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Godspeed (Video)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

Godspeed (Video)

I wanted to take a second and pass along this video entitled “Godspeed” my friend Bart Scarborough turned me onto.  While not directly related to “simple church” per se, for me personally, the idea of living life at a pace similar to Jesus is something I find intriguing, challenging, and very much connected to my journey with simple church.  There is plenty to take away from this for anyone desiring to simplify their life and faith and emulate the way in which Christ went about impacting the world. Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known (subtitles) from The Ranch Studios | Danny Lund on Vimeo. Questions for Discussion:1. In what ways is this...

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KY Governor Encourages Home Church to Combat Coronavirus?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Blog, Video | 1 comment

KY Governor Encourages Home Church to Combat Coronavirus?

The gates of Hell cannot prevail against the Church, but it would seem that the Coronavirus may be able to stop many “church services” in the coming weeks. Solution? The Kentucky governor suggests home church this weekend… I never thought I’d see the government encouraging house church but there it is. ” We have a lot of opportunities for virtual services.  I know those out there that would otherwise go (to church) have the opportunity to get out that Bible or whatever it is of their faith that gives them guidance and ensure that they have that time with their family this weekend in their own home where they can practice their faith and...

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To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain (Francis Chan)

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain (Francis Chan)

    Hello friends. My suspicion is that if you are reading this blog then you could be apart of a home fellowship of some type. Furthermore, if that is the case, it may have been a while since you listened to a “sermon” together with this group of folks. I would like to encourage you to consider watching this message by Francis Chan at your next gathering. Of course, you could just watch it right now, but I think there would be great value to watching it together with your friends and discussing. If you have followed this blog, then you have seen links to Francis’s writings and transition from megachurch pastor to house church planter. Now he...

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A Powerful Video On Hospitality

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Blog, Video | 1 comment

A Powerful Video On Hospitality

Take a few minutes and listen to the story of how hospitality changed the life of author Rosaria Butterfield!  I happen to stumble upon this video and realized, just before posting it here, that my wife Karla is presently reading a book by Rosaria for her Classical Conversations book club.  Classical Conversations is a homeschool cooperative that we have been a part of for some time and that Rosaria apparently is also a part of.  (Perhaps you are familiar with my rap song about Classical Conversations entitled “Kickin’ It Homeschool?” :). How does this video speak to you?  What relevance does it have for those involved in simple church? ...

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Church Ain’t About The Building – Joseph Solomon Video

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Church Ain’t About The Building – Joseph Solomon Video

Joseph Solomon has gained a following online for his music, poetry, and YouTube videos about Christianity.  If you are like me, the idea of broadcasting your life and on social media is still a bit of an odd concept. However, no one can argue that this practice is becoming increasingly normal for an entire generation of younger folks.  So, it should be no surprise that the Lord would meet people where there are (online) to spread His love.  In the Vlog (Video Blog) below, Joseph provides a small window into what house church and disciple-making (what he calls “building”) looks like for him in the middle of Chicago. It’s worth a...

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Is God Counting?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

Is God Counting?

What if God is not counting our sins against us? This seems like a silly question, because if you are reading this, there is a good chance you are a Christian, and you would know to say to me, “Of course He is not counting our sins against us!”  However, if an adulterer was sitting in front of you, would you say, “Good news!  God does not count your sins against you!”  Perhaps you may not be so sure that He is not counting in such a situation?  He is only not counting the sins of those who have first showed some sign of sadness for their sins, right?  Only then does God stop counting, right? I have certainly thought I believed that He is not...

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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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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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Watch The Star of Bethlehem Online

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 1 comment

Watch The Star of Bethlehem Online

Friends, Several years ago a friend involved in a simple church hosted a viewing of The Star of Bethlehem movie.  Since watching it, I find myself thinking about it and bringing it up in conversation most every Christmas.  I wanted to let everyone know that this movie is now available on YouTube and I’m linking below a version that can be watch in HD (You may need to adjust the settings to watch it in HD.  You can do that by clicking the gear). Perhaps you will not agree with everything suggested in this video/Bible study, but it is a fascinating theory and something that is well worth taking an hour to consider this Christmas.  The film seeks to examine,...

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Zumé Project Preview

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Zumé Project Preview

UPDATE: Join Gavin and Forrest Head, with BigLife@Home for a Google Hangout on Wednesday June 1st at 8PM to learn more about the Zumé Project and pray for our nation.  Details HERE.  Over the last several months people from around the country have been coming together from various denominations and even types of churches to pray for and consider the common purpose of multiplying disciples, and yes, simple churches across the nation under the banner of the Zumé Project.  The Zumé Project (see video below) is an approach to fulfilling the Great Commission in North America by helping to establish disciple making groups or simple churches in every census tract...

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