Number of weeks: 3
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
Starting a traditional church can be very expensive and time consuming. But what if you didn’t need thousands of dollars and an army of volunteers to start a thriving community of faith in your neighborhood? Better yet, what if this home-based family of God was actually modeled straight out of the Scriptures?
In this 3 week course, former pastor, author and house-church practitioner Keith Giles will show you how easy and inexpensive it is to start a vibrant New Testament-style Ekklesia where everyone is free to use their spiritual gifts and “Be the Church” as God intended.
This class will show you how to have a meeting with Jesus and not just one about Jesus, how to let Jesus be the Head of the Church, what it means to practice the 58 “One Anothers” in the New Testament, what it means to actually operate as the “Body of Christ”, and much more.
We’ll also explore how to have an impact on your community and maintain a healthy balance of inward and outward ministry.
Participants will need a copy of the book, Jesus Unveiled: Forsaking Church as We Know It for Ekklesia as God Intended, by Keith Giles, for this course.
About the Instructor
Keith Giles is a licensed and ordained pastor who left the pulpit over 10 years ago to start a house church that gave away 100% of the offering to the poor in the community.
He is the author of several best-selling books, including Jesus Unveiled: Forsaking Church as We Know It for Ekklesia as God Intended, and lives in Idaho with his wife, Wendy.