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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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How Zúme Training Works

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog, Teachings | 0 comments

How Zúme Training Works

We have been talking a lot about the Zúme Project and the free online discipleship and simple church training it provides.  Now that the project is officially launched over at www.zumeprject.com, you might be wondering how the training tool can best be used for you, your family, and friends.  We will have a lot more thoughts about this in the coming days so make sure to subscribe to this site in the right hand column if you have not done so.  For now, check out this short video that will give you a better sense of how you can use this tool in your...

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“Church At The Home” by Susan & Jake Norris

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

“Church At The Home”  by Susan & Jake Norris

I got involved with home church back in 1978 in Manchester, NH.  I’ve found that it’s been the greatest involvement with any group of people because of the focus on Jesus Christ. Living the word of God as a lifestyle and not a manmade religion, has made the difference in my ability to grow with God and get to know my Lord. When I walked in the room for the first time and heard the Bible being taught, I knew that this was what I had been looking for. I had come home. It was electric! I took some Bible classes to get familiar with some foundational Scriptures that opened up a whole new way of seeing things. I experienced a lot of healing when I went from...

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Simple Church Tithe?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Simple Church Tithe?

Recently, a blog post by John Piper about tithing the local church caught my attention for two reasons. First, John Piper stated that he would never say “you must give your tithe to my church.” I affirm this in regard to simple church and I appreciate this statement from one of the nation’s leaders in the legacy church.  Indeed, Piper points out in this article that the Bible offers no justification for a mandated 10% tithe to a local congregation. Secondly, his comments about giving to the local church highlight one of the blessings, if not advantages, of giving in a simple church: When we think about what churches need in order to survive and...

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2017 Thoughts

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

2017 Thoughts

2017 Thoughts By Gavin Duerson As we begin this new year, I am as convinced as ever that the Lord will continue to grow the network of simple church-minded folks and even grow new networks all around us!  To be sure, it’s not about growth for the sake of growth, but about seeing more and more people connected to Jesus and His family!  Because I believe that Jesus and His Church is the only real hope of this world, I long for as many people as possible to find Him and the Spirit-filled life that He longs for us all to experience!  Be encouraged!  If you are a part of a simple church, I believe you are in a unique position within the Body of Christ.  Because you...

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8 Ways To Start A Simple Church

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Blog, Teachings | 0 comments

8 Ways To Start A Simple Church

8 Ways To Start A Simple Church There are no formulas for how to start a simple church.  The Holy Spirit must be the Initiator and Leader if a real church community is to be birthed.  Even still, I can imagine some ways God could use you to birth simple churches: 1. LTG – As you and a friend or two begin a Life Transformation Group (LTG) and you see that LTG multiply into two LTGs, a simple church can be formed. It’s logical and natural that you say, “why don’t we all share a meal together?” If married, the husband’s and wife’s LTGs can come together weekly for simple church! There are many advantages to this because the multiplication of disciples is...

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First Training of 2017 Next Wednesday

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

First Training of 2017 Next Wednesday

January 18 We Reconvene!   If you lead, help lead, or are interested in being a part of a new simple church I can’t encourage you enough to make the “Third Wednesday of the Month” leadership gatherings!  As we continue to spread out as a network, connecting with other believers on a similar journey can be a great way to stay sharp, challenged, and connected to the big picture of what God is up to!  It’s our hope that these monthly gatherings can provide important prayer and encouragement to you and the work that the Lord is leading you in where you live!  What is more, I can guarantee that your presence, perspective, and prayers will be...

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Be A Trader!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Be A Trader!

Take a break from what you are doing and watch this short video.  Will you be a trader?  I am afraid that if we are unwilling to be traders that our simple churches will be reduced to nothing more than a different type of church meeting we attend each week (or whenever our time allows).  How can your simple church community help encourage each other to be traders?    

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What A Night!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, Books | 0 comments

What A Night!

Thanks to everyone who made it out last night to our Simple Church Alliance network Christmas gathering!  It was a great time and I only wish I could have spent more time getting to know all the new folks a bit more and connecting with old friends! …Hopefully we will see everyone again soon in 2017! * You can check out some photos from last night HERE. (if you have some good ones please shoot them to me if you don’t mind!) * We recorded the music and hope to have “A Simple Church Christmas Vol.2” available by next Oct.  You can download Vol. 1 free HERE. * If you had friends that came and would like to be included in simple...

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