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Mother’s Day @ Nashville’s Berry Street

Mother’s Day at Berry Street Worship Center is like a family gathering . . . * It is informal, relaxed, and real; * The celebration is not rigidly programmed but free flowing and spontaneous; * It’s not controlled by and/or … Continue reading

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A highly planned program without personal interaction would make for a boring family gathering or party. What about church?

What about church?  A highly planned program without personal interaction would make for a boring family gathering or party!

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A family gathering isn’t controlled from a podium on a platform with a fixed program that everyone is prescribed to follow. Instead, a family gathering is allowed to flow and develop naturally and spontaneously. –So, if church is a gathering of God’s family, why do we do church so formally and so differently than a normal family gathering?

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Hey Church, We Are Family . . . (Do We Act Like It?)

Perhaps the church can learn from family . . . The Bible teaches that church is family — a body of believers bound together in spiritual kinship.  Church is hearts connected in love for Christ and for one another.   The … Continue reading

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