Madison Phillips

Ministry Coordinator (Austin, TX)

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Madison PhillipsHistory:

Born and raised in Central Texas, I grew up surrounded by the boundless love and opportunities of God through his love and the dedication of Temple Bible Church. Making the most of their many opportunities, I started training in how to share the good news with kids at the age of 13. Through this I discovered a love for walking beside people and helping them grow and develop their gifts. This love and delight was only multiplied as I was able to spend my summers in Ukraine, working with a church to once again grow and develop volunteers to go out and share the good news.

By God instilling me with love and perspective, I went into college determined to find a way to live a life that not only utilized my gifts, but furthered the God’s purposes that I had seen demonstrated over and over. Through the efforts of programs such as the Perspectives course (which I took three times), teaching English to Chinese students remotely for over three years, as well as the opportunities to continue to travel and lead others in their pursuit of Christ, God was able to reveal the path of ministry mobilization.

Not quite done learning, I was able to spend all of 2020 working on my Masters of Theology through Fuller Seminary. God gave me a curious brain and a love of stories, something that is evident to all those who meet me! After graduating, God was working within me and bring the ministry of IFI right to my door, and through study and prayer, presented me with the opportunity to work at IFI as a Ministry Coordinator.

IFI:

I am thrilled to be joining IFI in the Austin area! Through my work at IFI, I want to be able to utilize my gifts and my experience both stateside and internationally to learn and empathize with the people I meet. This will be an accumulation of the work that I have done in the past, and I could not be more excited to make this work my full time job! Through my work with IFI, I will not only be able to walk alongside the American Church that equipped me and filled me with love, but then work with volunteers to extend that love to people from all over God’s beautiful and diverse world.

Support Needs:

This job is not just what I will be doing, but what God will be doing through me. I have seen in my history working with kids and across the world in Ukraine, Spain, and many other places that there is nothing that God cannot do. I ask big things of myself and my supporters, and I want to build a community of people who walk along side of me and equip me to do great things in God’s name. Knowing that God has many remarkable things in store, and I cannot wait to build up the community I will experience them with!

Prayer Requests:

That the promises of Revelation 7:9 are fulfilled through my work as I take on this journey of raising support and training to be able to love and reach the international students and future volunteers I will encounter!

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”

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