In the video below, my good friend Jimmy Higgins, Youth Pastor of the Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield, California, talks about networking and starting a network of youth workers in a particular community.
There are always going to be differences among churches but if you start with how we're different and try to move from there you may find it much more difficult to ever meet in the middle and partner together in ministry. But if you start in the middle with what we have in common and move out from there, you will inevitably find differences but you will nevertheless be able to work together along the way. God calls us to be the Body of Christ and his is a body that never stays broken.
(National Network of Youth Ministry)