Posts Tagged "Gathering"

“Going To Church” By Dana Vogel

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Blog | 2 comments

“Going To Church” By Dana Vogel

By Dana Vogel We all know it’s important to meet together often as believers for our mutual encouragement. This is true and good. What’s not necessarily true and good, is that many of us equate this with Sunday worship service. My submission to you is this: weekly service attendance is too much and not enough at the same time. What do I mean by that? TOO MUCH: It’s too much simply because there is no command in the Bible to “go to church”. Or to go once a week, or to attend any specific kind of service. In fact, at certain times, a believer may not even have the privilege of any Christian fellowship whatsoever (think of Paul in prison, as an example.)...

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Good Friday Network Gathering

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Good Friday Network Gathering

We will host a Good Friday worship and reflection gathering at the Prayer Room on Broadway in Lexington KY on Good Friday (April 10) at 7 pm! This time will feature worship and easter reflections from various simple church friends from the region.  We hope you and your family can make plans to celebrate Easter with us during this special simple church network gathering.  Light refreshments will be available.  If you desire to participate by sharing a scripture reading, song, poem, please let us know or just come prepared to share.  This is a great opportunity to bring friends and family as we celebrate together!   Good Friday Celebration Gathering – Hosted...

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Simple Church Network Christmas Gathering

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Simple Church Network Christmas Gathering

Friends! You are invited to come together with others in simple church families across the region for a special Christmas network gathering!  We will enjoy a meal, Christmas music, poetry, a reading of the Christmas story, and encouragement from one another! Sunday, December 15 10 am-Noon 3060 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington KY 40503 (Simple Church Office @ First Southern National Bank) Meal Please consider bringing a dish!   Like most simple church gatherings, this will be a potluck.  Drinks, napkins, plates and etc. will be provided. If you bring a dessert, please bring that in addition to another item. Music Would you like to contribute?  If so, drop us a line. ...

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Fall Network Gathering October 20 @ Raven Run

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Fall Network Gathering October 20 @ Raven Run

Sunday, October 20th, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Simple Church Friends, I look forward to spending time together on October 20th!   A reunion is long overdue and your presence will make it special!  This will be a great time to connect new folks to simple church with others on a similar path!  Make plans for you and your simple church to join in a time of encouragement, worship, and refocusing.  I look forward to sharing some of my recent thoughts regarding simple church when we reconnect on the 20th!  * Bring a picnic lunch for you and your family. * Coffee will be provided. * We will gather rain or shine. * Enjoy meeting others in...

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6 Benefits To Gathering On Sunday Mornings

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Blog | 6 comments

6 Benefits To Gathering On Sunday Mornings

Our simple church has settled into meeting on Sunday mornings and I’ve grown to enjoy it.  I have thought of six reasons I would encourage other simple churches to gather on Sunday mornings as well. Certainly there is not hard rule about when folks should meet and most every group will settle on times and locations for a host of reasons. As you think about the best time for your simple church to gather, consider the following… 1.  Convenience – The hardest thing about getting folks together regularly is finding a common time that everyone is available.  In general, it seems that the most available time on folks’ calendars is Sunday morning. ...

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Network Easter Gathering – April 1

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Network Easter Gathering – April 1

We want to invite all simple churches, their friends, and family throughout the region to come together this Easter Sunday morning (April 1st) for a time of worship and testimony! We are going to pack out The Prayer Room on Broadway for a lively morning of singing and stories of new life followed by a lunch at First Southern Bank Community Room for any and all who can join us! Worship and Stories of New Life! Have you or someone in your simple church experienced new life in Christ this past year?  Have they experienced a fresh start as a result of God’s work in their life?  We would love to hear from you!  Please plan to share a brief testimony during our time...

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Christmas Gathering Dec. 17

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Christmas Gathering Dec. 17

This year, we will return to downtown Lexington for a network wide Christmas celebration! Join us for an evening of fellowship and worship through Christmas songs and carols! In addition, we will join with friends from Bridges International! Bridges is a ministry to international students and families in the area.  Many international students come to the US with a desire to meet Americans and learn about Christianity but unfortunately never enter the home of a Christian while here.  Bridges International hopes seeks to give opportunities for Christians to build relationships with those visiting our universities.  We hope that this evening will be an excellent way...

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Fall Network Gatherings

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, Events | 3 comments

Fall Network Gatherings

Usually in the fall we host a network celebration gathering for all the simple churches to come together. This fall, we are going to do it a bit different… we will have three! The Wheelers would like to welcome everyone throughout this loose knit network of simple churches to join them and friends for food fellowship and prayer on the following Sunday evenings this fall. Sunday, September 28 Sunday, October 19 Sunday, November 9 Eat 6-7 Pray/Worship 7-8 If you have not been before, the Wheelers have a great place in the country for kids of all ages to play, fish, and enjoy being outside together We pray that you will find your way to one or all of these encouragement...

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7 Reasons To Network With Other Simple Churches

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

7 Reasons To Network With Other Simple Churches

On the second Wednesday of each month, we host an informal gathering and dinner for simple church leaders, soon to be leaders, and anyone interested in learning more about simple church.  Here are a few reasons why we believe it is important to network with other simple churches: 1.  Encouragement. We need to encourage one another on the mission God has for our simple church community . 2.  APEST. Usually no one simple church has Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds, and Teachers so networking with other simple churches help everyone to benefit from the these gifts to the church outlined in Ephesians 4. 3.  Prayer.  To listen to God together and gain a sense...

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July 17 – Simple Church Training @ Duerson’s

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

July 17 – Simple Church Training @ Duerson’s

Simple Church Alliance’s monthly training opportunity! This month we are going to meet at the Duerson’s house!  Please join others from the region interested in leading simple church ministries in their neighborhoods and areas of influence.  We will enjoy some pizza together, fellowship, prayer, and encouragement.  Please bring your questions, praises, and insights to bless others.  In addition, we will be discussing some opportunities that are coming our way in the coming months.  We will look forward to having you join us and please feel free to bring a friend with you.  It is helpful if you can RSVP by emailing Gavin at gavinduerson@gmail.com.  Also...

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