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Completing the mission by equipping the churchmissionariesministry leaders around the world.

Our simple objective is to develop and deploy imaginatively missional approaches to church plantingcultural engagementtheological education

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Our Story

Telos (τέλος) is the Greek noun for completion, maturity, or fulfillment. It holds the idea of a task, even a person, being accomplished. That’s what we are about. We serve the church in the fulfillment of the task Jesus has left us:

“Therefore, as you are going, make disciples of all peoples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to keep all that I have commanded.” (Matt 28:19-20)

Ever since C. Peter Wagner declared church planting as the greatest strategy for the spread of the gospel around the world (1990), church planters have taken up the banner of what is no doubt one of the most obvious results of making disciples in the book of Acts. Indeed, Tim Keller writes, “The continual planting of new congregations is the most crucial strategy for the growth of the body of Christ” (2012). Pick up any church planting text these days and you’ll hear similar remarks. In fact, Ed Stezter and Daniel Im go so as far as to say, “We are most like Christ when we join him in the mission of reaching the unchurched by planting new churches” (2011, p. 26). Both domestically and internationally, the need and opportunity to make disciples who gather in community has never been greater. 

Yet, church planting is not all that disciples do . . .

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Join Us to End a Theological Famine

Provide a Gift of Theological Education

In partnership, we can provide quality theological education where most needed. As you are considering your end of year giving, we would be honored to partner with you in God’s work around the world.

Here is what some leaders say about our training:

Your training is impressive. To me for our third world countries we would want a low or no cost program to benefit the churches and kingdom.

Pastor *Vinod, India – working with thousands of house church leaders

This is a great resource and training. Let us do this for Nepal and I will be praying for this.

Pastor *Santosh, Nepal – training pastors in all  7 provinces

As you know that ministry need sound theology to stand firmly upon the word of God. And I would like to request you to have a training with my team during your Nepal visit.

Pastor *Beni, Nepal – leading a team sharing the gospel more than 5,000 times each month

I think the Lord will use Ephesiology to accelerate the African mission movement in a special way, and I want to be part of it.

Pastor *Esaie – mobilizing the African church into missions to unreached people groups.

Three ways you can help:

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The Ephesiology Podcast

A community conversation about the most significant church-planting movement in the early church. The study of the Ephesian movement raises many questions about Christianity today. What made that city the epicenter of the movement? And how can we replicate sustained movements in a world that feels so different? This is not another methodology or attempt to re-contextualize evangelicalism. Rather, it is a look at the story of how the Holy Spirit still changes lives, cities, and the world.

Our Podcasters

Our podcasters are dedicated to not only the study of a New Testament movement but the application of timeless principles in the 21st century. More than anything, they are sold out to seeing more people worship God (Rev 5:9). If you are interested in movements in the United States and around the world, please feel free to connect with them.

Michael Cooper
Professor | Missiologist | Author

Michael is the missiologist in residence with East West where he focuses on equipping and empowering church leaders in evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and catalyzing church planting movements in the most difficult to reach places on the planet. He is the author of Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement.

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Andrew Johnson
Associate Pastor, Neartown Church

Andrew is a pastor, husband and father who desires all to know the one true King. He happily serves at Neartown Church in Houston, TX with a vibrant and growing community. He is the co-host of the Ephesiology Podcast. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Kairos University.

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The Ephesiology Podcast comes to you from a desire to engage in community conversations about the intersection of theology and culture. We do not believe such dialogue should come with a cost so the podcast will always be free.

However, if you’ve benefited from the Ephesiology Podcast, would you consider a nominal $5 per month donation? All proceeds from the podcast go toward helping bring needed theological education to the majority world through our Ephesiology Master Class initiative to end a theological famine. We’d be honored to partner with you to continue providing solid biblical, theological, and missiological content for listeners around the world.

The Ephesiology Podcast is a ministry of TELOS.GO, a registered 501c3 non-profit agency committed to imaginatively missional ways of engageing culture, church planting, and theological education. You donation to the podcast is tax deductible.

Study the Ephesian Movement

Are you passionate about learning how the New Testament church grew and how you might catalyze those lessons in your church?

We are too! The study of the Ephesian movement focuses on empowering people to use their gifts (2 Tim 1:3-6), inspiring them to join in hardship (2 Tim 1:8-14), entrusting them to teach faithful people to carry on the mission (2 Tim 2:1-7), and reminding them to preach the word in season and out of season (2 Tim 3:16-4:2). These are mission critical characteristics of spiritual multiplication and lead to innovating ways that you and your team can engage contemporary culture with the story of God.