Networks – The Future of Denominations and Other Fellowships
We define these networks as a group of church leaders who are connected with each other for the purpose of planting churches.
... they are relationships with the transcendent purpose of planting churches.
Acts 29 Network, NewThing Network, Neil Cole’s CMA Network, Converge The Association of Related Churches (ARC), Stadia
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 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 1.Relational Circles –the primary experience of a network. Before anything else, networks are about relationships
7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 2. Champions/Apostolic Leaders capture hearts through vision and spiritual DNA.
7 Character Traits of Healthy Networks 3. Networks are Held Together by the Spiritual DNA.
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.