“GO” is an acronym for “Global Outreach.” Immanuel Baptist Church has embraced the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…,” our mandate from King Jesus compels us to work to see all peoples reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our strategy centers on partnerships. We believe the best way to reach the nations is by partnering with the people who are living and working among the people who need to be reached. We currently have partnerships reaching the lost in North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
Partnering with Disciple Makers around the World.
Our partners in the Amazon are Paulo and Elizete Martins with Mocajuba Baptist Church. During GO trips to the Amazon, our teams work alongside our partners to speak the Word of God to an illiterate, unreached people group called the Quilombola. Our teams go to various communities via motorcycle, boat, or walking the jungle trails to share Christ’s love, personal testimonies and the plan of salvation with the people we meet.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Cindy Signaigo & Paul Harkins
2021 GO TRIPS | April 30-May 7 | November 2-10 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Immanuel partners with Fred and Joana Deegbe in Accra, Ghana to help Calvary Baptist Church be a sending church and start new church plants in the area. Through this partnership, our teams train Christ-followers in their church to go and make disciples in Ghana and other countries in Africa. Our teams also work alongside our partners to meet medical needs, share the Gospel and distribute Scripture in the local language.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Steve Thomas & Debbie Woosley
2021 GO TRIPS | September 16-24 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Immanuel partners with Nelson and Elena Ortiz and First Baptist Church in Asuncion, Paraguay, by hosting eyeglass clinics, making home visits, sharing the Gospel through door-to-door evangelism, hosting a Vacation Bible School for children, as well as other community service projects. The goal is to engage communities with practical needs, start small group Bible studies that will eventually turn into home churches, and multiply leaders to plant more home churches and reach more Paraguayans around the Asuncion region.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Libby Bunch & Ed Hicks
2021 GO TRIP | July 2-10 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Our partners in Southeast Asia engage with college students and young adults in conversations about eternal issues. The goal is to share the Gospel broadly with many people, invite them to learn more at an “English corner” discussion group, and then start a new Bible study on five different university campuses, which will eventually serve as the basis for five new churches in the city. Our partners also engage with small business owners and entrepreneurs in seminars on topics ranging from time management to sales. The goal is for attendees to find value in the seminars and then to set follow-up appointments that lead to conversations about eternal issues.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Steve Elliott & Mark Carter
2021 GO TRIP | September 18-25 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Immanuel partners with Daniel & Kari McGhee and Connection NYC Church as they serve in one of the world’s most diverse and ever-changing neighborhoods, Astoria, Queens, New York. Our Immanuel GO teams assist them in serving their community through practical, hands-on projects.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Allison Smith & Ginger Wade
2021 GO TRIPS | March 31-April 3 | July 24-31 | October 28-November 1 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Foreign Service Fellowship (FSF) is a ministry that engages dignitaries and diplomats from all over the world who attend the United Nations in New York City. Immanuel partner and FSF President Ken Welborn provides a non-political, enjoyable and effective environment for building personal relationships with Kingdom purpose. In the Foreign Service Fellowship office, Ken leads Bible studies and teaching for UN ambassadors, followed by discussion, dialogue and opportunities to plant the seeds of the Gospel. The desire is not just to make one disciple here, but that the members of the United Nations would carry the message back to their homelands to impact all the nations of the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
STRATEGY LEADER | John Riggins
2021 GO TRIP | December 5-9 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Immanuel partners with church planter Jim Britts and Parkside Church in Oceanside, California. Immanuel GO teams participate in various ministry opportunities to engage families through community events, share the Gospel through personal conversations and connect families to Parkside Church. Most recently, our team has assisted with their Kids Unleashed Camp, which provides the Gospel message through a week of activities and classes for children in kindergarten to 5th grade. Parkside’s mission is to reach their community, the west and the world one child and one family at a time. Through GO teams, GO interns and GO funds, the past several years, Parkside has celebrated their 162nd baptism and sent out 2 teams to plant new churches in their area.
STRATEGY LEADERS | David & Paula Shaffer
2021 GO TRIPS | July 7-11 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
Jump in and connect with young families by conducting service projects, neighborhood surveying, and assisting with family ministries! Serve alongside GO Partners Matt and Arrica Hess and fellowship pickering as they plant churches in the greater Toronto Area.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Ken Shew and Amy Rypkema
2021 GO Trips | July 10-17 | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders
This great nation boasts nearly 18% of the world’s population. Lock arms with local, indigenous field workers to provide compassion kits and start story groups among these unreached people.
STRATEGY LEADERS | Matt Hubbard
2021 GO Trip | Oct/Nov 2021 (TBD) | For more information, please contact Strategy Leaders