3 Questions For The American Church

1:  Which set of words bests describes a typical American church service:

A) Lesson, lecture, liturgy, program, study about God, sermon, ritual, religion, boring, dull, routine, passive, solemn, humanly controlled;


B) Experience, encounter, presence of God, demonstration, manifestation, awe, exciting, alive, spontaneous, participatory, joyful, Spirit-led?

2:  Which set of those words bests describes the church written about in the New Testament Book of Acts?

3:  Which set of descriptive words could transform human lives, set people free from their sins, and give people the power to live a holy lifestyle?

Experience B-word church for yourself:  The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center — 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 — Sunday mornings @ 10:45 & Thursday nights @ 6:30.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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5 Responses to 3 Questions For The American Church

  1. You should look at Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna. It goes through the roots of early church history and structure and compares it to today s modern church. It goes through why the church experience is more a spectator sport than an interactive experience.

  2. David says:

    right on Steve! cya tomorrow at Berry St.

  3. ELIZABETH Swartz says:


  4. elizabeth s says:

    depends on denomination

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