Start by saying you want to connect.
Be reminded that we are part of one body by engaging in 3-5 annual events* intentionally focused on a regionally connected church.
Honor what God is doing in the body by building relationships with churches around you and sharing what God is doing at your church in a centralized online platform for the whole body (once it exists).
Support each other by participating in the "No One in Need Network" (see below).
The greatest thing gained by connecting churches is allowing us to tap into and take advantage of the massive support system represented in the one body. It says in 1 Corinthians 12:25&26:
We are all part of one body. In Galatians 6:2, Paul also encourages us that carrying each other's burdens fulfills the Law of Christ. Together we can ensure everyone is supported and we can impact the region with the love of Christ.
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them.