emmanuel welcomes guests who would not call themselves “Christians” or even “religious.” Many of them are burnt out on either religion or secularism, and are sincerely looking for a truthful, spiritual alternative to both. We believe Jesus’ gospel provides the best answer for the soul.
Emmanuel is for the skeptic or the believer.
Whether you believe in Jesus or not, have an open mind and come hear Jesus’ message taught clearly and practically. Investigate who Jesus really is and discover what most religions never tell you about the Bible. To discover more, download the free eBook—DONE!
Emmanuel Baptist Church
296 New Britain Ave.
Newington, CT 06111
Grow. Equip Others.
At Emmanuel, one of our goals is to help you understand and apply God’s word. We believe that the Bible has the power to transform your life from the inside out. Every message is posted online so you can listen again and share with a friend. Enjoy!