Posts Tagged "Video"

Two Churches at The Same Time

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog, Teachings | 2 comments

Two Churches at The Same Time

One of the take-a-ways from my time with Lee Wood at our simple church conference was the simple concept of “two churches at the same time.” One of the biggest challenges for simple churches is grasping how we can be a committed and intimate community of believers that also grows into multiple simple churches.  Growing together and outward can seem at odds.  Often, our minds are bent toward the “splitting” (grow the group and then split it in half when it gets too big).  Others envision sending folks out of the group to start new groups as opportunities arise.  Because we perceive that both of these options neccesitate saying goodbye to those...

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Pancake Sundays

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Pancake Sundays

Pancake Sundays I saw this commercial for HomeGoods just now and I thought it would be great to share! Two of the most common questions I get are, “How can we get started with simple church?” and “How are children involved in simple church?” I thought the commercial illustrates potential answers to both!

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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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Seek First Video Premiere / June 21

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Seek First Video Premiere / June 21

The folks from the Skate Church are premiering “Seek First” on June 21st at the Kentucky Theater.  Seek First is a skate video documentary featuring some of their best tricks over the last three years and also features the faith stories of Jonathan Wilson, Josh Roberts, Gideon Maki, and Sam Mullins. June 21 – 9:00PM Kentucky Theater, Downtown Lexington  214 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 Admission is Free! From the www.seekfirstvideo.com website: Over three years ago, Josh Roberts sensed that God was leading him to make a skate video that would share the message of hope and forgiveness through Jesus that he had recently experienced.  As Josh...

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A Good Video Explaining Simple Church

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

A Good Video Explaining Simple Church

There are a lot videos floating around that aid in explaining simple church and house church ideas.  We’ve gathered several here on this website. This particular video pulls from a few of my favorites.  I also like the presenters thought about how simple churches can multiply… be in two simple churches at the same time! I’m interested in your thoughts on this idea. In some ways I think that the first “community” someone would be involved in could be something like a “Life Transformation Group” or a smaller disciple-making relationship of two or three. Nonetheless, I think he does a good job of explaining visually the hope of...

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A Video Message From Gavin – The Simple Church Vision

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

A Video Message From Gavin – The Simple Church Vision

Below Gavin Duerson shares the vision of the Simple Church Alliance and challenges simple church leaders to consider how specifically God is asking them to live out the Great Commission.  We would love to hear from you about how you are led to answer the questions Gavin asks in the video!  Please email us at simplechurchalliance@gmail.com  

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No Traffic Controls?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Blog, Video | 2 comments

No Traffic Controls?

I came across this video the other day and I thought it was a great teaching tool for simple church. What do you think? What could this video possibly have to say to us about simple church?… I’d love for you to take a stab at it and post your comments below.  Perhaps we can create a group-like teachable moment right here on this page.  If you get stuck, click on the video to view comments posted on YouTube. See if any of them sound familiar!

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Why Start Simple Churches? (Video Part 3)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Blog, Teachings, Video | 0 comments

Why Start Simple Churches? (Video Part 3)

This is part three of Erik’s video series on simple church.  Here he addresses the question, “Why start Simple Churches?”  I appreciate the simplicity in which Erik explains “church” as a natural result of disciples making disciples–which God desire to do through every follower of his.  It is simple and natural to see groups of disciples coming together to follow Jesus in community with each other.

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What Do We Do At A Simple Church Gathering (Video Part 2)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Video | 0 comments

What Do We Do At A Simple Church Gathering (Video Part 2)

In this video Erik addresses the question of how a simple church can be formed and what the church does at a simple church gathering.   He has some very practical ideas and as you can see it is simple.  I love his last point about praying that God would show you pockets of people who are “culturally averse to the American way of doing church” and being available to see a seed church formed.

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Simple Church Video Series with Erik Fish (part 1)

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog, Video | 0 comments

Simple Church Video Series with Erik Fish (part 1)

I had a great visit with Erik a while back in Cleveland and he is a great partner in promoting simple/organic expressions of church multiplication.  He has recently posted a series of short teachings on simple church and discipleship.  I will repost them here in the coming days.   In this video, I think the term “seed form of church” is helpful to think about when making disciples and seeing simple churches formed.  Sometimes I think we can fall into the trap of thinking that we have to have fully mature simple church functioning on day one for it to count as real local church.  Enjoy the first video!    

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