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August 21, 2017

From the National Director: Timelines

This summer Rachel and I have been gearing up for something we both thought we would never do – homeschooling!  For a variety of reasons we have discerned this is the best path for our family in the near-term.  As we have tried to dig ourselves into the world of curriculum for elementary school age...

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February 11, 2017

Event w/ Darrell Guder POSTPONED

Pastors and Kingdom Leaders,  We were scheduled to meet Tuesday in Plymouth Meeting, PA for an event featuring Dr. Darrell Guder. Unfortunately, Dr. Guder recently informed us that a medical emergency has occurred in his family and he will be unable to join us for the event.  Therefore, we are postponing Tuesday’s event. We will...

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August 4, 2016

Some Updates from the Network

Ecclesia News Keas Keasler Accepts New Role with Friends University & Apprentice InstituteSarah and Keas Keasler are moving to Wichita! After five and a half years of serving at Ecclesia’s Rhythm Church in Miami, Keas has accepted a professor position at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Starting in August he’ll be the Assistant Professor of Christian Spiritual...

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June 24, 2015

Recognizing Newly Ordained & Commissioned Leaders Within the Network

At our annual gathering a few weeks ago we were delighted to celebrate a number of ordinations and commissionings that have taken place throughout the network this past year. Within Ecclesia we like to say that these significant events are best “locally coordinated and conducted – regionally involved and affirmed – and nationally celebrated and...

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June 23, 2015

Recipients of the Inaugural Perseverance Award Announced!

On Friday night during our Ecclesia National Gathering  2015 celebration dinner, a new award was announced to honor the faithfulness of those who have persevered in the hard work of church planting. Often we see two realities in the world of missional planting. The first is that a new congregation is planted and given a...

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June 23, 2015

Ecclesia Gathering 2016 Dates & New Location Announced

Ecclesia Gathering 2016 Dates & New Location Announced After a significant time together a few weeks ago, we are eager to gather the Ecclesia family and friends together again! It’s still a long way away, but it won’t be a whole year! Our next network-wide gathering will take place from March 9-11th at Eastpoint Church...

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June 18, 2015

Reflections on the Missio/Ecclesia Gathering from J.R. Briggs

Over the past few weeks many people have asked me, “So, how was Missio Alliance and your time with the Ecclesia Network in Alexandria?” Before I can respond, I always catch myself smiling. Immediately I am filled with gratitude for the relationships, the support structure, the stories, the prayers and the laughter with friends new...

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June 18, 2015

June Update from Director Chris Backert

From the Director… Sometimes I have heard people ask “what is Ecclesia?”  When some of my friends around the room are in a sarcastic mode (which is so rare),  I’ve heard them say – “We are Chris’s experiment for his doctoral dissertation”.  There is some truth to that, but there are certainly things in that...

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May 11, 2015

One Day Event with J.R. Briggs May 16th in Miami

Ecclesia staff member J.R. Briggs will be joining the folks from Rhythm Church in Miami this coming weekend! Check it out: http://ow.ly/MOVJe

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April 3, 2015

Ecclesia Church featured on NPR and in Relevant Magazine

Redemption Church in Bristol, PA was recently featured in an NPR story on house churches and in a Relevant story on the decline in church building. Ecclesia pastor Gary “Greg” Alloway was interviewed.

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April 3, 2015

Ecclesia Budget Update

We are excited to share with you, that thanks to the generous contributions of churches within the network and some additional fundraising from our staff, Ecclesia met its budgeted goal for 2014! This is especially exciting since the 2014 budget was approximately 25% greater than the 2013 budget. In difficult economic times such as these,...

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April 3, 2015

New Leaders’ Circles Initiative

We are excited to announce the launch of 4 pilot Leaders Circles within Ecclesia. Leaders Circles are a new effort to increase the connectivity and support of the pastors and staff among the churches in our network. So many of us are working in unique situations in a particular area, but there is great affinity in our...

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April 3, 2015

March Network News

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February 19, 2015

February Ecclesia Network News!

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January 5, 2015

Update from Executive Director Chris Backert for 2015

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January 5, 2015

December/January Internal Network Update

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October 28, 2014

October 2014 News

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August 14, 2014

August 2014 News

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April 8, 2014

Ecclesia Welcomes Next Gen & Engage Community Church to the Network!!

At the 2014 National Gathering, Ecclesia was excited to welcome two new congregations to our family – Next Gen Church of West Windsor, NJ and Engage Community Church of Carlisle, PA. Next Gen Church is a multi-cultural fellowship pastored by Mia Chang, Lola Akiwowo, and Jim Butler.  They are the model of a congregation that...

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August 21, 2013

Ecclesia Network Northeast Regional Gathering – September 2013

Next month, the Ecclesia Network is hosting our Fall Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regional Gathering on Tuesday September 24 near Harrisburg, PA. The day will focus on “Shaping the Church for God’s Mission in a Post-Christian Culture” and feature Dr. David Fitch – author, theologian, professor at Northern Seminary and one of the pastors of Life...

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June 14, 2012

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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