The Network is a connection of congregations who eagerly desire to become the presence of Jesus into our communities. Some of us meet as congregations that gather every weekend for worship and teaching, while others meet in smaller faith communities throughout the week. Our passion is common – empowering Christ-followers to become actively engaged in mission outside of the walls.Five identity markers
Jesus challenged people to engage not with a religious system but with a person—to move from mindlessly following a set of rules to showing authentic love for those around them. That is the message of Jesus, and it is the message we proclaim and seek to live out every day. Our core values express our desire to lives as Christ-followers in every facet of life.
We are a connection of congregations who eagerly desire to become the presence of Jesus into our communities. While all churches will utilize buildings and some may own facilities, the buildings do not define our ministries. Rather than focusing all energies on attracting people to a building, we are focused on empowering Christ-followers to become actively engaged in mission outside of the walls.
Churches in The Network are part of a collaborative team. Beyond sharing identity of message and mission, churches and pastors are eager to encourage and resource one another in various ways…sharing of best practices, dedicated internet resourcing for and among pastors, Network-wide resource events for church leaders and pastors, and telling the story of God-at-work in each location.
Churches in the Network have a reputation for generosity. Each church is known as a place of generosity within their local community and also to the world. In recognition of their collaborative partnership, Network churches are consistent and generous partners with the larger BIC partnership, a team we are proud to be a part of.
Leadership is a vital element in Network churches. Pastors in The Network are known for their pervasive commitment to Jesus and a leadership that is creative, empowering, mission-focused, and models incarnational engagement with the local community and the world. Pastors, as leaders of local churches, embrace the collaborative spirit of The Network.
We invite you to be a partner in becoming the presence of Jesus into our communities. Find a church in The Network by clicking on this link.
Matt Vincent is the Team Leader for The Network, the newest member of the BIC family.