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|Individuals / Individuos
|Pricing / Precios||fixed||
|Facebook at Work|
|Evana events / eventos Evana|
|Renewable / Renovable||up to 2 years /
hasta 2 años
|Covenant Required / Pacto Obligatorio||*|
|Bylaw changes / Cambios estatutarios
|Targeted Resourcing / Provisión de recursos
|Regional Networks / Redes regionales||+|
|Community Mapping / Mapa o perfil comunitario|
|Credentialing / Acreditación||+|
|Delegates / Delegados|
|*Contractual Service Agreement
+Partner congregations without other affiliations
$1/month minimum with a suggested donation of $4/month or more.
2% of Congregations Operation and Missions budget
Partner and Provisional Fees with development services
2-15% Local ministry initiatives (healing ministries, church planting, etc).
2-5% Supporting EVANA (3% minimum if credentialing is desired)
Workplace is an online community dedicated to Anabaptist evangelistic movements.
-A place to start and engage in conversations on a local, regional, national, and global level.
-A place for sharing relevant content, ministry resources.
-Connections with experienced coaches and mentors.
Workplace es una comunidad en línea dedicada a los movimientos evangélicos anabaptistas.
- Un lugar para iniciar y participar en conversaciones a nivel local, regional, nacional y a nivel global.
- Un lugar para compartir contenido relevante , recursos ministeriales.
- Establecer conexiones con entrenadores y mentores experimentados.
-annual pastor/spouse retreat in January
-family, youth and adult convention in the first week of July
-a variety of learning labs and regional equipping meetings
- Retiro anual para pastor/cónyuge en enero.
- Convención bianual para jóvenes y adultos, la primera semana de julio.
- Una variedad de laboratorios de aprendizaje y reuniones regionales de equipamiento.
Provisional partnership will be for a period of two years, with an option for a two-year extension for a maximum of four years total. It provides a way for church leaders to explore participating with Evana before going through a congregational process.
Contractual Service - Contractual Services Agreement
Individuals - Personal Covenant
Partner congregations will need change their bylaws to require their Core Leaders (main governing board and pastors) to commit to the Personal Covenant. The exact wording is not required, but here is a suggestion for changing the constitution or bylaws to reflect EVANA’s requirements for joining.
[Name of Church] desires to affiliate with Evana, an Evangelical Anabaptist Network. Evana is a ministry community of followers of Jesus Christ with a heart to see lives transformed by the Gospel. Its vision is to connect and resource leaders to start and strengthen churches from an evangelical Anabaptist perspective. Affiliation with Evana requires [Name of Church] to commit to Evana’s Congregational Covenant and for [Name of Church]’s leadership to commit to Evana’s Personal Covenant, each of which are attached to [these Bylaws/this Constitution] as Attachments A and B, respectively. Accordingly, [Name of Church] affirms the Congregational Covenant and also requires all pastoral leaders and members of [name of the governing body that has authority over the pastors] to commit to the Personal Covenant.
Regional Networks are for partner congregations who desire credentialing and other support services typically given by conferences. Regional Networks are led by Regional Pastors who provide these four areas of support:
The heart of Evana's identity continues to be around Partner congregations receiving Core 4 Training with community mapping, prayer and discernment and strategic alignment. Regional Networks provide a way for unaffiliated congregations to "land" with Evana if they are not ready to engage with the Core 4 Training, but simply want membership and credentialing. Some Regional Pastors may also be trained in the Core 4 process and work together at both parts with local congregations.
Since Evana Network was proposed, the question of supportive structures has been an important one. Evana chose to start by emphasizing and building out of movement and challenge, focusing on bringing together evangelical Anabaptist congregations that want to deeply engage with their communities. Evana will continue with the Partnerships, Core 4 Training and other ways to focus on community engagement. Regional Networks will sit alongside this.
Here are some of the characteristics of these Regional Networks:
Core 4 huddles are the basic entry point for Evana Partners/Provisional Partners. Once churches become partners or provisional partners, they are invited to start or join a regional network. Core 4 huddles are small groups of churches that partner together for church planting, community engagement, and leadership development.
Core 4 huddles will form around the processes of community mapping, prayer & discernment, and strategic compassion. After the community mapping process is completely, congregations will join together to pray and fast for God’s leading to bring healing to the brokenness they’ve seen. This will then provide the basis for developing a plan for strategic compassion; a plan with real, clear, empowering ways to change the outcomes for those in need of deliverance and freedom. These plans will include things like church planting and new ministry initiatives housed in the local church.
Core 4 huddles son el punto de entrada básico para Evana Socios/Socios Provisionales. Una vez que las iglesias se convierten en socios o socios provisionales, se les invita a iniciar o unirse a una red regional. Core 4 grupos son pequeños grupos de iglesias que se asocian entre sí para la plantación de iglesias, la participación comunitaria y el desarrollo de liderazgo.
Core 4 grupos se formarán en torno a los procesos de mapeo comunitario, oración, discernimiento y la compasión estratégica. Después de que el proceso de mapeo comunitario está completo, las congregaciones se unirán a orar y ayunar para recibir la dirección de Dios para poder llevar sanidad a los quebrantados, que han visto. Esto entonces, proporcionará la base para desarrollar un plan para la compasión estratégica; un plan con formas de empoderamiento reales y claras, para cambiar los resultados para las personas necesitadas de salvación y libertad. Estos planes incluirán cosas como la plantación de iglesias y las nuevas iniciativas ministeriales, alojados en la iglesia local.
The community mapping process is a careful qualitative and quantitative assessment of your local community that identifies economic, health care, housing, education, and child welfare needs.
El proceso del mapa o perfil comunitario es una tarea cuidadosa, cualitativa y cuantitativa de su comunidad local que identifica los aspectos: económico, salud, vivienda, educación y necesidades de bienestar infantil.
Learning labs, learning communities, accelerator groups, and customized coaching bring high quality educational modules to you, focused around specific challenges that church leaders are encountering. Some will be free, and others will have a variable fee structure based on membership levels.
Laboratorios de aprendizaje, comunidades de aprendizaje, grupos acelerador y entrenamiento personalizado que provee módulos educacionales de alta calidad, para usted, enfocado en retos específicos que se le presentan a los líderes de la iglesia. Algunos serán gratuitos y otros estarán disponibles por una estructura de cuota variable, basada en los niveles de membresía.
Preliminary credentialing is the first stage of the credentialing process and is a shared process between the congregation and Evana through a Regional Pastor. During the preliminary stage, the Regional Pastor will have the primary responsibility in determining the candidate’s theological perspective, and the local congregation will have the primary responsibility for assessing the pastor’s spiritual maturity and character. The preliminary designation will be removed once the Regional Pastor has had an opportunity to learn to know the pastor through active involvement in Facebook at Work, participation in EVANA events, and engaging in mission with other congregations.
Active Pastors from Partner Congregations. Any congregation that signs up as a Partner Congregation can receive preliminary recognition of an existing license or ordination once the following steps are completed by the congregation on behalf of the pastor.
Congregation completes the partnership signup process and submits a request for provisional recognition of credentials
The congregation does a background check on the pastor.
The pastor fills out the Evana profile and becomes an active contributor.
The congregation submits references from the current credentialing bodies that affirm the credentials are in good standing. If the pastor is not currently licensed or ordained, they will submit three letters of reference from other pastors, other than a family member, affirming the candidate’s character and spiritual maturity.
Arrangements are made for a phone call or face-to-face interview with the Regional Pastor.
Preliminary credentials are granted.
Inactive Pastors or Potential Pastors. Individuals who sense a call to leadership and are not in an active ministry assignment have two ways of receiving credentials through Evana. The preferred method is that they seek out an internship with a partner congregation and go through steps 1-6 of the process above for active pastors. Once a pastoral placement in a partner congregation is found, preliminary credentials will be granted in partnership with the placement congregation.
If circumstances make it difficult to do an internship at a partner congregation, the focus should be on developing relationships through active involvement as a Facebook at Work member and participation in EVANA events. If there is interest in finding a pastoral assignment, this should be designated on the Evana profile. The pastoral candidate can complete steps 3-5 ahead of time and steps 1, 2, 6, and 7 will be completed at the time of a pastoral placement.
Retired Pastors. We deeply value and honor retired pastors who participate with Evana. Retired pastors who are members of a partner congregation and affirm the Evana covenant will have their credentials recognized without preliminary status. A retired credential recognizes their ordination status for limited ministry involvement, such as officiating at weddings and funerals. We also value the participation of retired pastors in the life of Evana as an encouragement and prayer support for active pastors. We will provide access to Facebook at Work at no cost. One of the pastors from the partner congregation will carry the primary responsibility for retired pastors’ credentials.
An active pastor from the partner congregation accepts this responsibility.
The partner congregation submits the names and email addresses of retired pastors.
The congregation provides references from the previous credentialing body.
The retired pastor fills out the Evana profile. If circumstances make that difficult, a paper covenant can be completed and returned instead.
The retired pastor's ordination is recognized upon condition of their continued membership in a partner congregation and commitment to the Evana covenant.
Delegates are Evana’s voting body and can only come from Partner Congregations who have completed and maintained all the requirements for joining Evana. Delegates would also need to meet the following eligibility requirements.
Pastors active as pastoral leaders in a Partnership Congregation in good standing are all eligible to serve as delegates if they have signed and are upholding the Personal Covenant.
Partnership Congregations in good standing may appoint Delegates, one per 200 average attenders, not to exceed six additional delegates per Congregation. These delegates are in addition to the pastors who are eligible to serve as delegates. Each delegate must sign and uphold the Personal Covenant and must be an active member of the Congregation that appointed them.
Los delegados son los votantes de Evana y sólo pueden provenir de congregaciones asociadas, que cumplan y mantengan todos los requisitos para unirse a Evana. Los delegados necesitarán también cumplir con los siguientes requisitos de elegibilidad.
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