Church is a group of people meeting to passively watch a religious program. Ekklesia is a Spirit-directed family gathering of Christ-followers.
Church tries to function as a 1-man team (which is an oxymoron). However, ekklesia makes every member of the body an active, involved team member.
When the body of Christ gathers as a team of many people actively speaking during the in the meeting as led by the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, a sense of awe fills them all.
(“Everyone was filled with awe.” –Acts 2:43) Been awed by the presence and power of God lately?
Church is a classroom lecture. Ekklesia is an army of passionate believers that meets, not to listen to 1 person talk, but to engage in spiritual warfare though many people sharing testimonies, Scriptures, prayers, short teachings, exhortations, etc., as they are led by the Holy Spirit.
“There was a season in Catherine Booth‘s life, the wife of Salvation Army founder William Booth, where she visited different churches in her area ‘looking for burning words.’ Smith Wigglesworth had a similar experience where the Spirit kept telling him to come out of dead works and dead churches. He continued to move with God throughout his entire life. Think about these examples. The same thing is happening today. When pastors and church leaders fail to follow the plan of God some people leave . . . because they are not encountering God any more.” –Bert M. Farias
Let’s move beyond church and into ekklesia. Ekklesia will awe you!