Encompass World Partners News

Rev. John W. Zielasko served as the general director of the Grace Brethren Foreign Missionary Society (now Encompass World Partners) from 1966-1985. He passed away Saturday at the age of 96.


Posting All Things Plaster

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 14:23

In a variety of ways, the advance of social media and communications technology is positively impacting the Global Missions community. For Rob and Nichole Plaster, the biggest benefit is authentic connection.


Giving Legs to the Vision

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:55

Though all ministry plans have to be held in open hands, it’s important to begin the work with vision and strategy. At Encompass World Partners, ministry strategists are a valuable resource to help global workers chart their course.


A Missionary, Not a Robot

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:36

Missionaries are not robots, they are humans with human needs. Encompass World Partners’ Member Care team meets those needs with preparation before deployment, continual relationship, and 24/7 assistance in unexpected crises. This reflects Encompass’ value for their staff and the ministries they've been called to.


Discipling the Disciplers for Sustainability

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:24

Every one of us is called to make disciples, but in order to do that, we must first be discipled ourselves. The work of discipling those who disciple others is what Encompass World Partners ministry coaches facilitate.


The Essential Be, Know, Do

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:57

A.W. Tozer, an early 20th-century pastor and Christian author, once said, “The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.” This truth remains essential today for every Christian, especially the next generation of church leaders.


Social Media and Global Missions

Friday, 12 January 2018 15:25

Being able to connect with friends and family is not a new value. As social beings, we have always depended on various forms of communication to build our relationships. But, how we connect and communicate has changed dramatically in the last century. So, in tow with these new platforms, a curious question can be asked.

How has communication technology affected Global Missions?


Encompass Stories from Around the World

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 14:52

This is a list of Encompass stories from around the world. God has worked mightily through his people in 2017! As you read through these articles, be sure to praise God for his grace among the Nations.


Favorite Videos and Articles from 2017

Friday, 29 December 2017 01:48

2017 has been an incredible year. Before heading into 2018, we wanted to share some of our favorite videos and articles from this year. Read, enjoy, and share to your heart's content. 


"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie


Preparing Pioneers and Foundation-Layers

Thursday, 21 December 2017 23:21

Chad, Africa has over 140 distinct ethnolinguistic people groups, and several hundred thousand immigrants and refugees from other countries. Eighty-percent of the population live below the poverty line, and the country’s majority religion is Islam. Nowhere is cross-cultural ministry training more needed than in Chad.