Insider ideas for innerpreneurs


Christ-followers need to be innerpreneurs & find fresh ways to shine God’s light. He who thinks he is an expert at Christianity, misunderstands what it is. Beginner Christ-followers just love on Jesus, experts get caught up in religion. When an expert runs a church meeting, people are quiet, afraid of being wrong. A religious authority figure is no substitute for a relationship with Jesus. Church should be like a living Savior interview, not a dead person documentary. A meeting’s never boring when Jesus is allowed to work miracles in & through ordinary people.

A group can experience God by letting ordinary people share as led by the Spirit. Maybe church, by making people passive, has created spiritual paralysis. Christ’s body should gather to minister to each other & scatter to minister to the world. Church must be more than people staring at one man talking in a pulpit.

Maybe church doesn’t need more stuffy experts, but more enthusiastic beginners. The more precise church becomes the less likely it is to open up to the Holy Spirit. Perhaps church could allow pauses so people could give feedback & share insights. Stop resisting God & let your mind & heart be gently & easily lead by the risen Jesus.

The only boss in the body of Christ is Jesus!  Perhaps pastors should train people to be dependent on God, not on a pastor! Don’t be bossed about by your feelings & whims. Make them obey Christ. May the use of force not be with you; but love for all, even your enemies! Losing is loaded with lessons. Let’s learn to live out those lessons & love people more and more!

Jesus Team Ekklesia lets you test drive Christianity before you take it home. God can speak through anybody present in a worship meeting, if we let Him. A Jesus Team meeting lets everybody speak or be silent in response to the Spirit. Let’s give Jesus the remote during worship meetings & let Him choose the channels.

We gather in a Jesus Team meeting to encounter Christ & share Him with others. In a Jesus Team meeting everyone listens to and obeys the risen Christ. A Jesus Team meeting doesn’t follow an expert or a plan. It follows the risen Jesus. A Jesus Team meeting cultivates sensitivity to the presence of Christ. A Jesus Team meeting always makes room to follow Christ in a new direction.

It doesn’t take a degree or ordination to hear God’s voice and share what you hear. No credentials are necessary to share God’s love & His word with others. Just do it! Anyone who loves Jesus can share the Gospel. Why do we keep people quiet in church? One specially ordained minister can do little. However, when everybody ministers, we can reach the world!

God can fit our hearts together like pieces of a picture puzzle beaming His glory. If your idea of church is different than a group of people staring at a man in a pulpit, you’ll love Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible available @

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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