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:
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What is a “successful” church? How do we evaluate success? Traditional churches look at metrics such as membership, growth, budget, baptisms, etc. But what does success look like in a Simple Church? In this two-part series, Gavin and Tom will discuss the measurement of a Simple Church’s effectiveness.
Hear Gavin’s new song, “You Don’t Hear Me Though”
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.
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?
To see or hear more about Life Transformation Groups, go to Neil’s website:
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.
Today, Gavin and Tom ask the question “What IS a church?” We can all describe church based on what we experience: a place to go, a group to belong to. But what do the scriptures say about who or what is the Church?
Watch this video to see the “triangle and square” concept Gavin described in the podcast:
Participating in a simple form of church means that everyone is encouraged to contribute to the church’s regular gatherings. This can be a great way to hear from God by hearing what He is teaching others. But what happens when there is someone in your midst that interferes in that communication process? What do you do with the person who perhaps talks too much and won’t let others speak? Or what about a disruptive person? A false teacher? In this second part of two episodes, Tom and Gavin discuss what can be done when your meetings are “hijacked” by insensitive people.