This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

"Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; ⁴even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save."

- Isaiah 46:3–4

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 Announcements.

Elder Candidate Testimonies

At our upcoming member's meeting on August 23rd, we will have the joy of voting on two elder candidates to serve our Immanuel family. Therefore, we ask that you listen through their testimonies beforehand as you prepare to vote. Those testimonies can be accessed at or on the Immanuel app (under the "More" tab). Until then (and even afterward), be praying for these candidates and their families.


Elder Nominations

Corbin Kitzmiller

Kristan Castro


We're Hiring

We are excited to announce an opening for an Immanuel College Collective Director.

This fundraised position (with some budgeted funds available immediately) partners closely with our lead pastor to direct the Immanuel College Collective in her mission to “help students find Jesus wherever they are and follow Jesus in the context of the local church.”  

The right candidate will have a strong desire to lead evangelism and discipleship efforts on our two neighboring campuses. This desire will be paired with a commitment to see students discipled in the context of the local church.

If that sounds like you, please apply! Please note that you must be an Immanuel member to qualify for this position. Applications are open effective immediately.

Please contact with any questions.

Find the application and full expectations and qualifications here.


Pastoral Apprenticeship

Immanuel’s Pastoral Apprenticeship is a three-year program designed to raise up men from within the church to strengthen our church, as well as, to train men to be sent out to churches in America and the nations. We want to entrust the gospel message to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Tim. 2:2). The program includes biblical and theological study in a classroom setting, as well as, opportunities to observe and participate in practical and pastoral ministry. We want to see men grow in knowledge, character, and experience, so we structure our efforts to address all of these areas.

The link to apply is now live on the Immanuel website until August 25th. If you are a man and a member of Immanuel pursuing the pastorate or desiring to grow in faithful leadership within the local church, we eagerly invite you to apply


Immanuel Adult Education Classes

Our next round of Immanuel Adult Education classes kicks off on August 6thImmanuel Adult Education rooms occur during the Sunday School hour, 9:00–9:55a, and consist of 30 minutes of teaching followed by 25 minutes of prayer. Classes are taught in six-week cycles, followed by a week of fellowship and reflection. 

We urge all who can to “pick a room, not a class” as each room will receive the same teaching throughout each round. In this way, individuals can develop deep relationships with others in the room as they are strengthened in their faith. This round of classes includes:


Foster Room (beginning with):

Dan Gurtner // New Testament 1 (Gospels & Acts)

Huntingdon Room (beginning with):

Ryan Fullerton // Race, Culture, & Justice

Spurgeon Room (beginning with):

Noah Hall // The Doctrine of Salvation 1


Upcoming Events.

IY Fourth Friday // July 28th

IY Families // You asked for another round, so here you go! On Friday, July 28th, 6:00–8:00p at Warren Walker Park in  Douglass Hills, we're having another family picnic! Last month was such a sweet time as many of our IY families—both new and veteran—joined us. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and enjoy time with other IY families, as well as, our IY leaders. Bring your own picnic dinner, lawn chairs, blankets, yard games, and volleyball skills. See you then!


Women's Book Study: Unmet Expectations // August 1st–September 5th

Immanuel Women // Join Dallas Leitner for a 6-week study through the book Unmet Expectations by Lisa Hughes. This study will take place on Tuesdays, 7:30p–9:00p, Aug. 1st–Sep. 5th, at Immanuel. Email Dallas for more info or sign up here.


Introducing Immanuel // August & September

Are you looking for a community to walk the Christian life out with? If so, join us for one of our upcoming rounds of Introducing Immanuel. 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. Register here.

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


Sunday Format

Date // Aug. 20th, 27th, Sep. 3rd, 10th

Time // 9:00–9:55a


Saturday Option

Date // September 23rd & 30th

Time // 9:30–11:30a


Immanuel Members' Meeting // August 23rd

Mark your calendar for WednesdayAugust 23rd6:30p, for our next membersmeeting. As this is an important rhythm in the life of our church, we hope you make plans to gather with us!


IY Annual Fall Camping Trip: Registration Open // September 29th–October 1st

IY Students // I don't know about you, but I LOVE the fall season! Pumpkin spice everything, cozy sweaters, football, the anticipation of Christmas music, and...our Immanuel Youth fall camping trip,  Sep. 29th–Oct. 1st! We will be carpooling to Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, IN (approx. 30–45 mins. from the church) around 4:00p on Friday evening and roll back up on Sunday morning in time for the main service (though probably quite smelly). 

All 6th–12th-grade IY students are welcome, though discern as a family if your student can steward the opportunity responsibly. The cost of the trip is $65 per student, which includes campground fee, food, transportation, a supersoft hoodie, and priceless fun. Financial assistance is available—simply email

Will you be joining us? The registration deadline is August 27th. More details, including what to bring, will be provided closer to the trip. Register here!


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.