Category Archives: Berry Street

Nashville church that meets like AA, Al-Anon, & NA

Millions of people have found comfort, help, & serenity from various types of support groups, such as, AA, Al-Anon, and NA. Al-Anon’s web site states: “Everyone at the meeting shares as an equal.” It also says: “We help each other … Continue reading

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Beyond “services” to meetings . . .

It’s time to let God go & let Him take control both of your life & of His gathered people. Churches have services; but ekklesia & AA & NA & Al-Anon have meetings. Practicing the presence of God by yourself … Continue reading

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McKay Books confirms nontraditional church in Nashville

While walking into McKay Books in Nashville on May 5, I saw a book, New Day, on top of the free-bin & grabbed it. YOU WON’T BELIEVE THESE QUOTES FROM IT THAT CONFIRM WHAT WE DO AT THE SALVATION ARMY … Continue reading

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UnconferenceNashville–hands on ekklesia June 23-25.

You’ve read books, articles, & blogs about open, participatory, interactive church (what I believe the Greek New Testament calls ekklesia). Now experience it for 3 days in Nashville. Are you a Christian who’s done with organized church, but still wants … Continue reading

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The Equalizer–How Christians meet

When Christ-followers meet as active participants, they’re involved and empowered. The gathered body of Christ, like an orchestra, needs to let all who are present, play their part. Letting people experience Christ together is often more effective than a sermon. How Christ-followers … Continue reading

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Faith-based facilitation–sharing karios moments in ekklesia.

Preaching proclaims. Faith-based facilitation demonstrates! Since March of 2008, my wife and I have been sharing karios moments in ekklesia with beautiful people at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee. The experience has been so amazing that I wrote … Continue reading

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Do we need less human leadership & more Jesus’ Presence?

Leaderless meetings are chaotic; but when we let Jesus lead us it’s miraculous. Christ-followers should be animated by Jesus; not atrophied by acquiescent religion! We are to follow the Way — the living Jesus, not a routine. Churches don’t need … Continue reading

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