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Table of Contents

  1. How do I become a member of the Pastor's Network?
  2. Where and when does the Pastor's Network met?
  3. Why is there a Pastor's Network?
  4. Who is the director?
  5. What is the code of ethics for the Pastors's Network
  6. Can I start a Pastor's Network in my city?
  7. Contact the Pastors Network
  8. Application for Membership (Acrobat Adobe Reader)

How do I become a member of the Pastor's Network?

The Pastor's Network is opened to all ordained and licensed ministers of the Gospel: Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries, Para-Church leaders. 

You must get the recommendation of a Pastors Network Coordinator in your area, or be referred to join by a friend or colleague who is already a member of the pastors network.

You can receive an application for membership by sending  your name, address and name of church or ministry to: The Pastors Network, P.O. Box 3003, Covina, CA 91722 - or you can send this information to: pastorsnet@aol.com

Membership is now $15 a year to join to cover the costs of printing your certificate.  You must enclose two letters of recommendation or one letter of recommendation from an existing member of the Pastors Network.  We have principled guidelines for members. 

  Then please send a donation of $15 (US) or more to cover the shipping and handling.   If you are part of the fellowship you will receive bi annual  (December & May)  newsletter online via the internet (.pdf files - you need acrobat). 


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When and where does the Pastor's Network meet ?

 As a Pastors Network Member, you can start your own network meeting in your area and if you want us to include your network meeting on our website, just send us the link to your website or send us the information and we will including on our "meetings" page.  Currently
our Pastors Network meets for prayer in one of the local churches in Southern California.  And from time to time we meet for lunch with other pastors in the area. 

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Why is there a Pastor's Network?

The Pastor's Network was started by three Pastors of small independent churches.
There is a great need amongst pastors for fellowship, encouragement, prayer and uplifting.
This group began to meet monthly for coffee and fellowship.  As more and more pastors began 
to hear about the fellowship, pastors began inviting their friends. 

Today the Pastor's Network continues to increase with Pastors coming as far south as Newport Beach, Banning and as far east as Palmdale.  They come because they feel the genuine love and presence of the Holy Spirit.

In this new climate of humanism and secularism, the pastors need to be supportive of one another as never before.  Remembering that this is His Church.  There is One God, One Body, One Holy Spirit and Pastors are 2nd in Command as Jesus Christ is the Commander in Chief.  As we come together in unity, we can see the great end time move of God come forth as was prophesied 100 years ago!

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Who is the director?

Dr. Michael McKinney, Senior Pastor of World for Jesus International Christian Center and Ministries is the director of the fellowship.  The idea of the Pastor's Network was really launched when Dr. McKinney wrote an article for the Christian Times entitled, "Pastoring the Smaller Church."  Many pastors called to say how much they were blessed by the article and when they heard about the fellowship, they began to come.   

The key verse the Lord gave the Pastor's Network is found in Psalm 133:1-5

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life forevermore."

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What is  the code of ethics for the Pastors at the Network?

1.  We do not proselyte.  We believe strongly in commitment and dedication to the local church.  Pastors do not proselyte members from fellow pastors.  Evangelists and missionaries do not proselyte members from  the churches they visit. The Evangelist and the missionary regards the pastor as God's servant for that particular congregation and they respect him/her. Their purpose is to encourage, uplift and edify the church and likewise the pastors recognize the contribution that the evangelist and missionary play in the growth of the church and honor them as special gifts to the body of Christ.  It is truly a five-fold ministry that is needed in the church today... working together as a team.

2.  We pray for one another.  As fellow clergy, there are times of difficulty in ministry, personally and professionally.  The Pastor's Network believes in praying for one another, and preferring one another in the most holy faith.  

3.  We support one another.  Whenever possible, pastors help pastors.  They work together on ministry projects, answering questions, sharing advice and recommendations, and at times the network even shares financially with assist in missionary and/or charity project.

4.  We love one another.  We believe that ministers are all servants of God.  Jesus Christ is the chief shepherd and therefore we are co-laborers one with another.  The sheep and the ministry belongs to the Lord.  Therefore, we are not in competition.  Our goal is to see our brother succeed in the calling and ministry he/she has been called too.  When good things happen and blessings come
to our brothers and sisters we rejoice; when difficulties occur we weep -- but we do it together  

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Can I start a Pastor's Network in my city?

Yes.  If you want to identify with the Pastor's Network then we could ask you to commit to supporting our code of ethics.  The reason why pastors, evangelists and missionaries are so encouraged when they attend the Pastor's Network is because of our strong ethical stance.   

You can make a difference for your city and community if you begin a Pastors Network geared towards fellowship and prayer.  Pastors need a place to come where they can relax and let their guard down.  They need a time to laugh and sometimes to cry.  Pastors are not super humans.  They need to be appreciated and honored as well.  If you have a heart to for pastors, we would encourage you to start a network in your community.  It only takes two to begin.

THE SECRET OF ESTABLISHING A SUCCESSFUL PASTORS NETWORK?  START SMALL WITH 2-3 FRIENDS IN MINISTRY.  Then allow your friends to invite their friends in ministry.   The unifying factor in establishing a successful ministry fellowship of any kind with men and women in ministry is that they KNOW AND TRUST one another.

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Michael McKinney.
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Revised: September 01, 2014 .