The Greek term translated church throughout the New Testament is ekklesia. What you may not know is that it was not a religious term. It could refer to any group of people called to gather for civic purposes. An ekklesia, then, is simply a gathering, or an assembly, of people called out for a specific purpose. What ekklesia do you gather with, and for what purpose?
Celebrate Leadership is an extension of Celebrate Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD, pastored by Keith Loy.
The Leadership program exists to equip and empower leaders in the church to ferociously take new ground for the Kingdom.
12 Reasons Millennials are OVER Church
From the depths of my heart, I want to love church.
I want to be head-over-heels for church like the unshakable Ned Flanders.
I want to send global, sky-writing airplanes telling the life-change that happens beneath a steeple. I want to install a police microphone on top of my car and cruise the streets screaming to the masses about…
One Thing That Separates Great Leaders from Good Leaders
By Dan Reiland
Communication of the Sunday message is not one of my core responsibilities as Executive Pastor.
On occasion, I have enjoyed the privilege of preaching on Sunday and received very kind and encouraging comments that the message was great. Well, if I only deliver the message two or three times a year, it should be great. However, if I had to do that 30 or 40 times a year, it would be average at best.
That’s the difference between good and …
6 Convictions of the Church That Change the World
By Rick Warren
You tend to base your decisions on one of four motivations in life: circumstances, conveniences, criticisms, or convictions. Yet only decisions that are based on your convictions will last and leave a lasting legacy.
The people who have made the greatest impact on this world, for good or bad, are those who had the deepest convictions. They weren’t necessarily the smartest people, the brightest people, the most educated, the wealthiest, or even the most famous.…
8 Reasons the Church Is the Greatest Force On Earth
By Rick Warren
The Church is the most magnificent concept ever created. It has survived persistent abuse, horrifying persecution, and widespread neglect. Yet despite its faults (due to our sinfulness), it is still God’s chosen instrument of blessing and has been for 2,000 years.…
The Cycle of Security
By Mark Gorveatte
Seeking out, welcoming and positively responding to offered feedback is the missing ingredient for many leaders. Dr. Buckingham paraphrases John 8:31-32 and puts it this way, “Truth, rightly responded to, sets us free.” …