Category Archives: church meetings

9 Questions About Church (Ecclesiology)

9 quick ecclesiastical questions . . . 1) Do we want God to actually show up in church meetings? 2) Are we willing for Him to interrupt, override, and change our program, agenda, and structure? 3) What if many people … Continue reading

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Safe Church — Unlocking God’s Glory!

In the New Testament church was awesomely filled with the Presence of God.  How can the 21st Century church recover the lost combination for God’s glory in our meetings? While thinking about this, a scene suddenly came to my mind.  I … Continue reading

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Democracy, Ekklesia, & Church (It’s Greek to most of us.)

An ekklesia was the governing body of an ancient Greek city-state and the world’s first expression of democracy.   It was made up of all of the adult, male citizens in a particular city-state and met 40 times per year to … Continue reading

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The audience of One — (Who should be on the church platform?)

The audience of One!  Most churches have a platform or stage that lifts one person (or a few people) above the rest of the people and creates the atmosphere of an audience watching a performance.   However, the New Testament … Continue reading

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This Little Light Of Mine–What If We Let It Shine In Church Meetings?

Churches sometimes teach the children’s song, This Little Light Of Mine.  It goes:  “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine; let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.  Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let … Continue reading

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Amazing manifestations of God happen when church moves beyond performance, program, and presentation to people openly sharing their hearts with one another!

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Pill or Interruptus? (& 3 Quotes About Church)

Let us interruptus in church? Have you ever seen this Scripture obeyed in a church meeting? Quote 1:  “Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone … Continue reading

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