Author Archives: Steve Simms

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.

A Problem In Participatory/Organic Church — Someone Repeatedly Talking Too Much

One potential problem in participatory church is one person taking too much time by repeatedly talking too much and drawing attention to herself/himself.  This can be a major distraction in a meeting and can hinder what God wants to do. … Continue reading

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People Get Ready There’s A Train A Comin’ — (Get On Board The Revival Train)

Some time ago I saw (in my spirit) a mighty revival train rolling and rumbling through Nashville. Since that time, numerous times a week, I have seen (with my natural eyes) rows of the same number repeated 3 or more … Continue reading

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H8 is 2 much fr8 2 carry through life!

Deb8 is no reason 2 h8!

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Where’d Da Glory Go? (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Paul of Tarsus wrote:  “To Him (God) be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.”  (Ephesians 3:21) According to these words from the New Testament, there is supposed to be glory in the church in the … Continue reading

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2-Way Meetings 4 Meeting Jesus’ Top 2 Commandments

We need 2-way meetings in order 2 meet Jesus’ Top 2 Commandments: –2-way interaction with God through worship & prayer, and hearing & obeying His voice. –2-way support-group-style interaction with one another through mutual ministry by allowing everyday people to … Continue reading

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A Come To Jesus Meeting . . .

Come To Jesus Meeting? I’ve heard people talk about a “Come To Jesus Meeting.” Mine was when as a freshman in college I wandered into an informal meeting in my dorm where ordinary students where sharing stories about how they … Continue reading

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One Good Quote Deserves Another (Moving From Human Control To The Spirit’s Control)

Seeing this quote on Facebook & Twitter: UnlikeUnlike · · Share · @jimknaggs on Twitter Jim Knaggs ‏@jimknaggs 18h18 hours ago “When leaders put control into the hands of their people, at all levels, they unlock incalculable potential.” – Dennis … Continue reading

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