Why Evana Network?
Who We Are
Evana Network is a movement of pastors and churches who want to see God’s kingdom come through the power of Jesus Christ. Our common ground is an evangelical Anabaptist theology, as articulated in our network covenant. Our common vision is to see Jesus bring transformation to our local communities.
Our vision is to see local churches focus on community transformation by deeply engaging with the local community; seeing God’s heart of love for broken people; and responding with healing presence, radical hospitality, and strategic compassion.
What We Do
“Confession, Covenant, Community, Commission.”
- We organize regional networks with partner churches for community engagement and church planting.
- We partner with existing evangelical Anabaptist institutions (denominations, conferences, districts, mission agencies, universities, etc.) to facilitate a shared evangelical Anabaptist witness and to generate movement toward community transformation.
- We facilitate learning communities for leadership development.
- We host an online community to connect and resource individuals on a regional and global level.
- We develop regional and national training events to network and resource leaders.
- We provide credentials for pastors of congregations without other affiliations.
Our Core Values
Jesus-Centered Identity + Biblical Authority
Jesus Christ is the heart of our faith and cornerstone of our lives and submit to the Bible as the authoritative guide for our lives.
We commit ourselves to accountable relationships to foster obedient living in a fallen world.
We embrace the Anabaptist commitment to peace and nonviolence, with lives marked by discipleship, community, and evangelism.
We bear witness to the Gospel by the way we intentionally care for people with self-sacrifice and love.
We are passionate about sharing the Gospel with love and making disciples of Jesus with boldness.
We seek the activities of God above human strategies.