First things FIRST. It's all about Jesus. 

Over and over, even in our relatively short history as a church, God has made a way where there was no way. Today, we face a new challenge, and we believe that He’s not done with us yet. Far from it. Coming out of a global pandemic, with record numbers of people coming to faith, being baptized, and journeying together at Emergence, there has never been a more urgent need for us to move boldly and to trust completely. The opportunity is in front of us to, once again, see Him move powerfully to draw more people to Himself.

That’s why we are embarking on a season in our church unlike any other – one that will require openness to God working deeply in us and through us, in new levels of faith and generosity. This two-year season of allowing God to challenge our hearts and reorient all things to place Him FIRST is an exciting time, and you're invited into it.God gave us His FIRST and best in His Son, Jesus. The question is: will we give our FIRST and best to Him?
ONE of the most important things the Gospel compels us to is
generosity. Jesus did not withhold generosity at the cross, and we respond by not withholding from Him. He was first, He went first, and all things are by Him, for Him, through Him and to Him.

In the letter to the Colossian Christians, Paul lays out the great passage of Christ’s preeminence - the reality that in all things Christ is first - in creation, in resurrection, in position, in salvation, in all things... Christ is first. The question we want God to challenge and change us with as a church over the next two years is this: is Christ first in my life? How does that reality change how I live, how I spend, and save, and give.

We pray that Christ would so be so primary in our lives, and greater than everything else, that we could boast like Paul to the Christians in Philippi:

"What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ" - Philippians 3:8

Can you imagine what it would do in each of us if we were reoriented to put Christ first in all things? It will require you to sacrifice time, comfort, resources, certainty, and other “life as usual” things to invest in eternal things that never fade.

We pray every person who calls Emergence Church home will make a commitment that will have kingdom impact for generations to come. Our prayer is that this season will invigorate our faith and be used powerfully to advance the Gospel in North Jersey, and the world.
Ryan Baitzel
Lead Pastor

Make your commitment today.

We want every single person to take their next right step in discipleship and generosity through FIRST.
It’s not too late to join us. If you’d like to learn more please click on the commit button here.


The Primary goal is 100% engagement

We would like 100% of those who call Emergence home to go before God and have
a life-changing encounter with him as it relates to their generosity.


The secondary goal is $13.7M


$9.2 Million
(Two-year operating budget)
We will continue to hold weekly worship
gatherings, connect people to one another in community, support church-planting missionaries around the world, partner with local church plants we have birthed, serve one another and our communities in the name of Jesus, and watch Him transform communities locally and globally.

Making disciple-making disciples. It is, and has been our ministry objective since we opened. We will simply continue to do it.


$3 Million
(Children’s & student ministry
facility expansion)
Through the powerful work of the Lord, the door was opened for us to purchase our current units and two adjacent units for future expansion in our Totowa location. The first phase of this expansion will be focused on renovating and opening a new wing of our facility dedicated to family ministries.
We’ll raise the funds to build out new children’s and student ministry spaces to accommodate our current church family and those who the Lord has yet to bring.


$1.5 Million
(Initial lobby enhancements & ministry/classroom spaces)
The second phase of this expansion work will be directed toward new classroom and gathering spaces for our first step environments, like Starting Point and Discover Emergence, and serve as adult classrooms for other areas of ministry.

 It will also allow for us to begin the prep work for an expanded lobby space to accommodate the growing numbers of people who God is bringing to hear the Gospel proclaimed at Emergence.