Posts Tagged "Kentucky"

House/Simple Church Ministries Growing

Posted by on Aug 29, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

House/Simple Church Ministries Growing

“Ministry” as a vocation is usually considered a two-choice path: the traditional church route or para-church route.  However, an exciting third path is emerging!  God is equipping individuals and families to serve full-time outside these structures as local missionaries helping to plant and lead simple/organic/house churches.  Pictured here are two such friends and co-laborers here with me in Central Kentucky!  While each of us started from different places (Moise is a former engineer, Kaleb came from a traditional church pastor role, and I started with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes), all of us have found ourselves fully available to focus on...

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“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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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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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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Life Together: Leadership Gathering Nov. 16

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Life Together: Leadership Gathering Nov. 16

Simple church leaders and those interested in leading simple church communities… Rubin McClain and I want to invite you to a two-part discussion on the short book Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Part one will cover the first two chapters of Bonhoeffer’s classic book on Christian community.  We will enjoy a light breakfast together and examine together what the Lord might say to simple/house/organic church leaders through Bonhoeffer’s experience with the Lord.   When? Where? Life Together: Part 1 – Saturday, November 16th from 9-10:30 am First Southern National Bank at 3060 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, KY 40503.   While not...

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Summer Network Gathering – July 27

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Summer Network Gathering – July 27

Hey folks! Save The DATE! We will be out at the Wheeler’s farm for a day/evening of fellowship and fun. 1 pm-??? What:  100ft. Slip’n Slide, worship by the creek around 6pm. Bring a picnic dinner, swimming attire (if you want) and a chair and come hang out with friends of Simple Church Alliance! Where:  2302 Union Mill Road, Nicholasville, KY  (enter in the driveway by the big rocks!) What to Bring:  Bring your own food and drinks… blanket, or chair, towel and a dry change of clothes if needed!     RSVP Please by emailing us at...

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Save The Date: Simple Church Conference 2019

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Save The Date: Simple Church Conference 2019

Hello friends! I just wanted to get this date on your calendar… September 21-22, 2019. We will be returning to the Wilderness Road Guest Homes and Rooms in Standford, KY this fall for our 8th annual Simple Church Conference! I hope you can make plans to join us! We will have more details coming soon.  If you are not on our newsletter, please email us to make sure you receive all the latest information on this conference and happenings with organic/simple/house church we are aware of in the region.  Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you in September! More about The Wilderness Road Guest Houses in Standford, KY HERE.   Visit the Famous Bluebird...

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Baptisms in Morehead

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Baptisms in Morehead

Our friends in Morehead, KY are enjoying the blessing of seeing new folks baptized into God’s family! Their simple church was recently joined by eighteen guests to witness their first round of baptisms! Keep this simple church community in your prayers as they see the Kingdom expand and consider their next steps! To learn more about their simple church in Morehead, Ky contact Rich Duffield. ...

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Simple Church Conference 2018

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Simple Church Conference 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE AUGUST 17TH DESCRIPTION Connect with and learn alongside simple/house/organic church practitioners from around the region at this year’s simple church conference. We will take 24-hours to “REFRESH.”   More of a retreat than a “conference,” Gavin Duerson will be facilitating times of encouragement as we look together into God’s Word, and enjoy meals at the Bluebird Cafe!  Come and be refreshed by communion with friends and Christ!   This year we will be staying in the guest homes at the Wilderness Inn in Standford, KY! Visit Website Here. Children? At every simple church network gathering, we...

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