The Real Measure Of A Church

What if the real measure of a church is:
Not size, but surrender to God;
Not coolness, but compassion;
Not preaching, but participation;
Not programs, but the power and Presence of God;
Not bragging, but brokenness;
Not the offering, but obedience;
Not teaching, but tenderness;
Not tradition, but transformation;
Not respect, but repentance?

Discover a church that seeks to be, not the first words in this list, but the second:  The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207, Sunday mornings at 10:45 where ordinary people show and tell what God has done.

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 @
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