Ecclesia National Gathering 2020

Reflecting the Son

Leadership That Forms Christlike Communities

January 14-16, 2020

With the decline of Christendom, the advent of communications revolution, and increasing competition for a shrinking percentage of people that are likely to attend church, the job of those in ministry is vast, and more varied, than ever before. However, what if our primary job, no matter the size or location of our congregation, was much more focused than that? 

Suppose that Paul’s words in Ephesians 4 were taken seriously and that the various gifts given to the leading of the church were all present so that God’s people might “manifest the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”.  

In other words, what if our primary task is to lead communities that manifest the character and power of the Resurrected Son? 

Join us for the 2020 Ecclesia Gathering as we seek to recover Church in the image of Christ.

This year’s gathering will hold a mixture of traditional plenary sessions and “TED”-type talks, along with workshop options in specific tracks around

theology, discipleship, leadership, and multiplication.  

There will also be opportunities for rest & retreat during the time as well as network celebrations and updates.  

Our Featured Speakers

Scot McKnight

Dr. Scot McKnight is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog. A sought after speaker, he has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at numerous local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and around the world. Scot McKnight is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies.

Keisha Polonio

Keisha is a growth coach, speaker, and missionary. She passionately walks with leaders who have kingdom dreams as the Associate Director of the Tampa Underground and as a member of Ezer Collective leadership team. She also serves with Created Women, a ministry committed to serving vulnerable women caught in the sex industry in Tampa, Florida. Keisha leads a house church with her husband, mothers two boys, survived Kidney cancer, and loves cupcakes.

Carolyn Moore

Carolyn Moore is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. She was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and is a graduate of UGA (B.A. 1985) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1998; D.Min. 2018). After graduation from seminary, Carolyn served for five years as an associate pastor at Athens First United Methodist church (Athens, Georgia). In June of 2003, she was appointed home again to the Augusta area, where she and her family were given the joy of birthing Mosaic United Methodist Church. Carolyn and her family still serve Mosaic today. This community has her heart. As a preacher, Carolyn’s passion is helping people respond to the good news of Jesus. Seeing broken people healed and lost people saved is such a joy. As is her life as a mother, wife, writer, preacher and church planter.

Winfield Bevins

Winfield Bevins is an author, artist, and speaker whose passion is to help others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for discipleship and mission. He is the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. He frequently speaks at conferences on a variety of topics and is a regular adjunct professor at several seminaries. Having grown up in a free-church background, Winfield eventually found his spiritual home in the Anglican tradition, but freely draws wisdom from all church traditions. Having authored several books, his writings explore the convergence of liturgy, prayer, and mission. His latest book, Ever Ancient, Ever New, with Zondervan examines young adults who have embraced Christian liturgy and how it has impacted their lives. He and his wife Kay have three beautiful girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline and live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky.

location

Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center- Oviedo, FL

 

This year’s Ecclesia Gathering is hosted just outside Orlando at the Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center. You can find more information about Canterbury at www.canterburyretreat.org

 

Both onsite and offsite lodging options are available.  

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