Category Archives: organic church

Ain’t nothin’ like watchin’ God work in ordinary people!

Last Sunday at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville one of our members started the meeting by reading a Scripture that she had chosen. It was Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them … Continue reading

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“Men learn what they teach,” — the key to spiritual leadership!

“Men learn what they teach.” –Seneca (1st Century Roman philosopher). –If you want to learn to be a strong, capable, faithful Christ-follower, you need to be in an environment where people are free to teach and interact with each other … Continue reading

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When Christ-followers come together in ekklesia . . .

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the ekklesias (gatherings of those who are called out to be Christ-followers).” –Jesus (Revelation 2:7,11, & 29.) According to Jesus: 1) The Holy Spirit speaks to ekklesias. 2) When … Continue reading

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Christ Encounter Groups — the New Testament “Ekklesia”

A Christ encounter group is an unstructured gathering that meets under the direct guidance and leadership of the living Jesus Christ, creating an environment for spiritual interaction with one another and with Jesus in a loving atmosphere conducive to free, honest, and … Continue reading

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Is It Time For Another Protestant Reformation?

500 years ago people protested against and then changed the common way of doing church. Shall we change it again? –The Protestant Reformation took place 500 years ago. The very name of this movement proclaims that people rose up and … Continue reading

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Whose Control Should Church Be Under?

To congregate under Christ’s direct control (to come together and allow the living Jesus, Himself, to lovingly lead us without the aid of a human program or agenda) releases the power and presence of God, like nothing else on earth. … Continue reading

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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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