Why do we participate in a Simple Church? Are we reacting against bad practices or negative experiences? Or are there good and positive reasons for establishing Simple Churches? Today, Gavin and Tom share their top five favorite features of Simple Church.
We are joined today by Forrest Head of BigLife. Forrest discusses the soon to be launched Zume Project, which is a grass roots resource to train simple biblical techniques of discipleship and simple church planting.
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.
Gavin is podcasting solo today. In this episode, Gavin describes Life Transformation Groups, a way to disciple small groups of 2-3 people. LTGs were developed by Neil Cole of Church Multiplication Associates. We will hear a few words from him as well.
Can a small group like a Life Transformation Group ultimately lead to the formation of a Simple Church? What does that process look like?
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We have talked about “being” church in recent episodes. Today, Gavin and Tom explore what “doing” church in a simple context looks like. What happens when a simple church gathers together each week? What goes on at a simple church meeting? What does a simple church do on the other six days of the week? This is the second part of a two part series.
As we evaluate what a Simple Church is and what it does, we ask ourselves questions like, “What is absolutely necessary for a church to exist? What is optional? What things are hindering the church from being all that God wants it to be?” Today we look at two concepts of modern church – Professionals and Programs, and we ask, “Are these things absolutely necessary to have a vibrant and growing church?”
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