If God was a dog . . .

If God was a dog in church . . .
–Traditional church would put the dog in a cage, cover the cage with a blanket, and then have someone give a talk about the dog.
Participatory church would let the dog run free, from person to person, controlling the meeting. It would let people in the meeting, personally interact with the dog; and allow them to openly share what the dog means to them.

dog in church

God is actually present with us when we meet in His name, however, far too often we neglect to make Him welcome.  We ignore Him, put Him in the the back of the room, and listen to a talk about Him.  Meanwhile God longs for us to personally interact with Him in the meeting and to give Him our full affection and attention.


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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2 Responses to If God was a dog . . .

  1. David Harper says:

    Great analogy Steve! Looking forward to seeing you guys @berry st. Tomorrow

  2. Steve Simms says:

    Can’t wait, David!

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