Author Archives: Steve Simms

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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP

Can politically, denominationally, racially, doctrinally, and nationally divided Christians ever be one?

In John 17, Jesus prayed that all of His followers be one. Today there are more than 40,000 denominations, Sunday morning is still the most racially segregated time in the USA, and millions of believers are leaving the institutional church … Continue reading

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Where to find heart connections

Heart connections change lives. Are they encouraged anywhere besides funeral homes & support groups? Yes, in ekklesia! Ekklesia isn’t another word for church. It’s a very different way for Christians to meet together. Some people want to argue about the … Continue reading

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My 95 Theses 43-47

My 95 Theses #47: Don’t pressure or manipulate people by playing (or preying) on their emotions and/or religious sentiments. My 95 Theses #46: Use the ancient Christian practice of “the laying on of hands” as an aid to praying over … Continue reading

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When Christians meet heart to heart, it’s ONEderful!

Here are some quotes from the book, ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House that illustrate that when Christ-followers meet from house to house, it’s ONEderful! Google “Amazon’s One Unfolding Purpose.” “According to New Testament revelation, every believer should be … Continue reading

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Church without community is like spaghetti without sauce.

Church without community is like spaghetti without sauce. Church without unity is like unconnected chain links. You can’t organize or hype-up genuine Christian unity. It comes through surrendering our agendas to the Holy Spirit. If church meets around a prearranged program, … Continue reading

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95 Theses For Ekklesia #40-42

My 95 Theses #42: Give people freedom in worship; to kneel, raise their hands, dance, & otherwise respond as led by the Spirit. My 95 Theses #41: Meet like a support group so people can encourage & minister to one … Continue reading

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My (New) 95 Theses for the 21st Century #36-39

95 (New) Theses #39: Allow people to share their struggles & needs in church so that others can pray with them & minister to them. New 95 Theses for the 500th Reformation anniversary #38: Create an environment where tears are … Continue reading

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