Welcome

Welcome to The Emmaus Baptist Church on the Web!

The Emmaus Baptist Church is a Bible-teaching, Bible-preaching ministry with a passion to be God-honouring and God-centred in all we do. Our desire is to honour and glorify God by making and maturing disciples who are continually growing into the likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our pulpit ministry is at the centre of our worship and the Bible is the basis for what we believe and teach. We strive to be a Word-centred church dedicated to the task of developing fully devoted followers of Christ. We endeavour to do all we can to get this same Word into all the world.

If you are interested in a spiritual home where passion, conviction and order are obvious—if you wish to know what the Bible has to say and how it applies to your life—join with us for an exciting time of worship and fellowship, as we study God’s Word together.

We are to be found at 120 Maraboe Avenue, Rooihuiskraal, Centurion, South Africa.

GPS co-ordinates: S 25º 53.418′ E 28º 9.219′

Our Missionaries

As a church committed to the Great Commission, we support the following missionary families:

  • Barry and Julia Funnel—Word For The World
  • Jaco and Amber Joubert—Mission of Love

What to Expect

If you are considering paying our church a visit, you may like to know more about what to expect when you arrive.

Pre-Service Prayer

The Sunday morning service is preceded by a time of corporate prayer. Members are encouraged to gather for prayer for the service.

Sunday morning prayer is at 9:30 AM in the prayer room.

Worship Services

There are two corporate worship services on a Sunday. The morning worship service begins at 10:00 AM and the evening worship service starts at 5:30 PM followed with a time of fellowship.

We strive to be thoroughly biblical in our worship of God and believe that God should be worshipped in the way that He has prescribed. The First Commandment (Exodus 20:3) commands us to worship only the one, true God. The Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-6) commands us to worship Him only in the way that He has prescribed.

Throughout Scripture, those who have sought to worship God in an unauthorised manner have suffered His displeasure and even His judgement. Whilst the Bible nowhere gives us a precise order of service for corporate worship, we believe that biblical corporate worship must involve several things.

  1. The Word must be sung. We are very careful at Emmaus about the songs used in corporate worship. Every song is carefully reviewed beforehand. We sing a wide variety of songs, from the old, classic hymns of the faith to more contemporary songs. The general style of singing—regardless of the song—tends to be conservative.
  2. The Word must be prayed. Public prayer, grounded in Scripture, is another important part of the service. Our services open with prayer and public prayer is made for the needs of the church and various other ministries with which we are affiliated. Prayer is offered at the beginning and at the end of each sermon. As a congregation we are encouraged to pray regularly for the pastor and church members.
  3. The Word must be read. Scripture commends the public reading of Scripture when the church gathers for worship. In each service, a particular passage of Scripture is read aloud to the congregation.
  4. The Word must be preached. The style of preaching at church is expository. Our pastor-teacher preaches systematically (verse by verse, passage by passage) through books of the Bible. A brief children’s talks form part of the worship service, during which the small children are invited to the front for a brief lesson.
  5. The Word must be enacted. God has given to the church two ordinances (or sacraments) that must be observed until Christ returns: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We practise baptism by full immersion of professing believers who request to be baptised. The Lord’s Supper is practised every month. We do not practise “closed Communion,” but we do stress “close Communion.” That is, the Supper is not exclusively for members of Emmaus, but we do stress that only believers, who are in fellowship with a particular local church (or are moving in that direction) should partake of the Lord’s Supper.