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Finding Nashville’s Most Unique Church With Your GPS

 –Get out your GPS (God’s Positioning System)– Enter that you are looking for a church where: * People are more important than programs; * Encouragement is more important than entertainment * Love is more important than liturgy: * Faith is … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer — Words From Prision

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and later executed (in 1944) by Nazi Germany.  While in prison, he wrote many letters that were smuggled out.  Here are some quotations from those letters: “It is only when one submits to God’s law that one … Continue reading

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The Most Unique Church In Nashville

  This isn’t documented with an official survey or anything, but I think McFerrin Park has Nashville’s most unique church. It is diverse economically, racially, and socially. It has no pulpit and no sermons.   It has a different worship leader every … Continue reading

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More Original Organic Church Thoughts

Organic church is a term used to describe church that is based on spiritual life, personal relationships, heart-felt love, Spirit-led worship, and open participation, rather than on institutional structure or man-led meetings.  It is also known as simple church and/or house … Continue reading

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Open, Participatory Church In The Early Days Of The Salvation Army

Here are some quotations from one of the most powerful and exciting books I have read in the past few years.  The book, Come Join Our Army, by R.G. Moyles was  published in 2007 by Crest books. “This book tries to re-create, with … Continue reading

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The Powerful, Lost Church-Format

Regardless of denomination, doctrine, or socio-economic group, church meetings follow pretty much the same format. This is true no matter where you go. You probably know the format. It begins with a Call To Worship and then includes some singing. … Continue reading

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