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INITIATIVE NETWORK


A Network of Young Local Missionaries

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INITIATIVE NETWORK


A Network of Young Local Missionaries

 

changing culture by making millennials

Christ-loving

city-changing

church-investing

local missionaries

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WHAT WE VALUE


THE THINGS WE FIGHT FOR

WHAT WE VALUE


THE THINGS WE FIGHT FOR

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

Unity isn't everyone doing the same thing but everyone doing different things in the same direction. In John 17, Jesus said the Church should be perfectly one, so we strive to bring Christians together from across different backgrounds to build relationships and be on mission together.

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CHAMPIONING THE CHURCH

We are not a movement. We're a network of local missionaries. We invest in the only movement this city has to offer; the only force that can prevail against the gates of Hell, the local Church.

forming local missionaries

Awareness without action is useless. We want to push Christians into the city, as the Church on mission. We don't measure success by our seating capacity but rather by our sending capacity.                                                                                                                         

LOOKING LIKE JESUS

Millennials are known as non-commital, critical, entitled, loose-cannon slacktivists. We aim to be invested, optimistic, teachable, passionate Christ-followers. Our desire is to set an example for the believers regardless of our age, and the greatest role model for character is Christ.

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THE HARD TRUTH


THE HARD TRUTH


The Largest Generation Ever

70% of young adults drop out of church once they turn nineteen. 80% of them said they did not plan to do so during high school.
— Lifeway Research 2014

NEED COMMUNITY

Which word best describes the ideal church for millennials?

Growing in Evangelism

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EVENTS


WHAT WE DO

EVENTS


WHAT WE DO

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GATHERING

We gather young Christians from around DFW to connect, be exposed to issues, empowered to meet them, and mobilized into the city.

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CONVENE

We gather local young adult pastors from churches around DFW to meet one another, collaborate, and promote unity among churches.

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BELONG

We foster and celebrate unity among the Church in Denton. The goal is to simply meet each other and love each other as one Church.

HARMONY

We bring several churches together for a night of prayer and worship to God for our city. Prayer is the work, ministry is the reward. Without prayer, nothing we attempt will come to pass.

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GENERATIONS UNIFIED


GENERATIONS UNIFIED


"Initiative is one of our cities' key catalyst in bringing together young adults to impact our city in positive ways for the gospel. Our city is better and has a brighter future because of them."  Bryan Carter, Senior Pastor of Concord

"Initiative is one of our cities' key catalyst in bringing together young adults to impact our city in positive ways for the gospel. Our city is better and has a brighter future because of them."

 Bryan Carter, Senior Pastor of Concord

"Everybody's trying to figure out how to advance the Gospel in this generation, while Initiative is doing it. I've been privileged to come alongside a group of young leaders who are simply following the ways of Jesus. This network is ablaze with the glory of Christ." Dr. Jeff Warren, Senior Pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church

"Everybody's trying to figure out how to advance the Gospel in this generation, while Initiative is doing it. I've been privileged to come alongside a group of young leaders who are simply following the ways of Jesus. This network is ablaze with the glory of Christ."

Dr. Jeff Warren, Senior Pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church

"Young adults are critical to the success of any movement and especially for the long-term sustainability of an organization or even a city. I am excited about what God is doing through this exceptional group of young adult leaders and their desire to make a difference for His Kingdom!" Froswa-Booker Drew, National Community Engagement Director for World Vision

"Young adults are critical to the success of any movement and especially for the long-term sustainability of an organization or even a city. I am excited about what God is doing through this exceptional group of young adult leaders and their desire to make a difference for His Kingdom!"

Froswa-Booker DrewNational Community Engagement Director for World Vision

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Denton Team


Denton Team


TEAM. FRIENDS. FAMILY.

BRYCE OLSON | Director of INITIATIVE Denton

BRYCE OLSON | Director of INITIATIVE Denton

CLINT JAYROE | Assistant Director of INITIATIVE Denton

CLINT JAYROE | Assistant Director of INITIATIVE Denton

ABBY SMITH | Director of Dependence

ABBY SMITH | Director of Dependence

PARKER METCALF | Director of Unity & Mobilization

PARKER METCALF | Director of Unity & Mobilization


If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
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Feel free to email us directly! If you prefer indirectly, hit us up at hey@initiativenetwork.org.

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JOIN THE NETWORK


IT ALL STARTS HERE

JOIN THE NETWORK


IT ALL STARTS HERE

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