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!
2018 ENCOUNTER EVENT DATES
Click on Presbytery name for a downloadable brochure
April 27 & 28
Gulf South Presbytery
Baton Rouge, LA
First Presbyterian Church
September 28 & 29
Lake Forest Church
May 3 & 4
Presbytery of the West
Cherry Creek Presbyterian
October 4. 5 & 6
Gig Harbor, WA
Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
- That each of you will travel to the Encounter with your
Pastor and Elders who are attending Presbytery in the
- 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 CONTENT
(See event brochure for detailed time and topics)
Pre-Presbytery Encounter: Why the EPC launched World Outreach?
Calling: To join in the Greatest Rescue Mission ever.
Engage2025 & Home Teams: How this happens!
Missionary Connection: Hearing from our field.
What are co-ops and what options are out there? Can God use my vocation and talents?
Training for Missionaries – How to be better.
All about support raising and team building.
Worship with Presbytery
Morning Coffee and Fellowship
Welcome: Listening to the Father’s heart for those beyond the sound of the Gospel.
Resourcing Missionaries: Member care, Prayer Network, BAM, Medical and Muslim Ministries.
Engage2025 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