Category Archives: church

Catherine Booth Shows That Participatory/Organic Church Is In The Salvation Army DNA

Catherine Booth shows that participatory (organic) church is in the DNA of The Salvation Army: “People contend that we must have quiet, proper, decorous services. I say, Where is your authority for this? I defy any man to show it. … Continue reading

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Revelation & Revolution in the 21st Century

Christianity is a revelatory faith. What has God revealed to you today? (“Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in Heaven.” –Jesus Christ in Matthew … Continue reading

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The Secret Of Revival & Spiritual Movements — Encountering God Together

Though out the past 2,000 years there have been many revival movements and spiritual awakenings (large and small) in Christianity. In the 1970s, I was part of one of those movements which was called the Jesus Movement. It was a … Continue reading

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What is preaching? (Perhaps it’s not what we think?)

What is preaching? The Greek word for “preach” (κηρύσσω–kérussó) means to “proclaim openly something which has been done.” Every Christ-follower has a testimony so when we gather for church or go about our daily life; we can all openly show … Continue reading

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His Sheep Keep Their Baaa-lance (Balance) By Hearing His Voice -

People passing purposelessly through life have permeated our society. Perhaps we need to be penetrated with more purposeful living. Those of us who hear the voice of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ are no longer the way we were! We … Continue reading

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Seeing The Invisible In Organic Church

God’s not dead — He’s the world’s best at running church services. When human leadership steps aside and allows God to lead, church services enter into a dynamic new dimension as ordinary people, prompted by the Spirit, show and tell … Continue reading

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And The Sunday Morning Church Spotlight Shines On . . . ?

And the Sunday spotlight shines on . . . ?  In participatory church many people share Scriptures, short teachings, testimonies, prayer requests, gifts of the spirit, words of encouragement, prayers, etc., so no one steals the show and the spotlight … Continue reading

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