Tag Archives: Dones

No time for spectators in church –MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “There are many people who have caught the dangerous disease of ‘spectatoritis.’ Such persons are only spectators or onlookers but not participants. Such persons watch the minister and choir indulge in prayer … Continue reading

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Will “Dones” go “Back to Church” as usual, in a post-Christian world?

Will “Dones” and others who have left the institutional church, go back to church as usual in a post-Christian society? National Back to Church Sunday (NBTCS) thinks they will. It was begun in the United States in 2009. Their website … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, 2 Timothy 3:5, Back to Church Sunday, back to the Bible, back to the future, denominations, denying the power, having a form of godliness, having a form of godliness but denying the power, house church, interdenominational, Jesus Movement, movement, National Back to Church Sunday, organic chruch, outreach, outreach ministry, Philip Yancy, post-Christianity, simple church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Are sermons working or just keeping up appearances?

Are sermons working or just keeping up appearances? Will a talk about religion give you the personal power to walk out your faith in daily life? * When church people recommend sleazy entertainment on social media; sermons aren’t working; * … Continue reading

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Hooray for Christ-chasing church hoppers

Church hoppers get a bad rap. When I google “church hoppers” most of the articles about them are critical. Why do I cheer for Christ-chasing church hoppers? Christ-chasing church hoppers are spiritually hungry. They have a vision and a desire … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 14:26, 2 Timothy 3:5, Beyond Church, body of Christ, bored in church, Christ in you the hope of glory, church refugees, ekklesia, forsake not the assembly, fresh expressions, God chasers, having a form of godliness but denying the power, hope, house church, risen, simple church, spiritual awakening, spiritual gifts, spiritual hunger, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

An ekklesia epidemic makes a wonderful life!

God is releasing an ekklesia epidemic! –Christianity began with heart-felt community — an interpersonal spiritual awakening that was based on the Spirit freely flowing without being hindered by human agendas or by religious structures, patterns or traditions. Spiritual awakening requires … Continue reading

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Beyond predictable religion to unpredictable, untamed ekklesia (quotes)

Church is caught in continual predictability, perpetually presenting the same basic program week after week. That’s one reasons millions of people are leaving church and calling themselves “Dones.” However, the Greek New Testament concept of ekklesia is never the same from … Continue reading

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The ministry of the Holy Spirit

Have you experienced the glorious ministry of the Holy Spirit? –The Bible says that the ministry of the Spirit is greater than the glory on Mt. Sinai as the mountain burned and Moses’ face glowed! “Now if the ministry that … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Corinthians, alternative Christianity, alternative church, Beyonds, church burn out, dechurched, ekklesia, glory of God, house church, It's Supernatural, nones, organic chruch, simple church, supernatural, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments