How it all started...

In June 2015, Rodrigo and Kelly Cruz began to hear God’s call to start a church in Gwinnett County, a community that has been called the most diverse county in the Southeastern United States. After 6 months and research and prayer, the church found its first home on the campus of Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia.

When deciding what to call the church, Rodrigo didn't just want a regionally specific name like First United Methodist Church of Lilburn. "We wanted to be all-inclusive. God was calling us to minister to more than just Lilburn. Kelly really came up with the name, saying that when we cast a net into the water, we don't get to pick and choose what kind of fish we catch. It's the same with the people we connect to within our community. Our neighbors are black, white, Hispanic, Asian, and so much more. We want to reach out to absolutely everybody, and our vision is to enable nations to experience transformation together." The Nett name was chosen, with the additional “t” added to represent Gwinnett.

Expanding the vision...

In August of 2017 a prayer was answered and the DNA and leadership of The Nett Church was brought to the campus of Berkmar United Methodist Church in Lilburn, creating The Nett Church: Berkmar Campus. Property renovations began immediately and drew the attention of not only the church community but the local community as well. Each Sunday, more and more families from surrounding neighborhoods gathered at The Nett Church to hear the vision of a community that welcomes and embraces people from all kinds of ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds. The team at The Nett continued to drive the mission for a church without borders through weekly worship, small group discipleship, and our very special Mission Sundays, mornings dedicated to closing the church doors and going out into the community to serve and love others.

Where we are headed...

One year later the growth of The Nett continued  and in the summer of 2018 the DNA and leadership of The Nett Church expanded to  the campus of Bethesda United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, creating a second campus named The Nett Church: Bethesda Campus. In addition, the leadership of The Nett Church is exploring the possibilities of expanding to a third campus that can construct Gwinnett County's first full-time overnight shelter. With God's help, the vision for Nations Experiencing Transformation Together will continue both locally and globally.