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Church Orbiting The Son!

(I wrote this poem this morning about 7 years at Berry Street and [to my surprise] it made the shape of a “leaning 7″ on the right hand side. The 3 plus signs at the end [+++] represent the 3 … Continue reading

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Harping On & On About Participatory Church

Harping On! Why do I harp on and on about participatory church? –Because I experience the life-transforming music that comes forth when the Hand of God is allowed to play all the strings in a church meeting (not just one … Continue reading

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The Role of The Bible In Participatory/Organic Chruch

As a pastor of a participatory (organic) church that is based on open sharing rather than on a featured sermon, people sometimes express concern to me that people are not being taught the Bible in our meetings.  This is a … Continue reading

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Let’s all preach a sermon together! (When church is organized by the Spirit!)

Ever feel like you need more than a sermon? Experience God’s spiritual lightening bolts and “aha moments” in an enlightening church meeting based on open sharing and testimonies at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207 on … Continue reading

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From “Attending Church” to “Doing Church” to “Being the Church . . .”

Some people say that we don’t need to go to church.  We need “to be the church.” To “be the church” implies action rather than passive watching. But before we can get up the courage to “be the church” in … Continue reading

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Spirit-Synchronized Swimming

Spirit-synchronized sharing is when a group of believers meets together to listen to the Holy Spirit and then say and do what the Spirit tells them.  As they begin to speak, one after another, as prompted by the Spirit, everything … Continue reading

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Church Leadership — Easy as ABC!

Church Leadership . . .   A) What’s the purpose of church leaders (for example, a pastor?) Ephesians 4:12 says that it is “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (NEB) … Continue reading

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