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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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Trailer for Upcoming Video by Skate Church Friends

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Trailer for Upcoming Video by Skate Church Friends

For the past several years Josh Roberts, who along with his wife Katherine helped start a simple church for skaters known in Lexington, KY as “skate church,” has faithfully worked on a video with other guys in the skate church family.  The purpose of the upcoming video, entitled Seek First, is to make the most of their love and passion for skateboarding for the “His Kingdom.” Their perseverance is about to pay off as they are coming down the home stretch with the project and have even set a date for the premier. If you would like to know more about skate church in Kentucky or stay in the loop with the premier of the video you can...

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A Good Video Explaining Simple Church

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

A Good Video Explaining Simple Church

There are a lot videos floating around that aid in explaining simple church and house church ideas.  We’ve gathered several here on this website. This particular video pulls from a few of my favorites.  I also like the presenters thought about how simple churches can multiply… be in two simple churches at the same time! I’m interested in your thoughts on this idea. In some ways I think that the first “community” someone would be involved in could be something like a “Life Transformation Group” or a smaller disciple-making relationship of two or three. Nonetheless, I think he does a good job of explaining visually the hope of...

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A Video Message From Gavin – The Simple Church Vision

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

A Video Message From Gavin – The Simple Church Vision

Below Gavin Duerson shares the vision of the Simple Church Alliance and challenges simple church leaders to consider how specifically God is asking them to live out the Great Commission.  We would love to hear from you about how you are led to answer the questions Gavin asks in the video!  Please email us at simplechurchalliance@gmail.com  

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On Board (Lexington Skate Church Documentary)

Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Blog, Video | 2 comments

On Board (Lexington Skate Church Documentary)

Recently, several students at Asbury University visited our Skate Church family to film a documentary entitled “On Board,” for their final class project and I wanted to share it with you. Some of you know how instructive “skate church” has been to me and my family in helping us see clearly the larger vision of “simple church.”  We long to help everyone simply their church life such that they are able to bring Jesus and the experience of following Him together with others outside the building and into the places where people live, work, and play.   I thought this video gives a good picture of what simple church is about and what we have been...

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The Telephone Game and the Reliability of the Gospels

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

The Telephone Game and the Reliability of the Gospels

Are we crazy for believing the stories in the Bible? Are we to be pitied more than all men (as the Bible itself suggests we are if the stories are not true)?  Is it more reasonable to believe that, like in the telephone game, the story we have down on paper is nothing like what really happened in the beginning? In a recent conversation with a friend about the reliability of the Bible, the telephone game argument came up.  I really appreciated the honesty of my friend in sharing his doubts.  The truth is that he simply was articulating a doubt that I think haunts many believers.  In the telephone game a person whispers a message to a friend, it’s passed around...

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