Ekklesia’s worth 1,000 words (#UnconferenceNashville quotes)

Church looks to one person for ministry; ekklesia looks to one another. Here are a few quotes from people who attended UnconferenceNashville @ The Salvation Army Berry Street June 23-25.

“Who knew? I thought that I would learn about ekklesia. It ended up BEING ekklesia. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to each and every one who was there or had anything to do with making unconference happen. Above all thanks Holy Spirit for moving me to attend. Thanks Jesus for giving me a glimpse of what you died and live for. Thanks Father for the strong, strong fabric of love you have wrapped your creation inside. Much love to you all!”

“This weekend completely blew away my expectations. Even though we aren’t perfect, at Berry Street we have a functioning Ekklesia. BUT – having 50-70 people, with like mind and hunger creates an environment where God’s presence is undeniable. It was like a dream come true having so many hungry people in one place. The immense love in the room was powerful and Sunday morning was probably the funnest ‘church service’ of my life. Can all of you just move to Nashville and we do this every week?”

“A strong theme was Christ being the Head of His church, and the Spirit leading His church. I found that I pretty much cried through the whole service Sunday morning. There is such beauty in seeing the Spirit of God lead anyone and everyone to build one another up.”

“This weekend filled me with such real joy that I am still riding the high this morning as I sit at my desk in California. I was also filled with so much faith and confidence that the Lord can really do anything, and that He actually WANTS to do so much more than I usually expect.”

” So thankful to have gotten to meet such special new brothers and sisters. Can’t think about your faces without tears in my eyes. Last night, I was mulling over the weekend and was experiencing such complete contentment – it was beyond peace. R and I had ekklesia all the way home and both agreed that we are so thankful to have met such treasures who walk around on the earth. There is such depth in each one of you. Thanks for being real and for being Christ. Talking with each of you brought such encouragement. Blessings.”

And here are a few quotes about unconferences in general:

“Unconferences are about empowering attendees to share their expertise. They give participants the opportunity to have an unfiltered exchange of innovative ideas.” –Rebecca O. Bagley

“The sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of the expertise of the people on stage.” Dave Winer

“An unconference creates an egalitarian moment in time where people from all walks of life . . . can simply share, learn, communicate and grow.” –Mitch Joel unconferenceNashvilleGunnar

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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