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Ground Level Network...What is it?

The Ground Level Network is a movement of churches advancing the kingdom everywhere. It exists as a family of churches that empower, support and care for the local church, its leaders and its ministries. We are seeking to have a growing influence in our world and believe that the Church is to be a prophetic voice that is characterised by a strong commitment to Word and Spirit.

what can you expect?

  • 1. A Regional & Relational Connection
    Through participation in these connections, you, your team and your church will be served, supported and cared for and equipped. Within Ground Level you will have access to peer level ministry and relationships through participation in one of our Connections. These connections will seek to serve you, your team and your church to equip, support and care in any way that we are able. Connections will be held regularly throughout the year.
  • 2. Quarterly Leaders National Forum
    This is an opportunity for the Key Leaders from every church (plus emerging or younger leaders) to attend a day designed just for them; with ministry that is geared to enhance the work of the local church and build the life of the individual senior leader.
  • 3. An Annual Leaders Conference
    Each year Ground Level holds a vibrant, purposeful conference over three days at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire. This is a chance for you, your leadership and your emerging leaders to come and spend quality time together in an environment of friendship, relationship, training and equipping. Over the years leadership teams have testified to growing stronger together through their participation in this event.
  • 4. The ONE Event
    The whole church gets an opportunity to gather together with other Ground Level Churches and Christians from across the nation. The ONE event is a time for worship, world-class ministry, fellowship, fun, equipping and resourcing. The varied program caters for everyone and is one of the country’s foremost Christian family events.
  • 5. Monthly Leaders Days
    Each month in Lincoln Ground Level holds a day for church leaders and their teams. With a successful format of worship, updates, ministry (from a national/international figure) and lunch together. These days continue to be extremely popular.
  • 6. Partnership Without Ownership
    Ground Level believes in partnering together for the sake of the gospel and the building of the church. The value of partnership without ownership allows relationship to be the major factor in networking together.
  • 7. Apostolic Influence and Input
    Ground Level is able to provide advice and consultation for individual churches where that is requested, along with group input at Connection gatherings.
  • 8. Additional support that Ground Level is able to provide includes
    • Ministerial accreditation • Web Profiling including online directory & church search • Parliamentary representation • Safeguarding and DBS Support

what is expected from you?

  • 1. Attendance at the Leaders National Forum.
  • 2. Support, participation and promotion of the Ground Level Leadership Conference.
  • 3. Support, participation and promotion of the ONE Event.
  • 4. Involving the network / Connection leadership in any significant leadership issue including matters of leadership transition / succession, or issues of moral, financial or doctrinal concern.
  • 5. Financial Participation: It is expected that Ground Level Churches would contribute an amount monthly by standing order to fulfill our mission.
    We have approximately 6,000 people of all ages in our churches so a flat rate of £2.00 per month per person in the network would cover our costs. (This is based on each church counting those who are a part of their church, not just the average Sunday attendance). We appreciate that there may be unexpected circumstances that effect some churches from time to time and this needs to be taken into consideration. We do however ask that each church commits to aiming for the £2 per person per month contribution.

joining ground level

First contact with Ground Level usually comes about through relationship; a church leader friend, attendance at the ‘ONE’ event, some other meeting, or conversation with someone.

The next step is a conversation with a Connection Leader – determined on geographical and relational grounds. Relationship is then developed through invitations to Leaders days or our Leadership Conference. Connection Leaders are happy to visit churches and meet with leaders or teams and to answer any questions in any appropriate forum.

When all parties are satisfied that membership of Ground Level is an appropriate next step, churches are invited to complete an application form, which together with the recommendation of the Connection Leader goes to the Ground Level Executive Team. Because this process proceeds through relationship it is essentially a forgone conclusion that such an application will be welcomed and a letter of welcome is sent to the church and a certificate of joining is sent to the Connection Leader to present to the church. To be put in contact with a connection leader please contact us.

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