Well Versed Ministry: Who we are, What we do and Why
Explanation: The links below will take you to many pictures. However, this is ultimately not a photo gallery. This is a prayer page. We humbly ask that you view the pictures in a spirit of prayer for every governmental leader you see. Pray for them personally, their families, marriages and children. Pray for their emotional, physical, intellectual, psychological and spiritual health. Public service is not an easy calling. It is difficult. There are many challenges and temptations. Most of all, please pray for them to have a deep understanding of God’s perfect ways in the biblical principles of governance. Please use the links below for sincere heartfelt prayer. Please proceed to the links below with that attitude.
We bring biblical principles of governance to government leaders…and the people who elect them. The world is in crisis. So many human institutions are failing. Everyone knows it.
Most people know that the Bible speaks clearly about: 1) personal matters, (2) family matters, and (3) church life. However, the Bible also speaks equally clearly regarding (4) civil government. God originally established government and establishes nations today. He knows best how government is to function. Thus, the Well Versed ministry is committed to bringing biblical principles of governance to governmental leaders.
Human suffering, pain and poverty will only be reduced once nations follow the biblical principles of governance. Only eternal and transcendent truths will produce peace and prosperity in nations. Shipping bags of beans and rice to starving people is important. Very important. What is even better is when the government follows the biblical economic principles so that people can grow their own beans and rice, or have gainful employment which allows them to purchase what they need. Nations need to follow the biblical principles of governance.
How Did This Calling or This Ministry Initially Began? It began when Jim Garlow was nine years of age.
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Well Versed teaches biblical principles of governance to governmental leaders through small group Bible studies, or one-on-one meetings with governmental leaders (ambassadors, elected officials, and career bureaucrats).
The Three-Pronged Strategy to Teach Biblical Principles of Governance
Before you go further, have some fun and take some GPQ (Government-Political Quotient) tests. If you score high, great. If you don’t, make it a learning experience and take it a second time. (Coming Soon)
1. For Government Leaders
- Washington, D.C. –
- Weekly, for Members of Congress, U.S. Capitol
- Monthly, for Persons, Various Departments, and Agencies
- New York City – United Nations
- Jerusalem – the Knesset, Israeli Parliament
(NOTE: During the Coronavirus, some Well Versed small group Bible studies have continued by Zoom meetings, but most have not been able to meet. During this season, our focus has shifted to training those who elect governmental leaders, as opposed to primarily governmental leaders themselves. We have increased our training of citizens through social media [four Facebook sites, Instagram, Twitter, and others], podcasts, The Garlow Report, The Garlow Perspective, text messages, email newsletters, Zoom PRS [Public Reading of Scripture] and book distribution.)
- Possible future locations – Exploring beginning Bible studies of governmental principles in:
- The United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
- The United Nations International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands
The European Union Headquarters
2. Governmental Missions consisting of “on site,” first-hand experiential training, ranging from tours of nations to help Well Versed stakeholders know key political leaders and issues … to direct private meetings with Heads-of-State.
- Governmental Leadership Trips – teaching the biblical principles of governance
- Washington, D.C. and United Nations, New York City Well Versed Day SUMMIT (was held on Sept. 27, 2020)
- Israel tours –Touring Biblical sites and understanding the complex political realities in all of Israel, including Samaria and Judea. (Rosemary Schindler Garlow has made 71 trips to Israel.)
- International Governmental Leadership Tours – Genevan, European, Latin American and African political centers
- History of Christianity Tours of England (John Wesley), Germany (Martin Luther), Czech Republic (John Hus), Switzerland (Ulrich Zwingli), along with Switzerland and France (John Calvin). (Jim Garlow has a Ph.D. in church history.)
- Heads of State visits: Dr. Garlow, as a part of a team of 8-12 persons, over the past two years, has met with:
- President Abdel Fattah al Sisi in Egypt
- King Abdulla II in Jordan
- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel – twice
- President Jimmy Morales in Guatemala
- President Juan Hernandez of Honduras
- President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil
- Prime Minister Barzani in Kurdistan
- Interim President Jeanine Anez in Bolivia
3. Mentorship / Training Programs
Mentorship / Training Programs for young adults (raising up the next generation with instruction and sponsored trips to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Israel, working with various other organizations) and, with local congregations (through our “Association of Well Versed Churches”).
Furthermore, Well Versed cares deeply about religious freedom and the tragic increasing global persecution of Christians, along with the horrific rise of anti-Semitism.
Finally, this ministry is…PRAYER DRIVEN, PRAYER SUPPORTED by two groups:
1. The Well Versed Intercessory Team – a small, select, intense, traveling group
All of the Well Versed ministry is founded on massive prayer. The Well Versed Intercessory Team is led by Dr Jim Garlow’s sister, Judy Garlow Wade. Click here to see just a few of the locations where they travel to pray in advance and during all Well Versed ministry activities.
When former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann moved to New York City for one year to begin the Well Versed ministry in the United Nations, she said, “I will go only if it is preceded by prayer.” A large group met in San Diego to prayer nonstop for three days in September of 2017. They then traveled to New York City, were joined by others, and prayed for three days in New York City.
This saturation of prayer is the foundation upon which the Well Versed ministry is founded as we “bring biblical principles of governance to government leaders…and to those who elect them.”
2. The Well Versed Prayer Partner Ministry Team – you are invited to be on this!
If you would like to be on the Well Versed Prayer Partner Team, please click here. Prayer Leader Judy Garlow Wade can keep you informed how to pray for the Well Versed ministry.
Dr. Jim Garlow and Rosemary Schindler Garlow
2514 Jamacha Road, Suite 502-120
El Cajon, CA 92019
“…For such a time as this.” Esther 4:14
“…Make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you….” – Matthew 28:19-20.
This www.WellVersedWorld.org website gives you an overview of what we do. But a new website is COMING SOON. www.WellVersedU.org will have our compelling teaching content – the biblical principles of governance. Watch for this exciting addition to the Well Versed lineup.