In our “Introduction” section we have included a few of our favorite videos that explain what simple church is, how it functions, and why we feel it’s important to encourage in the region. I recently added the video below to the list. Perhaps it can help you to better understand what simple church is all about and serve as a tool for you when sharing the idea with friends and family?
Posts linking to teachings from the simple church alliance or other encouraging sources.
Salmon Khan has stumbled upon ideas about learning that many in simple church have discovered as well. As classrooms get “flipped” by tools such as the Khan Academy, imagine the possibilities of “flipping” church as well!
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.
Tom Lecompte and I have started a new free podcast. It is live now on iTunes at the links below. Our hope is that we can encourage those searching for life with Christ outside traditional church structures through this audio format. We are starting with some of the basic questions and sharing our stories about the journey God has us on. If you are an audio person, perhaps it will be a blessing to you as you work out what it means to follow Jesus and be apart of His family in our day. Please email us any feedback or… Read More »Keep It Simple Podcast Now Available!
Check out the video below and hear Lecrae echo our plea to end the sacred/secular divide and truly embrace the “priesthood of all believers” (I have actually used the “JV” analogy he uses in the talk many times to address this issue. It is always amazing to see how God puts the same ideas, even same words, in the hearts of people from different places and different backgrounds.) and call believers to live as missionaries within their given cultural context. I am convinced that the number one challenge for existing simple/house/organic churches is to continue heeding this call. Failure to… Read More »Lecrae on Engaging Culture (Video & Free Album)
Hello friends! I’m still pumped from the 2013 Simple Church Conference and our first ever local church leaders breakfast! It was really wonderful to have Neil Cole with us and I can’t say enough how much I appreciate his example of genuine servant leadership and teaching about Jesus. If you missed the conference then we have good news! Below is a link to our conference page and we have uploaded all the talks and testimonies as well as a few of the video illustrations that he used. You can stream or download the entire conference! http://simplechurchalliance.faclex.com/simplechurchconference2013/ Also, the second Wednesday… Read More »2013 Simple Church Conference Audio Available!
Do you ever feel paralyzed when a friend or acquaintance shares a personal struggle with you? Do you find yourself feeling unsure of how to respond to hurts and wounds that are exposed in your simple church community? I wanted to point out a free online course, Soul Care 101, for anyone desiring to invest some time in becoming a better listener, counselor, and friend to those in our lives who share struggles with us. Dr. Larry Crabb says that “Soul Care” is something that every Christian needs to be able to give. Personally, I see “soul care” as another… Read More »Free Online “Soul Care” Class with Dr. Larry Crabb
A note on last Sunday’s official “launch” from First Alliance: I am very grateful to First Alliance Church for their encouraging words and support over the past year and a half and especially this past Sunday. I only hope that ALL who are part of simple church felt encouraged and commissioned as Karla and I did. My hope and prayer was that the focus of the “send off” was on Jesus and His call to all of us to go and make disciples. I believe that for disciples and simple churches to multiply a bottom up, grassroots movement, must occur. … Read More »From Ordinary to Extroardinary: A note on the “Launch” (Audio)