Let’s Get Ecclesiological And Set The World On Fire For God!

Let’s get ecclesiological — not just with talk but with how we walk out being the church!

Some people think that I think too much about church, but hey, I’m an ecclesiologist and we’re really into ecclesiology. (The word “ecclesiology” comes from two Greek words: “ekklesia” which means “gathering or assembly of Christ-followers” and “ology” which means “the study of.” Drop the “y” and add a little “ist” to it and you’ve got ecclesiologist!)

Ecclesiology is not simply doctrine or theory.  It is practical.  Practical ecclesiology seeks to find and implement the most powerful, effective, and anointed ways of doing church.  It doesn’t settle into “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3:5), but rather opens up church meetings and allows individuals to hear and obey the direct promptings of the Holy Spirit.


Pragmatic ecclesiology release the church to Jesus’ control.  The living, resurrected Jesus Christ releases rivers of spiritual passion inside His followers (John 7:38). When Christ-followers gather in His Name (Matthew 18:20) and individually obey His spiritual promptings in the meeting, these rivers flow from person to person in a powerful presentation of His presence among them (1 Corinthians 14:25-26).

Church becomes a lab where ordinary people can step out and experiment with obeying spiritual promptings in a safe environment.  This lab experience develops their faith and gradually builds their confidence to step out and obey the Spirit in secular settings.

Experience an ecclesiology lab in Nashville, Tennessee at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., 37207 on Sundays at 10:45 am. & Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.

Experiential ecclesiology wakes up dead churches and revitalise them to walk in the power and presence of God. Learn more in the book Beyond Church available on Amazon.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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2 Responses to Let’s Get Ecclesiological And Set The World On Fire For God!

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