What is NJNet?
NJNet (North Jersey Network) is a new Southern Baptist association of churches in the northern half of New Jersey. After decades of conversations the idea of northern New Jersey developing its own distinct association finally came to the surface in the summer of 2007. A group of New Jersey Pastors representing many of our cultural groups including: African American, Anglo, Hispanic, Korean, Filipino, and Haitian, began praying to seek the Lords direction. During the next 12 months God’s will became clear through a series of meetings of many New Jersey Pastors and lay leaders. On September 13, 2008 a vote was taken that overwhelmingly approved the need for this new association. The NJNet officially began on January 1, 2009.
NJNet has a Vision and Mission:
“The vision of the North Jersey Network is to see churches connecting with God and each other so a spiritual awakening will move over all of New Jersey, and through our churches to the ends of the earth.”
“The mission of the North Jersey Network is to empower a Network of Churches that produce new Churches and disciples, healthy churches, Godly & skilled leaders, and transformed communities.”
NJNet has a Staff:
Rev. David Persson was called to serve as the initial Interim Director during the first 18–24 months of NJNet’s development. In 2010 Rev. Persson was approved to be the Director for NJNet.
For information about David click HERE.
NJNet has Leadership:
In the early phases of this new association the NJNet Transition Team is serving to help prepare, establish, and recommend structures and procedures for the NJNet in the areas of governance, support, and growth.
For a list of the Transition Team members click HERE
NJNet has Funding Resources:
The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, through and with the Baptist Convention of New York is showing its support of this new association by helping to fund the staff, and portions of its mission objectives. Many New Jersey Churches are also beginning to catch the vision and are contributing financially to the NJNet Budget.
For information on how to support NJNet click HERE
NJNet has a Kick-Off Celebration:
On Saturday, March 21, 2009 a Special NJNet Celebration Banquet was held with 275 people in attendance. This unique gathering celebrated the formation of this new association, and received its 26 founding member churches – “Letters of Intent”, shared a wonderful meal and fellowship, learned more about the vision and future of the NJNet, and praise God for His blessings.
NJNet has a Calendar of Ministry Opportunities:
NOTE: Because we anticipate some adjustments in our new NJNet Association, please confirm all dates and events below with our NJNet Director, Rev. David Persson at 973.334.5168; as we are still finalizing our first years calendar. Thank you.
For NJNet calendar click HERE
NJNet has a place for you !