Our small groups are called, “Ekklesia Groups.” “Ekklesia” is the word Jesus used that is translated as “church.”
Whenever and wherever at least two or three followers of Jesus gather in a small group, they are church, the ekklesia, and a true extension of KCF.
“The Ekklesia (the Church), in its most embryonic expression, is the gathering of at least two or three believers presided by the Holy Spirit around the Manifest Presence of Jesus with authority to bind and to release for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
- Ed Silvoso
Everyone in an Ekklesia Group has an important role.
“We have been experimenting with churches led by Christians with full-time jobs. These are professional in the workplace who pastor small churches out of their homes… a major advantage to the smaller gathering style is that it encourages people who would get lost in the background of a bigger church to come to the forefront… It promotes greater levels of investment and contribution from those present.” Francis Chan
In an Ekklesia Group, people:
Grow together in their relationship with the Lord.
Grow together in their relationship with each other.
Go together and make disciples of Jesus.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
There are basically two kinds of Ekklesia Groups:
Family Ekklesia Groups. KCF is a family, and every family and household are the church. We see every family and household as a true extension of KCF. We encourage families to see themselves and function as church, growing in their relationship with the Lord, with each other, and going out and making disciples.
Ekklesia Groups. Small groups of people who see themselves and function as church in the marketplace, growing in their relationship with the Lord, with each other, and going out and making disciples.
Letters to the Church by Francis Chan
Ekklesia by Ed Silvoso