Category Archives: church

Streaming Jesus–Enabling Christ-Followers To Develop Their Full Potential (General André Cox Quotes)

The Holy Spirit wants to work through each believer, not just through one “ordained” person. “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” –1 Corinthians 12:7 Streaming Jesus keeps Christ-followers beaming!  Perhaps we could let … Continue reading

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Can Church Make Meetings Work Better?

Which meeting does not allow attendees to speak? A) a trial; B) a business meeting; C) a class; D) a church service. –A trial allows people to give testimonies. –A business meeting and a class both allow people to ask … Continue reading

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Worship? In mind and in method? Or in spirit and in truth? (Like an altar call.)

Worship?  In mind and in method?  Or in spirit and in truth? In Western Christianity, we’ve been trained to worship in mind and in method.  We’re taught to sit in a tightly programmed service (a method) and hear a talk … Continue reading

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Spirit-Synchronized Swimming

Spirit-synchronized sharing is when a group of believers meets together to listen to the Holy Spirit and then say and do what the Spirit tells them.  As they begin to speak, one after another, as prompted by the Spirit, everything … Continue reading

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Church Leadership — Easy as ABC!

Church Leadership . . .   A) What’s the purpose of church leaders (for example, a pastor?) Ephesians 4:12 says that it is “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (NEB) … Continue reading

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2014 in review — Free Gas For Your Think Tank!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 55,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Catherine Booth Shows That Participatory/Organic Church Is In The Salvation Army DNA

Catherine Booth shows that participatory (organic) church is in the DNA of The Salvation Army: “People contend that we must have quiet, proper, decorous services. I say, Where is your authority for this? I defy any man to show it. … Continue reading

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