Words can’t express the gratitude my family and I have for all the support we have received this year. Our hearts are full of love for so many of you who have reached out as we have faced the challenges associated with our wonderful daughter Wylie! Personally, this been the most difficult year of my life, but also one of the most rewarding as we have seen countless miracles of healing and of generosity! 2020 VISION As we look into 2020 much is uncertain. That is true for all of us. But many things are certain. Jesus is still King.… Read More »A Note From Gavin
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
#GivingTuesday (originally posted Nov. 26, 2018) #GivingTuesday is an opportunistic social media campaign invented by nonprofits to capitalize on the guilt of Americans who have just spent gazillions of dollars and countless hours purchasing and parusing unneeded stuff for themselves and their family with whom they rarely get to see except on Christmas and Thanksgiving (but now only Christmas, because they spent Thanksgiving at Wal-Mart and on their phones looking for #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday deals.) As such, I did not want to miss out on the opportunity provided by #GivingTuesday to capitalize on the guilt that you may be experiencing from… Read More »#GuiltGivingTuesday?
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