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Experince An Online Participatory Church Meeting

You can experience organic church online at our Organic Church Video Group every Sunday night at 9:00 Central. Just click on the link http://savn.tv/stream/view/211 and follow instructions. Also, you can experience organic church right here in Nashville on Sundays at … Continue reading

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Who’s Smarter Than A Preacher?

Who’s smarter than a 5th grader?  Oops, I mean than a preacher?  Everybody together being led one by one, by the Holy Spirit, to share their wisdom with each other. Traditionally only one person is allowed to do all the … Continue reading

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St. Francis Practiced Participatory Church

A 14th Century book about St. Francis of Assisi describes Berry Street style worship”  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 … Continue reading

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Participatory Church (acrostic)

PARTICIPATORY CHURCH (acrostic) P–People A–Attentively R–Responding T–To God’s I–Inner C–Callings I–In order to P–Participate A–Actively T–Together, O–Obeying God’s R–Righteous Y–Yearnings. C–Christ H–Having U–Unhindered & R–Real C–Control in H–His hands. Experience participatory church at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center … Continue reading

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Years of studying church history have shown me that during times of great spiritual awakening, church meetings are more about experiencing and obeying a Presence, than about sitting and listening to a program.

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Just Like A Body — 1 Corinthians 12

Just Like A Body — 1 Corinthians 12 by Steve & Ernie Simms Just like a body Is made of many parts The body of Christ Is made of many hearts; And when hearts open, The Spirit starts to flow; … Continue reading

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Church Is Like A Swiss Army Knife

A church service is like a Swiss Army Knife — full of spiritually gifted people.  It can use the same person to speak, week after week, while the others are closed down (pic 1).  Or it can allow everybody to … Continue reading

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Church — A Bottled Water Plant? or A Mighty, Whitewater River

Church — A bottled water plant? or A mighty, whitewater river? Contemporary church is too often like a bottled water plant. People sit passively, like flimsy plastic bottles in a row, hoping to receive a single squirt of water from … Continue reading

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Church — Getting Christ To Flow Out Of Ordinary Believers

If, as the New Testament says, Christ is living in believers, why don’t church services focus on how to get Christ to flow out of ordinary believers; rather than spending so much time and effort trying to get religious teachings … Continue reading

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Curriculum-Free Sunday School

Curriculum-free Sunday school?  Yes!  Why has church bound the Bible to Sunday school curriculum booklets, when it can speak directly to & through ordinary people? For years I have led curriculum-free adult Sunday school classes.  When this concept is first … Continue reading

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