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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Easter Pancakes and Eggs! We invite all our simple church friends, family, and acquaintances to join us for a unique Easter Sunday gathering! This Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, 10AM-Noon, we are hosting a network-wide pancake breakfast and egg hunt at Rabbit Run Clubhouse (1920 Fort Harrods Dr.)! We will also enjoy a time of worship through song and testimonies of new life experienced this year. How Can You Help? If all of us pitch in, this can be … simple! Perhaps you can help? Have you experienced new life in Christ this year? Would you be willing to share… Read More »Easter Celebration Gathering + Pancakes, Egg Hunt
Hey folks… Just wanted to give a short personal update here on the simple church website about our baby on the way, Margaret Wylie Duerson. Many of you know that Karla is pregnant with a little girl. After our 20 week ultrasound, our midwife referred us to a high-risk pregnancy doctor. We went to this appointment on Tuesday. The doctor found that Wylie “likely” has Down syndrome. There were a few indicators that led to this assessment: 1)There are two choroid plexus cysts on her brain (these are harmless, but often present in babies with a genetic disorder), and 2) her… Read More »An update on our baby girl…
Dear Family and Friends, This year has been an amazing one for us. In February, our friends called us to see if we’d like to buy the house they had been renting to another family for the previous seven years. It is a house that I’d always admired for its living space and placement on our street. On Valentine’s Day, our friend showed Gavin and me through the home. We took a walk around the block afterwards and decided, with excitement, that we would love to make the house our home. We made our best offer and they accepted!… Read More »Duerson Family Year End Update! (by Karla Duerson)