PAUL BARNARD

Director of the 242 Network 

Paul@overflowchurch.com

Regional Hub Leaders

One of the best things about being a part of the 242 Network is that you're not alone. We make it a priority to surround planters with support. Regional hub leaders are placed throughout the state who are responsible for coaching, training, and supporting planters throughout the planting process. 

Each of the Regional Hub Leaders are experienced church planters.

Bryant May 

Central Mississippi

Bryant@theexchange.cc

Matthew Morgan 

Mississippi Delta

Bro.Matthew116@yahoo.com

Brian Tillman 

North Mississippi

Brian@riverbendchurch.us

Operations Team 

Johnny Ervin

Growth Plan Coordinator

Ervin.Johnny@gmail.com

JJ CAMPBELL 

Communication Coordinator

JJC@livevertical.tv

 

OUR STORY

The 242 Network is named for the passage from Acts 2:42-47. This passage follows Peter's sermon at Pentecost when 3,000 people were baptized and describes the beginning of the multiplication of the early church across the known world. 

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
— Acts 2:42-47

The name was selected to emphasize the network's mission to "train and equip called leaders to plan multiplying churches." The recently formed network merges the ONE8 Network, Go Network, and the work Pinelake Church as done with the LAUNCH Group. The LAUNCH Group is a provider of church planting assessments, training, and coaching systems used across North America. This combination of multiple years of operating networks in the South and first hand knowledge of the best ways to assess and develop church planters in North America led to the formation of a network that can effectively and efficiently meet the South's needs for new churches for many years to come. 

 

Our Vision

Train and Equip Called Leaders to Plan Multiplying Churches

Our Mission

Partner - Assess - Train - Support

 

Our Values

1. Collaboration

2. Multiplication

 

    3. Relationships

    4. Leader Development

     

    OUR BELIEFS

     

    About God

    God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

    Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

    About Man

    Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

    Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

     

    About Eternity

    Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

    John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46

    About Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

    Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

     

    About Salvation

    Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

    Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

    About Eternal Security

    Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

    John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

     

    About The Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.

    2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

    About The Bible

    The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

    2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

     

    About Baptism

    Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

    Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

    About Communion

    Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

    Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20;
    1 Corinthians 11:23-29