12 Reasons For Being Unchurched & The Berry Street Alternative!

12 reasons people give for being unchurched . . . & Nashville’s Salvation Army Berry Street alternative!

1) “Church is boring and repetitious.”
— Every Sunday morning at Berry Street is unpredictable and exciting.
2) “Churches are unfriendly.”
— People at Berry Street love to greet and welcome visitors.
3) “Churches don’t want your input.”
— At Berry Street anybody can share in the meeting.
4) “People in churches aren’t real and honest.”
— At Berry Street people are amazingly transparent.
5) “Churches are judgmental instead of loving.”
— Visitors say that the first thing they notice about Berry Street is the love.
6) “Churches try to fit God into a box.”
— God is out of the box at Berry Street.
7) “Churches tell you what to believe about God.”
— At Berry Street we want people to experience God.
8) “Churches are racially & culturally & divided.”
— Berry Street is racially and culturally diverse.
9) “Churches don’t welcome the poor.”
— Income level doesn’t matter at Berry Street.
10) “Church services are tightly controlled.”
— Berry Street meetings are spontaneous & unprogrammed.
11) “Churches are just after your money.”
— We don’t pass a plate at Berry Street.
12) “Churches are built around one man’s personality.”
— Berry Street’s focus is on the presence of the living Jesus Christ.

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Check out The Salvation Army Berry Street every Sunday morning @ 10:45 — 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207.

Check out my new book, Beyond Church — An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible — Ekklesia; available at Amazon.

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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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33 Responses to 12 Reasons For Being Unchurched & The Berry Street Alternative!

  1. david says:

    Amen, Amen!! This is why we love berry st. So much 🙂

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