In the Beginning
It all began because of relationships around the gospel. Pastors, elders and churches linked by an ache to see the kingdom of God break into lives, families, neighborhoods and cities. We are all committed to multiplying leaders, churches and disciples. We all desire to see Revelation 7:9–every tribe tongue and nation–in our midst. We want to be a part of something that flourishes beyond us, to the next generation. We have a deep desire to be a part of a reformed movement that is innovative, faithful and missional.
We have become convinced that the new thing God had given us now demanded us to take a step of faith. It requires leaving a denomination we loved and finding new ways of being together that empowers our vision and mission. We believe the future requires nimbleness, flexibility and the willingness to risk. We are called to birth a network of reformed churches that will thrive, God willing, in a post-Christian world.
The Kingdom Network is necessary because the old ways of denominations cannot position us for faithfulness. This new network is the best step we can take to live out God’s call upon us.
On September 9, 2021, we began our new journey.
May Kingdom Come!
"What is alive is meant to multiply. Our passion and purpose as a network is to partner together to help each other multiply disciples, leaders and churches."
"Let it be known that we do not shy away from the glorious gospel of Jesus. We will not water it down to fill the seats; we will declare Jesus’s good news in all of its splendor with the intent of making disciples not spectators."
"It is my hope and prayer that the Kingdom Network becomes a place where women and people of color can say without equivocation, I’m home."
Kingdom Network Staff
Pastor Dave Izenbart served for 28 years as a pastor at Living Springs Community Church which is an intentionally multi-cultural, multi-site church in the south Suburbs of Chicago. He loves Jesus, the local church, when the Kingdom of Heaven breaks into this world, is passionate about breaking down walls, making disciples, and impacting communities with the good news of Jesus. Dave also loves his family (one wife and 3 above average kids), traveling to beautiful places outside suburbia, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, lifting heavy objects, bungee jumping and anything else that seem foolish and age inappropriate. Pastor Dave would love to serve you, your church or region in any way that would be helpful!