In this series of Hub Talks Frederick and Tim Kurtz explore what Jesus meant when he said "I will build my Church".
Date: May 2020
In this series, Frederick explores the Ekklesia. What is it? Why it is different from the church and how should it work?
Founder of Restore Citizenship
Frederick serves as the senior community elder of the Islington Ekklesia. A digital communications professional, Frederick is passionate about reaching out with the message of kingdom citizenship and seeing the development of the Ekklesia within local communities.
For the speaker's presentation download the presentations below.
This session is part of a wider course called Exploring the Ekklesia. In this course, Frederick Tobun and Tim Kurtz explore the root meaning of the word church, the word "Ekklesia". What it is? Why it is different from the church and how should it look? The course also focuses on the biblical basis for the Ekklesia, its structure, organization, and expansion.
Session 1: What did Jesus mean when he said: "I will build my Church"?
This session explores what we think the church is and what Jesus actually had in mind for his people.
Session 2: Is there a difference between the Church and the Ekklesia?
This session focuses on why the difference between Church and Ekklesia isn’t just semantics.
Session 3: Why is it important to build by design rather than traditions?
This session explores the challenges we face when we build by tradition rather than design.
Session 4: Gather or assemble? What's the difference?
This session is about the basics of how citizens gather or assemble? What’s the difference and how does it impact our purpose?
Session 5: Titles, ranks, or functions.
Why is it important? This session discusses the importance of offices in scripture and how they should be viewed in light of God's nation-building program.