This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

[And] we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. ¹⁵See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. ¹⁶Rejoice always, ¹⁷pray without ceasing

- 1 Thessalonians 5:14–17

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

Early Spring Dates
Rehearsals: Jan. 21st, 28th, and Feb. 4th. Choir leads worship on Sunday, Feb. 11th!

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


Upcoming Events.

College Collective Q&A Lunch // February 4th

Calling all college students and young adults! The Collective is hosting the first lunch Q/A of the semester on February 4th and you are invited! Join us in the Fellowship Hall right after the service for a free meal, great fellowship, and to learn more about the Collective!


Beauty from Ashes: Immanuel Women's Breakfast // February 10th

Immanuel Sisters // Join us on February 10th at 9:00a in the Fellowship Hall to hear stories of God's deliverance and faithfulness in the lives of women in our church family. We'll also lift our voices in prayer and praise to the God who gives beauty from ashes and joy from mourning!

There is a $8 charge for breakfast and registration is on Breeze only. The registration deadline is February 3rd. Finances tight? Contact Patti Withers. Childcare is not provided. Register here


Immanuel Network Weekend // February 16th–18th

We are thrilled to be hosting our annual Immanuel Network Summit on February 15th–18th! Every year, the Summit serves as a precious and profitable opportunity for fellow Immanuel Network partners in the gospel from around the world to reconnect, encourage, and be encouraged by one another!

Not coming to the Immanuel Network Summit? Here are three ways you can still partake:

Friday, Feb. 16th, 6:30–8:00p // Celebration Service

Join us in Immanuel’s auditorium for an evening with the Immanuel Network. This time will be an opportunity to meet our church’s partners, hear from partners, and worship alongside them. We would love for you all to come!

Sunday, Feb. 18th, 9:00–9:55a // Testimony & Prayer Sunday School Hour

As part of the Immanuel Network Summit, Immanuel Adults and Immanuel Youth will be gathering together in the auditorium during the Sunday School hour, 9:00a, to hear from—and pray for—a panel of our Immanuel Network partners. Please note: Immanuel Kids will operate as normal.

Sunday, Feb. 18th, 10:15a // Sunday Service

Over the last number of years, we have had the joy of hearing one of our church planters preach on the Sunday morning of the Immanuel Network Summit. This year, we have the privilege of being served by Jay Ingram, lead pastor at Commission Church in Shelbyville, KY.


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!


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.

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


Secret Church // April 19th

IY 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. The deadline to register is February 18th!


D3 Youth Camp // June 17th–20th

IY (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 RETURN24 during registration to receive $25 off per person, 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 available, 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

IY (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 $125, 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!


Crossings Camp 2024 // July 26th–29th

Are you interested in your current 2nd–5th grader going to Crossings Kids Camp next summer with other kids from Immanuel? Fill out the following form here to receive more information!



Housing for Immanuel Network Summit

Would you consider hosting one of our partners traveling in for the Immanuel Network Summit, February 15th–18th? If so, email Nathan Fike at


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.