In many ways the heart of what we do is in our Network Groups. These meet during the week all over Cheltenham but mostly in the south (from the Reddings and Benhall across to Charlton Kings). We currently have over twenty different Networks.
Networks are initiated and led by church members. Some might be weekly, some monthly, some quarterly and some seasonally. Members are able to take part in as many or as few networks as they wish.
People do not need to be members of CNC to be part of one of the networks and there is no assumption that those who attend a network should automatically attend a Sunday gathering. However, over 90% of our regular members are part of at least one midweek network group.
Networks are incarnational – they ‘go and inhabit’, building what they do where the people are and every network is shaped primarily by the people that connect into them.
CNC has a range of networks. Some are about coming together for fun, some are based around social action, others are mutual support groups, teaching groups, prayer groups or places of friendship where we work out what it means to live as followers of Jesus.