What The Church Can Learn From Basketball Officials

From preschool to the NBA Playoffs — from high school to March Madness — basketball officials could serve as great examples of an alternative way for pastors to conduct church services.

Rather than being the center of attention and running the church service from the podium; perhaps a church pastor could be like a basketball official:  1) Stay out of the limelight; 2) Keep a close watch on what is going on; and 3) Only take actual control of the church meeting if something disrupts the Spirit’s leadership. 4) Then correct the meeting’s misdirection; 5) Turn the meeting back over to the Holy Spirit; and 6) Fade back into the background.

If you would like to see a basketball-official-style church meeting, visit The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 on Sundays at 10:45.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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