ENGAGE 2025: CHURCH PLANTING TEAMS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
Project ID: WO-434
The goal of Engage 2025 is for each EPC presbytery to engage with a Muslim people group that currently has no churches, and send a team of disciple-makers to them by the year 2025. Finances from this project will be used for the development of these teams within presbyteries; research; and training, coaching, and care for team members. For more information about Engage 2025, click here.
MUSLIM DIASPORA MINISTRIES IN THE UNITED STATES
Project ID: WO-450
Muslim refugees, immigrants, and international students (some representing unreached people groups that our Engage 2025 initiatives are focused on) are now our neighbors. This fund will be used to train and support EPC congregations reaching their Muslim neighbors with the good news of Jesus Christ. For more information about this ministry, click here.
SIERRA LEONE—SCHOOLS AND PRESBYTERY
Project ID: WO-489
An initiative of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies to this poverty-stricken West African nation has launched schools, which have birthed churches, which have planted more churches. These funds will be used to support the ministry of the schools, as well as to assist national church planters.
LEBANON—PHILEMON PRESCHOOL PROJECT EARLY CHILDHOOD
DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT MENTORING PROGRAM
Project ID: WO-458
To date, approximately 63.3 million are forcibly uprooted, including 23.3 million refugees. The vision of the Philemon Project is to provide at-risk poor Lebanese, migrant, and refugee children with the best Christian early childhood development as well as adult mentoring programs for parents. Funds for this project (under the direction of WO global worker, Rev. Dr. Robert Hamd) will provide operating costs for early childhood development and adult mentoring centers, and fund replication into new areas.
SE ASIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CHURCH PLANT
Project ID: WO-461
Our church-planting team, sent out by the Presbytery of the West, has launched a mariculture project in Southeast Asia. This project is based around building and running a large-scale marine hatchery, and provides a clear identity for church planters on the team, abundant natural contact with locals, and economic development for the local community.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AS MISSION
Project ID: WO-459
Committed Jesus-followers who start profit-making businesses (which provide employment and services to their communities) and who make disciples are powerful agents for gospel transformation where the church does not exist. As World Outreach’s new IBAM Coordinator begins his work, funds from this account will be used to develop IBAM services for WO IBAM practitioners. For more information about IBAM, click here.
PRESBYTERY OF THE BAHAMAS DEVELOPMENT
Project ID: WO-462
These funds will be used to further development of a new presbytery in the Bahamas in partnership between EPC World Outreach, the Presbytery of Florida, and churches in the Bahamas.
MISSIONARY MEMBER CARE
Project ID: WO-483
Missionary Member Care provides quality care for the EPC World Outreach community. These funds will be used to enhance the caring skills of the WO Member Care staff, EPC presbyteries, and local church mission committees. In addition, funds will enable international travel by WO Member Care staff providing intentional pastoral ministry to our overseas global worker families in need. For more information click here or watch the video at www.YouTube.com/EPChurch80.
ITEN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Project ID: WO-490
EPC World Outreach’s ITEN (International Theological Education Network) trains leaders globally to help them train and send their own missionaries to unreached people groups, especially among Muslims. These funds will be used primarily to teach and train national partners (with a smaller portion being used to train stateside teachers how to become effective trainers of nationals). ITEN’s careful support of influential teacher-leaders, along with our supply of effective materials in native languages, makes a huge positive impact without corrupting motives, creating dependency, or diminishing self-support. For more information about ITEN, click here.
ETHIOPIA—YOUTH CENTER PROJECT
Project ID: WO-491
The youth center acclaimed as “most successful in the country” operates under the direction of WO global worker John Nykamp, and provides daily Christian mentorship for hundreds of Ethiopian youth. These funds will be used for operating costs.
Project ID: WO-492
Project Mercy is a humanitarian ministry demonstrating God’s love in rural Ethiopia, Africa. In collaboration with local elders, Project Mercy works in Jesus’ name to address community identified needs in areas of health care, education, food security, care for vulnerable children, and skills training for adults in order to improve the quality of life among the poor and needy. Skills development training enables residents to build their own businesses in the community. Each of these areas of ministry touches the others for an intentionally highly integrated approach.
WORLD OUTREACH GLOBAL WORKER RECRUITMENT
Project ID: WO-484
This fund will cover promotion, travel, and other expenses needed to connect World Outreach mobilization team staff with individuals in EPC churches whom God is calling to plant churches “where the church isn’t.” For more information about recruitment efforts and opportunities, click here.