Chain Link Principle

 

Chain Link Principle

This principle enables individuals or couples within a Community to launch a new Community without loss of their “family,” or home Community. Without fearing loss of relationship and community, others are more willing to step out and gather believers together within their own sphere of influence, birthing a new Community. The norm of each Community is that every person will be involved in two Communities: their “family of origin” and their own “nuclear family.” These communities interact at periodic “family reunions” that may meet quarterly or as often as monthly.

Chain Link Practice

  • This is the primary means of developing a multiplying network of Communities. 
  • Every believer should consider themselves a church planter. 
  • Communities remain connected organically rather than institutionally. 
  • Home Community can support their members in the launching of new Communities. 
  • There is no timeframe for when this should happen.