Ministry teams

Emmanuel's Ministry Teams serve the needs of Emmanuel and those in our community. We have several ministry needs and opportunities to get involved. You can fill out the Keeping Connected card and place it in the offering plate or stop by the Info Table on Sunday if you'd like to help out. You may also contact the church office.
Please sign up at the bottom of the page for which team you would like to be part of!

Children's Ministry

Emmanuel places a high priority on discipling our covenant children through various ministries. We want children to experience the amazing love of God in Christ and the forgiveness that can only be found on the cross. We want to not only partner with families who are building a solid foundation in Christ for their children, but also partner with families who may not believe, but have children who are open to the gospel. Our curricula are Bible- based and our goal is teaching that is intentional, loving, age-appropriate and most importantly, Christ-centered.

English as a second language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) at Emmanuel serves from a belief of God’s love for all people from every nation. We believe God wants us to help our neighbors learn English, American culture, and the basics of our Christian faith. We are also interested in learning more about different cultures and backgrounds as well. The ESL program includes structured classroom training for learning English and culture at the intermediate level, a citizenship preparation class for permanent residents working toward their citizenship, and the Coffee and Conversation program which gives opportunities for students to practice their English with various partners by discussing different topics each week.


We desire our church to be more than a collection of Christians who choose to worship together weekly. We desire it to be a place people experience and contribute to authentic, Christ-centered community — where people can know and be known by others in deep and meaningful ways. We believe the gospel has the power to bring individuals from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds together into relationships that transform lives, cities, and the world. The Community Formation Team hopes to facilitate numerous paths through which both newcomers and members can develop and deepen relationships with others that reflect God's design for his body, which "grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

Mercy Ministry

Emmanuel’s Mercy Ministry focuses on serving our neighbors in Arlington through a variety of service opportunities. Our Mercy Ministry work is dedicated to loving our neighbors as ourselves. Through Mercy Ministry, God's grace and mercy are powerfully demonstrated as His people serve others who are in need in a variety of ways throughout Arlington. Our ministry is focused on serving the needs of the community we live in and being followers of Christ.


Emmanuel desires to help the Good News spread to every corner of the globe. In so doing, we believe the Church is God’s primary means of extending his kingdom, and we will partner with ministries most closely aligned with our core values. We desire to support and encourage those in our church already involved in cross-cultural or bilingual ministries, whether here in Arlington or overseas. We also seek to build "here-there" relationships with immigrant communities in Arlington that connect with our overseas partnerships. Missions opportunities include prayer gatherings, partnership with the PCA’s Mission to the World (MTW), and ministry with local area churches.


Emmanuel’s outreach focuses on creating opportunities for getting involved with those around us in our everyday lives in a way that encourages others to seek to know God and/or know more of him. We desire to be the outward-facing Body of Christ. Outreach events are designed to provide opportunities to invite others — be they friends, colleagues, or neighbors — to fun social events, allowing folks to be comfortable and have fun as they explore the gospel.


The worship ministry of Emmanuel seeks to nourish a vibrant community of musicians, artists, poets, and others who desire to worship the Creator and serve the church body with their creative gifts. As such, we encourage members to view artistic creativity as one avenue through which we may worship and give praise to our heavenly Father. Specifically, we welcome instrumentalists and vocalists, both solo and ensemble players, who are interested in contributing to Sunday morning worship. Additionally, we encourage those with gifts in songwriting, composing, or poetry to contribute original material with a view to building up the body of Christ. Finally, we welcome those with technical skills related to live sound production.

Ministry Opportunties

If you would like to get involved with one of our ministries, please fill out this form. Someone will contact you shortly.