There will be an Open House and dedication service at the new Winona Lake (IN) headquarters for Encompass World Partners this Sunday, Sunday, Sept. 23, from 4-6 p.m. with a dedication ceremony starting at 5 p.m.
The new offices are located at 422 Mission Drive, behind the Kingsway Suites at 1401 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Ind. Encompass World Partners (formerly known as Grace Brethren International Missions) is the cross-cultural ministries arm of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The international office has been located in Winona Lake since 1947. In order to better meet the needs of the changing world, the functions of the international headquarters have now been divided between two locations – one in Atlanta and one in Winona Lake (effective September 4, 2012).
“Although there have been significant changes,” comments executive director Dave Guiles, “we’re staying true to the core principles upon which we were founded [in 1900], and we believe a new way of operating will allow us to more effectively bring spiritual hope and compassionate care to those in need around the world.”