A First Time Visitor Writes About The Salvation Army Berry Street

–A First Time Visitor Last Sunday Talks About His Berry St. Experience!

“We were blessed to attend Berry Street Salvation Army. This is a church which operates totally at the Holy Spirits bidding. We experienced an overwhelming ministry of love which flowed not only from the pastor, Steve Simms, and his charming wife, Ernie, but from everyone who attends. Pastor Steve calls it ‘sermon free’ church because he doesn’t deliver a sermon, but talks about what the Spirit is doing in the lives of those attending the church, then he turns the mike over to anyone else who wishes to share a testimony or prayer need, or a word from the Spirit. So, we must respectfully disagree about it being sermon free church, for we heard a number of inspiring sermons that morning. I once asked a traditional church pastor if he would like to have a church like the book of acts where everyone had opportunity and encouragement to participate, and he said the people were not ready for it. I wish he could experience Berry Street Salvation Army. Ordinary people ministering to ordinary people. We left KNOWING we had experienced Christ there.” –William Pratt

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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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