About 20 of 12,000 Church of Christ Congregations

About 20 of 12,000 Church of Christ Congregations

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December 26th, 2016, 7:20 am #1


[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Please note the date of this article. It's been almost 2 years. How is progress coming along? Does anyone know?[/color]

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /24499691/
[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]Church of Christ opens door to musical instruments

Heidi Hall, The Tennessean 12:47 p.m. EST March 6, 2015[/color]

<font size="4">BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — A Nashville-area church is starting something radical — at least by Church of Christ standards — allowing musical instruments at one of its Sunday services.

It's such a switch for Otter Creek Church, a 1,800-member traditionally a cappella congregation, that its leadership team spent months deciding a strategy and will take months more putting it in place.

About 20 of 12,000 Church of Christ congregations nationwide offer instrumental music, said Carl H. Royster, author of a survey published by Nashville-based 21st Century Christian publishers.

The first handful started making the change about a decade ago, including popular megachurch leader Max Lucado's Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Some faced backlash from other congregations.

Church music wars battle for souls with song (In many U.S. churches today, worship musicians bang the drums for God and singers croon as if Christ were their boyfriend .... http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/rel ... 51247368/1 )

Even now, 13 years after The Branch, a multicampus Church of Christ congregation in Dallas, introduced instrumental music, Google searches on it and senior minister Chris Seidman yield scathing denunciations.

"A lot of churches from our heritage cut us off," said Seidman, whom Otter Creek leaders consulted leading up to this week's announcement. "But the larger Churches of Christ, they were actually very firm in embracing us."

Tennessee has the second-highest number of Church of Christ congregations in the USA with nearly 150 in Nashville's home county of Davidson and Williamson County, where Brentwood is located, alone.

Church of Christ commitment to a cappella dates to the faith's emergence in the 1800s Restoration Movement.

Churches of Christ don't consider themselves a denomination since they have no central hierarchy, but from the beginning, autonomous congregations shared a commitment to simplicity and mirroring first-century Christians. That included not purchasing organs or organizing bands.

Scriptural citations backing the a cappella tradition include a passage in Ephesians about singing hymns and making music in the heart. But Otter Creek's preaching and teaching minister, Josh Graves, said church history is a stronger influence.

"A cappella is like Latin," Graves said. "It is beautiful. It speaks to people at a certain level, but the problem is that a lot of people don't speak Latin.

A cappella voices carry a growing trend to mainstream - USATODAY: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/mus ... rend_N.htm )

"What people in the Churches of Christ call instrumental music, other people just call music," he said. "It's English."

And in Music City, the appeal of instrumental music is undeniable. Graves said his church has no intention of alienating other congregations, only of better connecting to the community in Nashville and Brentwood.

Otter Creek, where the congregation's average age is 27, already experimented with instrumental music in a Wednesday vespers service; young adult, children's ministry, and student ministry gatherings; and special worship for Good Friday, Christmas and other holidays.

Beginning in September, one of the two Sunday services will feature instruments, Graves said.
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December 26th, 2016, 2:26 pm #2


Fire the "Church Reporter"! Donnie (not on my watch) Cruz has sit on this news for 2 years!
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December 26th, 2016, 5:01 pm #3

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Please note the date of this article. It's been almost 2 years. How is progress coming along? Does anyone know?[/color]

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /24499691/
[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]Church of Christ opens door to musical instruments

Heidi Hall, The Tennessean 12:47 p.m. EST March 6, 2015[/color]

<font size="4">BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — A Nashville-area church is starting something radical — at least by Church of Christ standards — allowing musical instruments at one of its Sunday services.

It's such a switch for Otter Creek Church, a 1,800-member traditionally a cappella congregation, that its leadership team spent months deciding a strategy and will take months more putting it in place.

About 20 of 12,000 Church of Christ congregations nationwide offer instrumental music, said Carl H. Royster, author of a survey published by Nashville-based 21st Century Christian publishers.

The first handful started making the change about a decade ago, including popular megachurch leader Max Lucado's Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Some faced backlash from other congregations.

Church music wars battle for souls with song (In many U.S. churches today, worship musicians bang the drums for God and singers croon as if Christ were their boyfriend .... http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/rel ... 51247368/1 )

Even now, 13 years after The Branch, a multicampus Church of Christ congregation in Dallas, introduced instrumental music, Google searches on it and senior minister Chris Seidman yield scathing denunciations.

"A lot of churches from our heritage cut us off," said Seidman, whom Otter Creek leaders consulted leading up to this week's announcement. "But the larger Churches of Christ, they were actually very firm in embracing us."

Tennessee has the second-highest number of Church of Christ congregations in the USA with nearly 150 in Nashville's home county of Davidson and Williamson County, where Brentwood is located, alone.

Church of Christ commitment to a cappella dates to the faith's emergence in the 1800s Restoration Movement.

Churches of Christ don't consider themselves a denomination since they have no central hierarchy, but from the beginning, autonomous congregations shared a commitment to simplicity and mirroring first-century Christians. That included not purchasing organs or organizing bands.

Scriptural citations backing the a cappella tradition include a passage in Ephesians about singing hymns and making music in the heart. But Otter Creek's preaching and teaching minister, Josh Graves, said church history is a stronger influence.

"A cappella is like Latin," Graves said. "It is beautiful. It speaks to people at a certain level, but the problem is that a lot of people don't speak Latin.

A cappella voices carry a growing trend to mainstream - USATODAY: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/mus ... rend_N.htm )

"What people in the Churches of Christ call instrumental music, other people just call music," he said. "It's English."

And in Music City, the appeal of instrumental music is undeniable. Graves said his church has no intention of alienating other congregations, only of better connecting to the community in Nashville and Brentwood.

Otter Creek, where the congregation's average age is 27, already experimented with instrumental music in a Wednesday vespers service; young adult, children's ministry, and student ministry gatherings; and special worship for Good Friday, Christmas and other holidays.

Beginning in September, one of the two Sunday services will feature instruments, Graves said.
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We have discussed Farmer's Branch and Otter Creek in several threads. Many churches have imposed what they call a Musical worship or praise team which is a Virtual Instrumental band. John T. Willis-ACU--Highland as the "father" of most discord has added instruments. His "Mentor"was Jo Bass the mother of the charismatic holy-spirit leading.

http://www.piney.com/Highland.Churchs.o ... Music.html

You must have IMPOSED instruments or AFFIRM instruments to be able to BUY AND SELL at Lipscomb or their yearly Church Councils claiming authority as THOUGHT LEADERS to spread heresy.

An attempt was made on my once-church in Hohenwald. Having failed but "grew" the group from a happy close to 300 down to about a hundred. They failed--for the moment--and took over a group in Columbia, tn with the ploy that they wouldn't use instruments but did not condemn them. Well, that was then but this is now when they got the "church house" built. Russ Adcox working with the KAIROS movement helping the North Boulevard Grop.

http://www.piney.com/Russ.Adcox.Great.D ... Music.html

Brentwood Hills has a Worship Team Which has the same Bible-mocking concept as a literal instrumental Band.

North Boulevard Church in Murfreesboro has a worship team and would love to add and will add "machines for doing hard work."

http://www.piney.com/Elders.North.Boule ... rship.html

North Atlanta Church of Christ where my daughter attended and was married: as usual they lie like dogs about the "music--worship" concept and as noted it IS a literal Armageddon (Polemic battle of words) where you can get robbed, forced to divorce and other psychological acts of violence.

North Atlanta Church of Christ adds Instruments as Planned.

http://www.piney.com/North.Atlanta.Chur ... Music.html

Harpeth Hills in Nashville:

http://www.piney.com/Harpeth.Hills.Chur ... Music.html

Heritage Church of Christ Instrumental Music following Rick Atchley: they always wait for the new property to OUT their hidden agenda as the 20/20 vision.

http://www.piney.com/Heritage.Church.of ... Music.html
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December 26th, 2016, 5:30 pm #4

Church of Christ commitment to a cappella dates to the faith's emergence in the 1800s Restoration Movement.

That is the RED HERRING always dragged along by the Apostates. A cappella meant "in the Sistine Chapel, capella, caper or goat-skinned tent." It is proper that the GOATS have a building named after the "cappella" usually a SHE GOAT.

There had been no instruments other than the Anglical-Church of England-Catholic thread.
The year is 1847. Rev. Daniel Payne is the pastor of Bethel. He has been an educator since 1829 and an ordained minister since 1839. At Bethel he conducted schools for Baltimore children and had always stressed the need for an educated ministry. He is responsible for purchasing the organ that was used during worship in 1847. Thus, Bethel Baltimore became the first A.M.E. Church to have instrumental music during church services. The same organ is on display in the Bethel Museum.

Because he was an advocate of unpopular practices such as instrumental music in worship service, an educated ministry, and church reforms, the church he was assigned to after Bethel in 1850 refused to accept him as their new pastor. His proposal for a systematic program of studies for ministerial education was accepted by the A.M.E. Church, and he was ordained a Bishop in 1852. He later became president of Wilberforce University, and an A.M.E. college in Birmingham, Alabama, is named for him. In the Bethel Museum, there is an historic photograph of him meeting Frederick Douglass.


Stephen speaks of the Church in the Wilderness: It was a Church of Christ (the Rock) guided by God's Spirit separating the godly people from the Jacob-cursed and God-Abandoned Levites to who the worship of the STARRY HOST was assigned. The synagogue under various terms for assembly was quarantined to their local area and was the place for the only PATTERN God ever ordained:

The assembly was EXCLUSIVE of vocal or instrumental rejoicing or rhetoric,.
It was INCLUSIVE of REST from the pagan assemblies of the seventh day, its pattern was to READ AND REHEARSE the Word.

THE ASSEMBLY:

Qahal (h6951) kaw-hawl'; from 6950; assemblage (usually concr.): - assembly, company, congregation, multitude.

"A community, qahal in Hebrew, is a Jewish community of any size. The qahal was a well established concept and was called an ekklesia in the Nazarean Codicil. In English we translate the Greek ekklesia as church. So, whenever we see the word church in our Nazarean Codicil's, we should have in mind the concept of a qahal, a community or congregation.

The Septuagint uses the word Ecclesia seventy times when it translates the Hebrew word: kve (qahal could also be spelled Cahal), from which we get our English word call. It means to call together, to assemble, or gather together.

The synagogue serves the same purpose for a COMMUNITY that the Temple served for the nation. (Greg Killian)

From this midrash we learn that the study and application of the scriptures and the oral law, are the work that a group of people put in to establish a qahal. However, without a structure to impart this wisdom, the qahal will not prosper. The structure that establishes and prospers a qahal is the synagogue.


THAT ONE PIECE PATTERN IS DEFINED OVER AND OVER IN SCRIPTURE

The Holy Convention was held on FIRST and EIGHTH days of festivals and later on each REST day. SABBATH was a day "of worship" in Babylon and in Jerusalem for those God had ABANDONED to worship the starry host including Apollon leader of the Muses (locusts) or his worship team.



<font face="arial" size="4">ONLY the Lord's Supper was added to the one-piece pattern and showing forth is "preaching" the death of Jesus WITHOUT singing, humming, clapping, playing or whistling. If you mutually confess that Jesus died to gain the right to be the ONLY Teacher, it becomes easy for both men and women to be silent and sedentary "so that we might all be saved or SAFE and come to a knowledge of the truth."

If they will "steal the church houses of widows" they will have no problem lying that you need to pay THEM for a host of WORLD-CENTERED efforts intended to WIN THE TURF BATTLE. For that, you don't need a godly preacher but an ALPHA MALE and FEMALE.

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December 26th, 2016, 7:33 pm #5

Fire the "Church Reporter"! Donnie (not on my watch) Cruz has sit on this news for 2 years!
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Sarge,

These are accomplishments of the Change Agents in the brotherhood -- transforming and transitioning church of Christ congregations into Community Churches.

The linked report said:
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[color=#000000" size="4" face="times]In many U.S. churches today, worship musicians bang the drums for God and singers croon as if Christ were their boyfriend.[/color]
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]And an example of the "Musical Worship" content:[/color]
[color=#000000" size="4" face="times]Oh, I was made for this: to know Your tender kiss, to know a love divine, to know this love is mine.... My feet were made to dance ... You give me more and more, for I was made for You.... I felt Your warm embrace.... Oh, I was made for this. I was made to love You Jesus....[/color]
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December 26th, 2016, 10:43 pm #6

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Please note the date of this article. It's been almost 2 years. How is progress coming along? Does anyone know?[/color]

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... /24499691/
[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]Church of Christ opens door to musical instruments

Heidi Hall, The Tennessean 12:47 p.m. EST March 6, 2015[/color]

<font size="4">BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — A Nashville-area church is starting something radical — at least by Church of Christ standards — allowing musical instruments at one of its Sunday services.

It's such a switch for Otter Creek Church, a 1,800-member traditionally a cappella congregation, that its leadership team spent months deciding a strategy and will take months more putting it in place.

About 20 of 12,000 Church of Christ congregations nationwide offer instrumental music, said Carl H. Royster, author of a survey published by Nashville-based 21st Century Christian publishers.

The first handful started making the change about a decade ago, including popular megachurch leader Max Lucado's Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Some faced backlash from other congregations.

Church music wars battle for souls with song (In many U.S. churches today, worship musicians bang the drums for God and singers croon as if Christ were their boyfriend .... http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/rel ... 51247368/1 )

Even now, 13 years after The Branch, a multicampus Church of Christ congregation in Dallas, introduced instrumental music, Google searches on it and senior minister Chris Seidman yield scathing denunciations.

"A lot of churches from our heritage cut us off," said Seidman, whom Otter Creek leaders consulted leading up to this week's announcement. "But the larger Churches of Christ, they were actually very firm in embracing us."

Tennessee has the second-highest number of Church of Christ congregations in the USA with nearly 150 in Nashville's home county of Davidson and Williamson County, where Brentwood is located, alone.

Church of Christ commitment to a cappella dates to the faith's emergence in the 1800s Restoration Movement.

Churches of Christ don't consider themselves a denomination since they have no central hierarchy, but from the beginning, autonomous congregations shared a commitment to simplicity and mirroring first-century Christians. That included not purchasing organs or organizing bands.

Scriptural citations backing the a cappella tradition include a passage in Ephesians about singing hymns and making music in the heart. But Otter Creek's preaching and teaching minister, Josh Graves, said church history is a stronger influence.

"A cappella is like Latin," Graves said. "It is beautiful. It speaks to people at a certain level, but the problem is that a lot of people don't speak Latin.

A cappella voices carry a growing trend to mainstream - USATODAY: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/mus ... rend_N.htm )

"What people in the Churches of Christ call instrumental music, other people just call music," he said. "It's English."

And in Music City, the appeal of instrumental music is undeniable. Graves said his church has no intention of alienating other congregations, only of better connecting to the community in Nashville and Brentwood.

Otter Creek, where the congregation's average age is 27, already experimented with instrumental music in a Wednesday vespers service; young adult, children's ministry, and student ministry gatherings; and special worship for Good Friday, Christmas and other holidays.

Beginning in September, one of the two Sunday services will feature instruments, Graves said.
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December 27th, 2016, 12:24 am #7

I don't see the voodoo drums: this must be the "traditional you ain't good enough for our good instruments."
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December 27th, 2016, 12:24 am #8

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December 27th, 2016, 12:40 am #9

I don't see the voodoo drums: this must be the "traditional you ain't good enough for our good instruments."
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]You are correct: this was a pre-VOODOO Drums era while the Zoe worship was in transition. Would you help me find an image of worshiping musicians banging the drums for God?[/color]
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December 27th, 2016, 1:03 am #10

Here is Russ Adcox who didn't quite make the infiltrate and divert in Hohenwald: he went to Columbia and boiled the frogs until they began to play. Jimmy Adcox sponsor of the Kairos Church planting plot is actively working with the elders at North Boulevard to take the MARK where the BEAST is defined as A new form of music or Satyric (cappella) Drama. You remember that PAN was that little perverted half goat. Kairos is also Hermes the inventor of Apollon's lyre and Kairos time is the right TIME and the right PLACE to launch an attack. The Nashville Wrecking crew decided that the Pope's Jubilee 2,000 was the right time to RESTRUCTURE all churches of Christ to Instruments, Music and promoting a WORLD view where the world is the kosmos or the ecumenical as the 'kingdom of the Devil.'



Here is Max Lucado's witch doctor



<font face="arial" size="4">Your image is the most disgusting abominable persona even without the Moloch drums. It is beyond the realm of a Disciple of Christ to present and even sell your body claiming that you can do what Jesus died to do.

They are standing in "their" holy place claiming to lead you into the presence of God.

That they cannot grasp how repulsive and arrogant they are proves that they are OF the World and therefore not OF TRUTH.
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