“The Pillar Network is a community of SBC and international Baptist churches that are doctrinally aligned, missionally driven, and committed to equipping, planting, and revitalizing churches, TOGETHER.”
We are grateful for you and your church’s commitment to cooperate with the Pillar Network. This document serves the purpose of communicating our like-minded characteristics and the responsibilities of a church cooperating within the Pillar Network. By signing this document, you are affirming these characteristics, your responsibilities, and the Pillar Network’s Statement of Faith. The Pillar Network leadership reserves the right to revoke membership status at any time if a cooperating church does not demonstrate these like-minded characteristics and abide by the statements of faith represented below, or if there is unethical behavior on behalf of the pastoral leadership.
We proclaim the gospel of our Sovereign Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
We submit to the Bible as our final authority in all matters of belief and life
We promote live, expository preaching to equip the church
We encourage churches to be led by a plurality of male elders
We cooperate as confessional Baptists to fulfill the Great Commission
We commit to kingdom multiplication through church planting and revitalization
Encouraged Areas of Involvement for our Partnering Churches:
Engage in network functions (ex. zoom calls, regional events, national conference)
Give meaningfully to the Pillar Network (ex. Most US churches move towards giving 1-2% of their budgets)
Partner with another church plant/revitalization work financially in the Pillar Network (US or International)
Click here to view our core doctrinal beliefs and DNA.
Additional statements of faith partnering churches must affirm:
(Our partnering churches in the US also affirm the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 and the Abstract of Principles)
Statement of Partnership:
Church planting partnerships are essential in fulfilling the Great Commission and imperative for cooperating through the Pillar Network. We can do more together through partnerships that encourage gospel collaboration than we can do apart from each other. Our ultimate desire is to develop an international network of confessionally Baptist churches that equip the next generation to plant and revitalize biblically healthy congregations.
As a matter of policy and conviction, the Pillar Network does not intervene in the financial decisions of any local church. Each local church is free to exercise its autonomy before God in these matters.
If a church plant ceases to exist, all monies given to the Pillar Network for that church plant will be used to strengthen and support the mission of the existing churches within the Pillar Network. The Pillar Network leadership team will determine how to distribute those committed finances.