Drops of Hope

Every day, thousands of children spend their time on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine. These children eat most of their meals from a dumpster and sniff glue so they don’t have to think about how cold, hungry or lonely they are. When Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Gennady and Mina Podgaisky moved to Ukraine in…

Firmly Planting Roots in the Gospel

An 80 percent hearing loss and speech impediment doesn’t discourage Scott Blanchard from remaining committed to his calling. As a church planter and pastor of Lakepointe Church in Detroit, Scott uses his disability to encourage and connect with others. He proves each day that God can use anyone who is willing to be His servant.…

Redeeming the Shadows

Every now and then someone will ask me why a Baptist church uses the language of Lent. It’s a good question, and one that you’re probably familiar with if you’ve been involved with Emmanuel or another similar Baptist congregation. We observe the season of Lent for the same reason we observe Advent, and to some…

Missions with Roots at Home & Abroad

Adults on Mission is one of Emmanuel’s many groups that focus on missions locally, regionally, statewide, nationally and around the world. Volunteering time at Main Street Mission is just one of the many ways that this group seeks to impact others for Christ. Another focus for this group is the “Mission of the Month,” where…