Grace Brethren International Missions has been working on a strategic rebranding initiative in order to continue to fulfill our mission around the world as effectively as possible. That process has resulted in a new surface name for organization. We are pleased to announce that our new name will be Encompass World Partners. While the name change is effective immediately, the full transition from GBIM to Encompass World Partners will gradually take place throughout 2012.
I want to personally assure you that the vision and mission of the organization remains unwavering and constant. Although our name is changing, we’re staying true to the core principles upon which we were founded. We believe a new name will allow us to more effectively bring hope and compassionate care to those in need around the world. This fresh identity strategically broadens our reach into foreign lands that are closed to the gospel. It also resonates strongly with the next generation of global workers for Christ.
While the new surface name will help us to effectually carry out our mission globally, Encompass World Partner’s new legal parent name, “The Grace Trust,” signifies the mission’s continuing connection with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
I invite you to learn more about our name change at www.EncompassWorldPartners.org. We’ve included a Frequently Asked Questions page for your convenience.
We will continue to pray for God’s guidance during this transition and appreciate your prayers and continued support as well.
Encompass World Partners, formerly GBIM