Hey Y’all… LexPray! This Easter, we are hosting a week of prayer along with others in the Body of Christ in the city of Lexington. Several years ago simple churches in Lexington came together to host a 48 hour prayer room. It went so well that we wanted to do it again this Easter. In the process of putting this together, it has grown into a city-wide effort with several churches and ministries joining in! Our friends at the new prayer room in Lexington are excited to host and we want to invite everyone in the Body of Christ to consider coming… Read More »LexPray! 24:7 This Week!
How can we share the truth of the Bible with a culture that increasingly cannot read proficiently or simply does not prefer to read as a means of learning? This month, come experience how simple church leaders can tackle this growing challenge as we welcome Butch Vernon from Simply The Story. Butch will offer a brief experiential training on storytelling and show how we can also communicate accurate Biblical narratives in an engaging and discussion-oriented way! This will be an excellent and thought provoking time for any believer–especially those of you interested in leading simple churches. Learn more about Simply The Story here: www.simplythestory.org Simple Church “Experience”… Read More »Special “Experience” Training – Wed 17th
This year’s simple church conference (August 29-30) with Tony and Felicity Dale will kick off Saturday morning with a special community-wide roundtable discussion/continental breakfast on gender hierarchy in the Church. This, and other related topics are discussed in Felicity Dale’s new book The Black Swan Effect. We feel that sorting through this issue is not only critical to those involved with the simple/organic church movement, but also for the entire body of Christ. We hope that you (both men and women) will consider joining us for this very important discussion. Find out more about this fascinating topic, Felicity book (sample… Read More »A Round Table Discussion – Aug 29
Recently, several students at Asbury University visited our Skate Church family to film a documentary entitled “On Board,” for their final class project and I wanted to share it with you. Some of you know how instructive “skate church” has been to me and my family in helping us see clearly the larger vision of “simple church.” We long to help everyone simply their church life such that they are able to bring Jesus and the experience of following Him together with others outside the building and into the places where people live, work, and play. I thought this video… Read More »On Board (Lexington Skate Church Documentary)
I am pleased to introduce a good friend. Jonathan Wilson, a local Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, also serves as a leader in simple church. This short video, put together by Providence Church in Raleigh, NC (a church that supports Jonathan’s work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes), highlights his work in the skate community here in Lexington. He also briefly discusses what simple church at the skate park looks like. You can find out more about the skate camp mentioned in this video here. The simple church that gathers at the skate park (also known as “skate church”) has… Read More »Jonathan Wilson, FCA, and Skate Church
Usually in the fall we host a network celebration gathering for all the simple churches to come together. This fall, we are going to do it a bit different… we will have three! The Wheelers would like to welcome everyone throughout this loose knit network of simple churches to join them and friends for food fellowship and prayer on the following Sunday evenings this fall. Sunday, September 28 Sunday, October 19 Sunday, November 9 Eat 6-7 Pray/Worship 7-8 If you have not been before, the Wheelers have a great place in the country for kids of all ages to play,… Read More »Fall Network Gatherings
Simple Church Training – Now on the THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. UPDATE: See HERE FOR DETAILS FOR JUNE 19! Each month we gather together for an informal “training” of sorts. We find that providing an opportunity for those seeking to lead simple churches (or just looking for the encouragement to start) is helpful in encouraging one another and helping rotationally connect various simple churches. There are now a couple of different simple church communities that primarily are gathering on Wednesday nights so we thought we would give thursday nights a shot so that some of those folks can benefit… Read More »New Day of Month For Simple Church Trainings