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. Find out below how you can get involved with our global partners, experience a short-term trip, sponsor a child or participate in other opportunities.


    JUne 20 - june 27, 2024 (THE 410 BRIDGE)

    If you have a heart for global missions or if you’ve always thought about going on a mission trip but haven’t, now’s your chance! 

    This summer (June 20-27), Immanuel will send a group of adults and high school students (current juniors and seniors) to visit our friends in the beautiful community of La Nueva Independencia, Guatemala through our global partnership with The 410 Bridge.

    The deadline to register is March 10. Space is limited and the team will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Click HERE to register.

    Click HERE to contact Bryan Bicket (adults) or Becca Grasty (students/parents) directly if you or your student is interested in the trip and have any questions. 

    For more trip information, dates, and deadlines please CLICK HERE.

    To see a recap video of our 2023 Guatemala Trip with the 410 Bridge CLICK HERE.



  • GUATEMALA: The 410 Bridge

    CLICK HERE to see what sponsoring children in La Nueva Independencia through the 410 Bridge does not just for the specific children, but also for the entire community.

    CLICK HERE to sponsor a child or children from Immanuel's partner community in La Nueva Independencia, Guatemala!

  • Kenya: Shepherd's Little Lambs

    CLICK HERE to see how sponsoring children in Kenya through Shepherd's Little Lambs will provide for their physical, education, medical, and spiritual needs.

    Immanuel's partner locations: Green Pastures, Nakuru, or the Kijabe Practical Garage (KPG). For more information email Doug.

PARTNER Organizations

We have several organizations that we partner with through financial, personnel, and prayer support. The impact we have is exponentially higher thanks to our relationships with these global partners. 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.

  • 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.

  • Shepherd’s 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. National leaders work with our global partner to provide a place for these children to receive consistent, loving Christian care. Visit Shepherd’s Little Lambs' website, Facebook Page, or view this video from an Immanuel trip to Little Lambs! To sponsor a child click HERE.

  • Through our partnership with The 410 Bridge, we are able to connect with and serve alongside the local church in La Nueva Independencia, Guatemala. The goal is to empower Christ-centered, holistic, long-term development in this community by addressing the five key needs of water, education, economics, health and discipleship. To learn more about child sponsorship click HERE. To sponsor a child from La Nueva Independencia, click HERE. Email Bryan if you are interested in future trips. Click HERE to view a brief video from the 2023 trip.

Individual PARTNERs

We also partner with several individuals that have committed themselves to serve globally. 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.



    Zach is the Director of the Salt Company which exists to help college students at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) and surrounding colleges know, love, and obey Jesus. Zach was an active student leader with the Salt Company during his time at Mizzou and is thrilled to be back on campus to REACH the next generation with the gospel, RAISE them to know, love and obey Jesus, and RELEASE them to fulfill the Great Commission, to make disciples who make disciples. To contact Zach click HERE.

  • Katherine HOPPE

    Valparaiso, Indiana

    Katie works with InterVarsity, an interdenominational campus ministry, at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She coaches both veteran and new staff members worldwide; currently, there are 100 staff who are either new or interns who are transitioning to full time! Since she works remotely, she also holds a part time position at Wheaton College’s Ministry and Development office while she completes a graduate degree. She met her husband, Tristan, when they were undergrads at Wheaton.

  • Paul & Ana Hill

    Santiago del Estero, Argentina


    Paul (a missionary kid who grew up in Argentina) and Ana (an Argentinian national) are church planters with Converge Worldwide. If you are interested in connecting with Paul and Ana, click HERE. 

  • Rod & Lori Kraybill

    AIM, Serving Northern Africa

    The Kraybills have been serving with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) for over 15 years. Rod is the Training and Leadership Development Coordinator for the AIM International office. If you are interested in connecting with Rod and Lori, click HERE. 


  • Tom & Michele

    southeast Asia

    Tom and Michele are long time missionaries, originally serving in the Philippines. The last four years they have worked in East Asia planting churches. They primarily work among Muslim people groups. If you are interested in connecting with Tom and Michele, click HERE. 


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.

  • serve Global 2.0

    If you sense God is leading you to serve others globally, our Serve Global 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

    If you have questions email [email protected]