Encompass World Partners News

New Church Plant in Atlanta

Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:48

A new Grace Church Plant aims to reach second generation immigrants in Atlanta, Georgia with a team who understands the tension of living between two cultures.

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Nancy Peugh With the Lord

Thursday, 29 September 2016 13:51

Early Wednesday morning (Sept. 28) Nancy Peugh, former Encompass missionary in Germany, passed away. Her husband Roger is a professor at Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Both are well known and loved in the States and around the world, and have been active in ministry regardless of age.

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Discipleship at Dragon Con

Monday, 26 September 2016 18:31

Dragon Con has been in Atlanta for 30 years bringing crowds of over 70,000 to the city each Labor Day weekend. The multi-genre convention hosts those into science fiction, comic books, and other fan cultures. 

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Did you have a parent who, on family road trips, always pointed out that it’s the journey that makes the destination more enjoyable? Usually this was stated following an expression of impatience from you or a sibling who wished teleportation was possible. Of course the “journey is half of the fun” talk left little remedy for your backseat sorrow. The truth is that when God takes you from point A to point B, every little step is a blessing that enriches the destination. JoEllen’s story of her path to global missions is a perfect example of this.

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There is a grand and glorious mosaic that is found in the stories of women in the Bible. It emerges as a picture of men and women, made in the image of God, as both equal and complementary, gifted by His Spirit to participate in the Missio Dei (Mission of God). There is much needed richness in the discovery and exploration of how men and women on mission can work together for the Glory of God.

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing an Agency

Monday, 12 September 2016 16:42

Have you ever experienced option fatigue? People who are seeking clarity in the where, when, what, how, and who of missions are often diagnosed with option fatigue. It’s is a real thing. With all these variables to consider, it can become overwhelming.

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Retiring from Service in Mexico

Friday, 02 September 2016 10:45

Brenda Welling and Bess Farrell are retiring from service with Encompass World Partners after 30 and 27 years of ministry, respectively, in Mexico.

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For many months now I have been unpacking and meditating on Isaiah chapter 30. Isaiah 30:21 reads: "Whether you turn to the right to or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’”

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Return to School, Return to Mission

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:53

The fall semester has begun. And let's be honest: we're creatures of habit. Where our spirit desires to practice spiritual disciplines and start healthy habits, it's far too easy to spend the first couple weeks coasting, spending far too much time catching up with your friends (or if you're grade-conscious like I was...far too much time organizing your calendar/schedule/syllabi, etc.) and not the time necessary with the Lord. If you desire to grow not only in your relationship with God this semester, but to also keep your heart stirred to the call of disciple-making among the nations, then let me propose a few things to consider.

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Florent Varak to Appear on Harvest Show

Monday, 15 August 2016 11:24

Florent Varak, director of Encompass' Church Equipping Network, is schedule to appear on The Harvest Show on August 15. In a live interview, he'll discuss his new book, The Gospel and the Citizen, co-authored with Philippe Viguier. The book offers guidelines to assist Christians in determining how best to participate in the political arena as people with dual citizenship: in heaven and in the country of their residence.

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