Tag Archives: Fresh Expressions

Churches meeting in 10 joyfully creative ways

Church services have typically been confined to a singular way of meeting–one man lecturing everybody else. However, as in any activity, the same-ole-same-ole gets boring. Let’s open church up to the creativity of the Holy Spirit! Here are 10 alternative … Continue reading

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A bold belief about church

Here’s a bold belief: I believe that every Christian gathering needs to have an open mic (or an open platform). (How else can we obey I Corinthians 14:26 and 30?) Awakened Christ-followers need an outlet. When they are continually kept … Continue reading

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Church-swap Sunday idea

Let all the Christians(Including the preachers)On a certain SundayIn a particular townAsk God to send themTo a church other thanThe one they normally attendAnd when they gatherSay and doWhatever the risen JesusTells them to.Would that be chaos or glory?I believe … Continue reading

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The Sunday morning church plot

Every SundayThe plot’s the same.We’ve made church so tame. Church teaches Christians to listen to a preacher. Perhaps it would be more effective if it taught us to listen to our conscience. If a church isn’t empowering people to daily … Continue reading

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A one-man talk or dynamic interaction?

Billions of Christians advocate for sermons. So why shouldn’t a few of us advocate for open sharing instead?  What God is doing inside of you is important. You need to be allowed to share it! If we don’t think the … Continue reading

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Most Christians have been trained to listen to a preacher, but not trained to listen to the risen Jesus.

When I was growing up in church, I was trained to listen to a preacher, but not trained to listen to the risen Jesus. (If church doesn’t train Christians to listen to and obey the Jesus, who will?) The reality … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit–teaching topic or Teacher?

Church makes the Holy Spirit a teaching topic (a preaching point). Ekklesia makes the Holy Spirit the Teacher who releases revelation and spiritual gifts through ordinary people in the meeting. Church has made the Holy Spirit a lesson to learn by … Continue reading

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The Right Way To Have Church

Is there only one, correct way of doing church?  Sometimes it seems so. For five hundred years there has basically been only one, right way of doing church. Regardless of denomination or doctrine, church has almost universally contained a central, … Continue reading

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