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Evana Network Resources

Evana Network offers a variety of resources and support to help churches engage, grow, and live out their callings.

Evana offers a wide-range of resources and support to help churches effectively engage with their local community.

  • The Vital Impact Assessment is a church survey we encourage churches to adminster every 12-18 months.
  • Community asset and need mapping is available for churches to support discernment with community engagement.
  • ‘Spend Yourself Well’ is a gifts discernment course that can be used in a membership process to help people discover how to join God in His redemptive work in the world.
  • We also offer a range of consulting and capacity building initiatives around leadership development, community engagment, evangelism, and discipleship.

To request these services or for questions on how Evana can assist with community impact initiatives, please contact Wes Furlong (wes@evananetwork.org).

  • Evana helps congregations with leadership development in a few primary ways:
    • Leader huddles: Church leaders have access to monthly in-person and virtual huddles that offer the space to meet new friends and mentors, network with other church leaders, and share and receive meaningful content.
    • National and regional events: Evana organizes annual leadership retreats, regional trainings on topics selected by pastors, and a bi-annual network-wide summer gathering that is one-part family conference (everyone is invited!) and one-part missions conference. It’s a gathering worth attending with your family or closest friends!
    • Leadership coaching: Evana regional pastors and coaches work closely with church leadership teams to develop ‘leadership pipelines’ within congregations. ‘How can we equip and release the church to fulfill their calling?’ It’s an important question for church leaders and we love working closely with congregations to help answer it.

Church leaders have access to monthly in-person and virtual huddles that offer the space to meet new friends and mentors, network with other church leaders, and share and receive meaningful content.

  • Evana offers a host of seminars, webinars, and events throughout the year aimed at equipping congregations to be effective Gospel witnesses and conduits of God’s grace.

We recommend that our congregations embrace a Safe Church environment that demonstrates care and concern for the vulnerable among us.

You may access our Sample Safe Church Policy for congregations. If you need a Word version, please contact our offices.

This policy does not address matters of facility or programming, but rather covers the general items a congregation should consider in preventing, reporting and responding to abuse.

The Network has also embraced an internal Safe Church Covenant, and commits to practicing the recommendations of the above document.

If you have come to this section to report abuse, please be sure to report to the appropriate authorities first.  Should the abuse involve a congregation or leader in our Network, call our offices and ask to speak with our Director of Operations. For confidentiality purposes, please do not leave voicemails.

For those who are looking for assistance in more comprehensive work, we recommend contacting GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments). They may be reached at https://www.netgrace.org.

Evana Network offers on-site consulting to churches, including the Strat-OP process. Please contact Tyler Hartford (tyler@evananetwork.org) for details.