Having been discipled to Jesus on the job by a co-worker, Russ Johnson has always had a heart to see the work of discipleship in the hands of every believer. As he worked for years helping existing churches transition and new churches get planted around the mission of Jesus, it became more and more evident the gospel wasn’t “good news” for many, and most (70% of the population) are uninterested in attending a church service of any kind. In early 2014, a vision was born for a network culture that empowers an alternative movement within the church, one that’s less about striving and more about walking alongside others in the freedom and family of Jesus.
Through the addition of new leaders, an array of workshops, and our learning Cohorts, the Table Network has seen individuals, church planters, and church leaders around the US; find rest, slow down, and make disciples amongst those who were uninterested in the church. Because of the new church families that have been planted and those who have joined the vision of the Table Network, more and more people are finding life in the freedom and family of Jesus.
We are not a denomination. We are a network of individuals, planters, and church families who hold to the Scriptures as God's inspired word to us, and to the doctrines expressed through them as outlined in the Apostle's Creed and the Five Solas.
Our mission is to help individuals, planters, and church leaders find rest, slow down, and make disciples amongst those who are uninterested in the church... forming new church families as they go.
FREEDOM: The finished work of Jesus needs nothing else, and so, we are free to rest.
FAMILY: The church is a family, and so, we slow down and meet people where they are.
LIBERATION: Seeing people live in freedom from the tyranny of performance through a life of joyful rest found in daily trusting Jesus.
MULTIPLICATION: Seeing disciples made who make disciples that make disciples, and church families formed as they go who do the same.