The Border Fellows Program was founded by and is rooted in three organizations:
The mission of Ciudad Nueva is to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of inner city El Paso through the transformation and empowerment of its residents.
St. Clement's is a spirit-filled Anglican church located in the heart of downtown El Paso.
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. In September 2007, St. Clement’s Church joined the Diocese of the Southwest of the Anglican Church of North America. St. Clement’s sees missions as a calling of the church and supports a number of missionaries and organizations, including Caminemos Juntos, the English Speaking Center, Ciudad Nueva, and Border Fellows.
La Frontera exists to equip the Church to reach and disciple young people worldwide. We teach youth ministry classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level, run youth ministry training workships and programs, and train youth ministers through our internship programs in El Paso. We are closley associated with the Young Anglicans Project, and work with other Anglican organizations nationally and internationally.
Other organizations that are core to the Border Fellows Program:
The Fellows Initiative (TFI) promotes the understanding that all of life is ministry by helping to establish and nurture Fellows Programs in local churches across the country. Governed by a Board of Directors, TFI ensures that the essential components of Fellows Programs are in place. Each local program is committed to the same core principles and has essential components. Yet because of their diverse nature, each Fellows Program offers something unique. TFI plans conferences and retreats for all Fellows to participate in. TFI promotes community among Fellows Program leadership across the country for mutual prayer and practical support.
The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities holistically restored. CCDA believes that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.