June 21st, 2015

Welcome New Lead Pastor Jon Ritner!

Announcing Jon Ritner as the new Lead Pastor of Ecclesia! [8/25 Update:  Jon & Kristyn have been with us for three Sundays now, and are getting their family settled in LA.  Jon will teach on Sunday September 6 and September 13.] After a leadership search spanning five months and hundreds of candidates, we are excited […]

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May 17th, 2015

Update from the Lead Pastor Interview Team

On the weekend of May 1, we invited Jon Ritner, a candidate for Ecclesia’s next lead pastor, to meet with the interview team, the staff of Ecclesia, our board of elders, several volunteer leaders and others who were able to chat with him and his wife Kristyn after both of the worship services on Sunday, […]

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April 14th, 2015

This Better Be Worth It

”This is a lot of work, it better be worth it.” “I AM the Vine and you are the branches.  My Father prunes every branch…so that it will bear more fruit. This is to my Father’s glory – that you bear much fruit, proving to be My disciples.” (John 15) In our post-Easter sermon series […]

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March 19th, 2015

Lead Pastor Interview Team Update

Many of you have been asking, and wanted to bring you up to date on where we are in the Lead Pastor search process. The interview team is made up of eight Ecclesians from three different populations of the church. The lay leaders are Staci Armao and Lara Regus, Elders Emeriti (experienced but not currently […]

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January 20th, 2015

January Meeting

Hi Ecclesians, Here’s the update from the Elder Board for the last couple months: We’ve hit on lots of EXCITING discussions such as FICA recommendations, Housing Allowances, Pastor Licensing, and Internal Stewardship controls. That last one is actually fairly important… actually they’re all important, but this one seems worth explaining. The stewardship subcommittee did some […]

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December 18th, 2014

Lead Pastor Search is Underway!

Since June, Pastor Paul Murphy has been our Interim Lead Pastor, and in my last post I wrote about some of the good work that has happened during this time.  We’ve designed and deployed ministry Lead Teams, revised the wording of our mission statement and learned how to communicate better between the Board, Staff and […]

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October 27th, 2014

October Meeting

Many of you have expressed a desire to have a clear window into the work of the Elder Board.  I’m going to start posting quick recaps of our meetings.  I hope it helps shed some light on what we’re talking about and informs how you can pray for Ecclesia. We began the meeting with dinner. Shannon […]

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October 14th, 2014

Get to Know… Ron Allchin

Our community is well-served by Ron Allchin who leads our Board of Elders.  We asked Ron to share a little about his life, interests and heart for the Ecclesia community. 1.  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  How long have you lived in LA?  What brought you to LA?  I move to LA from Chicago in […]

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June 16th, 2014

Welcome Paul Murphy!

Last week the Board of Elders unanimously approved the recommendation from the Transition Team to hire an Intentional Interim Pastor and have decided to bring Paul Murphy on, in this capacity, as our new Interim Lead Pastor. Paul, as you may know, was intially hired as our pastoral consultant, and after working with him, the Board […]

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