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Leaf Blower Church

Leaf Blower Church Here’s my view of a church meeting: We are all leaves who want to line up in nice, neat rows, And appoint a Pastor Leaf to preach to us. However, God wants to blow on each of … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, open church, open forum, open mic, open mike, open sharing, participants, participation, participation in church, participatory church, participatory culture, participatory sermons, preacher, preaching, prompted by the Spirit, prompting of the Spirit, sharing, sharing Christ, simple church, Spirit's flow, Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, Spirit-led church, Spirit-led interaction, Spirit-prompted, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Question/Answer About Participatory/Organic Church (from a Salvation Army officer)

Question:  I recently received this question from Bronwyn Barkmever, a Salvation Army officer in Australia on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleBerryStreet): “We are embarking upon an adventure of ‘out of the box’ worship and want to take this opportunity to explore different … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canada, heart, heart-felt, lay testimonies, laying on hands, participation, participation in church, participatory church, pastor, Q&A, questions, questions and answers, quotation, Quotations, quote, Quotes, salvation, simple church, Speak Lord, speak the truth in love, testimonies, testimonies in church, testimony, Toronto, Whatever He says to you | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When we have a conversation with a friend or family member, we don’t want every word to be scripted. We want a two-way conversation that is spontaneous and from the heart. Why should church be any different?

Posted in open church, open forum, open mic, open mike, open sharing, participatory church, simple church, Spirit-led church, Spirit-prompted, unprogrammed church | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Church Desperately Needs The Energy Of The Holy Spirit’s Synergy

When God’s people come together to be led by the voice of the Spirit in their hearts, a synergy of God’s inner energy is released, His power and love flow among them as various individuals obey His promptings and it … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, 1 Corinthians:14, Bible concepts, Bible quotes, church leadership, church program, church programs, flow of the Spirit, flowing of the Holy Spirit, living water, Matthew 18:20, open church, open mic, order of worship, organic church, participatory church, presence of Christ, prompted by the Spirit, prompting of the Spirit, promptings, quotation, Quotations, quote, release of the Spirit, religion, rivers of living water, simple church | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus Is The Senior Pastor!

According to the Bible, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and the Chief Shepherd (which means “Senior Pastor”). That means that all the rest of us in a church are fellow believers, called to follow … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus Senior Pastor, organic church, overseer of your souls, overseers, radical, radical Christianity, radical obedience, Spirit-filled, Spirit-led, Spirit-led church, Spirit-prompted | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Faithworks — Blowing In The Wind Of The Spirit

Faithworks are like the wind and the Holy Spirit!  When the wind blows, all the tree leaves are blowing in the wind (not just one leaf, while the other leaves stay stationary).  When the Spirit moves in a church meeting, all … 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!

Posted in church meetings, church program, church programs, church services, participatory church, simple church, Spirit-led church, spiritual church, spirituality | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Zip Line To God

Participatory church is a zip line to God.  (So don’t sit in the tree; step out and soar in the Spirit.) “Our faith should not be in the sermon, it should be in the Holy Spirit Himself.” ~Martyn Lloyd-Jones “Being … Continue reading

Posted in A. M. Renwick, Chistopher W. Goff, clergy, clergy/laity, Heidi Baker, James Stewart, John Drane, laity, laymen, laywomen, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Michael Clark, organic church, priesthood of the believer, quotation, Quotations, quote, simple church, The Silencing of the Lambs, Thomas W. Hudgins | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Nashville Sounds in Participatory Church

Participatory church presents the profundity and wisdom of ordinary people as they show and tell what God is doing in their lives.  Here are some Nashville sounds from an organic church in Nashville — The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center … Continue reading

Posted in God's voice, harpists, hearing, hearing God, hearing the Holy Spirit, listening, listening prayer, listening skills, listening to God, listening to the Spirit, music, Music City, organic church, participatory church, relevation, Salvation Army, Salvation Army church, Salvation Army Nashville, sermon-hearing, sharing, silence, silent worship, simple church, sound of His voice | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Weather Station Church / Disappointment With Church / Children In Church

A weather station doesn’t try to program, direct, or control the weather. Rather it closely observes and interacts with the weather and then reports on and responds to it. Perhaps a church shouldn’t try to program, direct, or control its worship … Continue reading

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