World Outreach gatherings at 42nd General Assembly present Master Plan, commission new global workers, provide ministry updates


EPC World Outreach is sponsoring a variety of gatherings at the 42nd General Assembly, June 21-24 at Ward Church in Northville. Mich.

On Tuesday, June 21, the revised World Outreach Master Plan will be unveiled as part of this year’s Leadership Institute. The presentation will be led by Rick Dietzman, Chairman of the World Outreach Committee; Gabriel de Guia, Executive Director of EPC World Outreach; and Jason Dunn, Associate Director of World Outreach.

“Our Master Plan outlines our mission, values, and priorities,” de Guia said. “We couldn’t possibly work with every unreached people group in the world that needs to hear the gospel. The Master Plan is our strategy for reaching those who we believe God has specifically called us to.”

Tuesday evening banquet

Ed Stetzer is the speaker for this year’s World Outreach banquet. He serves as Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., where he also serves as Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center.

Stetzer has trained pastors and church planters on six continents., holds two earned master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written hundreds of articles and 12 books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the editor-in-chief of Outreach Magazine, and is the Founding Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than 1.7 million individuals each week for Bible story.

Wednesday evening dinner

The Global Worker Presentations Dinner on Wednesday, June 22, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. provides opportunity to hear World Outreach global workers describe how God is using and blessing their work among those people groups of the world that have little to no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Global worker commissioning

On Thursday, June 23, World Outreach will commission its newest global workers during the evening worship service at 7:00 p.m. The speaker for the service is Marcelo Robles, Senior Pastor of La Misión Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 5:00-6:30 p.m., General Assembly attendees can enjoy dinner with these new global workers, when they will discuss the ministry God has called them to and share their heart for His Kingdom.

Networking Lunches

World Outreach ministry leaders also will host several Networking Lunches throughout the week.

On Wednesday, June 22, de Guia will again present the revised Master Plan.

On Thursday, June 23, Bruce Anderson and other leaders from the International Theological Education Network (ITEN) will provide an update on ITEN’s ministry around the world. Also on Wednesday, World Outreach leaders will provide an Engage 2025 update on EPC efforts to send teams from each Presbytery to reach those with least access to the gospel.

On Friday, June 24, attendees can find inspiration and resources for reaching their neighbors in the Networking Lunch, “Creative Outreach with Your Community and Beyond.” Shawn Stewart, World Outreach Mobilization Coordinator, will host the discussion.

All GA attendees are invited to participate in these World Outreach gatherings, but registration is required for the Tuesday evening banquet as space is limited. The worship service Thursday will be live-streamed.

For more information about the 42nd General Assembly, including registration, daily schedules, and more, see For details about each of the World Outreach activities, see


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