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¶855 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM, NETWORK MENTOR TEAM AND NETWORK LEADERS

¶855 NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM, NETWORK MENTOR TEAM AND NETWORK
LEADERS

1. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

The directors of administration, church planting, and leadership development and church health are members of the national leadership team, led by the bishop. The bishop with the help of network leader mentors and network leaders, will oversee the development of healthy networks or “discipleship communities” for FMCiC pastors and leaders. Each of these responsibilities is assigned to a director. (A more detailed job description exists for each director position.)

Discipleship is a key component of the FMCiC, as it is Jesus’ method of “building” His church.
Furthermore discipleship was how John Wesley grew the Methodist movement. Since discipleship is key to the health and vitality of the FMCiC, it is clear that our leaders and pastors need to be full participants in discipleship. Networks are therefore to be “discipleship communities”. Pastors and leaders will enter a covenant relationship which includes creating a mutual discipling experience for each member of the network. Networks will therefore necessarily be a safe “place” for pastors, chaplains and other ordained leaders to be supported and grow in their personal and ministry lives.

2. NETWORK MENTOR TEAM:

  • Are ordained ministers appointed by the bishop after consultation with MEGaP
  • Are trained and resourced by the bishop and national leadership team
  • Are responsible to help the network leader create a “discipleship experience” for their network of pastors.
  • A detailed job description is found in ¶881

3. NETWORK LEADERS

  • Are trained and resourced by the bishop, national leadership team and network leader mentors. (See the Networks Chart ¶460 B.)
  • Are assigned to a network leader mentor who will provide them with support and supervision
  • Are responsible to cultivate a “discipleship community” for their network of pastors by:
    – building relationships with the pastors in the network
    – planning and facilitating network meetings
    – introducing their network to a covenant wherein the network pursues a discipleship
    community.
    – being involved in denominational activities
  • A detailed job description is found in ¶881
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