For the past four years, advocates for Simple/Organic/House Churches in the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio areas have organized regional conferences (Simple Church Conference, Simple Summit) for those interested in this unique way of being the Church. This year’s Simple Church Conference will be held on September 20th and 21st at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, less than a four hour drive from major metropolitan areas such as Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Louisville, and just minutes away from Lexington, Kentucky. Today’s podcast will describe the upcoming conference and give you some highlights from last year’s conference.
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Churches in North America are currently not growing at a rate that will keep up with increases in population. Statistics show that more than 6000 new traditional churches must be created each year just to keep up with the current percentage of church attendance, which is already dismally low. Could a more simple type of church planting movement be able to keep up or maybe even surpass this statistic? Tom and Gavin will discuss Church Planting Movements and the roll of the Simple Church in such a movement.
Paul tells the Church to “make the most of every opportunity” (Colossians 4:5) when it comes to evangelism and discipleship. We have endless opportunities to share Christ through our relationships, our networks and our activities. Can these opportunities lead to the formation of Simple Churches? Tom and Gavin discuss what it means to “make the most of every opportunity.”