(I wrote this poem this morning about 7 years at Berry Street and [to my surprise] it made the shape of a “leaning 7” on the right hand side. The 3 plus signs at the end [+++] represent the 3 crosses.)
–Celebrating 7 Years @ The Salvation Army Berry Street—
For 7 years we’ve orbited the Son,
The living, resurrected Jesus Christ,
Present when we gather in His name,
And shifted our attention to His leading
And away from our structure and program.
Ordinary people have obeyed His promptings
And shared amazing, anointed, heart-felt words.
Joys, victories, insights, fears, tears, & heart-breaks,
Have all come together, revolving around the Son,
Gloriously reflecting Jesus’ radiance and Light.
Now, humbled in His awesome presence,
And called to be a Joshua generation,
We cry “Down with the walls!”
Let all our Jerichos fall
And Jesus reign
Here is what 2 people have said about Berry Street:
“Wow! Think of all the people who have come in and out of those doors and experienced the unhindered presence of God.” –Lara Landon
“The ministry has made a difference in the neighborhood and the city. Where the Holy Spirit is free to move, lives change. Souls are saved.” –Phyllis Clayton
In the Bible, Joseph spent 7 years preparing Egypt with grain and bread; and then they spent 7 years feeding the world. At Berry Street, we’ve spent 7 years learning to flow with the Spirit’s promptings; and now may God use Berry Street as a prototype to help feed the Bread of Life (the living, resurrected Jesus Christ) to the world!
Come, get a taste of Berry Street, every Sunday morning @ 10:45–225 Berry St., Nashville, Tennessee 37207.