Border Fellows grow in the knowledge of Christ and their neighbor through participating in St. Clement's Anglican Church, living with a host family and attending a discipleship group. This allows fellows to integrate into the the fabric of the church and neighborhood community. Fellows will also attend community events, trainings and occasional conferences.
The Church of St. Clement was established in 1867 when Episcopal layman Gaylord Judd Clarke and his wife arrived in the dusty village of Franklin on the banks of the Rio Grande. This mission was the first Protestant church between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Brownsville, Texas. St. Clement’s Parish School was founded in 1958. It began as a day school with only a few students and limited grades, and has continued to increase in size and excellence and currently is one of the finest private Christian schools in the El Paso/Juarez community.
In September 2007, St. Clement’s Church joined the Diocese of the Southwest of the Anglican Church of North America. Reverend William C. Cobb has served as rector to St. Clement’s Church since August 2006. St. Clement’s sees mission as at calling of the church and supports a number of missionaries and organizations, including Caminemos Juntos, the English Speaking Center, Ciudad Nueva, and Border Fellows. There are three main services: Saturday (contemporary) at 5 pm and Sunday at 8:30 am (traditional) and 10:45 am (contemporary). Rey de Paz meets in the McKee Chapel at 10:45 am (bilingual).
Through the St. Clement’s Church community, Border Fellows is able to provide mentors and small groups for each fellow. Mentoring provides the fellow with guidance and encouragement from an older believer. It is a mutual relationship, based on respect for each other and love of Christ. Mentors should be willing to share life experiences and wisdom in a personal way. Fellows should feel comfortable being honest with their mentors. This is an opportunity for both parties to grow and learn from each other.
Sharing life with a host family is one of the most meaningful aspects of Border Fellows. Host families offer their homes as gifts to God, St. Clement’s Church, and Border Fellows. Fellows have the unique opportunity to become part of the household and form deep relationships with their host families.
There are several Life/"Young-ish" adult groups to be a part of! This ministry is geared toward 20somethings to 50ish from all walks of life. Under the umbrella of the Young-ish Adults, we include: Singles, Newly Married and Almost Married, and Young Families. It is expected that fellows join and participate in a Life Group as a way to experience christian community and discipleship.