This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Jay Ingram

Fighter Verse of the Week.

My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of his reproof, ¹²for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

- Proverbs 3:11–12

When churches memorize Scripture together, the members deepen their dependency upon God’s Word, grow in Word-centered friendships, enrich their prayers for one another, and build unity that is essential to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:13–16, Colossians 3:14). This is why, with the aid of Fighter Verses, a ministry of Truth:78, Immanuel is seeking to memorize Scripture together throughout 2024. The weekly memory verse is shared in the bulletin, the Immanuel Connect, and implemented into the Sunday School hour, with helpful resources available here, in the Immanuel app, and also in the bookstore (coming soon). May the Word of Christ dwell in us richly during 2024, that we may teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God (Col. 3:16).

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Special Announcements

Immanuel Choir

Our spring choir season is kicking off soon! All Immanuel members are welcome, and sight-reading is not a requirement. Come, improve your vocal skills, learn a little music theory, and help lead worship through Immanuel's choir! Rehearsal times are 12:00–1:30p after Sunday worship in the Spurgeon Room, 205. If you have any questions, email Pastor Ward Young at

Later Spring Dates (Easter Choir)
Rehearsals // March 3rd, 10th, and 24th (no practice on March 17th). The choir leads worship on Easter Sunday, March 31st.


Upcoming Events.

IY Fourth Friday // February 23rd

Immanuel Youth Students // Each month, Immanuel Youth is thrilled to host a Fourth Friday event on the (you guessed it) fourth Friday of the month! These are fun, community-building opportunities for the students to enjoy time together outside of Sunday mornings. 

On February 23rd, 6:30–8:30p, in the Fellowship Hall, we are hosting a night of good ol' fashioned team competition! Come ready to compete, cheer, and probably laugh a lot. Students are welcome to bring nut-free refreshments to share.


Singles Ministry Kickoff Lunch // February 25th

Immanuel Singles // Join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service on Sunday, February 25th, for a Singles Ministry Kickoff Lunch. We look forward to gathering! 


Christianity Explained // February 25th–March 31st

Exploring Christianity? If so, this is for you! Join us at Immanuel on Sunday mornings at 9:00–9:55a, February 25th–March 31st, for Christianity Explained: a clear and relevant introduction to the teachings of Jesus Christ.  No one will be asked to read, pray, or answer questions, but any questions you may want to ask will be treated intelligently and with respect.  We can't wait to see you there!


Crossings Camp Spaghetti Fundraiser // March 2nd

Help send our Immanuel kids to Crossings Camp, a gospel-centered youth camp, this summer! Join us Saturday, March 2nd, at 5:00p, for the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! All funds raised help to send Immanuel Kids to Crossings Camp. There will be dinner, live music, and if needed, child care for ages 0-5th grade ($5 per child with snacks included)! RSVP here for dinner and here for childcare. 


D3 Youth Conference // March 8th–9th

Immanuel Youth (Current 9th–12th Grade) // We hear the word “discipleship” tossed around at church, youth group, and maybe even at home, but what does discipleship actually look like and how do we go about being a disciple of Jesus within our 21st century culture? By looking at God’s Word, we will seek to understand the privilege and responsibility of being a disciple of Jesus Christ in our present age.

D3 Youth Conference is a two-day discipleship conference on March 8th–9th hosted by Boyce College here in Louisville, crafted for Christian high school students (9th–12th) to develop and mature their faith. Join Immanuel Youth as we take a crew! Interested? Register here using code LOCAL. Deadline is February 15th.

Note: When registering, choose Immanuel Baptist Church - Louisville from the dropdown menu.


IY Family Potluck // March 10th

Immanuel Youth Families // On March 10th, we are thrilled to share a meal together with both our Immanuel Youth students AND their families at 12:00p in the Fellowship Hall. No agenda but to eat and enjoy one another's company! Don't miss these opportunities to fellowship with other Immanuel Youth families as we seek together to build the next generation into a community from all cultures where Christ is King. Potluck signup is coming soon!


Love Your Neighbor Ministry Fair // March 17th

Jesus said, "I am among you as one who serves" (Luke 22:27). The 2024 Love Your Neighbor Ministry Fair, Sunday, March 17th, aims to help you celebrate and discover opportunities to serve like him. At 9:00a, we will share about—and pray for—some new ways we can serve our church and city. At 10:15a, we will explore how Jesus calls us to serve like him. At noon, lunch will be provided as our building fills with booths and representatives from all kinds of ministries. Will you join us for the 2024 Love Your Neighbor Ministry Fair as we celebrate and discover the many opportunities we have to serve like him?

If you are a ministry leader looking for volunteers or to promote the ministry, please contact Payton Moree at


Immanuel Members' Meeting // March 20th

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30p, for our next members' meeting. As this is an important rhythm in the life of our church, we hope you make plans to gather with us!


Secret Church // April 19th

Immanuel Youth Families // Join Immanuel Youth, April 19th, 7:00p–1:00a, in the Fellowship Hall for Secret Church! Secret Church, hosted by Radical, is a unique, one-night event that is streamed each spring to tens of thousands of participants around the world. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers’ and sisters’ example, we meet for close to 6 hours for intense study of God’s Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted.

Both IY students (6th–12th) and parents are invited to join! With the nature and duration of the event, we ask that non-Immanuel Youth-age siblings not attend. Therefore, please gameplan accordingly with your family before registering.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes a guided Scripture journal. Learn more and register here. Please use the provided Breeze registration form, not Radical's website. The deadline to register is February 18th!


D3 Youth Camp // June 17th–20th

Immanuel Youth (Rising 9th–12th) // Immanuel Youth is going back to D3 Youth Camp this summer, June 17th–20th!
D3 Youth Camp is a four-day discipleship camp hosted by Boyce College, crafted for Christian high school students to develop and mature their faith. Discipleship through the study of God’s Word is at the core of D3 and this is reinforced through trusted teaching, singing the gospel, and key small group moments. The desire of D3 is for students to leave encouraged, equipped, and connected to their local church.
Find out more and register today here! Use the code IBCLOU during registration and be sure to select Immanuel Baptist Church-Louisville on the drop-down menu. If finances are a concern, contact Cody Farthing to discuss possible assistance options.

Limited spots are remaining, so be sure to register soon.


Fourth Street Camp // June 24th–28th

Save the date! Fourth Street Camp will officially be on June 24th28th at Immanuel! Fourth Street Camp is a free evening camp for kids entering 3rd–8th grade. More details to come!


The Nations Next Door // July 14th–18th

Immanuel Youth (Rising 8th–12th Grade) // This summer, July 14th–18th, join Immanuel Youth for The Nation's Next Door: A summer mission and service experience. Partnered with Refuge International, The Nations Next Door gives students a weeklong overnight opportunity to learn about God’s heart for the nations and engage them—right here in Louisville! Here's what to expect:

You will be introduced to various types of ethnic foods, have the opportunity to visit a Buddhist temple or mosque and will attend an ethnic Christian church service.

You will have the opportunity to plan and implement an outreach to an ethnically diverse apartment complex. Examples include backyard bible clubs, community cook outs, VBS, community carnival, etc.

You will hear testimonies from refugees resettled here in Louisville as well as former and current foreign and local missionaries.

You will experience a taste of what is it like for refugees during their first few months of arriving in the United States through this fun interactive simulation.

The cost is only $140, which covers, lodging, food, programming, a camp journal, bag, and t-shirt. If finances are a concern or you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Cody Farthing at Interested? Register today!



Mercy Homes

In our efforts to ensure that no need goes unmet among Immanuel's members (Acts 4:34), our deacons seek to connect short-term housing needs with members who are able to open their homes to meet those needs. If you have a room, a basement or garage apartment, or even just a couch that you are willing to offer up to a member who might find themselves in a housing crisis, please let our deacons know by filling out this form.


Volunteer for IK Nursery

In the Immanuel Kids ministry, we partner with parents to pass on the kingdom to the next generation. Although it looks a bit different at each developmental stage, we feed these little ones two things: truth and love.

When we moved to one service, Pastor Ryan asked for every member to consider serving during our worship service in the nursery. Currently, most of the people who serve in this way also serve in other areas of the church. They are feeding our littlest lambs the truth and loving them in many ways. It is incredibly rewarding. And it is also hard work. Many hands lighten that load, which means…we need YOUR hands to contribute to this evangelistic work.

You would serve once in a 6-week period, 10:00-11:55a. If we have more volunteers, it will be less frequent. Please click here to fill out an application! 



Mercy Needs Form

The Lord provides for the needs of his people and has appointed deacons in the church to help administer this provision so that there would not be a needy person among us at Immanuel. If you are aware of a need that the Lord might meet through the care of our deacons, please make our deacons aware of it through our Mercy Needs Form.


Ways to Give

Thank you so much for your continued worship of our great God through your faithful giving. When we exclusively moved to mailed checks and online giving, you responded. Because of your sacrificial giving, we have been able to continue fully supporting our missionaries, our ministries, and our staff.

We are pleased to share that, not only can you give online, but you can now give in person once again! Giving boxes are located near the sanctuary exits.


Immanuel App

Want a simple resource to help stay connected at Immanuel? Download the new Immanuel app here. While still currently a work in progress, expect to see future resources coming to the app that will integrate with Breeze to better serve our church body.


Gifts Assessment

As we study our community we are seeking to identify the burdens, needs, and desires of our neighbors. The key to serving our community is to locate all available church assets and begin connecting them to these burdens and needs. As a church, God has equipped us with many gifts, talents, and resources to be used to serve one another, as well as, those around us. So, would you share the ways God has gifted you to serve? We would love to know! Please take a few minutes to fill out this gifts assessment form. 


Resources for Families

We are grateful to offer a nursing mothers' room located off the balcony on the 2nd floor. Furthermore, a cry room is available in the fellowship hall. Both locations offer the service streamed. For directions, view our building map by clicking the desired room above.