Release God’s showers through everyday people!


Here’s why we need to go beyond church as usual! The shower head in this picture has 42 nozzles. If we block 41 of them, we won’t get much of a shower.

Now think of a church service with 42 people. If we block 41 of them and only let one of them speak week after week, perhaps we are missing out on a lot of what the Holy Spirit wants to do.

The body of Christ has too many blocked arteries not flowing with the Spirit. Are you a blocked artery in the body of Christ, stifling the Spirit’s flow?

There is a place where you (and everybody present) can flow in the Spirit! It’s called The Salvation Army Berry Street. Here’s what Daniel Schuler wrote about it:

–There is a light that shines in deepest darkness. The light cries out to all to “Come and see.” The light radiates from a place where saints and sinners alike gather. Some come out of an unquenchable curiosity. Others are attracted to the warmth of the light. They come and warm themselves in the compassionate love that permeates the place.
–Still, others are attracted to the joyous celebratory sounds that float from the place like a beautiful aroma, for there is always a celebration of life, and peace, and fullness, because It’s a place of intense worship and praise for the giver of life.
–The sick and afflicted come for the healing balm that soothes their souls. It is a place of joyous koinonia where people come to be a part of something greater than themselves.
–A place of ekklesia, and academia where those who wish to enlarge their understanding come to feast on the only thing that will satisfy; the living Word of God.
–A place where deep cries out to deep and the very soul of mankind longs for the creator like a deer panting for water, and fervent prayers are lifted to the Father with great expectations. What is this place? This is my place of worship. This place is Berry Street.

Come see for yourself on Sundays at 10:45 am., 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN 37207. Read more about it at this link.

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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