Category Archives: worship

Boundless Meetings

Boundless worship gatherings are not bound by human control, leaders’ agendas, religious programs, or church traditions. They are unbounded and free to follow the direct leadership of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ and to flow wherever He may take them. … 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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Does Church Need The Energizer Bunny (Or The Risen Christ)?

–I’m Energized From Within— If the Energizer Bunny Was living in my heart, It could not compare To the power & presence Of the resurrected Christ Living in there! People nowadays are not energized by talk and tradition (or even … Continue reading

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“God is continually calling us outside of our boxes.” –Nashville’s Most Unusual Church

Answer the call — experience community — at The Salvation Army Berry Street! –“God is continually calling us out of our boxes . . . To meet another person outside of our boxes is to experience genuine community.” —James C. … Continue reading

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1 Man Can’t Reflect The Body Of Christ — It Takes A Village

1 man can’t reflect the body of Christ.  That takes a village. Christ-followers are puzzle pieces, each picturing a particular part of Christ. When a group gathers and each person present is allowed to openly participate and share his/her part, … Continue reading

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30/11 (About 30 minutes in a secular used bookstore = 11 books about participatory church)

In September 2014, my wife and I stopped by The Book Cellar  in Crossville, Tennessee on our way to Gatlinburg.  Were were there about 30 minutes and I left with a stack of books. To my surprise, 11 of the … Continue reading

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9 Questions About Church (Ecclesiology)

9 quick ecclesiastical questions . . . 1) Do we want God to actually show up in church meetings? 2) Are we willing for Him to interrupt, override, and change our program, agenda, and structure? 3) What if many people … Continue reading

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