"Come and See" In Brussels/Gent -- an introduction to The Fellows Intuitive for European church leaders
In April Jud sponsored a mini-Come and See conference in Brussels and Gent, Belgium. Fellows Initiative (TFI) leaders presented key values and vision for vocational ministry internships.
There are presently 27 TFI Fellows sites in the U.S. and one is being developed in Monterrey, Mexico. We are working closely with two Monterrey churches to help develop their internships and this has now resulted in two churches in Belgium showing interest in developing vocational ministry training in Europe.
International and US Fellows sites will provide a trained and motivated "volunteer army" of prospective global vocational ministry participants. We see this as one arm of 18.26 Network development.
This year a beta test of Fellows will begin in Monterrey. We will hire a interim director (Fernando Garza -- pictured above), form a local board of directors, recruit one to three interns and begin training church leaders.
Within two years we would like to be at the same stage in Brussels and Gent. We are presently looking for an interim director. Church leaders in Belgium will also begin a planning process to train local church members in vocational ministry prior to recruiting interns.
Shortly after the Come and See conference in Brussels/Gent the National Fellows Conference in the US was held in Washington, DC. Fernando and Jud attended that conference as well. As a result of our meetings, a number of US Fellows directors have offered to help with the start-up in Monterrey.
Jud and Jan Lamos have been in global ministry for over 40 years -- not combined years -- but 40 sequential years together. They have lived in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and now travel extensively to globalize Mission to the World's vision, values and goals. These blogs add special insight into their lives of service.