Beyond laid back lectures to lively one anothering!

Learning by lectures while leaving out supervised, hands on experience, leaves learners unable to effectively do in real life what they learned in the lectures. Examples: Would you trust?

1) A doctor who make As in all her lecture classes, but never actually touched a human body or medical equipment?
2) An auto mechanic who excelled in lecture learning, but was never allowed to see or touch a real engine?
3) A Christ-follower who heard a sermon every week, but was never given the opportunity to apply any of the sermon material in actual, supervised interaction with other people?

–“There are 59 ‘one another’ statements in the New Testament. That’s right, 59. That’s just under 60 exhortations in Scripture to actually ‘do’ something towards another person. Many of them have been taught by the church in the Sunday pulpit but few of them have the opportunity to be lived out by believers within the context of most church programming.” –Andrew Mason
–“The primary activity of the (early) church was one-anothering one another.” – Andy Stanley


When ordinary Christ-followers are allowed to actively “one another” in church meetings, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, living in them, is then free to speak out through them! They learn by hands on activity, not just by passive listening. They learn how to flow in the Spirit, not just in a church meeting, but in everyday life. They become effective at hearing God and obeying His promptings in their hearts. They develop the confidence and courage to minister to one another and also to minister to the people they meet in day to day life.

Come and experience a church meeting line none other in Nashville at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St. 37207 on Sundays at 10:45 am. There you will experience:
–Many tiny sermons instead of one big one;
–Lots of Scriptures from various people;
–Unprogrammed but beautifully organized;
–Spontaneous sharing but led by the Spirit;
–Open hearts with love overflowing.

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 @
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2 Responses to Beyond laid back lectures to lively one anothering!

  1. Pingback: Beyond laid back lectures to lively one anothering! | Praying for the millennials

  2. “One-anothering” to me is another way to say, “Brothers and sisters in Christ, I love you as Christ loves me.” Thanks for sharing this powerful exhortation and invitation to be more like Jesus day by day.

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