- People-Specific Resource
Guide to Network Function
for a Successful First Meeting
The first meeting and
the network itself, has a better chance of success if:
to this material include:
There is a recognized
problem or need that a shared approach can help solve.
A personal trust relationship
between the leadership (facilitator, committee, etc.) and each of the potential
members, is developed before the meetings begin.
Network organizers personally
know the key leaders of each potential agency or church. It also is helpful
if prospective members send representatives to the meeting who are
already empowered to make decisions or commitments.
Both mission agencies
and churches are adequately represented and these represent various denominations/doctrinal
Most of the potential
members exhibit a willingness to explore coordinated efforts to meet the
need, without giving up individual group identities.
Potential members are
willing to update network members on projects they are doing within the
people, even though they may not invite participation.
Members have access to
email. Although not mandatory, it does assist with communication.
Butler is International Director of Interdev, an organization serving
the Church in accelerating fulfillment of the Great Commission through
the development, formation and long-term effective operation of international
partnerships for evangelism among the world's unreached people. Interdev
is also the Partnership Development Track of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement.
Moore, previously with Kingdom
Building Ministries is now Vice President of International Ministries
In addition to developing young leaders around the world, Steve consults
with local churches in the area of people group adoption and resource network
formation. Additionally, he assists churches and networks in developing
people specific prayer mobilization tools such as videos and prayer guides,
and provide training for survey and prayer journey teams.