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David and Molly Piensy plan^ God

willing, to "begin their ministry Iwith |;iie


European Evangelistic Society in jJuly,
1987Karl Ketciierside has said ithat

Tuebingen, Germany:" a new refondation

is in the making."

i?he evEingelisbic e;'fort

at IHiehingen takes place on all iintelloctual


and social levels. David will seirve in

the Institute as "Institute Scholjar",

David and Molly will also assist jthe


native German minister Werner Hau^en in
working with the local congregatibn-

Dr. David Arthur Fiensy was jborn


November 7i 19^8 in McLeanshoro, 111.
the late Arthur Fiensy and Mrs. Gplda
Maxine Minor Fiensy. His mother iLs a

SS teacher.

David was graduated jfrom

high school in 1955 at Mt. Carrael:, 111,


He had 5 years in the Cincinnati Bible

Seminary in Ohio where he was gra&uatec.


with the AB degree in 1971He had 3 fears

in Zavier University, Cincinnati,! Ohio

where he received the MA degree iii 197^ .


He had 5 years in Duke University
Duri am,

N.O. where he received the Ph. D.! in 1^80.

He taught at Kentucky ChristiaJi College ,


Grayson, Ky, 1980-1987This nnuple if

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Church, Carter, Ky.

Also, President Lt

Palmer Young, Thomas J, Gemeinhai^ and


Charles R. Gresham - all with Kentucky
Christian College highly recommenid thi;;
couple. :

Mrs. Molly Jean French Fiensjy was


born November 20, 19^9 at Springfrield,

Ohio to the late Millard Hodson J^ench


and Mrs. Margaret Stormont French. Molly's

mother is a teacher and works wit^ the

choir.

Molly was graduated from iMadison

South High School, London, Ohio iin 196?.


She had 4 years in the Cincinnati; Bibl 5

Seminary in Ohio where she received th5 BS degree in Christian Education ;in 19^1.

She had two years in the Universijty of


Cincinnati where she received the Staniardized

El. Ed. degree in 197^-

Molly married

David on May 8, 1971 in the Grapd Grovs


Church of Christ, Jamestown, Ohid with

Charles ^^les officiating.

Amanda Ga?"le

Fiensy was born August 18, 1981 at AshL^and,


Ky- and Jeannie Davita Fiensy was born June 24, 1985 also at AshlgSIland, jKy. Funds to help this couple c^ be sent

to: European Evangelistic Socifei?;^, Jam

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L. Evans, P.O. Drawer E, Atlanta,^ GA ^


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50564.

Until they go in July, 19^7


Dr. David and

contact can "be made at:

Kolly Fiensy, Rt, 1, Box 659 H, Grayso^i,


KY 41145 phone(606)474-4455.
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Fiensys to Germany

mmwi
social levels. David
in the

Germany_ ^gngelistic eftorl in and Tuebingen JkPCiDlacGon takes place o all intellectual teaching)
Christian
Origins :nister Werner Hausen,

:ri?Mhe'iooTcX^^^
'"n'^navlS'^Rensrw^
1948in McLeansboro.

November 7

Golda

ree^from Cincinnati Bible

his Masters degree, in 1^80 hejece^^^_


^987 he has taught at Kentucky Christian

eive. Jter BS Christian Ed^'"^^'gtandardized her eleSem)naryinl97rShestan


mentary education

^^A^nSa Gl'yie, age five and Jeannie :cXiJ>Tsrecomrnendedhy.heeW^ K^fucky and m'ff'Xwing men on the sta
nf Kentucky Christian College: President L.

"^"9^ nfhaTe mo daugh-

^ohe and David were

Farmer ?oung. Thomas Gemeinhart and

ThtH?n"Sreed regular menthiy finan-

I^Lr^Po'^rSf|orgia
(66) Bo'x esg'^a GraTson KTiim phone 60614 474-4435.
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EUROPEAN EVANGELISTIC SOCIETY

contributing in very significant and effective ways to our witness for Christ in the world-influencing locale of Tuebingen.

An Exciting Challenge
Our earnest desire is to increase

^
Report 1987

dramatically

the

number and strength ;


An Effective Witness

of indigenous New Testament Churches |


Dr. S. Scott Bartchy of The Westwood
Foundation and U.C.L.A. Christian

returns

to

Tuebingen

for

the

1987

in Germany and wider Europe. Realistic 5 strategy requires extended temporary church-planting leadership from

The

European
a

Evangelistic
witness for

Society
New

maintains

vital

Spring/Summer

(April-July)

semester.

His teaching in the University coupled


with his service in the Institute and

outside Europe (from U.S. primarily). A vital part of this process requires a sheltered educational internship for

Testament Christianity in the Univer sity city of Tuebingen, West Germany,


with results both world-wide and local.

the Tuebingen Christliche Gemeinde are

minimum

two-year
damaging extended

period

to

avoid |
errors

very beneficial toward the increasing


impact of our Christian witness.

permanently top of

cultural

We

operate

an

unique

and

highly

and to attain language proficiency (on


prior-to-field ,
i

effective institute. The Institute for

Dennis Lindsay of Havana, Illinois, is the recipient of our Institute Fellowship for 1986-87. Dennis and

language preparation). This internship


is already available but the financial

the Study of Christian Origins, in relationship to the prestigious and influential University of Tuebingen.
We provide support, guidance and encouragement for our Christliche Gemeinde which is the only thoroughly

enabling of The European Evangelistic


Society to recruit and provide the

Mrs. Lindsay (Karen) are most helpful


in their involvement in both the

two-year
toward

funding
this goal.

for

able
the

intern ]
the

congregation and the wider European community as well as in the program


and witness of the Institute.

families would move

us a giant step
Then, after

intership
1986-87 allowed
to be a

(comprising

first

two ,

indigenous congregation in Germany that has resulted from work supported


by our churches in the U.S.A.

We are pleased that Fulbright Scholarship


Loren and Lois

his has

Stuckenbruck

years of field families would be beginning in new and much better

experience), these i prepared to make a European locations, equipped to secure ,

part of our Tuebingen family this year. Loren is the youngest child of Earl and Ottie Mearl Stuckenbruck, our E.E.S. pioneer missionaries to Europe.
Colloquia leaders for the 1986 Winter Semester included: Dr. Otto Betz, Dr.

their independent mission funding and intergrated (prayer, care, continuing emotional/material needs) support.

Within the university we pursue basic New Testament research and provide course offerings through seminars and classes. Throughout the academic year we offer two colloquia (meeting three

Continuing Needs
Peter Stuhlmacher, Dr. Martin Hengel, Dr. Hans Kueng, Dr, Karl Ernst Nipkow (all of Tuebingen), and Dr. Martinus
DeBoer (Princeton). Students in the two colloquia came from eight nations; young men and women who will be the preachers, teachers and leaders of the
church in their cultures.
mission to the world!

'
(

times monthly), engage in continuing dialogue with professors and students

from Germany, wider Europe and around


the world, and bear witness to the

Special needs continue for additional 1

personnel and financial resources to ,


equal the open to us tremendous opportunities j for evangelism in Europe
and around the world.

authority and claims of Christ and His

Gospel.

We

provide

leadership,

re

sources and facilities.

Through both the Christian congrega

Ours in not

simply a mission to Germany; it is a

Me would be most -pleased for an opportunity to share the E,E,S, story. Please contact: James L, Evansy Execu- ' tive Directory P,0, Drawer E^ Atlanta^ GAy 30364s Telephone: (404) 344-7458.

tion and the Institute, we provide opportunities for Christian worship, Bible Study, personal witness, and
service to the German and inter

national communities,

and

fellowship

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on all appropriate levels. Partici pants include primarily those from the university, those from the city and surrounding area not related to the

no restriction on the spiritual care


given.

established by Dr. Robert Wetzel


and his British-American com

In

our

whole

European

mission

university,

members

from

"free

churches" throughout Europe and other


foreigners, including U.S. citizens.

In

Tuebingen,

the

members

of

our
con

Christliche

Gemeinde

(Christian

gregation) as a whole provide services in the community to both citizens and foreigners on a scale which is extraordinary, much more than what is usually rendered by members of

community, we occupy a position of respected influence. We share in the program and leadership functions of the Mid-Winter Rally of all our Christian Church European missionaries (with their families and others). This is by design a time of rest,
recreation, and more important, a time

mittee in the Selly Oak federation of colleges under the University of Birmingham in England. This is a vital positive step in preserving the very
existence of our British churches

and their unique witness to New Testament Christianity. It was expected that this achievement (the establishment of the new

of spiritual growth and challenge for


all participants.
Two tremendous recent achievements of

Springdale
less than

College)
Ih years.
that in the time

would
Dr.

take
Wetzel

about 5 years. It was achieved in


stated difference drastic was due

congregations
includes

in

the

U.S.

This

benevolence,

work-projects,

our churches and related missions have

youth activities,

counseling, helping

with housing location, community orientation, social introductions and much, much more. All of these functions, special and ordinary, provide opportunity for Christian witness, first by example and then by
word.

been directly influenced and benefited by the Tuebingen mission of the European Evangelistic Society;
An effective witness for New

directly to the fact that the officials of the University of

Birmingham knew us as a people,


and on the level of academic

Testament Christianity at the University of California in Los

excellence, through our Institute for the Study of Christian


Origins in Tuebingen.

Angeles
established

has
with

been
Dr. S.

firmly
Scott

People Serving
In Tuebingen, Werner Hausen is serving his ninth year as the minister of the

In the greater Tuebingen area also, our congregation is well established


and well respected. minister, Werner By invitation our Hausen, shares

Bartchy*s appointment as Adjunct Professor (following two years as Visiting Professor), teaching in
the
Dr.

area

of

Christian
Fife, the

Origins.
Executive

Tuebingen

Christian

Church

(Christ

leadership Evangelical
teaches

roles in Alliance.
12 th grades

the Werner
of

local also
the

Robert

Protestant

children

Director (until his recent retirement) of the sponsoring

liche Gemeinde), Mrs. Hausen (Kristin), in addition to serving in the congrega


tion with her husband, is also the

11th
where

and
he

in

the

new

organization,

the

Westwood

Institute's Business Manager where she


has served for seventeen years.

Derendingen
is

Gymnasium
afforded

(High

School)
classroom

an unrestricted

Christian Foundation, stated that this could not have been

opportunity for the presentation of the Gospel.

accomplished
influence
mission and

without
of the

the

Our Tuebingen Institute Director as of


June, 1986, is William D. Howden

Tuebingen

the credentials thus

Art and Brigitte Thomas provide a Christian home for teenage boys and girls with special needs in a state project. The state requires that material care be provided, and places

afforded to Dr. Bartchy.

A fully accepted appropriate academic


Christian college

(by all standards)


has been

(Ph.D., Princeton Theological Semi nary) who brings extraordinary expertise, devotion and energy to his task. Dr. and Mrs. Howden (Andrea) have adjusted remarkably well to the culture and language, and are

Gemeinde members Art and Brigitte Thomas provide a Christian home for teenage boys and girls with special needs (physical, family, emotional) in a state project. The state requires that material care be provided, and places no restriction on the spiritual care given. Fellow members Emil and Dina Luik virtually clothe and otherwise provide sustaining care for an entire impoverished village in Austria, All of these functions, special and ordinary, provide opportunity for Christian witness, first by example and then by word.

Tuebingen Christian Church.

Report
(Kristin)

1987

On October 1, 1987, Werner Hausen will

conclude a nine year ministry with the


congregation. Mrs. Hausen

will also close a seventeen year period of service as Secretary and


Business Manager in the Institute.

European Cuangelistic Society

^The congregation has chosen Dennis


Lindsay (see p,2), a native of Havana,
Illinois, to be their The participation and
asset to both "congregation.

new Minister. assistance of


and the

his wife, Karen, is also a significant


Dennis

In the greater Tuebingen area also, our congregation is well established and well respected. By invitation our minister, Werner Hausen, shares leadership roles in the local Evangelical Alliance, Werner also
teaches Protestant children of the

Dr. S, Scott Bartchy of The Westwood Christian Foundation and the

University of
returned to

California Los Angeles


Tuebingen for the 1987
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advanced

grades

in

the

Derendingen

Spring/Summer (April-July) Semester. His alternate year returns are very beneficial toward the increasing
impact of our Christian witness.

Gymnasium

(High

School)

where he

is

afforded an unrestricted opportunity for the classroom presentation of the Gospel.


Additional Personnel Notes

Your Participation Invited


Special needs continue for additional resources to equal the tremendous opportunities open to us for

/The

David

Fiensy

family

of

four

evangelism

in

Europe

and

around

the

/ (David; wife, Molly; daughters, Amanda


and Jeannie) are new additions to our growing European Evangelistic Society

world. We designated

receive only funds to "The European

Evangelistic Society." We would be most pleased for an opportunity to share the E.E.S. story with you. Please call or write: James L, Evans^ Executive Director^

^ Missionary Family in West Germany as


^ of July, 1987. Dr. David A. Fiensy is

\(research, teaching, preaching, etc.)

designated as Institute Scholar and will serve in leadership functions


in the Institute and with Molly and our other family members in the

P.O. Drawer E^ Atlanta^ Georgia^ 20264s Telephone (404) 244-7458,

TUEBINGEN. WEST GERMANY


Neckar River Scene

Our European Base


Tuebingen, West world-influencing Germany, is a locale for Bible
was
Dr.

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by

Princeton

Seminary

Professor

countries

and

denominations,

study and theology due primarily to the reputation and significance of its
great university. Because of this,

Martinus DeBoer.

Students
semester

in

our

two

colloquia
Australia,

last
Great

came

from

Tuebingen is the European base for the mission of the European Evangelistic Society where we are intimately related to the program and status of the university.

Canadian research physicist, a history professor at a Lutheran college in Air.^rica, and political refugees from Africa. Ours is not simply a mission
to Germany; it is a mission to the
world!

Britain, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, South Africa, West Germany, and the United States. These are young men and women who will be the preachers, teachers, and leaders of the church in
their cultures.

Through
tion

both
the

the Christian congrega


Institute, we provide

and

Institut zur Erforschung


des Urchristentums
Dr. William of D. Howden assumed in the the duties Institute Director

opportunities Bible Study,


service to

for Christian worship, personal witness, and


the German and inter

In our Tuebingen Institute for the Study of Christian Origins we exercise


a very positive influence for New

summer

of

1986.

He

brings

extra

Testament
scale ."

Christianity

on

"world

ordinary expertise, devotion, and energy to his task. He, and his wife Andrea, are making an outstanding
contribution to our European mission.

national communities, and fellowship on all appropriate levels. Partici pants include primarily those from the university, those from the city and surrounding area not related to the university, members from "free

Our Foreigners' Colloquium, a series of presentations usually by Tuebingen theology professors, provides for a
vital exchange between students and
professors from around the world. Speakers for the 1986 winter semester
were Dr. Otto Betz, Dr. Peter

churches"
Dennis R. Lindsay, a young American minister in his third year of study on the Tuebingen scene, was named 1986-87 Institute Fellow in the reviving of

throughout Europe and other

foreigners, including U.S. citizens.


Chrlstliche Gemeinde

the

European

Evangelistic

Society's
had been

Fellowship Program which dormant for several years.

Stuhlmacher, Dr. Martin Hengel, Dr. Hans Kueng, and Dr. Karl Ernst Nipkow.

Loren Stuckenbruck, the youngest child


of Earl and Ottie Mearl Stuckenbruck

The Tuebingen Christian Church continues to serve in significant and sacrificial ways in Tuebingen and beyond. Special ministries are active among the young, the aged, the displaced (refugees from behind tlie
Iron Curtain and elsewhere), and

Our Colloquium for Graduates is jointly by Institute Director


William D. Howden and Dr.

led Dr.
by

(our pioneer missionaries to Europe)


and his wife Lois, are spending the 1986-88 school years in Tuebingen. He has been on a Fulbright Scholarship since his 1986 graduation from Princeton Theological Seminary. An ecumenical worship in English is

others

disadvantaged

(especially

Otto Betz.

Papers

are
and

presented
advanced

both

marked by problems).

economic

and/or

emotional

professors

students

(mostly
German Eventual

doctoral
and doctoral

candidates)

of

the
and

international

communities.

dissertations

other first-rank theological studies are here influenced and shaped prior
to entering print in many nations. One

of the guest presentations last winter

held on Sunday evenings for the community sponsored by the Institute. These services have recently brought theological students from several

The members of our congregation as a whole provide services in the community to both citizens and foreigners on a scale which is extraordinary, much more than what is usually rendered by members of congregations in the United States.

NEWS RELEASE

David and Molly Flensy plan, God willing, to begin their

ministry with the European Evangelistic Society In July, 198?


at Tueblngen, Germany where as Karl Ketcherslde has said a

"new reformation Is In the making. **

The evangelistic effort

at Tueblngen takes place on all Intellectual and social levels, from the university academic t the poorest educated. In both

the local church, the Chrlstllche Gemelnde, and the mission's

Institute for the Study of Christian Origins, believers and


nonbellevers alike are educated, encouraged, and exhorted,

David, who received his Ph.D, from Duke University In 198O


In New Testament and Christian Origins and who has taught at

Kentucky Christian College for the^g^st seven years, will


serve In the Institute as "Institute Scholar." David and

Molly will also assist the native German minister Werner Hausen

In working with the local congregation.

The Plensy's need

regular monthly financial support as well as transport.


^ore Information or for speaking dates contact:

For

Rt. 1 Box 659H Grayson, Ky. ^11^3 606-47^-i|'435

David Flensy