World Outreach: From the Director
"All people to all people…together!”
We live today in an era of “missional” thrust that could very well see all people groups on earth receiving a viable, indigenous, evangelizing church in their midst. This era has been described as the “Fourth Wave” of world missions.
The first three “waves” of world missions are identified with:
- 1. Missions to the coastlands beginning at Pentecost; continuing during the Middle Ages; and the ministry of William Carey going to India in 1792 to become the “father of modern missions.”
- 2. The Coastlands mission thrust was followed by Inland missions exemplified by David Livingstone to Africa and Hudson Taylor to China.
- 3. The 20th century saw a focus on unreached/unengaged people group ministries that resulted in church plants among all but an estimated 1,000 or less of the existing 13,000 people groups on earth.
- 4. Underway…”The Fourth Wave involves people of all ages and all nationalities reaching everyone in the world with the Good News, using innovative technologies and relational approaches in all spheres of life.” Ron Boehme-The Fourth Wave YWAM Publishing
We at EPC World Outreach are committed to sending workers into the harvest fields “where the church isn’t.” We are taking up the challenge to plant Reformed/Presbyterian type congregations in some of the darkest and hardest to reach people groups of the world.
Our challenge is to young and old alike to join forces from around the world to “finish the task” of church planting among the remaining unengaged people groups without a Christian church among them.
“Expecting great things from God and attempting great things for God,” we pledge unity and cooperation with all believers to accomplish the unfinished task of world evangelization.
"All people to all people. . .together!"
Consider your place!