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Release God’s showers through everyday people!

Here’s why we need to go beyond church as usual! The shower head in this picture has 42 nozzles. If we block 41 of them, we won’t get much of a shower. Now think of a church service with 42 … Continue reading

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My Personal Search For Ekklesia (And I Still Long For More)

I have always had a longing for God. My parents who were non-religious and didn’t attend church told me that as soon as I learned to talk I began to talk to them about God and to ask them to … Continue reading

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Guess Who Came From Arkansas 2 Visit Nashville’s Berry Street?

A Facebook friend, William Pratt, wrote this about his visit to a participatory worship service at The Salvation Army Berry Street: Last fall my wife and I had the privilege of visiting a church in Nashville, TN on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Claymation, Christmation, Wallace and Gromit, & Organic Church

By continually surrendering to a sculpture’s hands and sitting for a gazillion pics, Wallace and Gromit seem to come alive through the power of claymation. –By continually surrendering to the hands of the living Jesus and obeying His inner promptings, … Continue reading

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Hart Street Worship @ Trevecca University (Thursday Night Testimony Time)

Hart Street Annex at Trevecca Nazarene University has become the site of a contemporary, creative weekly campus worship meeting for students and others.  The meetings are based on open sharing and participation and are held every Thursday night at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Let Jesus Lead Us! (Quotes About The Need For Organic/Participatory Church)

“How can you have a dead service with a living Christ?” –Leonard Ravenhill “What did first-century believers do in their worship meetings? Paul gives a description in 1 Corinthians 14:26: ‘When you come together, each of you has a hymn, … Continue reading

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Simple Church & Everyday People

Everyday people are eloquent when they are allowed in church to express their heart-felt excitement about and experiences with the everlasting God! Simple Church” — To encourage the congregation to listen to Jesus and then allow them to say and … Continue reading

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