Vision, Mission, Sending
Immanuel means “God with us.” We believe God has empowered us with his presence for his glory, the world, our city, and you.
- God’s glory comes first. Whether we’re gathering for worship, enjoying fellowship, or going on a mission trip, we want to bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
- The world is our goal. We want the whole earth to be “filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14).
- Our city is important. We want to make disciples right here in Odessa, and we want to seek the welfare the city where God has placed us (Jeremiah 29:7).
- People matter at Immanuel! There is a place for you to belong at Immanuel, and we want to help you connect with the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12).
Our mission is taken from the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 … “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
In order to accomplish this mission, Immanuel strives to be a church that sends members, missionaries, ministers, and money for the gospel.
- We want our members to live on mission in Odessa, and when they move away from Odessa we want them to go out on mission.
- We want to send missionaries across the state and around the world. We want God to call out career missionaries from our church.
- We also want to see God call gospel ministers from our church, and we want to equip those people to answer God’s call on their lives.
- We want to be generous in supporting ministry through our church while also contributing to gospel ministry around the world.
Quick Contact Information
Immanuel Baptist Church
4020 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, Texas 79762
9:45am Bible Study
9:00am Mother's Day Out