1. Why the name "Pneuma Network of Churches"?
The name "Pneuma Network" was given as ours' is a prophetic call by the Spirit of God to continue to do in the Spirit what Jesus Christ began both to do and teach. We are called to be a "Spirit empowered network of like-minded churches continuing in obedience to the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20) for the glory of God!"
2. What does the Pneuma Network believe?
PNC Statement of Faith:
A) We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired and, therefore, inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and for how we are to live. (Mt. 5:18; Jn. 10:35; 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21)
B) We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. (Ps. 104; 139; Mt. 10:29–31; 28:19; Acts 17:24–28; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:9–12; 4:4–6; Col. 1:16–17; Heb. 1:1–3; Rev. 1:4–6)
C) We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. (Jn. 1:12–13; 6:37–44; 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Rom. 3:1–4:2; 8:1–17, 31–39; 10:8–10; Eph. 2:8–10; Phil. 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9)
3. What distinguishes the Pneuma Network from others?
I. We are not a denomination or an institution but we do believe in order and effective leadership.
II. You do not pay to partner with us - Instead, you build relationship with us.
III. We believe that each local church has a unique strategy and plan of God (no two have to be the same).
IV. Our partnership is not based on doctrine or methods of doing church but rather on relationship, based in the vision and commands that Jesus Christ gave.
V. We encourage church leaders to find relationship with any PNC leadership team member or members as the Lord leads you (there is no exclusivity).
VI. We will not take oversight of your church - That is the responsibility of the local elders in your church.
VII. We speak into situations by invitation and under the authority of your eldership.
4. How do I become a Pneuma Network church plant candidate or partner church?
Initially, be sure that you share a similar vision, mission and values with that of the Pneuma Network of Churches. If this is the case and you are lead to relate to PNC, please let us know! Next you should follow these steps:
1) Find a point of connection
2) Stick with your decision
3) Make every effort to capture the heart of PNC
4) Ask questions
*We encourage you to create strategic opportunities for us to spend time with your leadership and church!
5. What does a Pneuma Network Church look like?
A church that is Spirit-empowered and like-minded and have entered into a covenant with churches to help plant churches.