The purpose of this fellowship is to:
Keep you from feeling alone in your ministry.
provide personal and spiritual encouragement.
help you persevere in your ministry.
provide accountability among area church leaders.
give you the opportunity to swap ideas.
plan joint activities together for promoting the Kingdom.
help you deal with that "fearful" feeling that many leaders experience.
Convinced that God's plan for reaching mankind with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is based in the entity known as the local Church, we have come together, not to replace the Church, but to help her come together in our communities to accomplish the goal for which she was created. We will fulfill our mission without compromising in any way the authority and autonomy of each local congregation. Ours is to serve as the connective tissue - the nerve network, the ligaments and tendons - within the Body of Christ.
We see a church which is manifest in each neighborhood within our city. Not just any "church", but the church as God designed and for whom Christ died. We see this church effectively reaching out in each of our communities, resulting in our cities being positively affected by the gospel of Jesus Christ. This will result in a positive effect on the social and moral climate of each neighborhood and ultimately the entire city.
We will strive to be aware of the needs of
member churches, taking whatever steps we can to aid
in meeting them as God enables us.