As some of you may know, The Ecclesia Network is a relational network that exists to help churches, organizations and leaders with a missional bent to connect. Our church and other churches around the country have been privileged to be a part of for the past few years. As Ecclesia is growing, there is a subsequent growing need for and emphasis on greater regional presence. It also provides opportunities geographically for us to connect more often and with greater purpose.
The goal of the Ecclesia Northeast Region is to provide spaces and opportunities to interact formally and informally for connection, support, equipping and training in the Northeast region of the U.S. One of those spaces/opportunities for connection is through meet-ups – spaces to connect with others who are a part of Ecclesia (pastors, elders and lay-leaders) and others who may not be a part of the network, but who would benefit from connection among other missional-minded people who love the church and want to see the kingdom flourish in the Northeast.
We will be having our Ecclesia NE regional winter meet-up on Thursday February 2nd at 10 am in the upstairs cafe at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
This is free of charge (but you are on your own for buying lunch) and will provide some structure, but it is not an ‘event.’ The goal is that we provide enough structure for focused conversation – but flexible enough for connection to happen naturally. Church planting and pastoring can be difficult and can involve isolation. These times of connection allow spaces to remind us that we are not in this kingdom work alone. We will meet from 10am to noon and then head downstairs to enjoy lunch together. We have picked the location because Whole Foods is right off the exit of the PA turnpike and allows easy access for travelers who are coming from NY, NJ and Central PA.
We’d love for you to join us – and feel free to invite others from your church and forward this invite on to other pastors you think would benefit from this time.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.
Ecclesia Northeast Regional Coordinator