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The Lost Word: How to Let Jesus Lead in the Church, with Steve Simms - EM217

By Bryan Entzminger

There's more than one way to approach a church service. Discover what happens when we make space for open sharing. How God leads and also protects His people - and what's coming next for Steve Simms and his church. Show Notes:  Steve's Book: The thought of allowing church members to share during a service is a new idea for most people. In Western church services, it’s usually worship, a sermon, and an altar call, with no time for people to speak. Today, Steve Simms comes to share about this unique format of “open sharing” and how he has used it for the last 9 years. For nearly a decade, Steve and his wife led this kind of church in Nashville through Salvation Army. He has seen the Holy Spirit move and work through this ministry. Every week, he relies on the Lord to speak through the people who walk through their doors. 00:24 - Episode summary 01:13 - Introduction 03:02 - Rearranging church structure 04:22 - The benefits of open sharing 06:05 - Various stages of church experiences 07:53 - Sharing as an act of worship 09:55 - The challenges of ministry 12:27 - Learning from others about who God is 14:36 - What has God been teaching you recently? 16:28 - Conversations with God 18:24 - What is the “lost word” in Scripture? 20:47 - Understanding the meaning of the word 21:52 - The implications of seeing church rightly 23:15 - How do we live a life on mission? 26:17 - Looking for the assembly 28:11 - Training and leadership in the church 31:18 - What strengthens you in hard times? 32:48 - How clear is the path before you? 34:50 - Where can people buy your book? 36:46 - How can we best pray for you? 38:54 - Closing remarks 39:54 - Prayer requests Episode Links Steve's Email (show notes page) Facebook: @Steve.Simms2 Twitter: @CSteveSimms Website: Steve's Book:  Show Links Facebook: @EngagingMissions Messenger: @EngagingMissions Twitter: @EngagingMission Leave a Voicemail Become a Patron Subscribe to the Show Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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