Ministries

Adult Ministry

Emmanuel offers Life Groups, Growth Classes, and Bible Studies for adults at all stages. We also have many different ways you can get involved through service, and offer lots of practical support and resources to help you better navigate challenges like work, relationships, finances, and parenting. 

Have you been a Christian for years and are looking to grow more or practice your faith better? Or are you just starting to explore your relationship with God? Across that spectrum, we do have a place for you!

Our Life Groups build community and facilitate growth in Christ. These Scripture-based fellowship groups are designed to develop healthy relationships, by sharing each other’s lives. Checking out a Life Group is as simple as contacting any of the Life Group leaders below – and connecting there is a great way to be known and know God better.

ROOTS:  Young adults, 18 to 25ish. 
Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 
Contact Matt Hiett at matt@emmanuelburbank.org
 
RELATE:  Young couples (married, engaged, or dating)
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 
Contact Andrea Di Francia at andrea@emmanuelburbank.org
 
THE BIG PICTURE:  Singles and couples, 20 to 30s.
Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Contact Tony & Rene Bancroft at renebancroft@gmail.com
 
HOLEY BUCKETS:  Parents.
First & Third Thursdays of each month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Contact Ingrid Moss at Ingrid@IngridMoss.com
 
MIB:  (Men in Bibles), All men.
Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., or Thursdays, 8 to 9:30 p.m. 
Contact Drew Martenson at drew@emmanuelburbank.org
 
CLEAVERS:  Doing Life Together, Adults, 50s to 60s.
Last Friday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m.
Contact Dan & Linda Osti at dan@emmanuelburbank.org
 
KOINONIA:  Adults, 60s on up.
Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon.
Contact Carey & Bev McLeod at careyandbevmcleod@yahoo.com
A core value of Emmanuel Church is to reach out and serve others. There are many opportunities to serve in our church and outside our church in the areas of worship, discipleship, and outreach.
 
Children’s Ministry:
Participate in the wonderful team that serves our children from infants to pre-teens, through teaching, assisting, music, drama, and activities.
 
Family Promise:
Join teams who provide temporary housing at our church as well as hospitality and food for families who are temporarily homeless.
 
Hospitality Ministries:
Use your cooking and hospitality gifts to provide food and fellowship opportunities to our church and our community.
 
Malachi Men:
Join other men each Saturday morning to provide Bible Studies and discipleship to inmates at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.
 
Missions and Justice:
Serve with others on our monthly trips to Mexico, join our Justice League to combat human trafficking, participate on a summer missions trip, or serve on our Missions Council.
 
Student Ministries:
Join other dedicated adults who serve our middle-schoolers and high-schoolers as mentors or small-group leaders.
 
The Lords Kitchen & Lydia’s Closet Ministries:
Work alongside others as we serve the needy in our community by providing food, clothing, and encouragement on the first Saturday of every month through the Lord’s Kitchen.
Contact:  rexolson@att.net
 
Worhsip & Music:
Join a committed community of passionate people involved in worship.

Growth Classes nurture personal, spiritual growth in these areas

  • Foundational Theology.  Learn foundational beliefs of the Christian Faith.
  • Christian Living.  Learn about Christian character, relationships, and family.
  • Biblical Studies.  Learn lessons from the books of the Bible.
  • Faith & Culture.  Learn about our faith in work, art, society, and philosophy.


New series of classes offered quarterly.  Check here for new class schedules.  

Discipleship is life-on-life.  Disciplers listen.  They pour wisdom and love into others to nurture personal growth in all areas of the soul, a relationship with God, and having a purposeful impact in the world.

Emmanuel emphasizes discipleship as a major vein of the church.  If you would like to inquire more about it, please contact the Spiritual Director, Connie Karman at connie.karman@emmanuelburbank.org

TUMI: Advanced Bible and Theology for leaders (as scheduled)

Student Ministry

Emmanuel Church Student Ministry offers Middle School and High School gatherings on Sundays from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM. The gatherings include hanging out, snacks, games and a message from the Bible about different topics.

Additionally we offer mid-week Bible Studies and gatherings via zoom & in person.   

For more info or to RSVP for Sunday get-togethers, contact our youth pastor, Andrea, at andrea.difrancia@emmanuelburbank.org

Meeting: Sundays, 11 a.m.
A high energy  time of food, coffee, games, worship and teaching.
 
Small groups: Mid-week 
Age / Gender based small groups that meet in homes throughout the week.
 
Hangout: Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. 
Come play video games, board games, pingpong or just come and hangout.
 
Camps, Special Activities and Mission Trips as scheduled.
 
For more information, please contact:
Meeting: Sundays, 11 a.m.
A time to worship and get into the Bible through age/gender-based small groups
 
Refuge: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
A high energy time of games, laughs and teaching.
 
Camps, Special Activities and Mission Trips as scheduled.
 
For more information, please contact:

Children's Ministry

Emmanuel Church strives to partner with families in preparing the next generation to grow in their relationship with Jesus and feel secure in God’s love for them. We provide a secure, friendly, and stimulating environment where your child will feel welcomed and loved while they grow in their faith.

To learn more about ways to serve, please contact Ryan at ryan.jay@emmanuelburbank.org

At Emmanuel Church babies first learn about the love of Jesus through the gentle arms and soothing words and playful hearts of our wonderful volunteer nursery workers. 

During the preschool years, the children are introduced to biblical truths in an age-appropriate manner by dedicated and trained teachers and assistants. God’s love for them is shared and modeled.

Children’s Ministry: 9:30 a.m.
Elementary aged students, in grades K-5, are checked in before the worship service (in front of the church), and then go to our Children’s Ministry building for an interactive program. Through worship, games and exploration of the Bible, children come to understand the Story of God as told in the Bible and their role in God’s story.
 
Sunday School: 11 a.m.

During our Sunday School hour, children are divided into grade-level classes for a more directed curriculum. Emmanuel Church is proud to use the Gospel Project for Kids curriculum which uses scripture to tell the Story of Jesus.