The concept of conversermons is based on the idea that you can hear talk after talk about God; but you will never really know Him until you experience Him for yourself. Transformation is more important than theology.
Rather than a 1-man professional talk about God, a conversermon involves everyday people openly showing and telling what God has done in their lives. Ordinary people share testimonies, Scriptures, needs, gifts of the Spirit, exhortations, prayers, ministry to one another, etc. in an open mic format as led by the Spirit. (See 1 Corinthians 14:26).
Louis L’Amour, one of the most prolific and popular writers of modern times, agrees with the concept of conversermons — that ordinary people are eloquent. L’Amour wrote: “The poor peasant, the hunter, or the fisherman may have knowledge that scholars are struggling to learn.”
Personally, I’ve often wondered — since we can listen to sermons anytime we want, why should we spend our limited Sunday time together, listening to a sermon? Recently someone sent me this quotation by Yaholo Hoyt
“Church service was designed before radio, TV, and the Internet. If we have one solid day a week to get together, why spend it doing something we can do any time we want? I can listen to a sermon on the drive to work, the drive home from work, or often while I am working. If it is so important for people to hear ‘good teaching’ every week then we can listen to it during the week and then use it for ice-breaking conversation on Sunday.” –Yaholo Hoyt
So, rather than a 1-man sermon on Sunday, why not experience a participatory conversermon instead? Check out our Sunday conversermon format at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 at 10:45 am. You’ll be glad you did.