Category Archives: organic church

“No More Boasting About Human Leaders”

“So then, no more boasting about human leaders!” –1 Corinthians 3:21 What would God do . . . 1) If we presented the living Christ without promoting preachers and teachers? 2) If people ministered to others without naming “ministries” with … Continue reading

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Soaking Prayer / Soaking Music / Spirit-Led God-Gatherings

Soaking prayer is a way of seeking God. The term soaking is a fresh way of talking about the traditional Christian practice of contemplative prayer which has been taught and used though out the history of the church. Soaking prayer involves quietly listening to … Continue reading

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Are pastors & popes the proper pinnacle for churches?

Believers love to gather around, listen to, celebrate, and honor preachers and Christian singers; and to make pastors and/or popes the pinnacle of their churches. –However, perhaps it would be much more powerful and life-changing if we gathered around, listened … Continue reading

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Gg Meetings Make Men (And Women) Mighty!

I walked into a God-gathering (Gg) while in college and was instantly transformed as I heard ordinary people tell about their experiences with Jesus. I have never been the same. To this day I still get tears in my eyes … Continue reading

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One word sentences (one word church): How effective are they?

One word sentences greatly limit communication, but using many words opens up much greater understanding. Right? (Perhaps church services could be more effective if we moved beyond the 1-word by 1 person format and instead allowed many words by many … Continue reading

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Interaction With Christ or Christian Entertainment

+ A church service should be one of life’s great adventures — being astonished as the living Jesus Christ works in and through the members of His body as they openly demonstrate the culture of Heaven. Can we step beyond the … Continue reading

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Beaching It In The Colorado Mountains (God’s Surprises)

I love mountains, my wife loves the ocean. This year we went to the mountains in southwestern Colorado and came across a beach-like setting near Alamosa. Behind me in the pic above are the gigantic sand dunes of the Great … Continue reading

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