Category Archives: Christian organizations

Jesus said “Follow Me,” not “Follow a 501c3!”

Christian disciples turn the world upside down; but religious adherents are often swept along with the world’s viewpoints. Jesus said: “Follow Me!” Not: “Follow a 501c3.” The risen Jesus lives inside of all His followers, so He doesn’t need a hierarchy … Continue reading

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Exchanging the love of power for the power of love!

Religion is based on programmed meetings about God. Christianity is based on authentic experiences with the risen Jesus. The kingdom of God is about letting the living God be the leader, instead of human leadership. God’s order isn’t about human … Continue reading

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12 B&Bs of PC (Benefits & Blessings of Participatory Church)

12 (B&Bs) Benefits & Blessings of (PC) Participatory church: 1) is exciting and never the same ole, same ole.  It breaks the boredom cycle of customary church. 2) releases the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and allows Him to personally direct … Continue reading

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Church shouldn’t bore those who come near it; church should soar in the Spirit!

Church should soar in the Spirit; not bore those who come near it! Church shouldn’t be the same thing over and over (like the movie Groundhog Day). Church should be alive, vibrant, and thrilling! (Paul of Tarsus said: “Having a form … Continue reading

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Two Questions About Human Leadership Vs. The Spirit’s Leadership In Church

Here are two questions about church leadership for pastors and so-called laymen: Question #1: Who is the most capable church leader in the world? Answer: The living, resurrected Jesus Christ present in our midst when we gather in His name. … Continue reading

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Tag Cloud For Spirit-Led (Rather Than Human Programmed) Church . . .

A tag cloud is a visual representation of the frequency of the use of words (tags) to find a website (sometimes called a word cloud or a weighted list in visual form).  What words would be in a tag cloud … Continue reading

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A Steve Jobs Of Religion? — Come On Church, Innovate!

An Eric Weiner quotation from the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, December, 2011: “We need a Steve Jobs of religion. Someone (or ones) who can invent not a new religion but, rather, a new way of being religious. … Continue reading

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