Foundation Documents

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

CORE DOCUMENTS

The Constitution Of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church

We, the members of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Church, have ordained and established the above Articles, to which we voluntarily and solemnly submit ourselves.

The London Baptist Confession Of 1689

The Holy Bible is the final and only authority in all matters of faith and practice. We accept and adopt the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, because we believe it to be an accurate and faithful expression of the system of doctrine taught in the Bible and understood by the church throughout history. We do not hold this confession of faith to be above or equal to the Holy Scriptures, rather we accept it as assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and an instrument of edification and instruction. This confession provides every member with a compact body of divinity so that, by means of the scriptural proofs, each one can be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in him.

CATECHISM

The Baptist Catechism of 1693 is useful in teaching, both young and old, the biblical doctrines so beautifully expressed in our confession of faith.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

CONCERNING WHAT WE BELIEVE

Statement Of Faith

This Statement of Faith is meant to breifly communicate the essence of our beliefs. For a more detailed statement concerning the beliefs of Emmaus Reformed Baptist Chuch, please see the London Baptist Confession of 1689.

POSITION PAPERS

The following position papers serve to bring greater clarity concerning our beliefs as stated in the London Baptist Confession of 1689.

  1. A Position Paper Concerning the Continuance of Revelatory Gifts in the Present Day
  2. A Position Paper Concerning the Regulative Principle of Worship
  3. A Position Paper Concerning Divine Impassibility

THE CHICAGO STATEMENTS ON BIBLICAL INERRANCY AND HERMENEUTICS

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.

CONCERNING HOW WE OPERATE

POLICY AND PROCEDURES

This document details policies and procedures not contained within our constitution.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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

MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

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 this membership process and to encourage all who attend Emmaus to progress through it.

CHURCH COVENANT

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.

CONCERNING OUR VISION

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.

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 London Baptist Confession of 1689), but a statement concerning 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.

Resolutions

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.


"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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