Why is this network only for women in ministry leadership roles?
Firstly, because we felt that Lord ask us to provide a place where women in ministry leadership roles had a place of connection, community and support with others in similar leadership positions and roles.
Women in leadership positions have particular kinds of needs – their ministry roles mean that they encounter specific challenges and joys. Our community is created to be a safe place for them to share their hearts, and to receive help on a practical, personal, and ministry level.
Women in ministry also need to have places that they can get training so that they can serve the people they minister to, to the best of their ability. As a Network we provide them with training resources to help them, both in their ministry and in their personal growth.
I don’t feel that I need extra support. How will being part of the network benefit me?
Together Network can offer you some great things -
Friendships and ministry connections with other women around the country.
Prayer covering by seasoned intercessors, and apostolic support.
Access to trustworthy mentors, coaches and counsellors and a huge range of resources that will help you develop stronger leadership and gifting skills.
By joining us you also add value to all of us by giving us the gift of ‘you’ – in all your glorious individuality!
Your voice, expertise, skills and experience, can and will, inspire and empower others.
I already have a very busy life. Won’t this be just another thing to add to that busyness?
In my life and ministry journey I discovered something – ‘busy’ will always be there, and it will always be demanding more of me! In that busyness it’s too easy to set aside the truly important things like good relationships, having the right support, mentoring and access to resources that will help us. These things are crucial to helping you manage your busy life and ministry well. I’m sure that you know this and have felt the need for them.
Don’t let busyness be the thing that cuts you off from something that could be a huge support to you. Come and join us anyway and let us help support you in your busy life.
Who should I get a reference from, and what goes in one?
You will need two types of references – a character reference and a Pastor’s reference. You can download the Reference Forms from the Application page. They contain all the information that is needed.
Why do you charge a fee to join the Together Network?
It costs money to run any organisation and the membership fee is used to cover things like web hosting costs, administration costs, advertising and hosting Together Network events, and more.
Is the fee a once only fee, providing a lifetime membership, or is it a yearly fee?
The subscription fee for membership in Together Network is $247.00 (incl GST) per year, or $66.00 per quarter, or $23.00 per month payable by credit card.
Are there groups from this Network that meet together in my city/region?
We are hoping to establish groups in all regions of New Zealand that will meet together to encourage each other and to strategise together on ways that they can bless their community, and to pray for each other and their region.
Can I recommend someone to be a part of the Together community?
We’d love you to do so if they are a woman in a ministry leadership role (full or part time, paid or unpaid). They will still need to fill in an application form and go through our regular application process. Our suggestion is that you tell them about the ‘Together Network’ and recommend that they apply, and as part of that you could offer to be one of their referees and provide a reference for them. That way we’d know that you are in relationship with them and have recommended them.