Helping people know Jesus and grow to be like Him is what we're all about, both here in Lake County and all over the world. Why? Because following Jesus doesn't stop at our front door, but reaches across the globe. We serve globally through our partnerships, missionaries, short-term trips, and other opportunities.  Contact Bryan Bicket for more information.



We have several organizations that we partner with through financial and personnel support. The impact we get to be part of is exponentially higher thanks to our relationships with these ministries. Just click on one of the images below to get more information and investigate how you might participate in any number of initiatives here at Immanuel.

  • Anurag Society is a non-profit organization that is changing the lives of women and children in an impoverished part of New Delhi, India. Anurag ((pronounced ah-noo-rahg) started in 1990 with 25 children. Now, through education and other services, Anurag is bringing hope and a future to more than 1000 women and children.

  • Since 1887, Life in Messiah has helped Christians understand the Jewish roots of our faith and God’s ongoing commitment to His people. In all we do, our priority is to share the gospel message. Today Life in Messiah has ministry to Jewish people in Israel, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and the United States.

  • little lambs, kenya

    Little Lambs is a day care and feeding program to help a few of the nearly 2 millions Kenyan children orphaned by AIDS as well as some of the poorest of the poor children in the area. Missionaries and nationals work together to provide a place for these children to receive consistent, loving Christian care. Visit Little Lambs' website, Facebook Page, or view this video from an Immanuel trip to Little Lambs!

    To sponsor a child click HERE.

    To support Little Lambs through the “Breaking the Cycle” ride click HERE.

  • Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

    Each year we partner with Samaritan's Purse to provide Christmas shoe boxes full of necessities, toys, love and the Good News of Jesus to thousands of kids each year. For more information on how to get involved contact Susan Schmidt or Kerri Ward.  Join our Facebook Page HERE.  


We also partner with several individuals that have committed themselves to ministry overseas. A portion of Immanuel's giving is sent to these families each year to support their efforts in church planting, leadership, evangelism and discipleship. You'll find all sorts of information below on our friends serving around the globe. And while you're reading, perhaps you'd commit to praying for them.

  • Mike & kelli bicket

    Papua New Guinea

    Mike and Kelli work with New Tribes Mission Aviation (NTMA) in taking the Gospel message to the people of Papua New Guinea.  Mike is an aircraft mechanic.

    Click HERE to watch Mike & Kelli’s ministry overview video!

    Read their most recent blog post HERE!

  • Colin Carroll

    Iligan City, Philippines

    Colin is a missionary through Christar serving in the Philippines.

  • Paul & Ana Hill

    Santiago del Estero, Argentina

    Paul and Ana are church planters. Read their most recent newsletter!

  • Rod & Lori Kraybill

    Rift valley AcADEMY, KENYA

    Rod oversees discipleship for all AIM missionaries on the continent and Lori is a dorm supervisor for Rift Valley Academy. Read their most recent newsletter!


  • Tom & Michele

    southeast Asia

    Tom and Michele are church planters. Read their most recent newsletter!

  • Murray and Kathy are church planters. Click HERE (password: TRIMreview) to see the kind of work they are doing in Japan. Read the most recent prayer requests.


Short-term trips are a great way to serve others and broaden your perspective on what God is doing in the world.  Although the idea of a trip may seem overwhelming, we have found that they are wonderful opportunities for God to change hearts and lives in very unique ways.  Our hope is that the majority of people who call Immanuel home will consider going on a trip.

Interested in going on a trip with Immanuel? Email Bryan.


  • maniche, haiti (july 14 - 20, 2017)

    A group of adults and high-school upperclassmen will visit our new global partners, The 410 Bridge. They will get to know and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ and have their worldviews transformed in the process. Total cost: $1900. To learn more or apply to participate, contact Pastor Bryan ( or Pastor Holden ( The first team meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 12, 12:15-2:15 PM. Click HERE for trip details.

  • BROOKLYN, NEW YORK   (october 23-30, 2016)

    During this trip to Brooklyn, participants learned how to better understand the Jewish faith and how to share Jesus with their Jewish friends? They learned from the staff of Life in Messiah about Jewish culture and how to effectively engage Jewish people in conversation about Jesus.

  • LittlE LAMBS, KENYA   (September 15-30, 2016)

    Participants of this trip visited our Global Partner “Little Lambs.” During the trip they visited the two day care locations, met the students at the Kijabe Practical Garage (KPG), helped with projects at a new location, hosted a field day for the local children, and much more. Click HERE to view the video of the Immanuel Trip. You can also visit the Little Lambs' website or Facebook Page.

    To sponsor a child click HERE.

    To support Little Lambs through the “Breaking the Cycle” ride click HERE.

  • TENANCINGO, MEXICO   (June 24 - July 5, 2016)

    Over 20 years ago, Immanuel helped plant a church in Tenancingo, Mexico. That church has grown and recently purchased land to construct the first stage of a building. In the summer of 2016, Immanuel took a multi-phase trip to come along side the project they had started by building four classrooms and a kitchen and to help run some youth events. Click HERE for the trip itinerary. 


We recognize that God is doing so many amazing things in people’s hearts and lives that we want to help our people serve globally when they sense God’s leading. Because of this desire, we have created the following opportunities to help get our people do so.

  • World OutREACH 2.0

    If you sense God is leading you to serve others globally, our World Outreach Team would love to hear about it so that we can find ways to support you, either through prayer or financially. To apply, please fill out this form or you can contact Bryan Bicket with questions.