New Spaces

Proclaim Jesus!

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 23, 2015  

In this space, we proclaim the name of Jesus, to all who have ears to hear! We encourage witness to Christ in all areas of life. So in this space, we facilitate discussion with those of no faith or other faiths, and we encourage the proclamation of Jesus Christ as Lord.

Pray for Brussels

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 23, 2015  

In this space, we pray for Brussels, who are currently living under threat of attack.

Pray for Paris

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 23, 2015  

In this space, we extend support and prayer for all those impacted by the terrorism in France on the evening of November 13, 2015.

Feed the Hungry

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 23, 2015  

In this space, we focus on taking action steps towards ending world hunger. Each person will find areas where they might serve in the global fight against hunger, be it fundraising, volunteering, donating, or speaking out.

Care for Creation

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 23, 2015  

In this space, we seek to take action on creation care. We will support one another's efforts in bringing understanding to the church and the world regarding care for God's precious gift of creation. We will support initiatives, engagements, and efforts at restoring creation.

Evolutionary Faith

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 23, 2015  

In this action space, we seek to get involved in proclaiming a faith that is reconciled to the basic tenets of science, particularly with cosmology and evolution. In this space, we support initiatives that reach out with this basic message, whether it be putting on seminars, sending out speakers, or putting forth information in support of individuals and local churches.

Random Kindness

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 20, 2015  

In this space, we share ideas on how to give creative care to the unsuspecting. We share stories, what didn't work, what did work -- we also take requests for people who want care to be given to a particular person or group.

Visitation and Support

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 20, 2015  

In this space, we support those who support others through visitation. In addition, those who would like to receive visitation can request a person here as well.

Deep Forgiveness and Reconciling Love

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 20, 2015  

In this space, we offer support, resources, and prayer to those who desire to offer forgiveness to those who committed great wrongs against them or their loved ones.

Divorce - Healing and Support

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 20, 2015  

In this space, we support one another who have shared similar experiences in divorce. It is a prayer group, a resource group, a group for healing.

Do Great Things

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on August 5, 2015  

Do Great Things is a space that allows the body of Christ to both post volunteer opportunities within the church and also to find volunteer opportunities to serve one another within the church.

Traveling Mercies

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on August 5, 2015  

In this space, those who seek to follow Christ and share a passion for traveling and seeing the world will meet up and share their experiences. Travel opportunities can be explored, both with others in the group and in discussion format. Those seeking to connect traveling with spirituality are all welcome here.

Girlfriend to Girlfriend

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on August 5, 2015  

In this space, women of all ages follow Christ together. Within the group, there is support, mentoring, informal teaching, and sharing. NOTE: we are looking for a female facilitator of this group.

Girls After God

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on August 5, 2015  

In this space, older girls and young women can share their everyday lives as they connect to God. No topics are off-limits as faith touches all aspects of our lives. NOTE: we are looking for a female facilitator for this group!

Brandon Jackson Memorial Scholarship

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 28, 2015  

Welcome to Brandon Jackson Memorial Scholarship Space! In this space, we plan and implement the annual Brandon Jackson memorial tournament.

Prayers of Power

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members will receive prayer for power, for anointing, for refreshment before the Lord. This may be through an online video space or room, but it might be through text chat as well. These prayers may include the prophetic as well as more demonstrative forms of prayer.

Standing in the Gap - Intercessors in Emergency Situations

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, intercessors will pray for events that are international crises - such as natural disasters and war-torn areas.

Intercessory Prayer Group

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, intercessors will pray for prayer requests that have been posted. Those who want intercessory prayer add a prayer request identifying the need and how long they would want prayer.

Confess, Repent, and Forgive

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members confess their sins to one another. Brothers and sisters in the faith, based on their authority in Scripture, offer forgiveness. The one who confessed is encouraged to repent of their ways (turn around) and follow Christ in that area of their life.

Share our Table

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  
Still from Babette's Feast 1987

Members in this space are those who are willing to share their table, meaning open up their home for dinner to another member. Members cook a free meal and share it with those who are coming over to their home for dinner.

Meals for New Moms (and others)

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members volunteer to cook and bring over a meal for a new mom (or shut-in, or someone else who needs meal help). The person will list their need (or the need of a loved one), and then others will volunteer to bring those meals.

Fix my Church

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

This is a space where pastors of declining churches share their problems with a team of cultural creatives who offer ideas on what they may want to do. It is confidential for the pastors and their churches but the creative teams advice is not.

Co-Working Spaces

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members open up a free co-working space for others to join them. Be it an office at their work or members pooling together to foster a co-working space together.

My House is your House

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members list their home as a free place to stay for fellow members of the site. They list when their place is available, how many might stay, rooms available, etc.

Crowdfunding My Life

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members share funding requests for their particular callings, ministry ideas, and immediate needs. Through crowdfunding, each member has the opportunity to raise these funds. This space is for both those seeking funds and those giving funds. These funds may be for a family emergency, a new project, a particular calling you want to explore, education, volunteerism, and more.

Walk my Dog: Errand Running and More

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members decide to serve others in the body of Christ by running errands for them. It could be picking up something from the store, going to the cleaners, filling a car up with gas, taking mail to the post office, etc.

Ride Share

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 7, 2015  

In this space, members who are traveling or commuting to the same place can share a ride.

Borrow my Car

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 6, 2015  

In this space, we share cars with others who need to borrow it for a period of time. Each member will offer up their car for others to use, and then others will borrow them as they need.

Bike Share

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 6, 2015  

In this space, members, share their bikes with other members who need to borrow them. If you need to borrow a bike, or desire to loan your bike out, this is the place!

Skill sharing

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 6, 2015  

In this space, we offer our skills to others in the body of Christ as they have need. We list our skills and others, who have also listed their skills may ask us to use those skills for a particular task. These may be local in nature, or it may require travel, or it may be done online. More broadly, these might be abilities or knowledge sharing as well.

Closet Share

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 6, 2015  

In this space, we share our closets. So, clothes, shoes, accessories that we have in our closets we share with the other members in this space. Members are free to borrow them, but they will be returned to the owner at a later date.

Borrow my Tools

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 6, 2015  

In this space, members list tools that they are willing to share within their local region (or further if they will pay for shipping). It is thought that many of the tools we need would be available by someone else nearby.

Free Stuff (Give-aways)

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 5, 2015  

In this space, members list and give away unwanted items to others who are looking for that same item. The member lists the item on a page, and then other members can ask for it. Between the two members, they can work out shipping and other details.

Worship through Karaoke

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 5, 2015  

In this space, we have lots of fun as we worship God. We sing, we laugh, we try new things, and we sing our hearts out to God.

Karaoke

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 5, 2015  

In this space, just for fun, we sing karaoke together. Through video rooms (up to 8 people), we will share singing - mostly fun songs.

Civil Debate

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, we will have civil Christian discussions about hot social, economic, political, or theological issues. Although vast differences may exist between those on both sides of the debate, it will be recognized at the outset that these are brothers and sisters in the body of Christ with whom we are differing. So, these are family squabbles that must be couched within a space and a community of love.

Spiritual Director

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, a spiritual director could direct those under their care to resources, appointments, discussions, and journals. This is an example space, the director could use this space as a model from which to start their work to members of iklesia.

Next Steps -- A Discernment Space

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, we pray, we talk, we wait, and we discern next steps for those who come to the group for guidance. Discernment may be over a new job, a big decision, a life-partner, or any other turning point that requires the community of Christ for guidance.

Agape Feast

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, we seek to create an agape feast online for all of our members. Through video, audio, and text chats, through videos or photos, we seek to share a meal, online. We are a global community, so a face-to-face experience may not be possible, but through creative uses of local foods, we might be able to share a virtual online agape feast.

Peer Mediation - Resolving Conflicts in the Community

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, mediators will work with Christians who currently have conflicts with others. These peer mediators will help faciliate a dialogue between the members in order to facilitate reconcilation.

Addiction and Recovery

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, those struggling with addictions and those in recovery can fellowship, encourage, support, and pray one another. This is a general space, if those want to create a space focused on a particular addiction, then they are encouraged to do so.

Individual Pastoral Care

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

Here is a site that might be used for someone called to pro-bono pastoral care within the iklesia community. It would not be therapy or specifically licensed counseling. However, it would work like a counseling site in that a person could request an appointment and the pastoral care worker would interact them through a video chat, an audio chat, or a text chat.

Support Page for my Family Member

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

Here is a space that serves as an example of a site that would be created for a family member or loved one going through an illness. We would have a space to pray, support, create media, and get updates.

Peer Counseling Community

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, peer counselors will have the opportunity to do deep listening, talking and prayer with those who need help. This is not formal or licensed counseling in any way, simply a way for those who need a help on particular life issues to receive informal support from those within the community. 

Student Ministry

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, teens build strong relationships with other teens. They participate in fun events, service opportunities in their own communities, and they learn more about what God is doing inside them and in the world.

Children's Online Space

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, kids 5-12 can be together to share stories, media, read the bible and pray for one another.

Adventures in Christ

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

This is a twenty-something online fellowship (mostly!) where we our share adventures of how are living in the world for Christ. We upload media, blog, and talk about outlanding things we are doing. We might arrange meetups around the world for particular adventures - -be it outdoors or urban.

Prayer Room for Healing

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, we get together to pray for healing of the sick. We have different venues - we can create a live experience with video - where we meet (and see each other) and pray. We can also take prayer requests and respond by intercessory prayer.

Pastoral Care Team

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on May 4, 2015  

In this space, we "visit" those who need pastoral care through online support. Those joining the group will come alongside those who have requested online visits for prayer and encouragement. Where possible local visits will be made, but as this is a global group, we may not always have a local member for a face-to-face visit.