Local Ministry

NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD PANTRIES AT IMMANUEL

We show love to our nearest neighbors by helping provide for families with long-term or temporary needs for groceries. This thriving, busy ministry has become a true community effort, with volunteers and food donations from many churches and organizations in Warrenville.

WARRENVILLE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES

We share a close partnership with this evangelical relief ministry just down the road, hosting a mentoring program for at-risk kids and depending on them to administer a Local Emergency Assistance Fund and provide counseling for under-resourced friends here in Warrenville.

WORLD RELIEF DUPAGE/AURORA

These ministry partners encourage us to welcome the stranger, as they serve refugees and immigrants settling in DuPage County. Immanuel offers citizenship coaching for immigrants soon to undertake their interview/exam, and our church regularly hosts World Relief staff meetings and classes that provide job training or drivers-license training.

JUST OF DUPAGE

This agency shares God’s love and provides a range of practical and spiritual programs to empower inmates of the DuPage County Jail to make positive changes in their lives. Immanuel member Chip DeBlois is executive director.

WARRENVILLE PERSONS IN MINISTRY

Staffers from various churches in Warrenville work together year-round to minister to our community, especially with events on the National Day of Prayer, the National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and our annual Back-to-School party that benefits our under-resourced local elementary school families.


OTHER SUPPORTED MINISTRIES

  • Emmaus Ministries (Chicago), reaching out to sex-trafficked men

  • ICARA (Africa), training caregivers to provide nurture and security for children traumatized by poverty and abandonment

  • Langham Partnership, equipping indigenous Christian leaders through scholarships, literature, and preaching seminars in still-developing countries

  • Pioneer Clubs, helping children around the world to follow Christ in every aspect of life

  • Youth Missions Trips, enabling Immanuel’s young people to experience serving in mission in the U.S. and abroad.


Immanuel Around the World

Immanuel’s missionaries are a true extension of our church family, many of them with strong ties to our church or denomination (EPC World Outreach). Many of our church family are also involved in short-term service and missions trips.

IMMANUEL’S MISSIONARIES

 

Karl and Debbie Dortzbach (Maryland)
Mission to the World/Peacemaker Ministries/World Relief

Robert and Joyce Hamd (Washington, D.C.; Lebanon)
Philemon Project

Dottie Hoppe (Arkansas; Colombia)
Wycliffe Bible Translators

Paul and Clare Hudson (North Carolina)
Serving In Mission

Sean and Angie McKelvey (Southeast Asia)
EPC World Outreach

Kent and Leila Schroeder (Kenya)
Wycliffe Bible Translators

Thomas and Susanna Smoak (Illinois)
Action International

Craig and Alyse Thompson (Philippines)
Teach Beyond

Paul and Leah W (South Asia)
TEAM

Daniel and Sarah Zagami (South Carolina)
Commission to Every Nation/Global Frontiers International Ministries Supported by Immanuel