World Outreach (WO) is the mission sending agency of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Our principal calling is to glorify God by starting disciple-making movements among least-reached people groups, especially among Muslims. In these hard places we generally work in one of three ways:
- Engage 2025 – The EPC churches of a particular geographic area (a presbytery), in cooperation with WO, prayerfully adopt one or more unengaged Muslim people groups, and send a team of long-term workers to launch disciple-making movements among them.
- International Theological Education Network (ITEN) – ITEN identifies and deploys gifted EPC teachers to assist national partners and institutions to develop disciples and disciple-makers among unreached people groups, especially Muslims.
- Cooperative Agreements – WO partners with other compatible sending agencies (which have expertise WO lacks), to send EPC workers to make significant contributions to the goal of starting disciple-making movements among least-reached people groups.
WO currently has about 60 family units living primarily in a belt stretching from North Africa to Southeast Asia, all who have developed teams of financial and prayer supporters (both individuals and churches) before leaving for their fields of service.
In its support of World Outreach, Rivers & Lakes Presbytery identified a missionary family serving in Central Asia to not only include in its annual budget but to pray regularly and maintain contact. The Presbytery’s Missions Committee oversees this relationship and keeps the entire Presbytery informed of the work and needs of this missionary family.