Overcoming Boredom In Church

Church is considered to be boring by many millions of people.

Meanwhile, the Super Bowl is considered to be one of the most exciting annual events in the USA.

Why? Let’s think about it . . .

What if every play of the Super Bowl was preplanned and published in a program? That way the fans could know what to expect as the game goes along. Good idea or bad one?

Of course, programming the Super Bowl in advance would kill all the excitement. Few people would want to sit through a game when they not only knew the outcome, but also knew every step toward that outcome ahead of time. I sure wouldn’t!

Isn’t that what we do to church meetings — kill any excitement by planning every step of the service ahead of time and giving people a program that tells them almost everything that is going to happen? No wonder so many people look away, yawn, and nod off.

But what if we made the church like the Super Bowl — what if we kicked it off and then allowed it to spontaneously flow? Church would become exciting because we wouldn’t know what is going to happen next. Wow!

Would you like to experience an exciting, unprogrammed church meeting in Nashville? It will thrill you — honestly!

Anyway, why not give Nashville’s unplanned, participatory church a shot? You have nothing to lose but your boredom. Come on down . . .

Sundays @ 10:45 am. and/or Thursdays @ 6:30 pm.,
The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center
225 Berry Street,
Nashville, 37207

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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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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11 Responses to Overcoming Boredom In Church

  1. David says:

    yes, my boredom is officially gone!! thx 🙂

  2. Steve Simms says:

    I agree, David. Berry Street blows away boredom!

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