Church is based on an order of worship. That prearranged order of worship is often printed on a program and passed out to people as they prepare to sit for its presentation.
Ekklesia is a gathering built on everyday people hearing directly from the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and then sharing what He tells them to. Ekklesia is like a blank sheet of paper, ready to receive what Jesus says in the present moment. Jesus puts it this way: “This was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in Heaven . . . and on this rock I will build my ekklesia, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
Church pursues a program.
Ekklesia rides the Spirit’s tide.
For more on ekklesia check out Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible.