Posts Tagged "discipleship"

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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Tool: LTG Bookmark

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Tool:  LTG Bookmark

Recently I put together a simple printout that you can use as a bookmark in Life Transformation Groups (LTGs).  On this bookmark, I have put some questions and symbols that we have used to train others in discovery Bible study as well as some questions intended to foster authentic disciplemaking friendships as well as a few prayer ideas for praying for friend found in Neil Cole’s LTG resources.  This tool will be best understood if you take a second to learn more about Life Transformation Groups and how they can be a helpful way of thinking about making disciples.  Check out this post on our site and the links referenced there to learn about LTG’s how...

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An Online Simple Church Multiplication Course

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Blog, Teachings | 0 comments

An Online Simple Church Multiplication Course

I wanted to share with everyone a very good online simple church course.  “Multiplication Concepts” is led by my new friend Curtis Sergeant. Curtis is involved in simple church multiplication and church planting movements across the globe. Curtis has a tremendous heart for our world and for those who are hopeless and in need of Christ.  It is out of this heart, his lifelong experiences in the harvest fields, and a close examination of the Scriptures that have given birth to the thoughts shared here in these training videos. While you may not follow 100% of everything that Curtis suggests, I know that anyone who is interested in seeing disciples and...

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Ying and Grace Kai Story

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Ying and Grace Kai Story

This week I had the privilege to meet and spend a little time with Ying Kai and his wife and Grace. It was great to have my faith stretched by their amazing story, humble attitude, and burden for the world to know the love of Jesus. Ying and Grace have experienced the power of multiplication in China (a term we can sometimes misuse here in the United States to describe addition and sometimes even division). Their story is a great encouragement and reminder to us that God is in fact a God of multiplication.  Through their example, we learn that when we expect multiplication to happen and we help others follow Christ in ways that are not dependent on complex systems...

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Zumé Project Overview

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Zumé Project Overview

The Zumé Project Small Tools for BIG IMPACT in the Kingdom Below is the Zumé Project overview.  I would ask that you pray about your involvement in this project.  Most of all, please pray that the Holy Spirit leads it!  Essentially, it is the same project of Simple Church Alliance as from the beginning we have been led to “multiply disciples and simple churches, starting in Central Kentucky and extending to the ends of the earth.”  The best way to think of Zumé is a tool that I believe God is going to use to help achieve this vision He has given us. I will be expanding on this outline in the weeks to come, but for now here is the overview…...

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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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April 20 – “Experience” Training

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

April 20 – “Experience” Training

This past week, I attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance district conference and had the privilege of sitting in on a workshop with Jeremy Spainhour who is a great friend and staff member at FAC Lexington.  I was so encouraged by his message and its direct application to simple church that I invited him to come and spend some time with us this month.  I hope you can join us as i think this time together has the potential to leave a huge ripple across your circle of influence! How will coming to this training make a difference you ask? I don’t want to give it all away here, but I will say this:  You are going to learn about one of the most effective...

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A Simple Church Gathering Format

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Blog, Teachings | 1 comment

A Simple Church Gathering Format

If there is one thing I am not a fan of, it is trying to come up with a formula for “church.”  Simple Church at its core is about following Jesus and allowing him to lead us as individuals and as a local church.  There is great opportunity to experience Christ this way in the context of simple church.  When you are simple in form and not tied to meeting times and agendas, you can experience a lot of freedom in what you do when you get together for “church.” That being said, I think that it could be a mistake for leaders to not have a loosely held plan to help those in your simple church community focus on Christ and do the things that we see...

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Influence

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Influence

Below is a photo of my good friend Chuck Dickerson and me.  Originally, Chuck and I met back when I worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Chuck is the assistant gymnastics coach at the University of Kentucky and is originally from Texas.  I was reminded today of Chuck’s story as we were doing our weekly study together.  We have been looking at the Seven Signs in John and today, when discussing the boldness of the man born blind as he stood in front of the Pharisees a healed man, Chuck recalled the boldness of a young gymnast he met back in 1998… Benita Mueller was fifteen years old.  She had pleaded with her then club gymnastics coach to go...

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Creation / Evolution Discussion with Dr. Sarfati on March 30

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Creation / Evolution Discussion with Dr. Sarfati on March 30

Is Evolution Important? Is there really a case to be made against it? As with many topics, the world has declared the debate over and the science settled. But is that really the case? Simple Church is sponsoring Dr. Jonathan Sarfati from Creation Ministries International for a talk on Wednesday, March 30. Dr. Sarfati will be speaking on “Design, Deluge & Dilemma”. Come and hear Dr Sarfati expose the bankruptcy of the evolutionary myth.  You’ll be amazed to see how weak the scientific evidence for evolution is. This talk is child friendly so don’t hesitate to bring children and invite anyone you think might benefit from it. There will be a 55...

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