Learning Objectives

God is at work all around us in the lives of the people we know (what we refer to as “networks”). In this course, you’ll learn a critical tool to more clearly identify these networks of people, cultivate them, and join in what God is already doing!

  • Explain what a network map is

  • Utilize the skill of network mapping to make the most of your network

  • Share this concept with students and faculty and lead them in mapping their network

Play Your Way

Find more ways to engage with the material.

  • ~20 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a one-page summary of the material that you can print out as a quick refresher on the key takeaways.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Maximizing Your Networks

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Defining Network Maps

    • Lesson 1: Network Maps—Seeing the Harvest

    • Lesson 2: What Is a Network Map?

    • Lesson 3: Why Network Map?

  • 3

    Chapter 3: How to Network Map

    • Lesson 1: Your Turn

    • Lesson 2: Next Steps

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Taking Network Mapping for a Test Drive

    • Lesson 1: Mapping Your Ministry’s Network

    • Lesson 2: Analyzing Your Ministry’s Network

  • 5


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.


Growing My Networks Quicksheet

(2-page pdf) 

.DOCX Version

Summary of the course in a quick, 2-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!

Partnership Gathering Worksheet

(2-page fillable pdf) 

A Partnership Gathering is a great way to gather a community around the vision of starting something new.

Call to Mission Worksheet

(2-page pdf) 

Draw a network map based on Matthew 9


Inviting God into Shared Networks

(Ministry Library page) 

This resource will help you explore these shared social networks and encounter God together to discern what to do next. 

Network Mapping for Online or In-Person Settings

(Ministry Library page)

This three-step guide will help you discern what God is doing in your networks, whether in online or in-person settings.