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… Read More »Life Together: Leadership Gathering Nov. 16
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… Read More »Fall Network Gathering October 20 @ Raven Run
Looking for a good book to read this summer? Perhaps you might enjoy one of the books from the recommended readings list? This list includes several books that the Lord has used to help me see come to the scriptures with fresh eyes and better understanding His desire for The Church and discipleship.
Starting in August, we are going to try and moving our monthly leadership times around a bit. We will try a Saturday morning and perhaps adjust them from month to month. We know there is never a perfect time for everyone, but we also know that many of you are not able to ever come on the “Wednesday Evening” time we held this time on in the past. Please RSVP on Eventbrite! See you on August Date And Time Sat, August 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Add to Calendar Location First Southern National Bank 3060 Harrodsburg Road… Read More »Simple Church Training – August 10
I recently came across this list of attitudes or characteristics of “Spectators” and “Disciple-makers.” I found these lists while reviewing old notes I jotted down during the first days of this website and ministry. I believe they are from the book (or inspired by the book) “No More Spectators” by Mark Nyswander. It’s worth considering as simple church leaders are also people who desire to be apart of the Great Commission in the ways that Jesus demonstrated while here on earth! SPECTATORS Who can disciple me? “Not my job” “Not my gift” Discipleship is separate from normal life Can be… Read More »16 Characteristics of Spectators (and Disciple-Makers)
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 email@example.com
I am generally not someone who leads with the idea that simple church is the “most biblical” way to do church. For me, the idea that the New Testament church seemed to primarily gather in homes is helpful when explaining to folks why it’s normal for the church to primarily ebb and flow through homes, but It’s not my main motivation for advocating simple/house/organic church. For me primarily, simple church is just what makes the most sense given what I know about Jesus, how He has worked in my life, and how I have witnessed His Kingdom operate. However, this… Read More »Maybe it’s a bigger deal than we think?
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… Read More »6 Benefits To Gathering On Sunday Mornings
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… Read More »Save The Date: Simple Church Conference 2019