Let’s go TEDD and “Train Everybody to Declare and Demonstrate.” There’s no need for anyone to just sit and be passive!
Christians need to share from the heart with one another; not just to listen to an “expert” speak once a week. Churches let the same man talk every week. TED Talks let lots of different people talk. Ekklesia lets anybody present talk and declare and demonstrate Jesus.
In ancient Greek city/states a hearld called the ekklesia together. Hearld angels still call for Christ’s ekklesia to gather.
As messed up as this world is, there are amazing seeds of hope — a birth, a cross, a resurrection. Hallelujah! God’s looking for overseers who can see over the walls of religious traditions and behold the Lamb of God.
True theology is much more than the study of God. It is daily surrender to and relationship with the risen Jesus! Preach to me and I forget. Help me interact with the risen Jesus and I’m transformed and set free!
It can be difficult to experience Christian community in church when you’re restricted to passively listening to one man. Churches are full of ministers and priests — that’s what is meant by the Christian doctrine of “the priesthood of the believer.” So why is only one person allowed to speak in church?
Since the risen Jesus has promised to be present with and to personally lead His gathered body, there is no need for a hierarchy when we meet and we can practice mutual submission as we all submit to Him and to His working in and through each other.