FFC Rural

Connection Levels

Level 1: Looking to us 
  • Relationship Metaphor: “Follower” 
  • Expectations: None 
  • Benefits: Awareness 
Level 2: Like us 
  • Relationship Metaphor: “Friend” 
  • Expectations: Mutual Responsiveness 
  • Benefits: Awareness + Access 
Level 3: Linked to us 
  • Relationship Metaphor: “Partner” 
  • Expectations: Mutual values of plurality, text-driven preaching, ongoing discipleship, and accountability. 
  • Benefits: Awareness + Access + Attention 
Level 4: Campus 
  • Relationship Metaphor: “Family” 
  • Expectations: Mutual DNA in worship service, Small Groups, polity, and branding. Other areas contextualized. 
  • Benefits: Awareness + Access + Attention + Authority + Accountability 


*Some of the benefits can look different depending on the level of connection. For instance, access for churches who are friends or partners is about requesting relationship and resources, but both are contingent upon certain factors (i.e., availability cost, etc). For campuses, access is required in both directions of relationships and resources in order to maintain consistent ministry with proper authority and accountability. 

**These levels are not sequential, simply descriptive. 

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