Imagine leading a church that acts like it’s
the hope of the world—because it is!
While many fruits come from a church that will walk in obedience to Christ’s methods, the most powerful one is transformed lives. A Christ-centered, discipleship-focused church is a transformational force in the world. That’s an Abiding Church!
Nate Sweeney, Directional Leader of Catalyst Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Founder and Directional Leader of the Abiding Network, writes from his experience of leading a church through the transformations needed to become a genuine Abiding Church. Nate’s passion is to see people come to Christ and live in relationship with Him. To that end, he assists church leaders and planters in creating an environment of true discipleship.
How to Lead an Abiding Church offers a taste of what you will find in Nate’s book The Abiding Church: Creating, Cultivating, and Stewarding a Culture of Discipleship. Like Abiding Church, this book provides a fresh examination of the simple yet revolutionary process and patterns that Jesus Christ used in His own ministry.
Sometimes all you need is a new perspective on timeless truths to know that what you are doing is making an eternal difference. This book offers hope, inspiration, and practical techniques to church leaders in all areas of ministry.
If you’re tired of doing church and ready to start being the church, dive into How to Lead an Abiding Church today. Learn to follow God’s blueprint for your life and your Church with joy in your heart, and bearing fruit for Him, as you’re awakened to lead in the way Christ Himself modeled!
Sweeney would be considered an average person, someone who loves his family,
community, and church. The major factor that sets him apart is his passion to
Know Christ and Make Him Known. This vision is at the forefront of Nate’s daily
focus and drives him to stay connected to Christ and share that relationship
with others. Nate pursues this vision in his home with his wife, Monica, and
their three kids.
Nate has served in many ministry capacities since he graduated from Bible school in 1997. He is the directional leader of Catalyst Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. Nate is the founder and directional leader of The Abiding Network. Nate sits on the Influencers Ministry global board as a church relations leader.
Nate speaks with experience, as he has led his church to be transformed into an Abiding Church, and his role has become supported by the great leaders who have been raised up in this church. At the time of this publishing, Nate has mentored, coached, and helped disciple hundreds of church leaders nationally.
It is evident, through Nate’s ministry, that people are challenged to daily experience God and grow in their relationship with Him while discovering what He has called them to do in life and share His love in practical ways.
Nate is the Founder and CEO of The Abiding Network
The vision of The Abiding Network is to assist leaders in creating environments of discipleship to encourage followers to know Christ and make Him known.
Our heart is to network individuals, churches, non-profits, and other groups to support their Kingdom calling. We offer a system of biblical accountability, encouragement, relationship building, and resource sharing to assist in their health and long-term success.
The intent of Abiding Network members should be to unite in the common vision to know Christ and make Him known. We want a unity of the Spirit that celebrates what God is doing in our world today.