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Pathway to Missions

“Go Further Together” means you don’t need to find your way alone. At Encompass, the path to missions begins with an ENCOUNTER, goes on to EXPLORE your calling and leads you to ENGAGE in ministry designed to fit your unique gifts and passions. We're ready to guide you along this lifelong path of exploring ideas, discovering new opportunities, and engaging in ministry.

ENCOUNTER

Intentional short-term ministry experiences

Your missions journey starts with a willingness to leave your comfort zone, cross boundaries, and embrace the posture of a learner. Through a short-term ministry experience, you’ll gain training and exposure to a variety of cultural contexts while acquiring a foundational understanding of missions.

EXPLORE

Mid-term opportunities to serve abroad

Next, go deeper, living cross-culturally for an extended time while learning from and serving alongside an experienced Global Worker. Through an in-depth missions experience ranging from one month to one year, you’ll develop healthy missional habits, immerse yourself in new cultural settings, and be involved in ministry that matches your abilities and interests.

ENGAGE

Long-term international ministry placements

Finally, go further still with a passion to live out the calling God has for you as you serve long-term in cross-cultural ministry. Through an abiding commitment with Encompass, you’ll visit your desired field, work with a ministry coach as you seek partners to join your support team, and train with experienced mentors as you prepare to embark.

The Path Continues

The Encompass Path continues as you EMBARK on your first term of ministry, focused on incarnating and contextualizing the gospel through on-the-field training as you learn the language and culture of the people and place where you serve. The lifelong learning journey continues as you serve in ministry and EXPAND what you’re learning to the collective work that God is doing through Encompass. We are here to help encourage, equip, and support you throughout the journey!