Christian Socialism is a minority center party structure in a status of formation and is not a third party. Third Party status requires the ability to obtain enough electoral votes to win a presidency.
Our structure is not top down and requires multiple locals - grass roots - to have a statewide voice with respect to the voters. When enough locals feel they have gained the trust of voters they can then under that given authority and activism of membership have a state committee. All too often voices are not heard and this structure will stop vindictive acts of censurer and demand compromise to move up pet projects to upper levels.
By European standards our ideologue might be viewed as Christian Democratic (right-wing) or Christian Social (left-wing) and by American Standard a communitarian (center or third way), but on human dignity and respect we seem universal in The Left on many points. Whether or not we agree or disagree there is something here for everyone in the Christian family at large. The term "socialist" used here is pre-Marxian (1848) and under Christian understanding is neither materialist or ego centric as most followers of Marxist and Hegelian thought tend to be limited in scientific scope, habit, and nature. Christianity deals in a social way with the human spirit without materialism or ego and predates modern 20th century flaws of known failed systemizers, man made secularist trying to replace or devalue God and lacking divinity.
In the end, it will be the planks we agree to move forward which will become our local, state, or national platforms respectfully.