Explore Your Missions 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?
2019 ENCOUNTER EVENT DATES
Meals and Hotel are not included; our hope is that your church will help cover that for you.
- 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.
- 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 Event Schedule
- 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
- 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