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Volleyball is like participatory church — full of action!

Participatory church is like volleyball — full of action. The living Jesus Christ freely moves around the room and prompts individual people to respond to Him, releasing love, faith, passion, trust, confidence, belief, joyful smiles, and a sense of family … Continue reading

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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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Maybe many mini-sermonettes would be a more effective way of doing church than only one 1-man sermon.

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The Geode In U (The Geode Effect Of Participatory Church)

Participatory Church Reveals The Geode In U (The Geode Effect!) Ordinary Christ-followers are like geodes. Geodes look like ordinary rocks, but inside they are full of beautifully colored crystal. When everyday believers share from their heart, their inner beauty shines … Continue reading

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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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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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