This begins our series called Meet the LEAD Team. A LEAD Team is a gathering of relationally and missionally committed leaders from a geographical region. Teams meet together regularly to build meaningful relationships, focus on spiritual growth, and work together to see mission accomplished through multiplying (planting) new churches. Learn more about LEAD Teams here.
Our Southern Europe LEAD Team
Members of the Southern Europe LEAD Team live in countries where traffic is frenetic, economies are struggling and governments are unstable but the weather and the local residents are warm. Local bureaucratic inefficiencies are compensated by beautiful landscapes, tantalizing cuisine and learning to enjoy traditions of the surrounding communities.
The gospel has made few inroads with the local populations. People living and working abroad may feel displaced and open to Christ. English-speaking international churches represent a unique opportunity to expose friends, neighbors and coworkers to the transforming work of the gospel.
Tim and Jacki Faulkner, serving in Naples, Italy captain our Southern Europe LEAD team with great enthusiasm and a wealth of ministry experience.
They have the following leaders on their team:
- Scott and Sandy Chadwick, Munich, Germany
- Barry and Jeannie Cole, Aviano, Italy
- Bill and Naty Tully, Bucharest, Romania
- Chris and Kristan Hendrix, Rome, Italy
- Loren and Alaina Holland, Rome, Italy
- Brian and Denise Kirby, Rome, Italy
- Leland and Jenniffer Stephens, Vicenza, Italy
Rome International Church
The team celebrated the launch of Rome International Church in 2015 and is currently working with a new church planter to start a work in Vicenza, Italy very soon.
The team is currently looking for church planters for Barcelona, Spain and Athens, Greece. Both of these cities have been studied and determined excellent locations for new English-language international churches.
The team is also considering the following cities for further study for potential church plants:
- Florence, Italy
- Catania, Italy
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Valletta, Malta
- Lisbon, Portugal
Please be in prayer for our Southern Europe LEAD Team and their church planting efforts both now and in the future.