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.


Fall 2022



    NOVEMBER 14-21

    Every year, National Collection Week takes place the third week in November when more than 4,500 drop-off locations are open across the country. Click HERE for information on "How to fill a shoebox". Shipping labels will be available when you pick up your boxes. Optional donations can be made toward shipping costs. 

    Empty shoeboxes can be picked up October 16-November 13 at:

    Immanuel Church


    Filled shoeboxes can be dropped off November 14-21 at:

    Meadowridge Baptist Church

    4500 IL Route 173, Zion, IL  60099

    For other national drop off locations, click HERE.

    If you'd like to digitally build a box click HERE.

    Email [email protected] if you have questions.



  • Haiti: The 410 Bridge

    CLICK HERE to see what sponsoring children in Haiti 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 Maniche, Haiti!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 with The 410 Bridge, we are able to connect with and serve alongside the local church in Maniche, Haiti. The goal is to empower Christ-centered, holistic, long-term development in Maniche 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 Maniche click HEREEmail Bryan if you are interested in future trips. Click HERE to view a brief video from the 2019 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.

  • Colin Carroll

    Iligan City, Philippines

    After participating in a short-term trip to the Philippines, Colin sensed God calling him to a greater commitment to the Mindanao people. Colin now works with a medical and dental clinic, serves as a leader at a farm and herbal plant, and runs a recovery and vocational training group - all in the name of Christ.

    If you’d like learn more about and/or help provide scholarships for educating some of the children Colin and his team work with you can do so by emailing Colin by clicking HERE

  • Katherine HOPPE


    Katie is working with InterVarsity as a campus intern for the 2021 calendar year at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. InterVarsity, an interdenominational campus ministry, fosters a witnessing Christian community on campus with emphasis on creating a space of belonging and unity where students are challenged to grow in the knowledge and likeness of Christ. To learn more about Katie and her ministry, click HERE.

    Here is the latest news from Katie! Newsletter

  • 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]