More Original Organic Church Thoughts

Organic church is a term used to describe church that is based on spiritual life, personal relationships, heart-felt love, Spirit-led worship, and open participation, rather than on institutional structure or man-led meetings.  It is also known as simple church and/or house church.  However, it doesn’t necessarily have to meet in a house. 

I am constantly seeking to describe organic church and have written several original comments about it.  Here are some of my most recent.  Most of them were originally posted as tweets @CSteveSimms.

Perhaps church would be more effective if those stirred by the Spirit spoke, rather than a professional.

Organic church is taught in kindergarten; show and tell.  It is that simple.  Give people the opportunity and the freedom to show and tell what God has done.

Church is believers who seek to take an active role in God’s field; not spectators sitting down to watch a religious service.

It is a rare church meeting where Christians are given the opportunity to publicly minister to one another.

Church is one anothers one anothering one another.

Organic church is ministry of one to another, rather than the professional ministry of one to others.

Free, open, and honest sharing in a church meeting makes God real.  It creates caring and community.  And it builds beautiful spiritual growth in people.

Organic church is Holy Spirit rivers flooding individual souls and freely spilling out into a body of believers.  When the Holy Spirit is freely flowing in a group of people, lecture on theological conjecture is superfluous.

Organic church is spontaneous joy, life, & enthusiasm, shared from around the room, rather than a planned program run from the front.

A typical Sunday church meeting is an instrument full of beautiful human strings, that generally only lets one string sound out

When we meet with family and friends, we don’t program our time.  So why do we program time with God in church?

Why is I Corinthians 14:26 (the only verse I can find in the New Testament that tells us what to do in a church meeting) almost completely ignored?

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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3 Responses to More Original Organic Church Thoughts

  1. Pingback: Organic Church = God On The Loose | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

  2. oikoskrk says:

    Blog looks good!
    I think you would appreciate mine too.
    Been housechurching and planting for 30 years now.
    My blog is about Jesus, church and life in general
    with a Star Trek theme.

    Christopher “Captain” Kirk

  3. Pieter says:

    Blessings from an organic, free ranging, dis-sect-ed reborn follower of Jesus the Christ 🙂

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