Category Archives: Friends’ worship

How to hold a “house church” meeting in your home

I first wrote this blog for the ONE Body Life Blog at this link. If you have ever wanted to attend a house fellowship, but couldn’t find one, why not start one yourself? It’s easy. Any believer can do it … Continue reading

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ABCs of Beyond Church

Assembly of God Body of Christ Christ’s city council Dependence on Jesus Ekklesia Family of God God-gatherings Hooked on Christ In Jesus’ name Jesus is the Head Kingdom of God Life together Meeting with Jesus New creatures in Christ Orchestrated … Continue reading

Posted in changes in worship, Christian community, Christian support group, Christian unity, church teams, Friends' worship, leading worship, new creature, Quaker worship, recovery groups, silent worship, support groups, Team Jesus, the heart of worship, Uncategorized, unconventional worship, worship innovation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyond church to Team Jesus!

For Team Jesus, everyday is gameday! Are you a player on Team Jesus or a spectator on the sideline? Let’s meet to all collaborate with Christ, not to be a passive audience.  There is no “me,” “my,” and “I” in Team … Continue reading

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Spontaneous vs. Spiritaneous

To be spontaneous is be unconstrained by fear or tradition and to be willing to act on an inner impulse or inclination, without planning or external stimulus. To be Spiritaneous is to be unconstrained by fear or tradition and to be willing … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, Beyond Church, church decline, Dones, ekklesia, Friends' worship, nones, nontraditional church, people leaving church, Quaker worship, Romans 8:14, sermon, spontaneous church, Uncategorized, unconventional worship, unprogrammed, unprogrammed church, unprogrammed meeting, worship | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Problem In Participatory/Organic Church — Someone Repeatedly Talking Too Much

One potential problem in participatory church is one person taking too much time by repeatedly talking too much and drawing attention to herself/himself.  This can be a major distraction in a meeting and can hinder what God wants to do. … Continue reading

Posted in Friends meeting, Friends' worship, guidelines, open church, open mic, order of worship, participatory culture, Quaker meetings, Quaker worship, Quakerism, Quakers, Salvation Army, Salvation Army church, simple church, steps to, testifying, testimonies, testimonies in church, testimony, unprogrammed church, unprogrammed meeting | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Did Catherine Booth encourage Quaker-style meetings?

For almost 7 years, we at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN have (instead of a 1-man sermon) been having participatory, Quaker-style, Sunday morning worship meetings where everyday people show and tell what God has done. … Continue reading

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Better Caught Than Taught

Open sharing and testimonies in a church service create a spiritual contagion that spreads from heart-to-heart, igniting passionate love for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. Faith in Christ (like the early Pentecostals used to say) is more caught than taught. … Continue reading

Posted in better caught than taught, Friends, Friends meeting, Friends' worship, go tell it on the mountain, Nashville, Nashville church, one another, one anothering, pentecostals, pursuit of God, Quaker meetings, Quakers, sage on the stage, Salvation Army, Salvation Army church, Salvation Army Corps, spiritual church, spiritual hunger, testimonies, testimonies in church, testimony | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments