The Alex Family has been serving in Sicily since 2013
and are keenly focused on developing disciple-making movements within Sicily’s indigenous churches. Their “Mission Sicily” has a strategic aim at 1) making disciples, 2) planting new Sicilian churches and 3) building bridges of hope across the island, now referred to as Europe’s “Crossroads of Continents”.
Reaching across religious, social and ethnic barriers, Mission Sicily is affecting even the emerging immigrant, refugee and undocumented migrant communities for the good of men and the glory of God! Read their history below!
After meeting at bible college in the mid 90’s and serving for 10 years in vocational ministry, Brian and Renee moved their family to Estonia in 2007, where they pastored for more than a year – responding to a crisis call for leadership. God used this season of ministry and mission as a providential stage of training and development for their future work in Sicily.
In that time abroad, the Alexes recognized God’s hand preparing them for long-term ministry in Europe’s “deep south”, something they’d sensed a call to many years prior. Thus, in 2008 they returned to their origin or sending church in Nashville, TN in order to prepare, at the same time joining UWM and entering a season of raising the necessary financial support.
During their first term (2013-2017), they adapted to Sicilian culture, became semi-fluent in Italian (even a little of the local Sicilian dialect), partnered themselves with a local Sicilian church (as well as a non-profit ministry), and helped to start a new national, disciple-making network which includes both Italian and American leaders. Strategy began to form for disciple-making.
From 2018 and beyond, they’re already seeing a grass-roots disciple-making movement emerge among newly developed(-ing) Sicilian leaders, who are being prepared and positioned as indigenous pastors to plant churches in and around Sicily, beginning on the eastern side of the island. All this by His grace and your partnership – for His glory in Sicily!
The Alex Family – serving since 2013 – is sustained by your tax-deductible donations.