The E-2 Network exists to serve disciple makers in the US Army by equipping and encouraging them virtually to make disciples wherever they are sent around the world.
The origins of the E-2 Network began in the summer of 2020 with a core group of six families who were all serving on active duty at Fort Campbell, KY. From the summer of 2020 until the fall of 2021, the original group of six families grew into three house churches and four Discovery Bible Studies organically embedded in several Army units throughout Fort Campbell. As our team began learning how to ask God where he was working and praying about how they could join him, we saw the lives of Soldiers and families at Fort Campbell begin to be impacted. We experienced lives being dedicated and re-dedicated to Christ, baptisms, spiritual healing, freedom from demonic oppression, and believers being awakened to their call to live on mission. As members of the team experienced the inevitable disruptions inherent with Army life such as overseas combat deployments, extended training missions, and moves to new duty stations, we continued meeting and equipping virtually over Zoom. We were able to maintain significant spiritual connection and growth through the virtual experiences and resources, despite being geographically isolated while conducting our Army missions around the world.
The E-2 Network provides spiritual continuity, connection, and resources to disciplemakers whose vocation is active-duty service in the Army. Some of our network members are chaplains, but most are “ordinary” disciples with Army jobs such as medicine, aviation maintenance, aircraft pilots, unit commanders, and more. Currently, Network members are serving in 12 active-duty Army units across the globe. We also serve the families of Army disciplemakers, providing them a virtual support structure and resources for living on mission and following the Great Commission. Soldiers and their families are often on the go and geographically isolated. Extended training requirements, overseas deployments, and moving to a new duty station every 2-3 years are not only common occurrences, but guaranteed experiences. Instability is a constant part of Army life. Maintaining relationships that foster encouragement and provide opportunities for growth and equipping of disciplemakers is often very difficult. The E-2 Network firmly believes that relationships of collaboration, encouragement, and equipping among Army disciplemakers need not be limited by physical proximity. The transient nature of Army life provides opportunity for increased interactions and relationships in which disciple making can occur. The Network exists to virtually connect a community of disciple makers across the Army by encouraging, equipping, and collaborating to create sustained connection in the mission of Jesus.
Because of the need to maintain operational security for our Network personnel currently serving and deployed, some of the details involving names and specific locations will remain vague. The numbers are accurate.
E-2 Network members have so far followed the Holy Spirit’s leading with the following results: