Trips & Missionaries

Mission Trips Currently On Hold

Due to the on-going global pandemic, all 2020 mission trips have been postponed and/or canceled.

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Meet Our Missionaries

Grace Church partners with people from Grace who feel called as a full-time missionary to serve God around the world. Our missionaries aren’t called to do this work on their own. See how you can support these partners.  

146th Street Campus Missionaries

First Nations Outreach Tim & Julie Christensen

Tim and Julie, with North American Indigenous Ministries (NAIM), work to reconcile Native Americans to Christ and His followers. This ministry thrives on Penelakut Island, British Columbia, a reservation overshadowed by a history of abuse and social injustice perpetrated in the name of Christ. They're developing healthy relationships with the Penelakut people and inviting them to experience the love of Christ through a unique outdoor program called ROOTS, which is integrated into the community's life.

Email Tim Christensen for more info.

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Filter of Hope Lisa & Scott Santee

Scott & Lisa have attended Grace for 25 years and serve on the Leadership Team of Filter of Hope. They help people give clean water and Jesus to families thirsty for both. Scott & Lisa each lead trips to Cuba throughout the year. Want to join one? FOH leads trips to 10 countries in Central America, and partners with others in 60 countries. Scott connects individuals, churches, and businesses to go on these remarkable mission trips and to partner with Filter of Hope. Lisa designs new communication tools to share how clean water and the Living Water is bringing hope to the poorest places on the planet.

Email Scott Santee for more info.

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Wycliffe Bible Translators Jeff & Peg Shrum

After spending 27 years living in Mozambique and translating the Bible into Takwane, The Shrums live in Texas. Jeff currently serves as an International Technology Consultant helping translators and consultants worldwide use translation software to translate the Bible into local languages and dialects. He leads workshops, does individual consulting and is part of a team that is building an online training course. Peg is a translation consultant for two minority language groups in South America. She is currently checking 1, 2 and 3 John for one language group and Exodus for another.

Email Jeff Shrum for more info.

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InterVarsity Mark Slaughter

Mark Slaughter's ministry with InterVarsity involves speaking on college campuses, primarily in the Midwest. Through interactive discussions and outreach events, Mark proclaims God's Kingdom to college students with clear, compassionate and Biblical responses to the moral and societal questions facing them today. His passion is to see college students transformed to follow Jesus and impact their world.

Email Mark Slaughter for more info.

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InterVarsity Christine Wagoner

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty on college/university campuses nationwide. Their vision is to see students and faculty transformed by the power and love of Jesus, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Christine Wagoner oversees all of the undergraduate ministries in the state of Indiana serving 10 college campuses and 800 students, including specific ministries for fraternities and sororities, as well as international students.

Email Christine Wagoner for more info.

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SEND International Shigeko Yamaguma

After spending a year in Brazil as a missionary in 2007, God started calling Shigeko back to Japan to bring the Gospel to her own people. For the first two years, God placed Shigeko in camp ministry in the outskirts of Tokyo, reaching out to the most responsive segment of the Japanese population: children and youth. Yet her deep desire to serve the people affected from the 2011 triple disaster in northern Japan continued to be her passion. Last year in April, she finally moved to Iwaki, Fukushima, the home to more than 20,000 evacuees who were displaced due to the nuclear disaster. Shigeko has been walking alongside the women, both young and old, through English ministries and counselling. She is also actively involved with the city-wide Christmas committee and prayer ministries.

Email Shigeko Yamaguma for more info.

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Congo Initiative Jessica (Shewan) Lembelembe

Jessica serves with Congo Initiative, a multicultural community committed to transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo through educating ethical leaders, investing in sustainable and vibrant Congolese society, and developing grassroots initiatives for peace, hope, and justice. Jessica builds local and international partnerships for Congo Initiative because she loves seeing the global church working together. She also teaches peace studies courses at CI's Christian Bilingual University of Congo.

Email Jessica for more info.

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I am very passionate that outreach or ministry should be sustainable... So locals have the ability to continue the outreach and flourish if workers/ missionaries had to leave for any reason. The focus of my work with refugees is multifaceted. A few ways in which I will be doing this is through flourishing community outreaches: ESL classes, church plants, and in-home fellowship / Bible studies. We are actively expanding our presence through advocating for the most vulnerable in the refugee population, who are victimized (mostly children) by sex trafficking and forced labor. Through these integrated approaches of outreach, we are serving each unique community to see their lives and communities transformed by the power of God.

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Fishers Campus Missionaries

Cru Keith & Natalie Back

Keith and Natalie Back serve with Cru reaching international college students at IUPUI. These students are lonely, isolated, and do not know Christ. They are longing for more so the Back’s come around them to introduce them to Christ. Keith and Natalie also serve as the bridge between Cru and Filter of Hope to create awareness of the clean water crisis across the world. Currently, two billion people lack access to clean drinking water. Through a household water filter that lasts 10 years, they take trips to 10 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to give people clean water and introduce them to the Living Water. Take a trip and see what this is all about!

Email Keith Back for more info.

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National Network of Youth Ministries Randy Davis

Randy Davis is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM). As a ministry, we work to build unity among youth leaders in every community, so every teenager has a chance to hear the story of Jesus before they graduate. I work with the national leaders of over 160 denominations and ministries, and our staff of 30 work with youth leaders in every community. We see our mission field as the 32 million teenagers in 1,200 Juvenile Detention Centers and 67,000 public and private high schools and junior highs. Convening dynamic church and para-church ministries allow us to multiply all of our efforts as they serve the students of their community.

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Within Reach Global Brittaney Trail

Brittaney serves with Within Reach Global, an organization that works to reach the unreached people groups with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Based in Thailand, we operate several outreach centers, church plants, and discipleship training programs in China, Myanmar and Thailand. Our ultimate goal is to reconcile people to Jesus through evangelism and discipleship, and we do this through weekly English corners, kid's camps, children's homes, relief efforts, and partnerships with anti-trafficking and red light district ministries.

Email Brittaney Trail for more info.

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Christian Business Men’s Connection Gary Kirschman

Gary Kirschman is the City Director for Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC) of greater Indianapolis. CBMC is a worldwide ministry that serves as a resource and catalyst to men in the workplace. The purpose of CBMC is to share the transformational love of Christ with those in the business community, and help business and professional men become the person God designed them to be. CBMC offers opportunities such as Peer Groups for business owners and CEO’s, groups for young professionals, workplace small groups, one-to-one discipleship, ministry and leadership training, networking, etc.

Email Gary Kirschman for more info.

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CRU Scott Naylor

Motivated by a calling to address the broken place of people’s separation from God, Scott Naylor works with Cru, giving vision and leadership to various aspects of Cru’s Performing Artists ministry. Their passion is to equip and mobilize musicians who share the gospel clearly and creatively through their music. Scott leads missional performing artists all over the world sharing the gospel in evangelistic concerts, serves as a coach and clinician for student musicians and worship leaders, and directs music for large conference events.

Email Scott Naylor for more info.

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