why we exist

We create opportunities for you to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.

We do this by focusing on four things:

Know God

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God wants to know you and for you to know Him. Knowing God begins with our Sunday morning experience, where you get to know others over a cup of coffee and then move into worshipping God through music and preaching. People encounter God in the midst of all of this, whether you are new to the faith or have been walking with Him for awhile.

Make a Difference

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God has given you particular gifts and skills that can be used to make a difference in the life of another.  We help you discover what these are and how to further develop them by serving on a team with others. As a result, this makes a difference in your own life and furthers your relationship with God.

Find Freedom

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Freedom is found when we unravel our misconceptions of God, build rewarding relationships with others, and mutually care for one another. We believe this is best accomplished in a small group of 3-12 people. It is in these small groups that we develop relationships with others, learn more about who God is, and care for one another.

reach our world

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God wants to reach others and has chosen to do so through you. We provide opportunities to do that by partnering with local organizations who are making a difference in people’s lives. Collaborating with these organizations multiplies our impact and allows us to reach the world together.

Our Culture & Values

Culture includes the collective behaviors, beliefs, and practices of a particular group of people. Every organization or people group forms a culture. It is often more felt than explained. When we visit any church, we are assessing culture. We do this by asking two questions:
  • Do I fit here?
  •  Do they fit with me?  

In essence we are trying to answer - Can I see myself here? What is the culture?

Embark's culture is our most valuable asset. We are intentional about creating and maintaining it. We do this by emphasizing particular values. They are:


We openly talk about our struggles. We resist “putting on the mask" and pretending everything is okay. We believe it is ok for you to have questions about your faith, wrestle with those questions, and learn how to live out your faith authentically.


We are intentional in everything we do whether that is an operation of the church or our individual spiritual growth.


Being in community is essential to who we are. Because developing relationships is critical to our spiritual growth, we intentionally create opportunities for people to connect with others.

Spiritual Depth

Learning about Jesus, what He does, and how to be more like Him are the heart of what we do. Because this is a never ending growth process, we intentionally create opportunities to grow deeper in our faith.


We believe a church is only effective in growing people spiritually when the people are committed and involved. As a result, we emphasize individual involvement vs spectating.


Experiencing the Holy Spirit is crucial to spiritual growth. Because of this we intentionally create opportunities for you to experience Him.

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible says...


One God who simultaneously lives and works in the three different persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


The Father created, established, ordered, and continues to work in the world.

Sin & Creation

God created the world and deemed it good. Through man’s willful disobedience, sin corrupted and utterly defaced the image of God in us, infecting all of humanity and creation.


God the Father showed unfathomable love for us by entering the world in Jesus Christ who, being equal with God, was both fully human and fully divine.

Holy Spirit

God broke into our sinful lives in the person of the Holy Spirit who is fully God, equal with the Father and Son.


We are granted eternal life in Christ alone, by grace alone and through faith alone.


Written by humans and inspired by the Holy Spirit, Scripture is true and never fails. It is the believers’ rule and authority for life, guiding us in faithful living when culture condones thoughts, practices, and ways of living that seek to degrade and destroy humanity.


When followers of Christ receive faith, they are tied together to other believers through the Holy Spirit and constitute His body on earth. Through the collective interworking of individual gifts, the church furthers the mission and kingdom of God.


Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, both instituted by Jesus Christ, are celebrated in God’s church as outward signs of an inward, invisible grace.

Male Leadership

In keeping with the consistent pattern of male leadership among God’s people throughout the Scriptures, the roles of a church’s senior pastors and elders are to be fulfilled by men.

Christian Living

At salvation, the believer is justified with God, is adopted into God’s family, and the process of sanctification begins. Upon trusting Jesus as God and Savior, the believer’s life begins to change as God works in him and as he continues to submit to Him. The Christian life is marked by obedience to the Lord and a desire to live life the way the Bible says.


We believe the Bible says there are only two genders, male and female, as God biologically made them. God specifically designed the complementary roles of the man and the woman. Gender is part of God’s sovereign will for each person, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”


We believe the Bible teaches that the marriage covenant is reserved only for one man with one woman.


We believe the Bible teaches the only legitimate and acceptable sexual relationship is the marital relationship between one man and one woman.