Every church planter will find it helpful to partner with a planting network. It’s like finding someone to travel with while taking the road less traveled.
One such network is the New Thing Network, whom I spent some time with this morning at their pre-conference gathering.
You get something different with each network. Dave Dummit summarized what he’s gotten from New Thing as 1) accountability to keep planting, 2) best practices knowledge, and 3) friendships. From my exposure and with New Thing thus far, I’d say this is an accurate description. I’d also add to it a fourth specialization in multi-site churches.
This afternoon, I’m spending time with Stadia, another excellent planting network, with a different set of strengths to offer.