Foundation Documents

These Foundation Documents aim to clearly communicate the vision, beliefs, and operations of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church.


Mission, Vision, Passion, Commission Statement

The purpose of this document is to provide the leadership and people of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church with clarity, movement, alignment, and focus concerning the mission of Emmaus.

Clarity - Our aim is to be clear about who we are, what our mission is, and how we plan to accomplish the mission that God has given to us in practical terms.

Movement - Our goal is for all who attend Emmaus to understand how to get involved and how to grow as a part of this church...

Emmaus Distinctives

The following statements communicate succinctly what it is that makes Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church distinct. Please reference other pieces within our Foundation Documents for more clarity concerning our vision, beliefs, and practices...

Theological Vision for Ministry

This is not an outline of our doctrinal beliefs (see the Statement of Faith), but a statement of how we intend to discharge Christian ministry and interact with our culture in biblical and theological faithfulness. This statement was adopted with permission from the Gospel Coalition...


The essence of this document was presented by Pastor Joe Anady in May of 2011, and it represents the initial vision of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church. It is included in our Foundational Documents as a reminder of our original vision and as a guide for future decisions...


Statement of Faith

This is the official Statement of Faith of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church. For more detailed information concerning the beliefs of the Leadership of Emmaus please see the London Baptist Confession of 1689. For information concerning how these beliefs shape ministry at Emmaus, please see our Theological Vision for Ministry. Both documents are contained within the Foundation Documents of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church...

London Baptist Confession of 1689

"This ancient document is a most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. By the preserving hand of the Triune Jehovah we have been kept faithful to the great points of our glorious Gospel, and we feel more resolved perpetually to abide by them..." C. H. Spurgeon. Click here to view a modernized verion with study notes.


The purpose of catechism at Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church is to take the totality of scripture from Genesis to Revelation and methodically introduce its foundational truths. Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church utilizes the Baptist Catechism of 1693 to reflect our theological beliefs...


The purpose of this document is to provide a place for the elders of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church to express their position on issues of doctrine or ministry practices that have not been covered in other areas of the Foundation Documents. The London Baptist Confession, for example, was written in 1689 and, therefore, does not explicitly deal with modern issues that may need to be addressed by the elders of the church...


These statements have been adopted by Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church for the purpose of strengthening and clarifying that which is already stated in the Statement of Faith and in the London Baptist Confession of Faith. We believe that the Chicago Statements on Biblical Inerrancy and Biblical Hermeneutics are helpful given that one's view on inerrancy and hermeneutics are so foundational to all other theological issues...



The purpose of these Bylaws is to ensure that Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church is governed in an orderly, responsible, and Biblical way. This documents states in detail how the church is to be governed in a way that is honoring to God and above reproach before man.


This is a working document which will be added to over time as Emmaus grows and requires the establishment of more detailed policy and procedures.


This document contains the job descriptions of the ministry directors and pastors of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church.


The elders of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of shepherding the flock of God. In order to effectively provide pastoral care, the elders have deemed it best to establish the following membership process and to encourage all who attend Emmaus to progress through the process. By doing so individuals will commit themselves to this local body of believers and entrust themselves to the loving care of the elders...


This document expresses the covenant which the people of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church enter into with one another and with the elders of the church when becoming members. This covenant will be renewed annually through personal interaction with a Pastor/Elder and corporately in a regularly scheduled worship service in the Fall of each year...

"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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