An ancient paradigm made new again. No more celebrity, no more megachurch, just raw faith, stripped of glamor. Simple structures + exalted purpose. Small, nimble communities who live as brothers and sisters, maturing in love and forgiveness. Deeply Christ-centered, New Covenant agents who come together in Kingdom Outposts to target dark strongholds for spiritual dethronement.
Like it or not, ready or not, we stand on the cusp of perhaps the largest, most consequential shift in human history. This shift is not a new season, but an altogether new era, perhaps the first since the Protestant Reformation (and even bigger in its ramifications). Nations, politics, economics, and every human power center will be affected. The traditional church is now trapped in a downward spiral of vastly diminishing returns. Many will resist this change, preferring old wineskins and comfortable, well-worn religious systems to the perilous path of forging the future. Yet massive restructuring is all but guaranteed. The question is, who will lead, who will follow, and who will resist?
The Bible is no less true, the Holy Spirit no less powerful, and the gospel no less impacting than in Acts 2. The Father remains committed to shaping history through the internship of humanity as He prepares us to rule and reign with Christ in eternity. So if the Kingdom is not lacking, it must be the poverty of our models that history now judges as insufficient. We need a higher vision around which to organize than just another good Sunday service. We need new training modalities, new wineskins, i.e. vibrant communities possessing enough nutritive density from Scripture to sanctify, seal and deploy the ekklesia into higher dimensions of revelation and deeper degrees of transformation. We need a new equipping of the saints that is outward-facing to strategically target and confront strongholds of darkness.
In the Old Testament, the Levites alone were permitted to bear the ark of God’s glorious presence on their shoulders. This is a vivid picture of the nobility of the intercessor before God. No New Testament office or gifting surpasses our priestly vocation. Under both covenants, intercession carries His presence and purpose into the earth. More intercession is needed, but also better intercession, which means better equipped intercessors.
Beginning this May, 2024, the very first Ekklesia Academy launches in Kansas City with a pilot group limited to 12 in person, and 20 online. In one sense, this represents the first wave of a new kind of training and deployment mechanism for Ekklesia-minded leaders and future coaches to establish highly effective Ekklesia Prayer Communities (EPC) across the earth. These small clusters will know how to pick a target of darkness and bring air superiority to the battlefield, shifting culture and salting the earth with kingdom hope.
Personally, having given myself deeply to this message since 2010, this new venture represents the culmination of fourteen years of preparation. I know the Lord has clearly spoken that I am to take the treasures He has revealed to me over the years to another level of personal impartation and leadership development. Unto that end, I am inviting a group of pioneering intercessors into a life-changing apprenticeship. Let’s work closely together to built the future. Apply today.
— Dean Briggs
A family of prayer, not a machine
In Matthew 16, when Jesus said, “I will build my ekklesia,” the word build is the Greek word, oikos, from which we derive the idea of a home. In other words, we have to build relationship if we want to build healthy ekklesias. Ekklesia is family, period.
Five months. One weekend+ per month
Encounter-based, not seminar style
Utilizing a “flipped classroom” approach, Ekklesia Academy gives you a full curriculum of dynamic video teachings to study at home during each three week gap so that our monthly Gatherings can include more hands-on interaction.
Battle for Canada
* As available. Not guaranteed. Our goal is to invite a guest trainer to join for three months of each five month Academy.
FOUNDER & LEAD TRAINER:
Dean Briggs travels and teaches on sonship, righteousness and ekklesia, bringing a 30,000 foot view of God’s redemptive plan. His books include manifestos on prayer, fasting and discipleship, including Ekklesia Rising and The Great Communion Revival. He and his wife, Jeanie, reside in Kansas City, MO.
Learn more at deanbriggs.com.