Where do you gather?
- Pre Covid-19 we gathered in the Screenland Armour Theatre in North Kansas City. 406 Armour Road North Kansas City, Mo 64116
- Due to Covid-19, we are currently gathering at 3500 N. Prather Rd Kansas City, MO (We are thankful for Faith Community Church offering us use of their old facility)
When do you gather?
- Sunday mornings at 9:00am Outdoors. In the case of rain, we move to 3 indoor services each Sunday at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00am. This gathering is for corporate worship through preaching of the Word, singing of songs, and communion.
- Throughout the week in homes for Community Groups.
What should I wear?
- We’re not overly concerned with this. Most of us wear jeans, some wear slacks and we are good with that too! We want you to be who you are. Our pastors usually wear jeans and button-down shirts. In the summer, many of us even wear shorts.
Should I bring anything?
- If you own a Bible, then we would always suggest you bring it because we will use it every time we gather. If you do not own a Bible, we'd love to give you one when you arrive! If you’re a notetaker (there are plenty of those in our gatherings), feel free to bring a notebook and pen as well.
What is your music like?
- The style is acoustically driven and simple. We often say that our primary instrument is the unified voice of everyone, and that is intentional. We labor to facilitate corporate participation over putting on an impressive performance. We spend around 30 minutes in Scripture reading, prayer, and singing—with a wide range of old and new songs and hymns. We are also serious about the theological content of our service. We make sure that all the lyrics we sing and pray are biblically accurate, God-glorifying, and gospel-saturated.
What do you talk about?
- We have two goals in our corporate worship gatherings: 1. To give glory to Jesus. 2. For you to love Jesus more when you leave us than when you joined us. Our pastors usually preach for about 40 minutes. Our pastors will typically preach through a book of the Bible over several weeks or months so that we can understand the entire book and its applications in context. We also believe in repetitively preaching the gospel to ourselves and one another. Which means you will hear the gospel multiple times throughout the worship gathering. The gospel message is that God sent his one and only son, Jesus, to die in our place in order to make a way for us back to Himself. Since that central message is the point of the whole Bible, we simply open up the Bible, then read and study what it says. Our pastors commit to always preach the text of Scripture as our only ultimate authority.
Am I expected to give money?
- We do not expect our visitors to give money at our gatherings. Our Emmaus church members give regularly as an act of praising God for who He is and what He has done. We believe that our generosity in giving is a part of worship. We celebrate the opportunity to give back to God and what He has so generously given to us by giving through an offering box at our connect table or by giving online.
Who is Emmaus affiliated with?
- Emmaus believes that partnership with other churches and church-networks allows us to be a part of more gospel-work, both locally and globally. Emmaus has chosen to partner with other churches through two organizations:
- Acts 29: Through our partnership with Acts 29, Emmaus has the opportunity to join around 750 other churches that are aligned by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation. Acts 29 is a family of church planting churches that exists to encourage, resource, facilitate, support, and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches.
- The Southern Baptist Convention: By partnering with the Southern Baptist Convention, we are able to join 45,000 other churches in giving and supporting the training of pastors and missionaries through 6 seminaries, including Kansas City's very own Midwestern Seminary; supporting the International Mission Board as they partner with churches to send limitless missionaries and mission teams into the nations with the gospel; supporting the North American Mission Board and the SendNetwork which partner to plant over 1,000 churches each year in North America; as well as supporting SendRelief and DisasterRelief ministries.