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.
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:
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.
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
Today, Tom and Gavin critique a simple model of Discipleship called the “Three Thirds” method offered up by Curtis Sergeant of the Zume´ Project. Let’s discuss what it means for a small group or Simple Church to Look Back, Look Up and Look Forward.
To see all of Curtis Sergeant’s videos on Discipleship, click here:
It has been over a month since the recent presidential election in America. Not only is the country divided over the outcome, but the Church in America is also divided politically. While there is some justification over this division given the the choices we had, there seems to be a whole lot of name calling, anger, and resentment among Christians during this entire election cycle. Is this division harmful? Is there a way to disagree politically within the body of Christ? Tom and Gavin share their thoughts on this.
From The Simple Guys: Gavin and Tom, Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!
Part three of three parts. In the book of Revelation, Jesus dictates seven letters to the seven churches in Asia during the time of the writing of the book. Gavin and Tom examine each of the letters to find common themes, exhortations, admonitions, and warnings for those churches and for the Church today. From these seven letters, we can get a composite vision of what Jesus expects from His Church, what He commends and what He condemns. What can the contemporary Simple Church learn from the seven letters in Revelation?
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Doing anything on December 18th? Come celebrate with the Simple Church Alliance.