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.

Programmed by God’s Prompting Presence

Perhaps instead of presenting a pre-planned program, we could let a church meeting be programmed by God’s presence prompting people to participate.  That would help us learn to let Jesus live on our lips and in our lives. All the … Continue reading

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Community, Spiritual Combat, & Brain Chemistry

Two things that can change your cranium (brain) chemistry:  1) Experiencing church as caring community (like a support group); and 2) Consistent combat against your spiritual enemies. When the church gathers, the Holy Spirit wants to freely circulate among us like … Continue reading

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Nashville Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers for 2014!

Paid or volunteer Salvation Army Bell Ringers are needed in  Nashville, Tennessee for the Christmas season of 2014 between Thanksgiving & Christmas.  Paid workers will work an 8 hr. shift between the hours of 10:30 am. and 9:00 pm. in South … Continue reading

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A First Time Visitor Writes About The Salvation Army Berry Street

–A First Time Visitor Last Sunday Talks About His Berry St. Experience!– “We were blessed to attend Berry Street Salvation Army. This is a church which operates totally at the Holy Spirits bidding. We experienced an overwhelming ministry of love … Continue reading

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The Catherine Booth 4-Part Challenge

The Catherine Booth 4-Part Challenge (From her book Papers Practical on Practical Religion.) 1)  Break out of the standardized church pattern imposed by tradition and routine. Catherine Booth said:  “Churches have stereotyped forms, refusing to come down from the routine of … Continue reading

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Smile! I bet you feel better already!

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Why do so many people who self-righteously proclaim themselves to be “tolerant” randomly condemn people (and things) to Hell by throwing around the word “damn”?

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