Category Archives: church meetings

Meet Ekklesia (and never be the same)

Church is a group of people meeting to  passively watch a religious program. Ekklesia is a Spirit-directed family gathering of Christ-followers.  = a God-gathering. Church tries to function as a 1-man team (which is an oxymoron). However, ekklesia makes every … Continue reading

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Does AA Have Something That Churches Need?

Does AA have something that churches need? Perhaps. Why should AA have all the good participatory meetings? –Alcoholics Anonymous has proven that meetings based on open sharing and participation are powerful tools that set people free! They just celebrated their … Continue reading

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Is a one-man sermon like one-man soccer? (Getting a kick out of soccer.)

Getting a kick out of soccer . . . While watching a soccer (football) game, I noticed that no one person kept constant control of the soccer ball. Instead the ball was being headed, kicked, passed, run, and rolled all over the … Continue reading

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ABCs 4 Retooling Church 2 Reach The 21st Century 4 Christ:

The ABCs 4 retooling church 2 reach the 21st Century for Christ: * Avoid autocratic agendas. * Base it on the Biblical command in 1 Corinthians 14:26. * Connect with Christ as our contemporary rather than confining Christ to the … Continue reading

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And The Sunday Morning Church Spotlight Shines On . . . ?

And the Sunday spotlight shines on . . . ?  In participatory church many people share Scriptures, short teachings, testimonies, prayer requests, gifts of the spirit, words of encouragement, prayers, etc., so no one steals the show and the spotlight … Continue reading

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got God’s glory? (Let the Spirit steer it!)

got God’s glory? (Let the Spirit steer it!) With despair everywhere, we desperately need a perspective that peers past the pain that persistently pounds us and beholds the glory of God! But flesh and blood cannot reveal God’s glory to … Continue reading

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Soccer church? Or American football church?

  American football style church = the quarterback (pastor) is responsible for getting the ball (the Gospel) to others. Soccer style church = any player can move the ball and/or pass it to others.

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