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3 Church (Corps) Innovations: Passionate Preaching By Ordinary People / Expanded Mercy Seat / Curriculum-Free Sunday School

Here are 3 church innovations for the 21st Century: 1) Passionate preaching by ordinary people: I heard a Salvation Army Divisional Commander preach with passion last night. You could feel fire, excitement, and inspiration flowing from his heart-felt words. –Our … Continue reading

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“This is That” 4 the 21st Century!

“This is that,” vs. “This is what that means.” –Today preachers like to take a Bible verse and proclaim “This is what that verse means.” –The early Christ-followers experienced and demonstrated the Bible and then proclaimed: “This is that which … Continue reading

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Done, undone, or not done?

Done, undone, or not done? Pentecost is called “the birthday of the church.” It was when the Holy Spirit came to the early church in mighty power. So how’s it going in the 21st Century? –Has the contemporary church replaced … Continue reading

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Communication in Contemporary Culture vs. Communication in Church

Communication in our culture changes — what will be next? So why shouldn’t communication in church services change to better connect with contemporary culture? What we don’t need is “a failure to communicate.” –The way our culture communicates continually changes … Continue reading

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Xchurch is Xtreme 4 God!

Great things don’t come from comfort zones: Try Xtreme church! –Xtreme church differs from traditional church by allowing a greater number of uncontrolled variables and trusting them to the Spirit’s active leadership. Uncontrolled variables in extreme church include: who speaks, … Continue reading

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American money says “In God we trust,” but do we?

America’s official motto is “In God we trust.” It’s even printed on American money? Do we trust in God? Do we really trust . . . In the Deity or in the dollar? In God or in government? In faith … 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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