Gospel witness can start with buying someone a cup of coffee, or by helping someone thousands of miles away get a cup of coffee. In the fall of 2018, students at Grace College in Indiana were able to make a tangible difference in a coffee operation in Southeast Asia, without even leaving campus.
Volcanoes in Guatemala and Hawaii. Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rising floodwaters in Sri Lanka. Disasters like these are reminders that the world is a broken place where terrible things happen, but we as the church can be a part of God’s redemptive work to bring help and hope to people in crisis.
The Château is a ministry of Encompass World Partners, a retreat center used by evangelical churches and individuals from all over Europe.
At Encompass World Partners, we love it when we see local churches creatively celebrate global cultures and actively promote reaching the Nations with the Gospel.
During our annual Corporation Meeting held during the "ACCESS2017" National Conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in July, Encompass corporation members approved the transfer of corporation membership from individuals to churches.
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is! Missions exists because worship doesn't.” –John Piper
Missionaries are the fingertips of the body of Christ touching those who have never heard the joys of Christ. And they are not alone for a whole church behind them stretches.
Late night, in a sweet-smelling coffee shop on a college campus, I listen to the struggles of a girl who does not know what to do with the call God has given her. She sits there, transparent, pouring out her life story and seeking direction. I hear her heart, and I learn alongside her. Moments like this are why I became a Missions Mobilizer.