80: Catching Up!

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After several weeks away from the recording studio, Tom and Gavin have much to catch up with. Listen as they fill us in on recent events, such as our annual Simple Church Conference, new church starts, and other news.




What would you like to hear on Keep It Simple?

Hey everyone!

Gavin and I have been very busy with various projects and it’s been a while since we’ve been in the recording studio. But I promise we will sit down in front of the microphone and make some podcast magic in the next week or two. In the meantime, please send us some suggestions of what you would like for us to discuss concerning simple/organic/micro/house church practices, theory and theology. Leave a comment below.

79: Keeping Tithes and Offerings Simple

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Giving back to God is a vital part of our worship and devotion to God. Today, Gavin and Tom look at the various ways Christians within the Simple Church can give money towards the Kingdom of God.



If you are anywhere near Lexington, Kentucky during the weekend of September 10-11, why not join us for the 5th annual Simple Church Conference. The focus this year will be on prayer. Registration details can be found at the link below. We hope to see you there!

2016 Simple Church Conference / Sept 10-11

78: Simple Leadership for the Simple Church

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What do we look for in a leader? Is the leader of a Simple Church always the person with the right training, the right personality, the right gifts and abilities? Or is Simple Church leadership less complicated? What makes a leader among a group of Christ-Followers? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss Biblical Leadership for the Simple Church.


Watch the Upside Down Leadership Video:

77: Simple Church Multiplication

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How should a church grow? How do believers make more believers who will make yet more believers? Is there a fool-proof method for multiplying churches? Today, Gavin and Tom look at the concept of Church Multiplication within the Simple Church.

76: Racial Reconciliation and the Simple Church

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Recent events in the news remind us that even in the twenty-first century there exists a great deal of racial tension in North America. Even the church is not immune to prejudice, misunderstanding and injustice. Today, Gavin and Tom have a conversation about racial tensions and explore options for reconciliation within the Simple Church.

75: Who Can Baptize Others in the Simple Church?

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Jesus told his followers to make and baptize new disciples. Our tendency in the Western church is to leave these tasks to the “professionals” – specially trained and ordained clergy. But are these tasks limited only to these elite? Can any Christian baptize a new believer? What are some of the practical considerations of having a baptism in your simple church? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss Baptism in the Simple Church.