In my last post, I discussed the importance of evaluating your simple church. Today, I would like to suggest a guideline to help simple or house churches evaluate their communities. Once again, the attitude and heart behind any evaluation is the most important part. If not done with humility, love, and a desire to become all that Jesus desires for your community to be, attempts at evaluation can easily slide into a discouraging time where harsh judgment and legalistic remedies prevail. Nonetheless, just as it would be important for a couple to communicate about ways they can improve their marriage… Read More »Evaluating Your Simple Church (Part 2)
By Nate Smith: It would be so much easier not to be in a simple church. It is simple because we meet in an apartment. It is not simple because it does not allow one another to stay where they are in their walk with Jesus….
How do I make a disciple? Make no mistake, there is no formula or ten step process for making disciples. However, when Jesus told the disciples to “go and make disciples of all the nations,” I have a strong feeling they knew how to do what he was talking about. After all, they had been discipled by Jesus and observed first-hand “the way” Jesus turned them into one of His disciples! I have posted briefly some of the discipleship principles we see Jesus live out, a full message on the subject, and the crazy “Turtleman Video” illustration here. But how can… Read More »Discipleship Tool: Life Transformation Groups