With God’s leading, Park Chapel is committed to give priority to strategic partnerships that raise up indigenous ministry and leaders to reach the unreached and unengaged peoples of the world. Our partners interact with people who often don’t know who Jesus is. We want to help them share his story! With the limited number of these partnerships, it allows us to invest our resources more generously in strategic locations. We want to go deep with these ministries as we form strong relationships that impact both our local church and their global ministry.
Elam serves the growing church in the Iran region. It is their desire that all the people of the Iran region would have the opportunity to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and follow Him as a disciple, and that Iranians would be instrumental in taking the Gospel to other Muslims.
Elam trains leaders for fruitful, effective ministry; equips the Iranian church with Bibles and resources for evangelism and discipleship; and sends the Gospel into the Iran region through trained evangelists, church planters and Christian media. Iranian Christians are impacting Muslim nations across the Islamic world.
Park Chapel joined Elam in their vision for the unreached people of the Iran region in 2011. We have been blessed to hear the stories of God’s work among his followers and have been able to fund over 32,500 Scriptures.
Jesus modeled that the intensive training of small groups can impact the world. In this same way, the equipping of indigenous leaders is leading to the transformation of thousands of people groups in South Asia with the power of the Gospel.
Park Chapel’s partnership in this area of the world is helping men and women be catalysts for spiritual and social transformation. We are providing financial resources, prayer support, and relational encouragement as we work together to meet their goal to educate and equip 35,000 leaders to develop 100,000 communities by 2030.
Check out this video that tells you more about our ministry partner and how our church has been involved. (video coming soon)
Dr. Felix and Nema Kohol
Felix and Nema opened the Larry Ebert Medical Centre in 2006 and added a maternity facility in 2013. A new facility to increase beds, consultation space and conference room is currently under construction. Their country is one of the world’s poorest and health conditions tend to be substandard in rural areas and among the poor. The clinic provides quality medical services at lower costs to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people in surrounding communities and villages.
Sharing the love of Christ and giving the message of salvation as people make use of the medical facilities is of utmost importance. For those who want to know more, there is Bible study and connections made with local churches. Many have come to faith. Park Chapel has been actively involved in this work since the beginning. We have often enjoyed hosting Felix and his family in our community and have benefited from his wisdom and prayers.
Brian & Tabitha
This missionary couple works in a country becoming increasingly more resistant to those who follow Jesus. They work with a CMFI team to establish a disciple making movement among an unreached people group. They love their neighbors and build bridges through Chronological Bible Storytelling, agricultural development via Farming God’s Way, God’s creation and its stewardship, and Community Health Evangelism.
Park Chapel first began partnering with the work of Gary and Jean Smiddy in the Mombasa, Kenya area, along the coast of the Indian Ocean in 2002. It was a joy to see their church plant, Crossroads Fellowship, grow into a thriving congregation. Providing resources for children’s feeding centers and schools was a part of the early work too as our continued partnership in this region of Africa encompassed work with Bobby and Lisa Bechtel with the Hope Foundation of Kenya -- reshaping communities with the message of Jesus.
Over the years, we have been part of new churches taking root, schools growing to accept more and more students, children receiving food, education and clothing through sponsorships, and additional projects to increase capacity and outreach to communities.