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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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Jonathan Wilson, FCA, and Skate Church

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Blog, Video | 1 comment

Jonathan Wilson, FCA, and Skate Church

I am pleased to introduce a good friend.  Jonathan Wilson, a local Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, also serves as a leader in simple church. This short video, put together by Providence Church in Raleigh, NC (a church that supports Jonathan’s work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes), highlights his work in the skate community here in Lexington. He also briefly discusses what simple church at the skate park looks like. You can find out more about the skate camp mentioned in this video here.  The simple church that gathers at the skate park (also known as “skate church”) has a facebook page...

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Mega Church planting House Churches?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Mega Church planting House Churches?

Northland Church in Florida recently caught my attention.  Northland is a mega church seeking to be a “church distributed.”  Their vision for distributing the church, according to their website, is to plant simple churches.  The even have a directly-linked page dedicated to simple church planting that is similar to this site.  Also, you will see a link to a special training site that includes 11 video teachings and notes to help people start simple churches. Here is a video on their churches main website that features the first lesson in their simple church training:   Without question, the Church in America changing as more and more people wrestle...

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No Traffic Controls?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog, Video | 2 comments

No Traffic Controls?

I came across this video the other day and I thought it was a great teaching tool for simple church. What do you think? What could this video possibly have to say to us about simple church?… I’d love for you to take a stab at it and post your comments below.  Perhaps we can create a group-like teachable moment right here on this page.  If you get stuck, click on the video to view comments posted on YouTube. See if any of them sound familiar!

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Explain Simple Church In 2 Minutes On A Napkin

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

Explain Simple Church In 2 Minutes On A Napkin

In our “Introduction” section we have included a few of our favorite videos that explain what simple church is, how it functions, and why we feel it’s important to encourage in the region.  I recently added the video below to the list.  Perhaps it can help you to better understand what simple church is all about and serve as a tool for you when sharing the idea with friends and family?

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The Flipped Church – Insights From the Khan Academy

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

The Flipped Church – Insights From the Khan Academy

The Flipped Church – (insights from the Khan Academy) I have recently become intrigued with  Khan Academy. For those who may not be familiar, the Khan Academy began when Salman Khan started long distance tutoring his niece in math by creating short YouTube videos on various math subjects. Fast forward several years and the Khan Academy has grown to include numerous subjects and is being used across the globe by everyone from adults wanting to brush up on their skills to children within the context of their public school classes. If you listen to Khan talk about education or perhaps read his book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, then you will hear about...

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Why Start Simple Churches? (Video Part 3)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

Why Start Simple Churches? (Video Part 3)

This is part three of Erik’s video series on simple church.  Here he addresses the question, “Why start Simple Churches?”  I appreciate the simplicity in which Erik explains “church” as a natural result of disciples making disciples–which God desire to do through every follower of his.  It is simple and natural to see groups of disciples coming together to follow Jesus in community with each other.

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What Do We Do At A Simple Church Gathering (Video Part 2)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Video | 0 comments

What Do We Do At A Simple Church Gathering (Video Part 2)

In this video Erik addresses the question of how a simple church can be formed and what the church does at a simple church gathering.   He has some very practical ideas and as you can see it is simple.  I love his last point about praying that God would show you pockets of people who are “culturally averse to the American way of doing church” and being available to see a seed church formed.

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Simple Church Video Series with Erik Fish (part 1)

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Simple Church Video Series with Erik Fish (part 1)

I had a great visit with Erik a while back in Cleveland and he is a great partner in promoting simple/organic expressions of church multiplication.  He has recently posted a series of short teachings on simple church and discipleship.  I will repost them here in the coming days.   In this video, I think the term “seed form of church” is helpful to think about when making disciples and seeing simple churches formed.  Sometimes I think we can fall into the trap of thinking that we have to have fully mature simple church functioning on day one for it to count as real local church.  Enjoy the first video!    

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