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2 Networks – The Future of Denominations and Other Fellowships

3 We define these networks as a group of church leaders who are connected with each other for the purpose of planting churches.

4 ... they are relationships with the transcendent purpose of planting churches.

5 Acts 29 Network, NewThing Network, Neil Cole’s CMA Network, Converge The Association of Related Churches (ARC), Stadia

6 The Starfish and the Spider Centralized Decentralized(Networks) Someone is in charge No one is in charge There are headquarters There are no headquarters Centralized power structure Decentralized power Knowledge is centralized Knowledge is decentralized Direction comes from the Direction comes from the network

7 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 1.Relational Circles –the primary experience of a network. Before anything else, networks are about relationships

8 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 2. Champions/Apostolic Leaders capture hearts through vision and spiritual DNA.

9 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 3. Networks are Held Together by the Spiritual DNA.

10 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks Brafman and Beckstrom :ideology is the fuel that drives the decentralized organization.... take away the ideology, and the... organization will crumble.

11 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks

12 4. Catalysts/Coaches - serve as point-men who guide the relational circles.

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14 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 5. Collaborative Support – they help each other do ministry better.

15 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 6. They Focus upon Shared Mission Works (Church Planting Primarily)

16 7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 7. Network Relationships are Enhanced through Leading Edge Information Technology

17 Networks for Denominations 1.Relationships are key …. -in the Bible -in life -especially with younger leaders

18 Networks for Denominations 2. Our culture likes equality. -everyone can speak -no one is “the boss”

19 Networks for Denominations 3. Younger Leaders like to have a personal connection to that which they will support (with their resources, financial and otherwise)

20 Networks for Denominations 4. Church Leaders are starving for personal support, mentoring, and coaching, in the “tough job” of leading churches.


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