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Benefits & Blessings of Participatory Church

. 10 B&Bs of PC (Benefits & Blessings of Participatory Church) | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville). . in other words :: God by His Holy Spirit, not a professional holy man, leads the … Continue reading

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Multivoiced Church — A Spiritual Sprinkler System

Multivoiced Church — A Spiritual Sprinkler System | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville). Perhaps a church service is like a sprinkler system on a golf course in Arizona. If only one sprinkler works and all the … Continue reading

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“Real Church”?

… No, the first real church was Jesus and His 12 disciples. The first church was actually a training school for those who would establish the second-generation churches after Jesus ascended back to the Father. It was Jesus showing His … Continue reading

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‘Gathering Together’ Bible Verses

Matthew 16:16-18 ESV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I … Continue reading

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Resources

I’ll add more as I find them … http://thejesusvirus.org/2011/03/26/who-becomes-a-house-church-christian/ http://www.jbc.gen.nz/important/articles/whygatherpdf.pdf — part of the Australian picture – http://ianthomsonian.org/ — http://www.youtube.com/user/tjg2008/http://www.oikos.org.au/freedownloads.html * * * excellent resources — You know, I don’t agree to the nth degree with absolutely everything you read … Continue reading

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Interact, pray, encourage, exhort, and minister to one another

Read and learn from the journey of Milpitas Bible Fellowship, north of San Jose, CA, USA. http://solochristo.com/theology/Church/participatorymeetings.htm A bit of church history Spiritual gifts in meetings Mutual exhortation Journey in Implementing Participatory Meetings also : http://www.solidrock.net/library/anderson/essays/mbf.change.php [C]reate an atmosphere of freedom … Continue reading

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Open Church – Books Worth Reading

The Open Church by James Rutz The goal is to enable everyone to be a participant, not just a spectator. The church can quickly be restored to everyone because, contrary to popular belief, laypersons are eager to share their hearts, … Continue reading

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