I (the sermon-free church guy) love to preach. I miss preaching. I preached regularly on Sunday mornings for about 10 years. However, I got frustrated with preaching because I was growing spiritually, but I didn’t see much spiritual growth in the people I was preaching to.
So I became a motivational speaker for 12 years. Then, one day I realized that the reason I grew so much when I preached regularly was because I had been allowed to openly talk about my faith.
I began to wonder, what would happen if a church allowed everybody present to openly talk about their faith? Wouldn’t they all begin to grow spiritually?
When The Salvation Army asked my wife and I to start a “non-traditional” church, we decided to build it around open sharing and testimonies, rather than on a one-man sermon. It has been an amazing 5 1/2 years. Like never before, we have seen people grow and be spiritually transformed as they show and tell what God has done. Sermon-free church releases God power!
The best ministry doesn’t flow from one special person to all the rest of the people in a church service; but from all to all. “For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.” –1 Corinthians 14:31
Come, see for yourself at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 — where ordinary people show and tell what God has done — Sunday mornings at 10;45.