Tag Archives: participatory

What Involves Various People Speaking But Only 1 Person Talking?

What involves several people speaking but only one Person talking?  A Spirit-led, participatory church meeting. It is truly amazing.  Various people spontaneously (as led by the Spirit) share words of encouragement, insights, testimonies, Scriptures, prayer requests, spiritual gifts, prayers, and … Continue reading

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How To Regularly Experience The Inner Flow Of The Holy Spirit

Jesus promised His followers an inner flow of the Holy Spirit.  He said:  “Out of your inner most being shall flow rivers of living water.”  This is not just theology, theory, or doctrine, but an actual, ongoing experience. Believers have amazing spiritual … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Smartphones

Smartphones are everywhere!  People love them.! What if the church could learn from smartphones how to create that kind of market saturation and love for Jesus?  Here are some things the church can learn from smartphones. * People appreciate and … Continue reading

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Nashville’s Participatory Church

The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center is Nashville’s participatory church.  The Sunday morning meetings are conducted more like a support group than a church meeting with each person free to share testimonies, Scriptures, praise reports, insights, gifts of the … Continue reading

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Organic Church = God On The Loose

There are sometimes awkward moments in unprogrammed, participatory church (also known as organic church or simple church).  People sometimes say things and/or do things that are outside of my comfort zone.  On a recent Sunday morning at The Salvation Army Berry Street … Continue reading

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Uh Hum . . . What The Bible Says About Interrupting Church

Interrupting a church meeting has been considered taboo for just about as long as church has existed.  I only remember two times being in a church service that was interrupted, prior to being part of an organic church. When I was … Continue reading

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Surfing The Net? Hang Ten Links For Berry Street

When you surf the internet, you can Google what you want or you might prefer to StumbleUpon things.  However if you want to go directly to information about Nashville’s most unique church, The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center and … Continue reading

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