The Evangelical Methodist Church (EMC) is a Christian denomination headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The denomination currently has churches in the United States, Mexico, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Europe, and Africa. Congregations are located in 23 U.S. states, and they have a presence in 20 other countries through various missions organizations. The EMC has 222 total churches worldwide. The North American Conference (Canada, Mexico and the United States) has 149 churches, 112 of those in the United States. Current United States membership is approximately 8,600 people.
The EMC split from The Methodist Church in 1946. In 2005, there were 108 churches and 7,348 members in the United States, The EMC describes itself as a culturally conservative, evangelical church that is "fundamental in belief, missionary in outlook, evangelistic in endeavor, cooperative in spirit, and Wesleyan in doctrine." Theologically, the EMC teaches a moderate holiness belief in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible and the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse a Christian from sin and to keep him or her from falling back into a sinful lifestyle. The EMC believes in salvation through faith by grace. The prevenient grace of God allows every person to make a choice in response to the gospel. Man apart from grace cannot freely choose Christ. The Christian will grow in Christ-likeness throughout life in progressive sanctification. There is also the experience of entire sanctification where the believer's heart is cleansed of self-centered ambition replaced by a single minded love for God and people. A holy lifestyle that reflects the character of Christ is lived out in the world.
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