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Engage Central Asia

The ancient silk road runs through the heart of Central Asia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the people here have been working hard to establish themselves as an independent nation. The spark of the Gospel has started, and it is estimated that 85 new global workers are needed to fan the flames into a multiplying movement. Serving among these people, you will have the opportunity to bring honor and dignity through creative livelihood initiatives. Together with other Encompass global workers, you can be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus to the least-reached people of Central Asia.


  • Learn the language and culture so you can thrive in a cross-cultural ministry.
  • Spend time in the community building relationships and sharing the gospel with others.
  • Spend time serving people through a variety of projects and programs.
  • Disciple new believers and see them begin to gather and grow as a spiritual community.
  • Equip indigenous leaders to start multiplying culturally appropriate expressions of church.
  • Commit to working on a team together with other global workers and national leaders.
  • Commit to discovering ministry partners who will pray and support you financially.


  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a different culture while maintaining the posture of a learner.
  • Ability to learn a new language and communicate at a deeper level in that language.
  • Ministry experience that demonstrates a commitment to evangelism and disciple-making.
  • A supportive sending church that helps to discern and affirm your readiness to enter ministry.
  • A bachelor’s degree with some formal Biblical training is preferred.


Encompass is committed to investing in you personally and professionally, so you’re prepared for a growing, fruitful ministry. Global Workers at Encompass are committed to a growing faith in Jesus, see themselves primarily as disciple-makers, and want to serve together with others on a team. This is a long-term ministry opportunity that requires a commitment of six years.


Life in Central Asia

Britney stepped out of the taxi, grateful to be home. Her third story one bedroom apartment greeted her after hours of travel. Her trips out to the villages always left her exhausted. The taxi driver had been persistent, reminding her of how shameful it was that she was still single, offering to marry her out of pity. Britney sat down on her couch and captured her thoughts in a journal, writing about her favorite family in the village she visited.  READ MORE…