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.
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.
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?
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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?
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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.