Ecclesia National Gathering 2010
One of the privileges that I have is being able to serve with and labor with a growing number of missional churches called the Ecclesia Network. It is a young and expanding movement of churches that are relationally tied together with a heart to cultivate the expansion of the kingdom through planting healthy churches that multiply. We get the chance to all gather together once a year, like at this national gathering, but we also connect in multiple other ways throughout the year.
We even have some regional events. This past weekend we hosted one in the suburbs of Philly with Darrell Guder and Andy Crouch teaching on Scripture and Culture. Ecclesia is hosting a regional gathering here in LA in November called Verge LA, where we will have 20 different people sharing from 20 different churches. Verge LA is where the next BIG idea meets UNconference. We host annual church planter training times as other equipping events. But mostly we just seek to encourage one another in the daily life of ministry in our local situations.
Besides having Dallas Willard, Todd Hunter, Mary Hopkins and Bob Hopkins at our National Gathering in 2010, which by the way is already close to being at capacity, we will have a number of other practitioners sharing practical lessons from the field. It should be a great time. You can check out our website if you want to learn more about the Ecclesia Network.