Introducing the Growth Network – A Resource for Youth Pastors and more

We are looking for a few good men.  

YouthMin.org and EverythingPastor.com are partnering together to form the Growth Network. The idea for the Growth Network is to provide pastors with a place to connect with other pastors over Google+ Hangouts. The purpose? We want to provide a small group of pastors for pastors to talk about how Scripture relates to them.

As pastors, we realize that sometimes the majority of our Bible reading can be geared towards message preparation and answering questions for others. In the process, we can stop applying the Gospel message to our own lives. Our Google+ Hangouts will be a place for us to talk about how scripture relates to our own personal lives. Here are the details:

Your Role: 
Please indiciate your role on our sign-up page. We will be creating the groups based off of your ministry role.

Group Size: 
Eventually, we would like to have groups of about 5-8 pastors, however, for this Charter Group, we are looking at keeping it around 6 Pastors, and we are looking for people who would be willing to partner with us and lead a group in the future.

Group Topic:
Our first group will read Colossians.

Frequency/Length:
We’ll connect once a week (during off hours) for four weeks. The day will be determined by the group.

Rules: 

  1. Leave your “pastor voice” at the office. We’re all Pastors here, we don’t need you to preach to us. These groups are not outlets for you to save us, we are simply looking for community and accountability when needed.
  2. Keep the dogs chained up. We’re strictly talking about how scripture relates to our personal lives not trying to convert other pastors to our point of view. If you’re dogmatic, please don’t apply.
  3. What is talked about in the group stays in the group.
  4. You cannot miss any meetings unless a family emergency arises.

Want to apply for the charter group? Click here.

8 Comments

  1. Great post! I have found that I have done the same thing a few times here in Ireland working for the Anglican church. I assumed that a lot of the kids within the church weren't Christians because they refused to talk about their faith. Actually most of them do have a faith and a strong one at that, they are just part of a church culture that doesn't open up about it and they don't have the confidence to join in the conversation. I made the same mistake with my non-Christian kids but in a different way, that they had made an informed decision not to be a Christian. Actually most of my "non-Christian" kids do pray and believe in God, they just don't like Christianity because of how they have seen it lived. So the challenge for me has been to understand both and try to meet them where they are rather than prescribing medicine for false diagnoses!
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