This isn’t documented with an official survey or anything, but I think McFerrin Park has Nashville’s most unique church.
It is diverse economically, racially, and socially.
It has no pulpit and no sermons.
It has a different worship leader every Sunday and usually a drummer.
It has a cross in the front yard that has colored cloths hanging on it that are changed every week or so.
It takes the time to pray for people anytime a need comes up.
The people really care about each other and spend time together during the week.
It has been written up in The Tennessean and in a couple of national magazines.
Several people play tambourines during worship.
It was intentionally begun to be non-traditional.
It is based on open sharing and participation, somewhat like a support group (what some people call organic church, house church, and/or simple church).
It has a mix of chairs, pews, and even a couch in the sanctuary.
Some of those present wear Salvation Army uniforms.
It doesn’t pass an offering plate but instead has a small offering box attached to the wall.
It has 40 to 50 adults every Sunday who are visibly excited about being there.
It is part of The Salvation Army (but doesn’t have a brass band).
Surely you are curious . . .
Come and see this for yourself.
Sunday gathering at 10:45
The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, 225 Berry Street, Nashville, 37207
Also an open discussion Bible study on Thursday nights at 6:30.