This blog was inspired by Overseer Denise Reynolds who is the pastor of Mount Joy Church of God, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She preached a sermon entitled, “Not Church As Usual.” She addressed mechanical worship that blocks the manifestations of God. She identified the pitfalls of this type of worship and encouraged us not to “go to church” or “to have church” but to be the Church. This sermon profoundly change my attitude towards my corporate worship experience. I wanted more of the manifestations of God in my life. I wanted my ministries to flourish. I realized that getting more required more from myself. If we can build upon our personal relationship with God, it allows for a greater corporate worship experience.