Category Archives: Nashville adventure

The Band Of The Unplanned — Can You Hear It Calling?

God is looking for the band of the unplanned — agendaless bands of spiritual brothers and sisters who gather together to let Him lead and prompt them. The band of the unplanned: 1) Banishes boredom by breaking our mold. 2) Steps beyond … Continue reading

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Man Up! (Participatory/Organic Church Reaches Men!)

“The typical U.S. Congregation draws an adult crowd that’s 61% female, 39% male. This gender gap shows up in all age categories.” –Churchformen.com.  Why does church in the U.S. not reach more men? “Men are hard-wired for risk taking—particularly young … Continue reading

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Preaching In My Dreams–Boy, I Miss It! (A Nashville Story)

I miss preaching . . . I woke up this morning dreaming that I was preaching. Although I haven’t preached a “traditional” sermon in several years, I really miss it. When I preach, I feel the Holy Spirit surging through … Continue reading

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How to create community in church

When many speak and share in a meeting, community comes forth. Church is called to be community, not an audience. In a traditional church service, there is one person speaking on the platform and everybody else is in the audience … Continue reading

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East Nashville Fire, Spiritual Fire, & Buffalo Statues

A fire started at this site in 1916 that left 3,000 people in East Nashville homeless. Every time I am by here I pray that God will send His supernatural fire to East Nashville and so impact the lives of … Continue reading

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Nashville’s Hands-On, Science-Lab Style, Doer Church

Doer church? What if a church gathered to let people be doers — to let them hear what the Spirit is saying to them and then actually do it? “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” (James 1:22). … Continue reading

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Participatory Church (acrostic)

PARTICIPATORY CHURCH (acrostic) P–People A–Attentively R–Responding T–To God’s I–Inner C–Callings I–In order to P–Participate A–Actively T–Together, O–Obeying God’s R–Righteous Y–Yearnings. C–Christ H–Having U–Unhindered & R–Real C–Control in H–His hands. Experience participatory church at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center … Continue reading

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