International Mission Partners

ZPC’s Romanian missions initiatives focus on evangelism and compassion ministries. Fifteen churches have been started as a result of support from ZPC. ZPC actively supports missionaries as well as leadership development programs to train new missionaries and to start new churches. Through private donations from ZPC members, a college scholarship fund has been established to assist Christian youth from our Romanian church partners to attend university.

> Dave Gall [317.896.5385]

Through various partners, ZPC supports a myriad of ministry needs throughout Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa - church planting, a seminary, refugee support, evangelical churches, outreach to unreached people groups, satellite ministry, discipleship training, and compassion ministries, just to name a few. These ministries pursue a true nationwide and regional revival in which people would come into a permanent relationship with Jesus Christ.

> Philana Cunningham [317.507.8219]

ZPC has partnered with Christians in Quintana Roo, Mexico since 2000. In that time, more than 13 churches have been planted. This ministry has led VBS and done construction as well as provided leadership training, evangelism training, pastor/spouse retreats, and Great Banquet and Awakening retreats.

> Valerie Lindenschmidt [317.509.3449]

ZPC’s support in Brazil is directed to the Gaucho Project, which is focused on church planting and training church leaders. Six churches have been planted in the region as a result of this project.

> Steve Wright [317.873.6808]

International Missionaries

Bill is the strategy coordinator for OMF International in Mongolia. OMF works through an intra-mission agency called Joint Christian Services (JCS). JCS works with 10 other agencies to restore families, churches, and communities.

Kwai Lin is the executive director of JCS and Bill takes Mongolian and foreign Christian workers to reach out to nomads and other unreached rural people.

ZPC also supports several missionary families whose names and information we cannot share due to ministry sensitivity.

Kathi serves in Arequipa, Peru developing leadership within the El Camino Bible Christian Church. The church is beginning its second year with a Peruvian pastor. The missionary team is progressively stepping back from ministry responsibilities and is focusing efforts on mentoring leaders within the ministries of the church. Toward that end, Kathi develops leaders for discipleship groups and women’s ministries, and prepares written training materials as needed.

Dan preaches, teaches, and counsels through Frontier Fellowship around the USA and the Middle East and North Africa. In various areas overseas, he works with a myriad of partners to help them develop frontier mission programs to their own unreached people groups.

Mark and Ruth focus on reaching over 80,000 poor people who live within a mile of the OMF Mission Home in urban Manila.Because few of these people would attend a worship service, they focus on bringing the gospel message to them by doing fun and meaningful events where they llive. Their goal is to glorify God by making disciples and planting churches.

The Keller’s focus is to impact the nations of Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, and Northern India, an area known as the Tibetan-Buddhist Belt. The Belt is home to 22+ million people and located in the strategic 10/40 window, which contains over 90% of the unreached peoples of the world. Because the Monglian people are nomadic, they can be mobile gospel-carriers. The Keller’s strategy is to train the Monglians in evangelism and discipleship so they can carry the gospel to the other Belt countries.

Dan’s main work is to identify and train teams of local translators and to create the alphabets, dictionaries, grammars, and other materials, which are needed for Bible translation. A second area of ministry is within the academic world, building relationships with linguists and scholars in Cameroon and Europe.

Karl teaches mission and church history at Bangkok Bible Seminary and assists with translation and editing at Kankok Bannasan (OMF Publishers Thailand), one of the few publishers of Thai Christian books. Living right next to the seminary campus in downtown Bangkok, both Karl and his wife Sun have opportunities to invest in the lives of students. They are also involved in a church plant called Grace City Bangkok and Karl does itinerant preaching in various churches in the Bangkok area and beyond.

National Missions

Through ZPCers generosity, the following missionaries and mission organizations are serving and releasing people to serve in our broken world.

Kristin and Michael partner with churches and college campuses to minister to teens, college students and adults. They provide education about God's design for sexual integrity, and help men and women who have experienced sexual brokenness in their lives.

> Judy Barnes [ ]

This ministry focuses on an intentional approach to discipleship that equips men and women to make disciples who also multiply spiritually, doing the same training with others. The result: more “laborers” for the spiritual harvest. It has been active at ZPC since 2002 through Heart to Heart Discipleship for women and One-to-One Discipleship for men. The approach includes sharing Christ, training others in personal witness, resourcing church leaders, and developing all prayer and financial support needed. Outreach includes a focus on international women in Central Indiana.

Ways to be Involved:

  • Help others in evangelism, such as through a neighborhood gathering, a women’s outreach breakfast, hosting a special speaker to address individuals in particular social or interest areas.
  • Start-up trainings to help individuals, groups, and churches help lay the groundwork for one-to-one discipleship.
  • Financially support Donna’s ministry and/or join in prayer support.

+ Betty Sue Laffoon [317.370.5683]

Short Term Missions

Prayerfully consider how God might be prompting you to go on a short-term mission trip and how he might send you to utilize your time and talents to serve others in his kingdom.

Please note for all trips: Non-refundable payment for airfare (if applicable) is due 30 days prior to departure (or when tickets are ordered). The remaining non-refundable balance is due no later than two weeks prior to the mission trip departure.

Reynosa, Mexico | Approximately $300 (Airfare not included)

This trip is a great opportunity for families to serve together. Possibilities include interacting with local children through games, crafts, and worship; helping build a house; and assisting with meals at the medical clinic. 

Scott Shelton [317.873.6503x1007]

Barcelona, Spain | Approximately $2,200

This group builds relationships with the local missionaries and immigrants through such things as teaching English and Spanish; leading devotions, games, and crafts; and cleaning the church. 

> Philana Cunningham [317.507.8219]

Lavanneau, Haiti | Approximately $1,700

Coordinate Vacation Bible School for 500-550 children; distribute shoes and clothing; light construction; and evangelize to the community through evening worship, study, and visiting homes.

Jill Robertson [317.873.1829]

Romania | Approximately $1,950

The Romania team visits with various partners that ZPC supports. Among these visits are the Bethel Orphanage, local churches, and several missionaries. 

> Dave Gall [317.258.6214]

Williamsburg, KY | Approximately $200 (adults) $100 (children)

The Kentucky team works with Cedaridge, a Christian Ministry located in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Cedaridge provides food, clothing, other necessities, and spiritual guidance to the poor and homeless in Southeastern Kentucky.  Projects include light construction; helping at the thrift store; and helping at the food pantry. 

Valerie Polley [317.733.4303]

ZPC Mission Commission

The Mission Commission provides lay-led oversight and leadership for missions initiatives at ZPC. The team strives to equip and send disciples into our broken world to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. In doing so, they also guide mission funds to our partners around the world. The Mission Commission is made up of the ZPC Missions Chairperson, representatives from several sub-teams, and at-large members. The sub-teams of the Mission Commission are always looking for interested people to serve. Monthly meetings are held the second Wednesdays of most months.

Apply to be on the Mission Commission or MC Finance Committee