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A PLACE TO EXPLORE YOUR MISSION INVOLVEMENT!

Encounter World Outreach is for all who are interested in missions. This two day event is often held in conjunction with a Presbytery meeting. You are able to travel with your church leaders, and while they attend to church business, you can learn more about World Outreach.

For those considering becoming a missionary, we’ll cover:

  • What is it like to be a missionary?

  • How do I know if God is calling me?

  • What are common obstacles to pursuing missions?

  • What are the options for going out with EPC World Outreach or being on a Home Team?

  • What are the options for going out with another agency?

For churches considering working more with EPC World Outreach, we’ll cover:

  • What is the mission focus of EPC World Outreach?

  • What is Engage2025 and ITEN?

  • What are Presbytery Home teams?

  • What can our church do with EPC World Outreach?

By the end of the Encounter, you will have a better understanding of EPC’s global mission focus.

The cost for this is $25. Meals and Hotel are not included.
We hope your church will help cover that for you.

The EPC has many mission field openings with Engage2025.

The EPC has many people with an emerging call to go!

2019 ENCOUNTER EVENT DATES

Coming soon!

WE HOPE:

  • That each of you will travel to the Encounter with your
    Pastor and Elders who are attending Presbytery in the same location.
  • That your church will bring others like you, and that you
    might even suggest who that might be.
  • That your hotel and travel meal will be covered by your
    church, and even the $25 cost.
  • That you will discover that when you do take a step of
    faith and GO, you will know you will not be alone.
  • That once you leave Encounter, you will be inspired to
    be more involved in missions locally and internationally.

COMMON QUESTIONS

  • What does this $25 fee cover?
    Presbytery cost and materials and it is paid to the host church.
  • What can I expect?
    An inspiring 2 days with EPC missionaries and mobilizers.
    Wear comfortable clothes and bring a Bible and notebook.
  • Is childcare provided?
    No, childcare is not provided.
  • Is this part of the Presbytery meeting?
    No, we meet during Presbytery but in same church.

 

TYPICAL ENCOUNTER CONTENT

(See event brochure for detailed time and topics)

Friday

  • Registration
  • Pre-Presbytery Encounter: Why the EPC launched World Outreach
  • Calling: To join in the greatest rescue mission ever
  • Engage 2025 & Home Teams: How this happens!
  • Missionary Connection: Hearing from our field
  • Co-op and WO Direct tracks / How can God use my vocation and talents?
  • Training for Missionaries: How to be better
  • Support raising and team building
  • Dinner and Worship with Presbytery

Saturday

  • Morning coffee and fellowship
  • Welcome: Listening to the Father’s heart for those beyond the sound of the Gospel
  • Resourcing Missions: Member care, Prayer Network, IBAM, Medical and Muslim Ministries
  • Engage 2025 Home Team role with Field Team
  • Steps to the field
  • Obstacles: Some are legit, most are not!
  • Challenge and Response: A life well lived
  • Adjournment as Presbytery adjourns
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