Presented by: Ellen Livingood
Description: Only a tiny fraction of the vast number of churches across America have found their way into successful missions collaboration via a network. Yet most church leaders who do participate in a network are enthusiastic about the benefits. In this workshop, practitioners will share illustrations of what has made for successful integration of American churches into networks from both the church and network-leader perspective. We will consider whether church partnerships are more successful where a network serves the relationship and how churches can creatively contribute to network success. In dialog groups we will wrestle with the practical issues you are facing in church-to-network engagement. The primary audience for this workshop is local church and network leaders or potential leaders.