Posts Tagged "Testimony"

A Story of Real Multiplication In Tampa, Florida

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

A Story of Real Multiplication In Tampa, Florida

Below is a link to a podcast that features the story of Lee Wood.  I met Lee last year when in Tampa meeting with other simple church leaders involved with the Zume Project.  He considered my song “Mega House Church” a genius work of art, so of course we hit it off! Lee’s story will encourage anyone who has lost faith in the church in the US or who has a hard time imagining how His church and Kingdom can expand without the buildings, budgets, programs and professional Christians we have grown accustomed to.  Lee is a genuinely humble guy, as you will hear.  His tears are real.  His story is real.  The multiplication he is talking about is...

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Guest Blog: Where One Became Two (And Many More!)

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Guest Blog: Where One Became Two (And Many More!)

Where One Became Two (And Many More!) Guest Blog by Luke Long, Univerity of Kentucky Student   I had the privilege of joining many wonderful people from around the region and nation at the Simple Church Conference in Lexington, KY a few weekends ago. The conference was full of bold insight and wisdom that spoke deeply into my life concerning both the realms of women in leadership, and the organic simple church movement that is exploding across this nation. The Spirit was teaching, transforming and molding my heart, and it showed! Laughter and tears were abundant as many stories of our King were shared with everyone. I walked away from a powerful weekend with...

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Our Year In Simple Church (Part 6) By Mark Mackey

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Our Year In Simple Church (Part 6) By Mark Mackey

When asked to write a small summary of our past year in Simple Church, I was immediately overcome with dread. Not really, but no lyin’, It’s not my thing, playing the scribe I mean. Or maybe it was I didn’t feel I had much to write home about. No, it wasn’t that either, I didn’t believe that, but somehow I felt it. What was it that made me feel that because we had started the year with two other families and now we were just one, that somehow we failed? As I pondered this thing, I remembered what I knew what Simple Church would be when I got on the Organic Church wagon, I knew it would be dynamic, not stagnant. It would be relational, messy,...

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Our Year In Simple Church (Part 5) By Karla Duerson

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Our Year In Simple Church (Part 5) By Karla Duerson

What Simple Church has meant to me this year: I have found rest, loyalty and inspiration from Simple Church this year. When I wake up on Sunday mornings, I love that I can come as I am to Skate Church. I come as I am and bring what I have without pressure that it’s not enough, not right or that I have to do or be something else. I am also blessed by the loyalty of the many who gather in Skate Church, the training, LTGs and otherwise. I see people living loyally to Christ and His calling for us to journey together. I’m amazed by it. I have been inspired this year through my involvement with Simple Church. Through relationships and conversations, I’ve been inspired...

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Our Year in Simple Church (part 3) – By Jeff Herron

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Year in Simple Church (part 3) – By Jeff Herron

This was really the first year we considered ourselves “doing” simple church, and it has been full of winnowing away, learning what really matters, and growing in love. We have been stretched in every way and are much better for it! As the year started, we were several months in to our decision to stop attending Sunday morning worship services at a local church. We felt called to be more directly involved in our local community, and had started attending this local church as part of that leading, but after only a few months we sensed the Lord had other plans. So we learned to enjoy sleeping in on Sunday mornings and to focus on nurturing our relationship with...

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Our Year in Simple Church – by Travis Spann

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Our Year in Simple Church – by Travis Spann

I recently asked several simple church leaders to write a short summary of their year in simple church.  This is the first in a series of posts that will feature their responses.  I pray that their unique experiences and stories provide encouragement for you in your journey.  (Would you like to contribute? There still is time to share your story too!  Send it by email and we’ll pass it along!)   Our involvement in the simple/house church world has continued to develop and change this past year. In October of 2012, Charis and I joined up with a couple of families in Wilmore to “take the next step” in our house church experience. The people we...

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My Friend Pete (Guest Blog By Tobin Jenkins)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Blog | 2 comments

My Friend Pete (Guest Blog By Tobin Jenkins)

I first met Pete in 2008 because of work. For the first few years, we became friends from a distance. Our offices sat parallel, but nothing else in our life was…so I thought. At the time, my wife and I did not have kids, but we wanted them. Pete was single and living the life of a bachelor. Occasionally on Monday mornings, we would laugh about what we did that weekend. For the most part, the stories could not be more different. I was happily married. Pete was happily not married. The very next year, my wife and I had our first son. Surprisingly, Pete became “Uncle Pete” and treated my son like true family. I specifically remember thinking, “for a guy that claims...

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LTG – Just Do It! (Guest Blog by Marian Toth)

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

LTG – Just Do It! (Guest Blog by Marian Toth)

Last month, I attended the Simple Church Conference lead by Neil Cole. I have read books and articles written by Neil but I really enjoyed the teaching on Life Transformation Groups (LTG). During this time, the Lord began to speak to me about seeking a person with whom to experience an LTG. I began to ask Him for wisdom about a person to ask. After praying for several days, God placed a woman on my heart.   Sherry is a lady that I have met before, but do not know well.  At first I did not know if I wanted to take the risk being turned down as she is a very influential woman in our city. However, we are Facebook friends so I prayed about what I should write, wrote her a...

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Church In My Dorm?

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Church In My Dorm?

Below is a short encouragement and follow up from this blog post: Gavin came to speak at the Perspectives class on UK’s campus a few weeks before the end of the semester. After hearing about the simple church movement, I had an idea that I couldn’t get rid of: start a church in my dorm. So many people and things were telling me not to go forward with it; it was too late in the semester, I was crazy, that’s heretical. But I went for it anyway. God’s movement stirred up some commotion in my dorm. Everyone was talking about the home church in Patterson. I was able to openly preach and discuss with atheists and others who have fell away from faith. I...

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“Prayer Walking” Starts 52 Simple Churches (Video)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

“Prayer Walking” Starts 52 Simple Churches (Video)

Thank you Roger Thoman at http://www.simplechurchjournal.com/ for posting this video below!

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