Tag Archives: Discipleship

124: What Does a Local Church “Owe” Its Members?

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In today’s lively discussion, Tom “ambushes” Gavin with an impromptu question: What is the local church’s responsibility towards its members/attendees? Listen as Tom and Gavin hash out what they see are just some of the duties that a local expression of a church should perform to serve its congregation.

 


123: How Our Churches Encourage Us

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Today, Tom and Gavin reflect on the many ways that their churches have blessed them over the years. During times of blessing and during times of heartbreak, our brothers and sisters in Christ rally to help and encourage us. Let us continue to bless each other as we practice the “one-anothers.”

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122: Five Years!

 

 

 

 

 

The Keep It Simple Podcast has been around for five years! Today, Gavin and Tom reflect on the past five years of podcasting and being advocates for simple forms of church (house church, organic church, micro church).


120: Chill!

Why do Christians worry? What are we anxious about? What are we trying so very hard to achieve? Is our effort in vain? Are we worried for nothing? Listen as Gavin and Tom discuss our anxieties.


117: What Does the Church Value? Pt. 1

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You can tell a lot about a church by what it values or holds dear. Today, Gavin and Tom talk about what they consider to be the strongest values of any church. This is part one of a two part series.


116: Apostles Prophets Evangelists Shepherds Teachers

Today, Gavin and Tom take a look at the list of God-given people from Ephesians chapter four: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers. Are these people still with us today? What do they do among us? Why are they important? How do we recognize them?

For more about the Gifts described in Ephesians Four click here:

https://5qcentral.com/

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115: The Origins of Skate Church

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Today, we talk to Jonathan Wilson, pastor of Lexington, Kentucky’s Skate Church. Jonathan describes the origins of Skate Church and how Simple Church principles helped establish this growing group of young Christians in Lexington.

 


113: Why We Podcast

Today, Gavin and Tom – The Simple Guys – take a few minutes to remind our listeners why we produce this podcast. Hint: it’s not to make money! Seriously, we do this podcast to promote healthy churches through simple, organic and family-like structures. Listen to hear what exactly that means.


112: Missions You (Yes You) Can Do

How can a Simple Church contribute to discipling the nations? Are we so small that we have no impact for Christ at the “Ends of the Earth?” What are some specific ways a small Simple Church can get involved in missions in a meaningful way? Listen as Tom, Gavin and special guest Luke discuss.

111: Using Simple Church Principles in the Middle East

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Today, Gavin and Tom interview Luke, who is currently working in the Middle East among refugees. Luke has worked with Simple Church groups in the past and is applying those principles to groups of refugees in the Middle East. Let’s hear how God is working.

 

Here are links to some ministries mentioned in the show:

http://www.perspectives.org/

https://www.elam.com/