Our mission & vision

At Immanuel our heart is to Live Love. We believe that Living Love is taking seriously God's great love for us and living out His commands in scripture. We seek to Live Love to God, others and to the nations. We want to be intentional about growing in our faith and helping others grow as well. Our growth plan or "roadmap" serves as a plum line to encourage all of us to continue on the journey of becoming mature followers of Christ.


A key part of connecting at Immanuel is becoming involved in a Sunday School class. Sunday School allows you to experience Bible studies with a small group, connecting with other believers, and encourages you to reach out to others with the good news of the gospel. We have classes for all ages, couples and singles, kids and adults. We also encourage connecting by becoming a member of a church and enjoying all the benefits it has to offer. It is a great blessing to be a member of a church that can love and care for you.


We want to encourage every Christian to continue to grow in their faith through their private and public devotional life. Learning to read God's Word, speaking to God through prayer, and scripture memory, encourages this growth. We also encourage others to join a D-group (a group of 3-4 people to study God's Word together).


We believe a Christian who is maturing in their faith is serving the King. God has gifted each of us especially for service. At Immanuel, we encourage every member to serve in 1 ministry (serving inside the church) and 1 mission (serving outside the church). At Immanuel, we have many ministries and missions outreach where we are able to serve those in the church, in our community and around the world.


In Acts 1:8, the Lord commands that we go to "the ends of the Earth" to tell others about Him! We believe God wants every believer to be able to share their faith and to tell others how to have a relationship with Christ. We encourage every Christian to pray for their Top 5 (5 individuals who do not know Christ), learn to share their faith, and live with a mobilized missionary mindset. We take seriously going by planting churches, going on overseas mission trips and ministering in Franklin County. 

Live Love: To God, to others, to the Nations



516 North Main St.

Benton, Illinois 62812

@2019 by Immanuel Baptist Church.