“In total there are currently (mid 2021) at least 22.6 million house churches worldwide with a total of around 300 million members. They are, considering all internal and contextual factors, by far the most viral, adaptable and multipliable segment of Christ‐followers globally. If their number continues to grow at a very realistic rate of 20% per year, they will reach a membership of more than 4 billion people within the next 30 years – while most traditional church systems are in overall decline.” – Wolfgang Simson You Are Invited! Karla and I would like to invite you to join us and others from simple… Read More »Simple Church Retreat (Sept. 25-26) Registration Deadline Friday!
Events hosted by the Simple Church Alliance
Karla and I would like to invite you to join us and others from simple church communities across the region this September 25-26, at the Stanford Inn at Wilderness Road. My prayer is that this time will serve to refresh and encourage you as we seek clarity about what Jesus is up to in our day. In the spirit of simple church, there will not be long presentations to sit through, but rather conversations to explore and relationships to discover and develop with others whose pursuit of Christ has led them (or may be leading them) outside the religious institutions that… Read More »2021 Simple Church Retreat (September 25-26)
Simple Church Alliance will host a book discussion on Live Not By Lies – A Manual For Christian Dissidents (Second Half of Book) by Rob Dreher (author of The Benedict Option) Sunday, July 25th, 2021 // 6PM-7:30PM 3060 Harrodsburg Road (First Southern Nat’l Bank, 2nd Floor) A light dinner will be provided and we do ask that you RSVP for this discussion by emailing us here. Part 2 – Resisting Soft Totalitarianism This month’s discussion we will focus on the second half of the book Live Not By Lies. We will examine the ways Christians in the past have survived totalitarian… Read More »Live Not By Lies – Book Discussion (Part 2) – July 25
Simple Church Alliance will host a book discussion on Live Not By Lies – A Manual For Christian Dissidents by Rob Dreher (author of The Benedict Option). Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 // 6PM-7:30PM 3060 Harrodsburg Road (First Southern Nat’l Bank, 2nd Floor) A light dinner will be provided and we do ask that you RSVP for this discussion by emailing us here. Why this book? A friend in simple church recently passed this book along to me. I have enjoyed a number of good discussions since then regarding the assertions and warnings presented in the book. Are we living in a… Read More »Live Not By Lies – A Book Discussion – May 23rd
UPDATE: We are good Saturday… Rain or Shine! If rain, we will be in the large “tabernacle” on there grounds with plenty of space to spread out to your comfort level. Plus putt putt will be indoors too! Simple Church Friends, The Saturday after Easter (April 10th) we will host a Spring Network Gathering at Adventure Serve in Wilmore, KY! We will be outside in their amphitheater and enjoy music, prayer, and and time of encouragement. Also, Adventure Serve was the recipient of a portable Putt-Putt golf course and since it’s Masters Tournament weekend, I thought we’d have a golf… Read More »Spring Network Gathering – April 10
Saturday, March 27 / 9-11AM / 3060 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY (First Southern National Bank 2nd Floor) / Free Breakfast provided. Covid-19 is teaching us many lessons about the modern faith community experience. Many sense that our experience of “church” will need to change if we are to learn from the realities that Covid-19 has exposed. Join us as we re-consider the New Testament church, discuss possible lessons we can learn going forward and how Jesus and his church can be experienced in simpler ways that can meet the challenges of a post Covid-19 world! During this workshop you will:… Read More »Simple Church Introduction Workshop
“Finding church” is challenging anytime, but with the COVID-19 quarantine, perhaps our need to re-think “church” has never been more clear? Join us in reading and having a conversation around the many important issues Wayne Jacobsen addresses in this book. Online Meeting – April 22nd at 7:30 PM EST.
UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED AND WE WILL UPDATE FOLKS ABOUT A NEW DATE. MEANWHILE, ENJOY ZACH’S MUSIC WHILE QUARANTINED! Earlier this year, I was excited to see that Zach Winters released a new album. I first heard of Zach Winters when I noticed a tweet from one of my favorite songwriters, Josh Garrels, giving a shout out to Zach Winters and the album Monarch. I checked it out and immediately became a Zach Winters fan, as did Karla. When his newest album, Love is a Garden, came out, I immediately purchased it and knew right… Read More »Zach Winters with Sylvie, Dana Vogel – POSTPONED
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… Read More »Good Friday Network 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… Read More »Simple Church Network Christmas Gathering