Category Archives: participatory church

The Salvation Army’s “Southern Spirit” reviewed “Beyond Church”

The Salvation Army’s Southern Spirit reviewed Beyond Church. Here’s their review: New book explores true meaning of what ‘church’ is In his new book, Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible, Sergeant Steve Simms writes about the original … Continue reading

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Blessed are the “pour” in spirit . . .

Blessed are the “pour” in spirit, Who share from their heart For they will be healed. You can listen to lectures Full of points and principles Yet your pain will persist. But when you’re allowed To openly pour out your … Continue reading

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More than church (Jesus conducts His ekklesia)

–More Than Church– Ekklesia is A group encounter Where people allow The living Jesus To direct the meeting Like a symphony conductor. Ekklesia engages, encourages, empowers, and enthralls everyday Christ-followers. (Learn more about how the living, resurrected Jesus Christ wants … Continue reading

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Palliteration–11 words in pursuit of Christ’s ekklesia

Palliteration — 11 words in pursuit of Christ’s ekklesia. (Alliteration is “the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.” Therefore pallaliteration is “the occurance of the p sound at the beginning … Continue reading

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Church is not a place to hide your light

How did church become a place to hide the light that shines in your heart? Why do we bring our light to church and then keep it hidden “under a bowl” in our heart? “He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Do … Continue reading

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Why do churches ignore this Scripture?

Our intention at The Salvation Army Berry Street is to implement the Bible’s mostly ignored instructions, introduced in 1 Corinthians 14:26, that inform Christ-followers what to do “When you come together.” We believe that this inspired idea of participatory interaction … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Ekklesia Song

Ekklesia — When we see a Gathering be a Body led by Christ; The living Jesus Christ. Ekklesia — A galleria Of God’s gifts flowing Through ordinary People like you and me. Christ will lead ya. He will build His … Continue reading

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