Perhaps church services could move beyond attenders silently sitting to hear sermons; and let them stand to share stories about how the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is actively working in their lives.

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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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8 Responses to Perhaps church services could move beyond attenders silently sitting to hear sermons; and let them stand to share stories about how the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is actively working in their lives.

  1. reneg8or@live.com says:

    Wonderful to see that someone finally progressed beyond the limp flesh nailed to the pole, that someone actually recognised the Jesus blessed beyond recognition and rather follow Him. You are so on the right track here!

  2. C-Note says:

    We actually do that from time to time. It’s called testimony time.

  3. Steve Simms says:

    That’s good, C-Note! I wish more churches did.

  4. Tim Spencer says:

    Where did the term “Service” become an accepted term for when believers meet together? That term needs to be utterly rejected unless of course, it is a time when believers actually serve each other.

  5. Steve Simms says:

    I agree, Tim. I only use the term because people understand it, not because I like it. I prefer “church meeting.”

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