The most effective group communication depends on dialogue, sharing ideas, and personal interaction. A monologue reduces attempted communication to passively listening to one person’s ideas. That may work in an authoritarian environment, but it fails to build relationship. Nowadays churches are dying for lack of dialogue as millions of people are calling themselves Dones and Nones and leaving the institutional church. Perhaps it is time to go beyond church as usual.
Bored with church? People often get board if they are required to just sit and listen to a religious talk. However, when people are allowed to talk about their personal experiences with the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, they come alive with excitement!
Ready for some excitement? Let the members of the body of Christ gather to listen to and obey the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and they will begin to turn the world upside down.
When Christ is in you, you’re like a beach ball. Life may pull you down, but Christ in you comes bounding back. When this happens in a group of people, it is an amazing thing to see.
Break out of church boredom, experience God’s excitement, and bounce back at The Salvation Army Berry Street. We meet every Sunday morning at 10:45 — 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207. Check out the book about how we meet at Berry Street: Beyond Church: The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia.