Here are 12 out-of-the-box thoughts about church on 12/12/12.
1) Church is not God in a noose, but God on the loose!
2) Church is not spectators sitting, but believers battling the forces of darkness!
3) Church is not a one-man sage on the stage; but the Holy Spirit as a Guide inside everybody present!
4) Church is not a planned program run from the front; but spontaneous joy, life, & enthusiasm, shared from around the room!
5) Church is not the justification of our personal and our society’s moral failures; but confessing and turning away from our sins!
6) Church is not a preacher teaching minds, but the Spirit reaching hearts.
7) Church is not submission to a man and his agenda; it is full surrender to the Holy Spirit!
8) Church is not religious information; its spiritual transformation!
9) Church is not institutional selling but Christ indwelling — not human hype, but His holy Presence!
10) Church is not laid back religion; but dynamic interaction with the living God!
11) Church is not contentment with comfortable creeds but the doing of daring deeds!
12) Church is not an ice maker — a synchronized service dropping cool ideas onto cold hearts conformed to contemporary culture; but a furnace — a gathering for igniting and spreading the contagion of spiritual fire!
Experience these 12 church ideas at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday mornings at 10:45 — 225 Berry St., 37207.