Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

98: Sermons, Preaching and the Simple Church, Part 1

Every follower of Christ has either heard the good news through a sermon, and/or has preached that good news to others in some fashion. Preaching has been part of the history of Christianity since ancient times. Numerous preachers and their sermons have been described in detail in the scriptures. While a formal sermon delivered by a professional preacher might not figure prominently in many Simple Church venues, the sermon and the preacher are always going to be a part of our Christian experience. What makes the preacher and the sermon worthy of our attention?


97: How Do We Measure Success? Pt 2

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”


96: How Do We Measure Success? Part 1

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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.


95: Top Five Reasons For Simple Church

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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.


94: Benedict Optional?

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In a recent book called “The Benedict Option: A Strategy For Christians in a Post-Christian Nation,” Rod Dreher describes the impending decline of Christian influence in the West and offers suggestions for preserving Christianity within a hostile anti-Christian culture. Today, Tom and Gavin review the book and discuss ways that the Simple Church can help preserve the Christian faith in a non-Christian world.

Here is a link to Rod’s book:

Here is a link to Rod’s interview with Albert Mohler:

http://www.albertmohler.com/2017/02/13/benedict-option-conversation-rod-dreher/


90: Each Other

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Jesus never intended His people to experience church apart from other followers. We cannot “do” church alone. Whether we are part of a huge mega-church, or a small group, God intends for us to experience life as part of a community of other believers. There are ways that God expects us to treat each other. The way we act as a community is visible to the world around us and can either attract the world to Jesus, or repel them away from His truth. How should we act towards one-another? What difference does it make? Listen as Tom and Gavin discuss.


88: Evangelism or Discipleship? Must We Choose?

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What is the difference between Evangelism and Discipleship? Are they the same thing? Are they steps towards a goal? Is one more important than the other? Do they accomplish the same results? Must we pick one over the other as we attempt to fulfill the Great Commission? Tom and Gavin discuss these important questions.

 

Here is a link to Jess Ray’s song, Too Good