The Encompass Prayer Guide is a powerful tool for promoting the Great Commission in your large and small group environments!
- It makes the Great Commission tangible and practical by encouraging everyone to go further together in sharing the love of Jesus in their community and beyond.
- It promotes a sense of partnership by showing how your church is part of the global Charis Alliance movement.
- It encourages everyone to be intentional about raising up the next generation of cross-cultural workers by challenging them to intercessory prayer.
How to use the Encompass Prayer Guide in Groups
Host a MissionDay event at your church, and lead up to it by utilizing Encompass Prayer Guides in your small group environments. Start by getting Guides for every individual or couple (order at least four weeks ahead of time). More information, including promotional materials, is available at EncompassWorldPartners.org/MissionDay.
- Distribute Guides ahead of time and encourage members to pray daily for the locations, workers, and ministries featured.
- Lead brief discussions utilizing the four Small Group Study Guide pages in the Prayer Guide.
- Collect a special offering as a tangible way to conclude your global missions emphasis (optional). We propose that 50% go toward a cross-cultural ministry of your church, and 50% toward helping Encompass’s efforts to recruit, train, deploy, and nurture the next generation of global workers.