Encompass World Partners News

Shore to Shore: A Bridge of Opportunity

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 17:07

The Japanese are among the largest unreached people groups in the world today with less than one percent of the population finding peace in Christ.


Freya (Pappas) Varner Hospitalized in Africa

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 14:18

UPDATE 10/04/2016, 4:00 PM: Freya is now home again with her family and happy that her problems didn’t turn out to be what she had feared. It was determined that the antimalarial mefloquin is to be blamed.


Did you know that in the Central African Republic over HALF of the churches lack the leadership of a biblically trained pastor?


Where is God calling you to go? Is it to teach kids in the old city of Battambang in Cambodia, or to be part of a growing outdoor adventure ministry in Japan?


A Fun Way to Uplift Internationals

Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:43

How does a church put into practice the core value of celebrating diversity? Dustin Speaks, mobilization pastor at Grace Polaris Church (Westerville, Ohio), began asking this question.


A Timely Call

Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:58

Matt Higby was on his way to a prayer meeting when he placed a phone call that he didn’t expect would be answered.


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.


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.


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. 


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.