Our missionaries are a significant aspect of our ministry. The ECC Missions budget is separate from our general budget and is totally funded by gifts designated to Missions. We encourage members and regular attenders to designate a portion of their regular tithes and offerings to Missions. Missions Purpose Statement
Ways to Get Involved in ECC Missions
Most Sundays at 4pm in Room 5, friends of ECC Missions join to pray for God’s work around the world being carried out by those who are supported financially by ECC, as well as those who have requested prayer support. Everyone is invited to find out more about “our” missionaries. How else can you get involved? Commit to pray regularly for one or more of the missionaries that ECC supports. Start a correspondence with any of our missionaries through email or regular mail. Send them a birthday greeting! Attend special gatherings where missionaries share details about their work. Go on a mission trip! Short-term trips for high school and university students are available annually, and more multi-generational trips are planned periodically. Contact the church office at 812-332-0502 to see what may be in the works.
Applying for Financial Support from ECC
To contact the Missions Committee, please contact Pastor Bob Whitaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missionaries Supported by ECC
ECC supports missionaries (agencies listed) in the following countries and US states:
- Act Beyond, Southeast Asia
- Child Evangelism Fellowship, Indianapolis, IN
- Commission to Every Nation, Philippines
- Cru, Bloomington, IN
- Ghana Rural Integrated Development, West Africa
- International Foundation, Congo
- Navigators, U.S.
- North America Indigenous Ministries, Ferndale, WA
- One Mission Society, Eastern Europe
- Reach Across, Asia
- WEC International, Central Asia
- World Gospel Mission, Hungary
- Wycliffe Bible Translators, Central Asia
- Youth for Christ, Bloomington, IN
Missions Conference 2017: Ministry to the Imprisoned
We invited ECC-sponsored missionary Chuck Broughton to speak to us about ministry to those in prison, which is his focus with The Navigators. Using a Bible-storytelling approach, inmates learn Bible stories and how to share them with others, learning valuable life skills along the way.
Missions Conference 2016: The World at Your Doorstep
This year, we spread our missions theme over the Sundays of October and had a couple visitors with us. The challenge was to think of missions as something not only “professional missionaries” do, but something we can take part in in everyday ways as well as special ways. From spreading the word about a hospital project in Ghana to volunteering with youth to planting a garden, we all have opportunities to love others with Christ’s love.
Missions Conference 2015: Thinking Christianly
The focus of this year’s conference was”missions in an educational context,” with a special look at Christian Study Centers. What’s a Christian Study Center? Check out the “About Us” video on the homepage of MacLaurin CSF, a Christian Study Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Our conference speakers this year were Karl Johnson and Ryan O’Dowd from the Chesterton House Christian Study Center at Cornell University. Check out Ryan’s message to us about living the wisdom of God amidst the lure of the world’s wisdom.
Missions Conference 2014: Good News About Injustice
Our guest speaker this year was Joe Farrell from International Justice Mission. He spoke to us about IJM’s fight against sex trafficking, slavery, sexual violence, property-grabbing, police abuse of power, and citizenship rights abuse in communities around the world! Click here to learn how you can help and check out Joe’s message from Sunday morning!
This second trip to Carpenter (the first was in 2004) provided educational materials and construction support for the building of a Jr. high school.