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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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How to create community in church

When many speak and share in a meeting, community comes forth. Church is called to be community, not an audience. In a traditional church service, there is one person speaking on the platform and everybody else is in the audience … Continue reading

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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

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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?

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Bible Quotes ‘Bout Organic Church

Maybe church meetings could set aside the program for a while and give people the freedom to obey this Scripture: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” –James the … 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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Quotes & Notes on Spirit-Prompted Church Meetings

Hear God where you are.  Follow Him to where He is.  D.L. Moody said:  “The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.” Within every person is a spiritual cell phone … Continue reading

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Beyond Spectatorship To Discipleship

Every Christ-follower is called to preach. Every believer is a minister ordained by God. The clergy/laity concept is not in the New Testament. Instead all believers are expected to minister to one another, to openly testify about their faith, and … Continue reading

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Let Jesus Lead Us! (Quotes About The Need For Organic/Participatory Church)

“How can you have a dead service with a living Christ?” –Leonard Ravenhill “What did first-century believers do in their worship meetings? Paul gives a description in 1 Corinthians 14:26: ‘When you come together, each of you has a hymn, … Continue reading

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Should Church Services Train People To Be Passive Or Active?

Some people say that church services (and how we behave in them) are not important. They say that what matters is not church meetings, but what believers do in everyday life (being the church in society).  However, there are three … Continue reading

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