Spirit-Led Church–Where Ordinary People Are The Playmakers

Go with the best flows!

–Life’s a flow show — currents streaming in us and around us — rivers flow, sap flows, blood flows, thoughts flow, emotions flow, time flows, information flows. But not all flows are equal — love flows and even evil flows.
–Are the rivers you’re streaming releasing a rush of peace, kindness, goodness, and joy? Or frustration, conflict, deception, and misery?
–For a happy life, go with the best flows! And resist the rest of them.

Church also flows, if we let it.  Experience the miracle of a Spirit-directed church meeting with no human program:
1) It doesn’t collapse into chaos;
2) No one person takes control;
3) As people spontaneously share, an invisible Leader becomes obvious;
4) People are spiritually touched and dramatically sense God’s presence.

Fans can’t change the outcome of a game — however, the outcome of a game is unpredictable because participants (playmakers) can and do change it.

sports fans
–Church attenders are seldom allowed to change the outcome of a service because the outcome of a church service is predictable — laid out ahead of time, step-by-step.
–But not at The Salvation Army Berry Street, where ordinary people, as directed by the Spirit, are allowed to change the outcome of the service as they show and tell what God has done.
–If your’re tired of sit-silently-still-and-listen-church, come and experience the excitement and energy of participatory church — Sunday at 10:45 am., 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207.

Question from a Salvation Army officer:
–“Hey Steve, Hope all is well! Was just curious to your post and had a question. So, do you allow the congregation to run the service? Do you present a message at all or do they just have testimony time.”
My answer:
–We have a different praise & worship leader each Sunday. Afterwards, we ask people to listen to the Spirit and do what He tells them. People share Scriptures, testimonies, words of encouragement, prayer requests, short teachings, prayers, gifts of the Spirit, etc. My wife and I also participate and share/teach as the Spirit leads us. We oversee the meeting and if anything is out of God’s order, we thank the person for sharing (add a word of correction if necessary) and turn the meeting back over to the Spirit. The results are always amazing. The meeting usually flows with a theme and everything blends together, demonstrating the invisible leadership of the Spirit.

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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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  16. Letting The Holy Spirit Lead our meetings:
    https://tombeetlebailey.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/holy-spirit-lead-meeting/
    Thanks for your encouragement and mentoring Steve!

  17. Reblogged this on tombeetlebailey and commented:
    This blended so well with the way the Holy spirit has been leading us in Saint Augustine, FL Here is the link to my post that relates: https://tombeetlebailey.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/holy-spirit-lead-meeting/

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