Type 1 Church Network

1. In this type of church network, each church is autonomous or independent.

2. Each church within the network remits a percentage of its income to a general fund.

3. In this type of network, pastors start their own ministries with some initial support.

4. Sometimes, this support lasts for six months and then the churches must continue at their own expense.

5. Even though churches within this type of network are quite independent, they often maintain the same name and belong to a common fellowship.

6. Here, Pastors are trained by the mother organization. After the initial training, these pastors become independent. They maintain a membership of the network by paying a percentage of their income. They also maintain their membership of the network for the sake of fellowship and a sense of belonging.
“7. Pastors cannot be transferred from their congregation because they are independent.

8. An example of this kind of network is the Assemblies of God church