Category Archives: organic church

Tag Team Blog # 2 — Your questions about participatory church . . .

I would appreciate you helping me write this Tag Team Blog. Please post any questions and/concerns you have about participatory church in the comments. I will do my best to answer them. Thanks for your help!

Posted in alternative church, fresh expressions, messy church, organic church, pagan Christianity, participatory church, questions, tag team | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Meeting at Jesus’ feet

William Booth said: “Will you go to His feet and place yourself entirely at His disposal?” –Will we do that or will we settle for mere religious programs? Shall we surrender church meetings to Christ’s control or sit silently through … Continue reading

Posted in Berry Street, ekklesia, Jacques Ellul, organic church, prophets, unprogrammed, unscripted | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Ekklesia (and never be the same)

Church is a group of people meeting to  passively watch a religious program. Ekklesia is a Spirit-directed family gathering of Christ-followers.  = a God-gathering. Church tries to function as a 1-man team (which is an oxymoron). However, ekklesia makes every … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 2, alternative to church, awe, Bert M. Farias, Catherine Booth, church meetings, organic church, religion, Smith Wigglesworth, spirituality | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Do church meetings matter? (Spirit-led lives matter.)

Do church meetings matter? The Dones say they don’t. So do the faithful bored. What about you? While talking a walk in Glascow, Kentucky (a town I don’t know) on 9/4/2015, I came across a Salvation Army Thrift Store and … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, effective meetings, Kentucky, organic church, Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor, Thrift Store, what matters | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

For a holy high–walk in the light!

To walk in the light is to be honest, real, and vulnerable. It is to take off our masks; to come out of hiding, and to let people see what’s really going on in our hearts. It is to open … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 1:7, alienation, confess your sins, getting high on Jesus, grace, guilt, James 5:16, mercy, Nashville, organic church, Salvation Army, small groups | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

War Room quote: “Everyone’s always trying to leave Jesus out, which is one reason we’re in the mess we’re in.”

The new movie, War Room, makes a bold, powerful statement: “Everyone’s always trying to leave Jesus out, which is one reason we’re in the mess we’re in.” Do we leave Jesus out of our worship meetings? When we script, plan, and … Continue reading

Posted in organic church, simple church, William Booth, church, Salvation Army, Everyone's always trying to leave Jesus out, the mess we're in, raise 'em up, Kendrick Brothers, this is where I do my fighting, I'll fight, war room quotes, I call this my war room, Where is War Room showing in Nashville | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Andreas Karlstadt (Luther’s Organic Church/Ekklesia Guy)

Before Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses and nailed them to the door of the Catholic Church in Wittenburg, Germany; Andreas Karlstadt (1480-1541) had written 151 Theses and delivered them to the Pope in Rome. When the Protestant Reformation began, Karlstadt and … Continue reading

Posted in organic church, Bible, Holy Spirit, simple church, hearing God, Martin Luther, 95 theses, Wittenburg Door, My sheep hear My voice, radical reformation, Anabaptist, sola Scripture | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments