Here at Emmaus Church, we believe Jesus’s call to make disciples of all peoples includes not only our local neighbors here in Northeast Georgia but also our global neighbors in every tribe on the Earth. Therein, in a variety of ways, we seek to leverage our lives to make disciples globally - strategic partnerships, pastor training, short-term trips, and global church planting.
The primary way that Emmaus Church engages our command to make disciples of all nations is through a long-term gospel-partnership with Kaihura, a small village in Western Uganda. Since 2014, we have sent annual teams and engaged in ongoing projects to help develop their community, strengthen their churches, and make disciples of their people.
In addition to our church-wide initiatives in Kaihura, individual families of Emmaus Church are heavily invested in gospel-partnership globally through child sponsorship. Currently, 75+ children from Kaihura are sponsored by Emmaus families to provide food, education, and clothes for these children. Emmaus Kids Ministry also sponsors several children, giving our kids the opportunity to engage in global missions.
On an annual basis (typically in the summer) we send at least one short-term missions team to the village of Kaihura, Uganda, in a gospel-centered effort to strengthen local churches, minister to orphans, train pastors, work on efforts to bring clean water to the people of Kaihura, equip school teachers, and much more.