WHO WE ARE
"The Pillar Network is a community of like-minded SBC churches that are doctrinally aligned, missional driven, and committed to fulfilling the Great Commission, TOGETHER."
After several years of informal cooperation within a small collective of like-minded SBC churches, it was clear God was initiating a shared vision to do more to change the landscape of the North American Church. Convinced of the necessity to Equip, Plant and Revitalize SBC churches to be fruitful and multiply, the Pillar Network was established in January 2012.
At the core, we believe planting a new generation of churches with our shared convictions and DNA is a biblical imperative for the evangelization of our communities. We believe local churches have the responsibility and opportunity to plant these new expressions of His bride to see a disciple-making reality for the Church in North America.
In our short history, we have met hundreds of leaders God has prepared in advance that resonate with this vision. From Miami to Anchorage, from San Diego to Boston, God has given our network relentless favor and healthy growth. Will you join us in this endeavor to see the Church of North America strengthened to multiply disciples, leaders, and new churches for God’s glory to be made known to our nation and beyond?
OUR MISSION & APPROACH
Pillar’s approach to our mision has three primary emphases for how we cooperate with like-minded SBC churches.
EQUIP // We serve and equip pastors and church planters to establish and lead faithful and healthy churches.
PLANT // We partner with churches to ensure their success in planting new churches that share our convictions
REVITALIZE // We partner with churches to see them move from surviving to thriving to reproducing congregations.
Furthermore, Pillar desires to cohesively operate within the greater SBC, doing our part to support our national entities. All Pillar churches give to the CP annually, and we encourage sacrificial giving to both the Lottie Moon & Annie Armstrong missions offerings.
What elements define a Pillar church? Below are the key points that we desire all of our churches to pursue.
I. GOSPEL PROCLAMATION
We proclaim the gospel of our Sovereign Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
II. BIBLE BASED
We submit to the Bible as our final authority in all matters of belief and life
III. LIVE EXPOSITION
We promote live, expository preaching to equip the church
IV. ELDER LED
We encourage churches to be governed by a plurality of male elders/pastors
V. KINGDOM MINDED
We cooperate as Southern Baptists to fulfill the Great Commission
VI. CONFESSIONALLY BAPTISTIC
We commit to kingdom multiplication through church planting and revitalization