Chain Link Principle

This principle enables individuals or couples within a Community to launch a new Community without loss of their “family,” or home Community. Without fearing loss of relationship and community, others are more willing to step out and gather believers together within their own sphere of influence, birthing a new Community. The cultural norm we desire in each Community is that every person will be linked with two Communities: their “family of origin” and their own “nuclear family.” These communities interact at periodic “family reunions” that may meet quarterly or as often as monthly. 

The photo above is what it is like for each individual/couple community member to be involved in two microchurches. The photo below depicts what it is like when you see the big picture. 

This is what creates an organic, relationship based network of communities rather than being institutionally connected. 

Our logo expresses the chain link principle as a constant reminder that we all have a responsibility to establish our own nuclear family while remaining connected to our original family. 

Chain Link Practice

  • This is the primary means of developing a multiplying network of Communities. 
  • Every believer should consider themselves a missionary church planter. 
  • Communities remain connected organically rather than institutionally. 
  • The Home Community, or “family of origin,” help support their members in the launching of new Communities, or  “nuclear families.”
  • There is no timeframe for when this should happen. 
  • In addition to launching new communities locally, outreach to other cities or people groups both nationally and internationally should be part of every communities endeavors.