Right now, a group a small group of guys from Lexington’s Skate Church and Nicholasville’s Skate Church are in Barcelona Spain, the unofficial skateboarding capital of the world! Read below from Josh Roberts about the trip’s goals and purpose…
“God loves You!” is foundational truth of the Christian faith. It is repeated so frequently among the faithful that it’s almost ingrained in our minds. “Jesus love me this I know, for the Bible tells me so,” is perhaps the first song that many Christians sing to their children. However, how do we really know that God loves us? If someone came to you and said, “Forget the Bible verses. Tell me why you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God loves you.” How would you answer?
This was the question I posed at the Simple Church Conference this past weekend in Stanford, KY.
“…there is no more place for me to work in these regions…” -Paul the Apostle (Romans 15:23, NIV) We at Green Mountain Simple Church are immensely excited to partner with No Place Left, “an international movement of movements aimed at getting to no place left where Christ is not made known in our generation.” On August 20-21, 2018, GMSC had the opportunity to partner with Calvary Bible Church in Rutland to host No Place Left trainers Justin White from Raleigh, North Carolina and Jon Slenker from Norfolk, Virginia. Our No Place Left training team in Fellowship Hall at Calvary Bible Church. Left to right, Nick… Read More »No Place Left Vermont – by Justin Bagley
Below is an “open letter” that Jeff Herron posted to facebook and I’m reposting here with his permission. I thought Jeff articulated well what I find many simple/house church folks are trying to express–especially to loved ones and other brothers and sisters who may not understand why they are doing what they are doing. Jeff has posted on this site before and he and his family continue to be an encouragement to me and to many involved in simple churches across the region. ————— An Open Letter By Jeff Herron To: My friends and family who regularly attend traditional church… Read More »Why I No Longer Go To Church – An Open Letter (by Jeff Herron)
Our friends in Morehead, KY are enjoying the blessing of seeing new folks baptized into God’s family! Their simple church was recently joined by eighteen guests to witness their first round of baptisms! Keep this simple church community in your prayers as they see the Kingdom expand and consider their next steps! To learn more about their simple church in Morehead, Ky contact Rich Duffield.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE AUGUST 17TH DESCRIPTION Connect with and learn alongside simple/house/organic church practitioners from around the region at this year’s simple church conference. We will take 24-hours to “REFRESH.” More of a retreat than a “conference,” Gavin Duerson will be facilitating times of encouragement as we look together into God’s Word, and enjoy meals at the Bluebird Cafe! Come and be refreshed by communion with friends and Christ! This year we will be staying in the guest homes at the Wilderness Inn in Standford, KY! Visit Website Here. Children? At every simple church network gathering, we always encourage children to come. … Read More »Simple Church Conference 2018
Join simple church folks and their friends from the region as we spend a day together hiking in the Red River Gorge! Many of you have likely hiked to Natural Bridge, but we are going to explore some different trails that will include opportunities to slide down a waterfall, see one of Red River Gorge’s other awesome natural arches, and jump off 20′ rock into a swimming hole! Take this opportunity to invite a friend and enjoy wonderful conversation throughout the day. RSVP by August 1st in the form below or by emailing us here. Group size may affect our agenda. Saturday, August… Read More »Summer Network Gathering – Aug 4 – Red River Gorge
Several months ago I received a very encouraging message from a Justin in Vermont. Justin left a message that he had been through a type of crises related to his understanding of “church” and stumbled upon our website. There he found our podcast and listened to several of them and had decided to start a simple church himself. Over the past several months, I have been encouraged to meet with Justin, his friend Matthew, and members of their community via online meetings using Zoom (something I’m available to do with you as well!). Their simple church has been blessed to see… Read More »New Simple Church In…Vermont!
In a recent Charisma magazine article, Francis Chan shared more on his journey from megachurch pastor to simple church planter. Chan doesn’t think the standard church model is wrong. But he does think it’s often distracted from what matters. He compares it to throwing a birthday party for his son. He could invite a few friends over to celebrate his song and give him gifts. He could also rent out Chuck E. Cheese and give everyone all the tokens they could want. Undoubtedly more kids would come to the second party. But it’s no longer a celebration for his son:… Read More »Francis Chan: Chuck E. Cheese Church?