Encompass World Partner’s new legal name, “The Grace Trust,” will serve as a constant reminder of our unwavering connection to the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches within the USA and around the world.
The Global Leadership Team and Board of Directors at GBIM prayerfully sought input from pastors, staff and groups of potential missionaries during the one-year research and discovery phase leading up to this change. That research supported the conviction that a name change should position us to more effectively serve future generations while removing some unnecessary barriers in our ministries among the resistant spiritual soils of our world.
“As Encompass World Partners, we will continue to build upon the identity, experience and successes we have enjoyed over the last 111 years,” said Dave Guiles, Executive Director “Although our name is changing, we’re staying true to the core principles upon which we were founded, and we believe a new identity will allow us to more effectively fulfill the Great Commission until Christ comes for us.”
“Our mission is to mobilize, equip, deploy and nurture multinational teams of disciple-makers who live and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through engaging in sacrificial service, intentional evangelism and whole-life discipleship, resulting in the creation of healthy spiritual communities (churches).”
Encompass World Partners is currently headquartered in Winona Lake, Indiana and is planning to open an office in Atlanta in 2012.
To learn more about our name change, please go to www.EncompassWorldPartners.org.