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Episode Fifty Three: Highlights From the 2014 Simple Church Conference-Gavin

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Today we play highlights from last year’s Simple Church Conference held in Wilmore, Kentucky in September, 2014. One of our keynote speakers, Gavin Duerson, shares how Christians are called to more than just a weekly meeting in order to fully be the Church that Jesus has called.


Episode Fifty Two: The Future of Simple Church in North America

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We continue to chat with Forrest Head of Big Life at Home Ministries. In this episode, we speculate on the future of the Church in the West and especially in North America. What part does Simple Church play in making disciples for Jesus in a time when traditional church attendance seems to be in decline everywhere?

Here is a link to Forrest’s Ministry Website:

http://biglifeathome.com/

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Episode Fifty One: An Interview with Forrest Head, Part Two

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In this podcast, Tom and Gavin continue their interview with Forrest Head of Big Life At Home Ministries. For years Forrest has labored to help plant simple churches overseas and train their leaders with great success. For the past several years, Forrest has been applying Simple Church planting principles in North America. Could we see the same spontaneous growth in the North American Church that has been so prevalent in other parts of the world?

Here is a link to Forrest’s Ministry Website:

http://biglifeathome.com/

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Episode Fifty: An Interview With Forrest Head, Part One

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In this podcast, Gavin interviews Forrest Head of Big Life @ Home Ministries. For years Forrest has labored to help plant simple churches overseas and train their leaders with great success. For the past several years, Forrest has been applying Simple Church planting principles in North America. Could we see the same spontaneous growth in the North American Church that has been so prevalent in other parts of the world?

Here is a link to Forrest’s Ministry Website:

http://biglifeathome.com/

We are celebrating our 50th episode! Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this podcast. What would you like to hear us discuss concerning Simple Church?

 


Episode Forty Eight: Technology and the Simple Church

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Technology can be a wonderful aid to every part of our lives. It can help churches in amazing ways. Can it also help simple churches? Today, Tom and Gavin discuss the joys and frustrations of using tech to enhance the simple church experience.


Episode Forty Four: Best Resources for Simple Church Part Two

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What are some good simple church resources that help you? Where do you go to find information about simple church? Tom and Gavin discuss their “go-to” resources, whether they are videos, audio files, podcasts, websites or books. Find out what has helped us on our journey. This is part two of a two part series. 
Below, you will find links to some of the resources mentioned in this podcast and the last podcast (Best Resources, Parts 1 and 2):
VIDEOS:
How To Explain Simple Organic Church in 2 Minutes on a Napkin
Francis Chan: Rethinking Church
Verizon Wireless Commercial
Tidal Wave
Upside Down Leadership
BOOKS:
15 Theses
So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore
Simple/House Church Revolution
Here is a list of the books that have helped us learn about Simple/Organic/House/Micro Church:

Episode Forty Three: Best Resources for Simple Church Part One

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What are some good simple church resources that help you? Where do you go to find information about simple church? Tom and Gavin discuss their “go-to” resources, whether they are videos, audio files, podcasts, websites or books. Find out what has helped us on our journey. This is part one of a two part series. 

Episode Thirty Eight: A Simple Church on Every Street

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Today’s podcast is a recording of a sermon that Gavin preached back in January of 2014 at First Alliance Church in Lexington, Ky. The name of the sermon is “A Simple Church on Every Street.” Gavin describes the work currently going on within the Simple Church Alliance, as well as his vision for what the future holds for Simple Churches in Lexington and Kentucky and the world.

Gavin and Tom will back in the studio very soon to record more podcasts. In the meantime, enjoy this message.

 


Episode Thirty-Five: The Challenge Before Us

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For most of the 20th Century, the church was a prominent part of our culture. Even if some people never attended church, the institution of church had much more respect than it does now in the early 21st century. It seems that the church is not as attractive as it used to be in our society. If this is true, what are the ramifications for church today, whatever form it may take? How will the church make disciples of the people in our society if the society has little interest in Christianity or the church? Listen as Gavin, David and Tom discuss this topic.

To read the article referenced in this podcast go here:

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=42798

To find out more about Dave’s ministry:

http://www.following2lead.com/

http://www.mentorlink.org/

 

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Join us at the Simple Church Conference on September 20th and 21st at Wilmore, Kentucky! Click on the picture above for more information.


Episode Thirty Four: Mentoring, Part 2

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This week, we continue to hear from David Toth as he describes discipleship through mentoring. Jesus taught his disciples by many means, but the most effective way was through mentoring one-on-one or in small intimate groups. This will be part two of a two-part series.

 

To find out more about Dave’s ministry:

http://www.following2lead.com/

http://www.mentorlink.org/

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