This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

...[A]nd be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith—

- Philippians 3:9

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 2023. 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 2023, 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 Announcement.

Immanuel Network Summit Needs

The Immanuel Network Summit is fast approaching, Feb 16-19th!  We currently have two needs:

  1. Members to house partners during the conference. 
  2. Members who are available to serve for some or all of the conference.

For more information, contact


D-Groups Are Starting Again!

Discipleship Groups are gender-specific small groups that meet weekly. They hold each other accountable to a weekly rhythm of Bible intake, share notes, pray together, and encourage one another in their walk.

If you would like to learn more and how to sign up, send an email to Pastor Danny at this week.

Upcoming Events.

College Collective Lunch // January 22nd

The Immanuel College Collective is welcoming all students back with lunch after service on January 22nd. Come get re-acquainted with friends, enjoy a good meal, and hear about the exciting plans for this upcoming semester. If you have any questions, email Pastor Evan at As always, this event will be in the Fellowship Hall.


Introducing Immanuel // January 22nd–February 12th

Are you looking for a community to walk the Christian life out with? If so, join us for our Introducing Immanuel class. Introducing Immanuel is the best way to learn about who we are as a body of believers. Pastors will explain the basics of Immanuel's vision, family life, and beliefs. Our next round is Jan. 22nd, 29th, Feb. 5th, and 12th. Register here!

*Please note that all sessions of Introducing Immanuel are required for membership.


IY Fourth Friday // January 27th

IY Families // 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 January 27th, 6:30–8:30p, both IY students and their families are invited to go ice skating at the Alpine Ice Arena! Admission is $13 per person (which includes skates). If finances are an issue, please email Cody Farthing at


Immanuel Women's Ministry Winter Fellowship // February 3rd

Sisters // Join us Friday, February 3rd at 7:00p in the Fellowship Hall for the Women's Winter Fellowship. We'll sing, encourage one another, and hear from a panel of women who have started ministries at Immanuel. Invite a friend and bring a snack to share. Hope to see you then!

Last name begins with A-M: Please bring a savory snack.
Last name begins with N-Z: Please bring a sweet snack.


Rowan Community Church Cereal & Info Night // February 4th

Since 2016, Immanuel has aggressively pursued planting like-minded churches across North America. Currently, Immanuel is preparing to send Joshua Saylor and a core team to establish a work in Morehead, KY, in Summer 2023 with a vision to Advance Christ's Kingdom to Every Hill & Hollow. Interested in learning about how you can partner? The Saylor family will be hosting a cereal & info night for RCC on February 4th at 5:00p

Bring a box of your favorite cereal to eat, any questions, and an eagerness to ask God to work in Eastern KY. Contact Joshua at for more details.


IK Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser // February 10th

Help send Immanuel Kids to Crossings Camp this summer! Crossings is a gospel-centered camp for kids. Come ready to eat and relax! You will be served by our future campers at Immanuel on Friday, February 10th at 6:30p for a spaghetti dinner. All are welcome to join this spaghetti dinner, no matter the age. This is a fun event for the whole family, a friend group, or GCG and for a good cause! If you would like, optional childcare is provided for a $5 fee per family for elementary age kids and younger! For a $5 fee per family, babies can receive childcare and children (toddlers-elementary aged) may join in on playtime, pizza, and movie hangout. Sign up for this on the childcare form.

Please purchase your tickets no later than Friday, February 3rd. Tickets can be purchased here and childcare can be reserved here.


IY Parent Fellowship // February 11th

IY Parents // In Immanuel Youth, we desire to build a community from all cultures where Christ is King—and that community includes the parents. Thus, join us on Saturday, February 11th, from 9:00–11:00a in the Youth Room for our next Immanuel Youth Parent Fellowship! This will be an opportunity for parents of our Immanuel Youth students to come together over coffee and donuts, enjoy and cultivate friendships, be encouraged by the Word, and ultimately encourage one another to press on in the call to faithful parenting.

This time around, the theme is Maintaining Marital Warmth in the Teen Years led by Pastor Jeff King. Please RSVP and we look forward to fellowshipping together! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cody Farthing at


Bible Telling Through Henna // February 12th–March 6th

Learn how to tell Bible stories using henna. Henna is used in many cultures around the world as a means for women to gather. Come learn how to draw henna, practice telling Bible stories in a clear and concise way, and grow in a new tool of evangelism with other Immanuel sisters. Led by Sarah Werk, this class will gather on Monday evenings in the Immanuel building from 7:00–8:30p  on Feb. 12th, 20th, 27th, & March 6th. Interested? Register here.


D3 Winter Conference // March 10th–11th

Immanuel Youth (Current 9th–12th Grade) // Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer. For Christians, answering the question “Who is Jesus?” is vital to living the Christian life. This year’s D3 Winter Conference seeks to give students confidence in understanding Jesus.

D3 Winter Conference is a two-day discipleship conference on March 10th–11th 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

Note: When registering, select Group Registration and choose Immanuel Baptist Church (Louisville) from the dropdown menu.


D3 Youth Summer Camp // June 19th–22nd

Immanuel Youth (Current 8th–11th Grade) // 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. D3 stands for 3 distinctives: Teaching, Worship, and Discipleship.

Discipleship through the study of God’s Word is at the core of D3, and these truths are reinforced and lived out through trusted teaching, worship, and key small group moments. D3 is more than a youth camp. The goal at D3 is the growth and discipleship of the local church.

Will you join Immanuel Youth for D3? Learn more here. NOTE: D3 is filling up very fast and there is limited availability left, so please sign up soon if you plan to join us. Deadline for IY to register is February 12th. 

When registering, select Group Registration for Week 1 and choose Immanuel Baptist Church (Louisville) from the dropdown menu. Use code D3Winter23 to receive $10 off D3 Youth Camp (I know, confusing).


Fourth Street Camp // June 26th–30th

Save the Date! Fourth Street Camp will officially be on June 26th–30th at Immanuel. FSC is a free evening camp for kids entering 3rd–8th grade. More details to come!

Service Opportunities.

Immanuel Communications Internship

The Immanuel Communications Internship (approx. 5–7 hours/week) exists to further communicate Immanuel's vision across various mediums, including social media, photography, website, print, and more. Interested in learning more? Reach out to our Communications Director, Cody Farthing, at


Facility Care Intern Opportunity

Immanuel's beautiful facilities are a reminder of the kindness of our Lord and his love for the nations. The task of stewarding such a gift with excellence takes a team of faithful servants. The Lord has been very gracious to provide a residential internship for three Facility Care Interns.

We currently have immediate openings!

Our Facility Care Interns live in our intern triplex on Breckinridge St. adjacent to the church. Their responsibilities include: weekly cleaning of the church building, routine maintenance tasks as they are able (skills not required), and other tasks as assigned.

We are looking for single men who are members of Immanuel, who are striving to grow in holiness, and have 10 to 15 hours per week to serve the body of Christ, in exchange for a place to live with awesome Christian community!

Interested? Contact Scott Stringer at


Financial Team

Are you gifted in administration? If so, there is an opportunity to use your spiritual gift to serve the church as a member of our Financial Team. This team helps steward the Lord’s finances at Immanuel by offering counting and related administrative duties during the 9:00 am Sunday School hour.  

Volunteers typically serve once a month. If interested in joining this team, please contact Cody Gardner.



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 during this unique season. 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.