Many years ago, when I first began researching simple/house church, House2House.com provide a wealth of knowledge and encouragement. Over the past ten years, the site went through some changes and eventually disappeared. Now it is back and fully updated and provides a ton of great resources for anyone interested in exploring simple/organic/house church. Tony and Felicity Dale, the founders of House2House, have been a tremendous encouragement to us and we have really benefited from their leadership along with Neil Cole who is also featured in the Video Training Series they have included on their site. Both the Dales and Neil… Read More »House2House is Back
“Finding church” is challenging anytime, but with the COVID-19 quarantine, perhaps our need to re-think “church” has never been more clear? Join us in reading and having a conversation around the many important issues Wayne Jacobsen addresses in this book. Online Meeting – April 22nd at 7:30 PM EST.
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
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
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
“…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
Evaluating Your Simple Church (Part 1) By Gavin Duerson How do we evaluate our simple church community? We may shy away from examining ourselves because we can be afraid of what we will find. However, when handled properly, taking time to assess your simple church can help your community grow into all that God desires for it to be. Jesus encouraged personal reflection and evaluation (Luke 10) as did the early disciples (1 Cor. 11). Many of the letters we read in the New Testament include evaluations of the church’s activity. Because God loves us and wants us to grow closer to Him, we should… Read More »Evaluating Your Simple Church (Part 1)
Friends, As many of you know, we will approach “training” differently this summer. Rather than the usual “3rd wednesday of the month” evenings at the Bank, I am encouraging simple church leaders to utilize the Zume Training tool over the next several weeks. My prayer is that several Zume training groups may emerge and meet in homes over the course of the summer. Therefore, there will be no training this month, in June or July at the bank. We will resume in August at the bank. (We will host other summer network opportunites as posted here). How Do I Participate? New? If you are… Read More »Changes for Monthly Leadership Training This Summer