Encompass World Partners News

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.


Making Sense of Missions vs. Missional

Friday, 26 April 2019 01:40

I’ve been musing on the apparent tension between global and local mission endeavors during most of my adult life. I was that home-grown kid from the heartland of America that had my world rocked by the opportunity to live into my sent-ness in my early twenties. That was when my wife and I were sent by our church in Ohio to join a disciple-making team in the world-class city of London with Encompass World Partners. All of a sudden my provincial Midwestern upbringing and the values that it represented seemed out of place with a world that needed Jesus. A world I could see from the window of a small flat in the heart of the world’s most ethnically diverse city.


Low Turnout for CAR Runoff Election

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:20

Turnout for the February 14 Presidential runoff election in the Central African Republic was low, and results are not due for almost two weeks. Both candidates are Christians and are offering the war-torn country peace if elected.


Did you know that team conflict is one of the most common reasons for why cross-cultural workers leave their field of ministry prematurely? It’s a painful stat. It’s often caused me to pause. How good at team playing am I?


Amazon River Outreach

Monday, 01 February 2016 15:27

Encompass missionaries Wayne and Ellen Patton live and minister on the island of Cotijuba, Brazil, along with their teammates Dave and Kim Johnson. God has given this team a vision for working with Brazilian believers in reaching the many unreached peoples living in the vast Amazon River region.