by: Chris Backert, Ecclesia Network Director Many of my friends within Ecclesia would know that, at best, I am a “low-church” liturgist. A few years ago, most of the rigidity of the liturgical calendar was more binding than loosing to me – both as a pastor and as a Christian. While I certainly still lean [...]
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This post was written by a member of Life on the Vine, an Ecclesia congregation in suburban Chicago. On October 30, 2004, I found out that my mom had died earlier that morning. At seven years old that put me into a pit of grief; which I’ve struggled with for the past eight years. I [...]
Issue #2 Ecclesia Thinks and Links is a monthly publication of The Ecclesia Network that highlights articles, blog posts and publications from members and friends of the Network. A Model for Discernment in the Missional Church Context Part I, Part II and Part III by Bob Hyatt In this three-part article Bob lays out a model for discernment. In [...]
Cyd Holsclaw, Life on the Vine We’re pretty excited about ‘resurrecting’ our old practice of sharing stories of wonder every time we gather for worship. Each story of wonder highlights a way that God is working in an individual’s life, family, neighborhood or workplace. As people tell stories, our community hears concrete examples of what [...]
We are proud to welcome the Stepro family and Kairos Antelope Valley into Ecclesia. They are in the first year of their new congregation and we are excited to see what God is doing. Here’s their story in Noah’s own words … I grew up in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley is a weird [...]
I’m excited to see the Midsouth region of Ecclesia taking shape. When we began church planting in Austin in 2008, we were a small dot in a large gap between two coasts on the Ecclesia map. In the time since, we’ve seen more dots appear on the map, but of special interest to me have [...]