Posts Tagged "simple church network"

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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“Spring Fever!” Sunday March 2nd!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

“Spring Fever!” Sunday March 2nd!

Do you have spring fever?  If so, join together with simple church friends and family across the network and beyond for a few hours of games, crafts, snacks, and fun!  You don’t need to bring anything but your energy.  Who knows exactly what we will get into?  Basketball? Kickball? Dodge-ball? Volleyball? Board games?  We will have the gym and dinning room reserved at First Alliance (2201 Old Higbee Mill Road, Lexington, KY) for all of us to come together and burn off some energy and fellowship with one another!  Hope you can come and bring a friend!  If possible, please RSVP by emailing Gavin here!   See you Sunday March 1st! (Note:  our next Network...

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End of Summer Celebration – Aug. 19

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

End of Summer Celebration – Aug. 19

Where:  First Alliance Gym, 2201 Old Higbee Mille Road, Lexington, Ky  (click here to see map) About 5 or 6 times a year the Simple Church Alliance hosts  a “Celebration Gathering” of sorts for everyone in the region who weekly gathers together in simple churches.  This is a time for fellowship, worship, encouragement, and sharing a meal with others on a similar path.  We hope that you can join us as we come together and remind one another that not alone in the journey with Christ outside what many would consider the traditional church route. This month we ask each simple church to consider bringing a song to share/lead during out time together. Please...

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Get The Picture?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

Get The Picture?

At a recent simple church training, we discussed the importance of clearly communicating the values and vision of simple church.  We challenged the leaders from each simple church to visualize simple church alliance.  Below are a few of the images.  How would you visualize simple church...

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What is Simple Church?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

What is Simple Church?

We are excited about the possibility of seeing God raise up a network of simple churches in Central Kentucky!  This video features individuals involved with the simple church movement and their explanation of exactly what simple church is. This second video does a good job of explaining simple church as well and will allow you to actually get a picture of what “simple church” can look like.  WARNING: Some of the “road trip” footage is a bit much (you might fast forward through it), but the profiles of the different simple churches are excellent.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section… NOTE: We showed two excerpts...

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a simple church network visualized

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

a simple church network visualized

Below is a short power point presentation we used at the “preview lunch” last Sunday to try and paint a picture of how we see this “simple church network” developing.  Perhaps the one thing that this presentation does not reflect is the geographic nature of the “simple church” communities.  We expect that many of them will develop along geographic lines, although it is also highly probable that some will develop more along relational lines that may not necessarily be geographic in nature.  For example, as members “express” their faith and live out the Great Commission, it might be that those most impacted would from an...

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On similar paths

Posted by on Oct 28, 2010 in Blog | 0 comments

On similar paths

Often I get the question, “Are there any other churches doing this?” when explaining the idea of a “simple church network.”  While we know that many Christians outside of North America experience church differently than our traditional Sunday service-centered church, consider the following findings of the Barna Group that may be surprising: The most prolific response (in nationwide studies concerning house church involvement) comes when adults are asked if they have “experienced God or expressed (their) faith in God in a house church or simple church meeting in the past month,” regardless of whether it is affiliated with some other church...

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