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10 principles which could transform your church practices – permanently

http://www.churchinacircle.com/2014/02/03/10-principles-which-could-transform-your-church-practices-permanently/ Over the past 15 years or so, my husband and I have been on a journey to find better ways to do church – ways that engage, equip and empower God’s people. We’ve tried to condense some of the “big ideas” we’ve learned over … 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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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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