92: Don’t Empty the Tub! Part 1

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Today, we will meet Kaleb Phillips, working with the Simple Church Alliance in Wilmore, Kentucky. Kaleb works with troubled teens and young adults. Within the past year, he has baptized over a dozen people! Today, Gavin and Tom talk with Kaleb about discipling young people from various family backgrounds (or perhaps no family) within the Simple Church.

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91: Are Young Adults Leaving the Simple Church?

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We’ve noticed a phenomenon among young Christians who have grown up within a Simple Church structure. The majority of them seem to discontinue their participation in Simple Churches in favor of more traditional “brick and mortar” churches. While we are thankful that they remain faithful in their church participation, Gavin and Tom wonder why they don’t perpetuate the Simple Church model as adults. Join us as we discuss this trend.

 


90: Each Other

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Jesus never intended His people to experience church apart from other followers. We cannot “do” church alone. Whether we are part of a huge mega-church, or a small group, God intends for us to experience life as part of a community of other believers. There are ways that God expects us to treat each other. The way we act as a community is visible to the world around us and can either attract the world to Jesus, or repel them away from His truth. How should we act towards one-another? What difference does it make? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss.


Can You Help Us With Some Research?

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Hey folks, we’re doing some research for a future podcast. Specifically, we’re looking for anyone under age 35 who is or was involved in a house church, but may now be going to a traditional church. We have a simple 10 question survey that we would appreciate you taking the time to fill out. Your responses will be anonymous. Thanks!

 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5VL72PN

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89: Do You Like Your Worship Spontaneous or Planned?

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When Christians gather to worship, whether in an established church building or in someone’s living room, the format of such worship can vary dramatically. Some venues can be very regimented, with strict adherence to a schedule. Others can be full of liturgy and other formal elements of worship. Still others can be very relaxed and unstructured. Some may even be chaotic free-for-alls. Is there specific way in which believers are to worship together? Let’s discuss this.


88: Evangelism or Discipleship? Must We Choose?

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What is the difference between Evangelism and Discipleship? Are they the same thing? Are they steps towards a goal? Is one more important than the other? Do they accomplish the same results? Must we pick one over the other as we attempt to fulfill the Great Commission? Tom and Gavin discuss these important questions.

 

Here is a link to Jess Ray’s song, Too Good


87: Curtis Sergeant and the Three Thirds Model of Discipleship

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Today, Tom and Gavin critique a simple model of Discipleship called the “Three Thirds” method offered up by Curtis Sergeant of the Zume´ Project. Let’s discuss what it means for a small group or Simple Church to Look Back, Look Up and Look Forward.

 

To see all of Curtis Sergeant’s videos on Discipleship, click here: