What are Networks?
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Networks are groups of churches that are in reasonable geographic proximity to each other that exist to Care for one another, Connect to each other and Communicate with each other and the denomination.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do Networks operate?
Networks have avenues of input to the Governing Board and also participate in the development and delivery of resources to the churches in the Network.
Is it mandatory for a local church to be a member of a Network?
Yes, although churches can choose what activities, gatherings, etc. that they want to be involved in.
What is the role of Networks?
Networks are there to provide a way for churches and groups with shared interests to find connection and opportunities to collaborate. For Church Networks, the focus is on Connection (Relationship), Concern (Resourcing) and Cultivation (Growth).
Are Network Team Leaders appointed by an Elder?
They are appointed by the Director of the Office of Church and Ministry Development. Additionally, each Network Leader chooses a Network Team to work with them to serve the churches in their Network.
What is the role of the Network Leaders?
The Network Leaders role is:
- Communicate regularly with the churches in their Network
- Work with a Network Team to plan gatherings, visit churches and provide resources
- Offer input to the Office of Church and Ministry Development on a variety of issues
- Channel information to the Office of Church and Ministry Development about church needs, pastoral care concerns, possible flash points, etc.
- Support transferring information from the Office of Church Life and Health and Ministry Development to the churches
- Provide a connector between the denomination and the local church