Encompass World Partners News

Building On a Strong Foundation

Friday, 18 March 2016 08:00

When a church is planted, and you see a community of believers established, what comes next? For Encompass, it’s here the work of our Church Equipping Network begins.


More Than a Moment for Missions

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 13:48

On December 6, 2015, Western Reserve Grace Church in Macedonia, OH preempted their usual hour-and-a-half service and replaced it with a key time to connect and mobilize people to be more involved in missions.


In an article for CE National, a church effectiveness ministry, Encompass' Director Emeritus, Tom Julien, shares his thoughts on how busy pastors can effectively grow their ministries by equipping people to join in the effort.


Encounter Atlanta Over Spring Break

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:45

Last week participants from Liberty Grace Brethren Church (Johnstown, PA), Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church (Martinsburg, PA), and students from Grace College (Winona Lake, IN) joined Encompass World Partners in a cross-cultural, short-term ministry experience called Encounter Atlanta.


On March 3, two key Encompass leaders did a webinar on the Refugee Crisis-a candid conversation on the refugee situation and what you can do about it. We were delighted that Alan and Barb allowed us to record and share this excellent webinar with a broader audience as a great resource on the refugee crisis. 


3 Creative Approaches to Church Planting

Thursday, 03 March 2016 06:30

Church planting 101: Find a place that needs a church and start one there. Simple, right? Not exactly. Church planting is so much richer, challenging, and creative.


Connect & Equip

Monday, 29 February 2016 16:27

Register NOW for "Connect & Equip," which takes place Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Pickerington, OH. This missions conference gives churches and leaders opportunities to interact with cutting-edge speakers, training, dialogue, inspiration, and challenges! The time for engaging our world on mission—across the street and around the world—is NOW!


Alliance of Churches Forming in the Bahamas

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:46

A group of pastors and leaders recently participated in the initial organization of Grace Brethren churches in the Bahamas, potentially named the Charis Alliance of Bahamian Churches.


You Can Help Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Friday, 26 February 2016 16:22

For one month beginning mid-late March 2016, Encompass World Partners will be on-the-ground in Northern Iraq and Turkey. We will minister to at least 1,000 attendees of women’s conferences and seminars being organized by our Iraqi partner.


Former Prime Minister Faustin Touadera has been declared President of the Central African Republic following a run-off election. Many hope this marks a turn from the unrest that has plagued the country in recent years. But supporters of opponent Anicet-Georges Dologuele are protesting the provisional results, saying they do not reflect the reality of the polls.