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Are Pastors For Preaching? (Or For Facilitating?)

Is the role of a pastor to preach? Well tradition says it is. But what does the Bible teach about a pastor’s role? Check out Ephesians 4:11-12: “He (Christ) personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some … Continue reading

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2 Models Of Church (The Organizational Model Or The Organic Model)

Historically there have been two primary models of church — the organizational model and the organic model. The organizational model has been the dominate of the two and has resisted (and often persecuted) the organic model. The organizational model sees … Continue reading

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Puzzle Pieces, Potluck, & Permitting Every Person (Not Just The Parson) 2 Participate

“Daddy, look at my puzzle,” said a little boy carrying a single puzzle piece. “That’s not a puzzle, son,” the father replied. “That’s just one piece.” When we focus a church meeting on the performance of one, single piece, week … Continue reading

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The Phantom Commandment Challenge — Church Without A 1-Man Sermon?

– The Phantom Commandment Challenge – The Phantom Commandment says: “Church shall contain a one-man sermon.” However, I can’t find it anywhere in the Bible.  Can you find the Phantom Commandment (or any statement that resembles it) in the Bible? It’s … Continue reading

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Church — Desert or Fertile Field? (Living Water Irrigation)

When ordinary church members are trained and told to shut down the rivers of living water in their heart on Sunday mornings, and instead to sit and watch one man; the body of Christ looks more like a desert than … Continue reading

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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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