Is There Room For Sermon-Free Church? (Of course there is.)
Worship wars, a popular name for disagreements in church about how to conduct the Sunday service, have been going on for years. But there is no need to argue. There is plenty of room for diverse styles of church meetings. (Some churches even have both contemporary and traditional services.). However, the style of church that has most impacted my life, sermon-free church, is very rare.
In sermon-free church, instead of the same man preaching week after week, everyday people are free, as led by the Spirit, to show and tell what God has done. (My first encounter with the living, resurrected Jesus was in a sermon-free church meeting.) If your church would like to add a sermon-free church service to what you are already doing (traditional and/or contemporary) I’d be glad to help.
Here are a few blogs about sermon free church:
Benjamin Franklin & Sermon-Free Church: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/benjamin-franklin-sermon-free-church/
Soren Kierkegaard Promoted Sermon-Free Church: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/soren-kierkegaard-promoted-sermon-free-participatory-church/
The Christmas Candle (a Max Lucado movie) Confirms The Concept of Sermon-Free Church: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/the-christmas-candle-confirms-the-concept-of-sermon-free-church/
Frustrated With Preaching? Try Sermon-Free Church: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/frustrated-with-preaching-try-sermon-free-church/
Sermon-Free Church Rocked The Early Methodists: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/sermon-free-church-rocked-the-early-methodists/
Sermon-Free Church Spread Across America In 1857-1858: http://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/sermon-free-church-spread-across-america-in-1857-1858/