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What if there’s a more effective way of doing church and we’re not seeing it?

Christians could become stronger if we turned church services into ministry practice for all who attend. Have you ever been to a listen to Jesus meeting–where believers come together, listen to Jesus, and do what He says? Christianity is supernatural interaction … Continue reading

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Is there too much agreement in church?

Passive agreement is overrated and often bland. Connecting with people heart-to-heart is much more powerful and fulfilling. Social media trains people to be interactive while church continues to insist on keeping people passive and silent. However, when most of the … Continue reading

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A one-man talk or dynamic interaction?

Billions of Christians advocate for sermons. So why shouldn’t a few of us advocate for open sharing instead?  What God is doing inside of you is important. You need to be allowed to share it! If we don’t think the … Continue reading

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A Berry Street acrostic

A Berry Street acrostic: B — Beyond E — Entertainment, R — Religion or R — Ritual, Y — You can S — Share T — Testimonies, R — Revelations & E — Experiences, as E — Empowered by T … Continue reading

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Presenting God’s Presence–Putting the living Christ on the podium!

A simple script for an amazing church service: –“Please welcome our speaker, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ!” (Applause, then one person after another stands up and talks freely from the heart as they are internally prompted by Jesus.) Have we … Continue reading

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Quotes & Notes on Spirit-Prompted Church Meetings

Hear God where you are.  Follow Him to where He is.  D.L. Moody said:  “The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.” Within every person is a spiritual cell phone … Continue reading

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St. Francis Practiced Participatory Church

A 14th Century book about St. Francis of Assisi describes participatory church.  According to the book The Little Flowers of St. Francis, Francis was meeting with a group of his followers and told one of them “to open his mouth … Continue reading

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