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Evaluating Your Simple Church (Part 1)

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Evaluating Your Simple Church (Part 1)

Evaluating Your Simple Church (Part 1) By Gavin Duerson How do we evaluate our simple church community?  We may shy away from examining ourselves because we can be afraid of what we will find.  However, when handled properly, taking time to assess your simple church can help your community grow into all that God desires for it to be. Jesus encouraged personal reflection and evaluation (Luke 10) as did the early disciples (1 Cor. 11).  Many of the letters we read in the New Testament include evaluations of the church’s activity.  Because God loves us and wants us to grow closer to Him, we should not fear asking Him to lead us in a time of honest...

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Changes for Monthly Leadership Training This Summer

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Changes for Monthly Leadership Training This Summer

Friends, As many of you know, we will approach “training” differently this summer.  Rather than the usual “3rd wednesday of the month” evenings at the Bank, I am encouraging simple church leaders to utilize the Zume Training tool over the next several weeks. My prayer is that several Zume training groups may emerge and meet in homes over the course of the summer.  Therefore, there will be no training this month (tonight), in June or July at the bank.  We will resume in August at the bank.  (We will host other summer network opportunites as posted here). How Do I Participate? New? If you are new to simple church and are interested in...

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June 4 – Network Worship By The Creek

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

June 4 – Network Worship By The Creek

Please join friends of simple church for an awesome evening on Hickman Creek as we enjoy a time of worship and fellowship with our extended friends and family!   TIME: Sunday, June 4, 6-9 pm Music: We are inviting simple churches from the region to lead us in a set of worship songs.  If you or you simple church is interested, please let us know! RSVP: If you help lead a simple church, then please RSVP for the total number of folks coming with your group.  If you are not connected to a simple church community, then just RSVP for you, your family and friends.   CLICK HERE TO RSVP WHAT TO BRING: Each person or family will be responsible to bring their own picnic...

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Pancake Sundays

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Pancake Sundays

Pancake Sundays I saw this commercial for HomeGoods just now and I thought it would be great to share! Two of the most common questions I get are, “How can we get started with simple church?” and “How are children involved in simple church?” I thought the commercial illustrates potential answers to both!

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WeAreChurch.com – Francis Chan

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

WeAreChurch.com – Francis Chan

Recently a new friend asked if I knew about what Francis Chan was doing in California.  My friend thought that our work here sounded similar to “We Are Church,” The ministry Francis Chan started a few years ago.  So I visited their website and this is how they describe their “structure.”  What do you think? Now it’s one thing to identify these four values, but it’s certainly another thing to be part of a body that actually exhibits these qualities. In truth, these biblical values aren’t new at all, and many contemporary churches claim to pursue these values, but both the Bible and experience have shown that these...

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Spring Cleaning (by Kristy Wheeler)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Spring Cleaning (by Kristy Wheeler)

Spring Cleaning by Kristy Wheeler Friends, while spring cleaning this week I found a jar full of thoughts & prayers from our group many years ago. I figured it would be encouraging to share these since no names are attached and since quite a bit of time has passed. –God expects us to gather like we do. We will not grow as He intends if we avoid deep fellowship. When life gets tough, we tend to avoid getting with the church. Iron sharpens iron. –We need to make space in our lives to serve others. –Jesus chooses who to heal on earth, but He heals His children completely forever. –God will always heal. His way may not be our own, but trusting and...

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Easter Pancakes and Eggs – Network Gathering

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Easter Pancakes and Eggs – Network Gathering

Easter Pancakes and Eggs! We invite all our simple church friends, family and acquaintances to join us for a unique Easter sunday gathering!  This Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 we are hosting a network-wide pancake breakfast and egg hunt at Rabbit Run Clubhouse (1920 Fort Harrods Dr.)!   All of our friends and your friends and family are encouraged to join us for a unique Easter sunday gathering!  We will also enjoy a time of worship through song, testimonies of new life experience this year, and we will close with a fun egg hunt for the kids (of all ages)! How You Can Help To pull this off, we are going to need to work together a little more than when we have our...

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Skate Church – FCA Skate Camp Praise

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Skate Church – FCA Skate Camp Praise

Skate Church-FCA Skate Camp Wrap Up by Gavin Duerson We wrapped up our 8th year of Skate Camp yesterday! This camp has a special place in my heart as, in many ways, it was the beginning of what would become “skate church” and what would also help me clearly see the vision for “simple church.” I am super blessed to see that this camp continues to be a pillar in the skate church community and that God is continuing to use it to grow the Kingdom! Below are some pictures from the week and some bullet point highlights from all that God did: * Eleven young men publicly professed a desire to receive Christ and prayed with the leaders. * One young man...

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“Church At The Place” Update

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

“Church At The Place” Update

What’s God been teaching us? (By Kaleb and Kate Phillips)   Focusing on the Few God continues to bring broken people into our lives as we make ourselves available to him. There are many needs around us, but our goal is to stay focused on the few people that God draws to us and to work where Jesus is working. If we can raise up a handful of leaders who will break the generational curses in their families, raise their children in the knowledge of Jesus, and multiply their faith, we will have spent our time wisely. The reality of our church and ministry (and personally following Jesus) is that it is more typically a daily grind of obedience and openness to the...

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24-7 Prayer Easter Week in Lexington

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

24-7 Prayer Easter Week in Lexington

Once again this year, we will be participating in around the clock prayer the week leading up to Easter. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience prayer fresh way with members of Lexington’s city church!   Prayer will happen at the Prayer Room in Lexington on South Broadway (1218 S Broadway, Ste 110, Lexington, Kentucky 40504) Sign up: Follow this link for more details and to sign up for a time slot!  https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/7fbbde  When you sign up, you will receive an email with detailed instructions about your visit to the Prayer Room. Worship Nights and Mornings: Also, there will be live worship sets each day that week at 7am and 7pm....

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